New York Police revealed that a boy who was killed while an ambulance in which he was a passenger was struck. The ambulance was hit by a driver who was driving in the wrong direction through the intersection of Bryant Street and Ashland Avenue in Buffalo, New York recently.
The child was immediately transferred to the Women & Children’s Hospital but he died from his injuries later that night. The at fault driver is charged with drunk driving.
Fatal accidents are all too common when drivers fail to heed warnings of the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Studies have shown that after a driver has consumed a certain amount of alcohol, control of a vehicle becomes more difficult to maintain.
A driver who is so badly impaired he cannot tell which side of the street he is on is obviously a risk to others. These are the most serious situations as other road users do not expect a vehicle to appear on the wrong side of the road unexpectedly.
The young boy was actually in an ambulance being treated when the collision took place, but nothing could be done to save his life.
The boy’s family may find they are entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the drunk driver as liability is clear. When filing a lawsuit of this nature, the family will do well to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to evaluate the case.
Yet wrongful death lawsuits take time to pursue, even with the best lawyers available. Because of the large amount of money at stake, every possible fact will be considered by both sides. The lapse of time between filing the lawsuit and its ultimate settlement could amount to years. Meanwhile, bills must still be paid and plaintiffs often find themselves in the unfortunate situation where they are strapped for cash.
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