Sometimes, the explanation – and blame – for an accident can be fairly clear. Perhaps the driver who hit you was intoxicated, was asleep, was texting or otherwise distracted by a phone, was speeding or violated the rules of the road. Other times, though, none of those things are true about the accident that injured you. Just because your accident’s facts fit into the latter category, that does not automatically mean, however, that you cannot pursue the driver who hit you successfully. There may still be other valid bases for finding that driver negligent and getting the compensation you need. For skillful advice about how to handle your accident case, be sure to obtain representation for an experienced New York injury attorney.
In February, a tragic accident involving a well-known figure in New York sports made headlines, including a report by ESPN. A long-time college basketball coach was driving along an interstate highway late one night when he struck a man who was in the road on foot. The impact inflicted fatal injuries upon the man.
At the conclusion of the police’s investigation into the accident, authorities decided that the state would bring no criminal charges against the coach. The coach was not speeding and was not driving recklessly. Additionally, he was very helpful and cooperative at the scene, including submitting to a blood-alcohol content analysis that yielded a result of 0.00, a msn.com report stated.