Southern Tier, NY (December 06, 2020) – A resident of Onondaga County died on Saturday, December 5th in a single-vehicle accident in the Southern Tier in Allegany County.
Police reports indicate that, at about 8:50 p.m., 43-year-old Brian J. Hitchcock, a resident of Liverpool, died when the vehicle in which he was a passenger flipped over after it crashed into a ditch along State Route 70 in the town of Grove.
According to state troopers, at about 8:50 p.m., 48-year-old William J. Hitchcock Jr., a resident of Livonia, was traveling northbound along State Route 70 when, for reasons that have yet to be determined, his vehicle left the paved portion of the roadway, struck a roadside ditch and rolled over.
Brian Hitchcock was pronounced dead at the scene.
William Hitchcock was transported via ambulance to Rochester’s Strong Memorial Hospital. His injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.
This accident is under investigation by local law enforcement.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased. Our thoughts are with them and everyone that was affected by this tragedy. There is nothing more devastating than the unexpected and sudden loss of a family member especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided.
Our local New York wrongful death attorney Michael A. Rose is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions surrounding the fatal accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 right now to be connected with our New York wrongful death lawyer who will provide you with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and will ensure that your legal rights are protected and asserted. Call us today.
Passenger Fatalities in the Southern Tier
New York state follows no-fault insurance laws, meaning that, in most instances, passengers, drivers, and pedestrians are typically qualified to receive no-fault benefits. When soliciting medical treatment for accident-related injuries you sustained as a passenger in a New York car accident, you are not required to show liability or negligence on the part of the driver in order to obtain these benefits. Financial compensation sought under the umbrella of no-fault insurance usually includes medical expenses, lost income, and damage to property.
New York’s no-fault insurance rules do state that, as a passenger, you may only bring a claim against an insured driver for financial compensation if you sustained serious injuries during the accident. The law does state that serious injuries include things such as the loss of a limb, the loss of an unborn child, and injuries that result in the passenger’s wrongful death. The only hindrance to bringing a claim of wrongful death under these circumstances would be if you are on the same insurance policy as the driver because you can’t file a liability claim against your own insurance policy.
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When we lose a loved one in a careless, reckless, or negligent accident that could have been prevented, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make us feel complete again. Filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible parties can ensure that you are able to cope with the loss of your family.
If you recently lost a loved one in a preventable accident, call to speak with our New York wrongful death lawyer, Michael A. Rose, as soon as possible to protect your rights and get justice for your deceased family member. If you believe your loved one’s fatal accident was caused by another driver’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions of another, you need legal guidance. We can help you. To speak to New York wrongful death lawyer, Michael A. Rose, call 1-888-657-1460 today.
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