A tragic car accident occurred on the Hutchinson River Parkway around 7a.m. on Saturday morning, leaving cab driver Ata Noorzi and Wells Fargo banker Patrick Sheehan dead.

According to the Daily News, Noorzi had picked up Sheehan earlier that morning at his home in Larchmont, NY. The cab had been traveling toward LaGuardia International Airport as Sheehan was planning to leave town on business for Wells Fargo. The accident occurred when a Black SUV heading north skidded out of control and crashed into the highway’s median. Contact with the median caused the SUV to become airborne. The SUV crashed into the livery cab being driven by Noorzi, tearing off the roof and killing both men inside. After hitting Noorzi’s cab’s roof, the SUV crashed into a white SUV before coming to a stop on its roof. The driver of the black SUV was later rushed to the hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. As a result, the police have asked for a court order to obtain a blood sample from the driver to determine if he was drunk or high at the time of the accident.

While the families of Noorzi and Sheehan have yet to take any legal action, both may have grounds for lawsuits. Both families may be able to bring a wrongful death action against the driver of the black SUV. In a wrongful death suit, the Noorzi and Sheehan families can recover compensation for any lost essential income caused by Ata and Patrick’s deaths, funeral costs, and any pain and suffering the family is forced to endure. Additionally, the Sheehan family may be able to file a wrongful death action against Noorzi’s cab company, should details emerge showing that Noorzi had some fault in the accident.

If someone you love has been involved in a fatal car accident, you may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for the crash. As a result, it is important that you retain an attorney with experience in these types of cases. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York car accident lawyershave successfully handled many wrongful death lawsuitsfollowing a fatal crash. Our attorneys understand the financial and emotional hardships that families can face following the loss of a loved one. As a result, we handle all aspects of the legal process, including interviewing witnesses, filing the lawsuit, hiring accident reconstruction experts to testify on our client’s behalf, negotiating settlements where appropriate, and pursuing maximum compensation in court. Our process has led to numerous favorable verdicts and settlements, many of which have been worth over $1 million.

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