Halfmoon, NY – Frances Fay, 69, Killed in Crash on Rt 146 near Farm to Market RdNY/NJ Legal News
Halfmoon, NY (November 15, 2022) – A woman from Saratoga Springs, identified as 69-year-old Frances Fay, lost her life in a fatal crash on November 15 in Halfmoon.
The wreck involved a commercial vehicle and took place on Route 146 near Farm to Market Road on Tuesday morning. Police determined that Fay’s vehicle entered Route 146 and was struck by the commercial vehicle, which was headed west at the time.
Fay was the only occupant of her vehicle, according to police. The commercial vehicle’s driver sustained no injuries and cooperated at the scene.
Authorities in Halfmoon continue to investigate the details of the incident. Route 146 was shut down between Farm to Market Road and Pruyn Hill Road for about two hours while responders were present.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.
Wrongful Death Claims in New York
Establishing wrongful death in a personal injury claim differs from a criminal case. Prosecutors work to prove that a defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. Wrongful death claims are cases where the surviving family members of a deceased victim are seeking financial compensation due to the wrongful death of their loved one, who lost their life due to the negligent actions of another individual.
In order to prove liability in a wrongful death case, the claim must have certain elements, such as:
- A duty of care owed to your loved one that was breached by a negligent party. A negligent party acted in a way that neglected to consider the safety of your loved one, and, consequently, placed them in harm’s way.
There are numerous forms of negligence displayed by drivers on the road. In New York, the most common form of driver negligence seen on the road today is driver distraction. This is probably due to the widespread use of smartphones in our society. Due to their extreme popularity, people think it is ok to check their phones anytime, even when they are behind the wheel of a moving car. This behavior is never safe and should be avoided at all costs.
If you or a loved one of yours has sustained serious injuries due to the actions of a negligent driver, whether they were fatigued, distracted, speeding, or intoxicated, you may qualify for financial compensation for the damages and losses you face related to your wreck.
Even worse, you may have recently lost a loved one due to driver negligence. This is quite possibly one of the worst things that could happen to anyone. Losing a loved one can make your world seem like it has come to a complete stop. You may be wondering how you’re going to recover from the sudden loss. Although a lawyer offers little reprieve from your emotional stress, we are able to help you recover financially during this difficult time.
Unfortunately, losing a loved one in a serious auto accident usually ends up costing money in some way. Funeral care costs ranging in the tens of thousands of dollars are common. When these costs are paired with medical bills, this can be extremely stressful. If you know your loved one’s crash was caused by the negligent actions of another driver, it is vital to work with a wrongful death lawyer in New York.
The wrongful death attorneys in New York from Metro Law have years of experience helping injured crash victims make full financial recoveries after they’re hurt by the actions of negligent drivers. We have also worked with the surviving family members of deceased crash victims to help them get the money they need to pay for the costs related to their loved one’s accident.
Call our law firm at (800) 469-6476 to find out what legal action is right for you.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.