Rochester, NY – 1 Dead in Hit-and-Run on E Main St

Rochester, NY – 1 Dead in Hit-and-Run on E Main St

Rochester, NY (October 02, 2019) – Rochester police arrested a man after a deadly hit-and-run accident took place in downtown Rochester on Sunday, September 29th.

Michael Keating, 55, of Rochester, was crossing the intersection at East Avenue and East Main Street around 7:15 p.m. when he was struck by a passing SUV.

The SUV was driven by 45-year-old Kenneth Smith, also of Rochester.

Keating was transported to Strong Memorial Hospital with life-threatening injuries. He later died as a result of those injuries.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Mr. Michael Keating, at this time.

Wrongful Death in Rochester

Rochester, NY - 1 Dead in Hit-and-Run on E Main St

A wrongful death applies to any situation in which another person’s actions or their failure to act, as the case may be, is the cause of the death of someone else. Differing from manslaughter or murder charges, lawsuits involving wrongful death are handled in civil court, as opposed to a criminal court. They carry punishments of hefty financial compensation, not incarceration.

The law provides for the family of the victim or the victim’s estate to file and receive financial compensation for damages on the victim’s behalf. Loss of income and benefits, loss of companionship, hospital bills, funeral and burial costs, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, and other punitive damages are able to be factored in when the total damages are being assessed.

If you plan on filing a wrongful death suit, it is best that you seek out qualified legal representation from a personal injury attorney to help you through your case. While you try to sort through your emotions and put the pieces of your life back together, one of the reputable attorneys from Metro Law will be able to skillfully handle the details of your wrongful death claim for you. 

We always seek the maximum compensation that our clients are due according to New York law and make sure that your rights remain protected at all times. If you are interested in a free consultation with a New Jersey wrongful death attorney, please give us a call at (800) 469-6476 as soon as possible.

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.