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What is a survival action?

You may already be familiar with the cause of action of wrongful death, which can arise whenever a loved one of yours dies as the result of a negligent, reckless or intentional act of another person. But are you aware that there is another potential cause of action that can take place in connection with the death of the same loved one? In New York, this additional potential legal claim is known as a "survival action."

Who files for wrongful death, and when must it be done?

The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one in a fatal car crash can have a devastating effect on the victim’s family. New York provides a method by which family members may receive compensation, but the law does not give them the right to file the claim. Instead, the personal representative of the deceased victim’s estate, be it an executor or administrator, must bring the lawsuit on behalf of the survivors.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in aftermath of racetrack accident

The death of race car driver Kevin Ward in an incident that took place at New York's Canandaigua Motorsports Park has led to a wrongful death lawsuit by his surviving family members against fellow driver Tony Stewart. The events leading to the death were widely televised, showing Ward exiting his vehicle after an accident and walking onto the race track to confront Stewart, who hit him with his vehicle, causing fatal injuries to Ward.

Young man dies beneath car of unlicensed New York driver

A 27-year-old golf instructor at the Plainfield Country Club died Saturday night in New York City around 7:45 p.m. Police reported that he was hit by a Mercedes SUV after entering the intersection of East 62nd Street and Lexington Avenue on foot. Also in his company was a 30-year-old woman.

New York student killed in car accident

Authorities are still investigating a crash that claimed the life of a 20-year-old female college student. The New York student was majoring in political science and was a member of the sorority, Kappa Delta. In response to the fatal car accident, the university is offering counseling services to those in the community.

New York woman dies in drunk driving accident

A woman was killed in a recent accident that happened in Brooklyn. She was a passenger in an apparent drunk driving accident that, according to the police, had more than one intoxicated driver. New York authorities have charged two motorists in this matter.

Car accident that killed 8 people results in settlements

One of the most common causes of severe injuries and death are auto accidents. This is true for this case in which 8 were killed in the tragic New York car accident. Lawsuits were filed and, recently, settlements were reached for undisclosed amounts.

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