James Rosentel of Plainview, Long Island died early Thursday morning in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway. The accident occurred on the eastbound side of the LIE at 5:06am Thursday after Mr. Rosentel's Toyota sedan struck a tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of the highway. This tragic accident highlights a type of dangerous behavior by drivers not often covered: parking in the shoulder of a highway. Due to all of the variables involved in driving on a highway, a driver unnecessarily parking his or her car in the shoulder presents an unnecessary risk for both the individual in the shoulder and other drivers on the road; as is evidenced by the tragic accident that took place yesterday morning. While these types of accidents are always tragic, legal recourse may be available to the family of the deceased driver(s). If a driver is killed in an accident after striking a car parked in the shoulder of the highway, their family may be able to recover compensation for any economic or non-economic loss suffered in the accident by filing a lawsuit.
Read more about the fatal LIE accident in Newsday.
If someone you love has died in a car accident under similar circumstances, you should not hesitate to seek out a law firm with experience successfully litigating wrongful death lawsuits. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our firm has been representing the family's of car accident victims for nearly 50 years. While we understand we cannot ease the emotional pain that comes with losing a loved one, we pursue maximum compensation in court to try to ease the financial hardships that may have been incurred due to their death. For a free consultation with one of our wrongful death attorneys, give us a call at 212-406-1700 or contact us online today.