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Fatal Car Accidents

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a leading, and highly experienced personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York; he has obtained over $150 million on behalf of his clients.

In 2012, Jed Dietrich, Esq. fought to recover a $2,400,000.00 settlement in Buffalo, New York for a family of a 49-year-old man who died when a school bus hit him while he was crossing the street in a crosswalk. This settlement helped to compensate the man’s family for his wrongful death, pain and suffering, his children’s loss of parental guidance and his wife’s loss of services.

Nothing can truly make up for the loss of a loved one, but Jed Dietrich, Esq. will fight for the best result and the compensation that you deserve after a tragic personal injury or wrongful death accident. To maximize your compensation after a car accident or wrongful death accident in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or Rochester, New York, call the legal team at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. We know how to fight for your rights and we understand what it takes to win in after fatal car crash accidents in New York. Contact us today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours a day and 7 days per week.

Increasing Car Accident Fatalities

Car Accident Fatalities According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016 as many as 37,461 people were killed in car accidents, representing a 5.6 percent increase in fatalities over the previous year. A majority of the victims were passengers in cars, SUVs and trucks.

Data published by the New York State Department of Health shows that automobile accidents are the fourth leading cause of deaths in New York. Each month 91 people in the state are killed because of car, SUV and truck accidents.

Car, SUV and truck accident deaths are devastating for the surviving family members, and even more so when the death occurred because of someone else’s fault. A fraction of a second of recklessness or inattention on the part of another driver on the road can cause a fatality.

Family members often find it difficult to cope with the sudden and shocking death of a loved one after a car accident in Buffalo, New York or elsewhere. Their emotional loss is irreparable and the situation can be horrendous financially.

Top rated and highly experienced Buffalo, New York car accident attorney, Jed Dietrich, Esq., and his competent team can guide you and help you to attempt to obtain the best result after a car accident in Buffalo, New York. The legal experts at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., a Best Law Firm of America, have many years of experience in providing outstanding legal representation to families after fatal car accidents in Buffalo, New York.

Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals today at 716-839-3939. We are compassionate and ready to help you during this difficult time. We will fight for you!

What Damages Are Available After A Fatal Car Crash In Buffalo, New York And Throughout New York State?

When a car accident related death occurs, the victim’s family needs time to grieve. However, they may also be saddled with pressing financial costs and legal issues that they will need to address in a timely manner.

This is where compassionate and dedicated car accident attorney, Jed Dietrich, Esq., can help to ensure that the victims’ legal and financial interests are fully protected, while maintaining sensitivity and care for the emotionally challenging period the family is going through.

After a fatal car accident in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York or elsewhere in New York State because of another driver, the victim’s family members are eligible to receive compensation for:

  1. Medicals costs incurred before the death;
  2. Funeral expenses;
  3. Loss of income and financial support;
  4. Loss of consortium (the loss of spousal comfort);
  5. Loss of parental guidance; and/or
  6. Punitive damages (when extreme recklessness or negligence is involved, such as driving while intoxicated).

Fatal AccidentIf your loved one died because of someone else’s negligence, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York car accident lawyers today for your free consultation at 716-839-3939. Our Best Law Firm of America strives to provide the highest level of personal injury service to the people of Western New York. We will battle to attempt to obtain the best result after a Buffalo, New York car accident and the loss of a loved one. Call us today.

Pursuing A Wrongful Death Claim After A Fatal Car Accident In Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York Or Niagara Falls, New York

After a fatal car accident in Buffalo, New York because of the fault of someone other than the decedent, the victim’s family members may have a wrongful death claim.

After a fatal car accident, the decedent may suffer an instantaneous death, or in some cases, may sustain grievous injuries and suffering, leading to death after a period of time in the hospital.

To pursue a claim for wrongful death following a fatal car crash in New York, the claimant must be considered the decedent’s beneficiary under New York’s wrongful death law.

Beneficiaries who may be eligible for damages in wrongful death claims usually include close members of the victim’s family, such as a spouse, children and parents.

To recover damages, in most cases, it is important to prove negligence of another party by a preponderance of evidence. In other words, you will have to prove that it was more likely than not, that the defendant owed a duty to the victim to drive the vehicle with ordinary, prudent care; that the defendant failed in this duty; and that this failure caused the decedent’s death and damages.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is a very experienced, seasoned and highly reputable fatal car accident lawyer in Buffalo, New York, who will work tenaciously to ensure that you and other beneficiaries recover the rightful damages by holding the other party, or parties, responsible for their negligence that led to the death of your loved one.

Although the time after the passing of a loved one can be troubling, there are strict time deadlines applicable to fatal car accident and wrongful death claims in New York State. Do not delay. Contact a Best Law Firm of America, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., now so that our hardworking and experienced team can fight for you. We can be reached at 716-839-3939, 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Comparative Negligence And Negligence Liability Law In New York State

If it is established that the victim was partially responsible for the fatal car accident that led to his or her death, the doctrine of comparative negligence will apply in order to determine compensation for the victims. The damages will be reduced in proportion to the percentage of the victim’s fault.

In a case where the decedent is partially at fault for their death, it is imperative to contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., a Best Lawyer of America, to evaluate your case quickly and to give you guidance as to how you should proceed. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939.

Frequently fatal car accidents in Buffalo, New York occur because of the fault of a third party (someone other than the involved driver). For instance, the property owner or a municipal agency can be liable for a hazardous road condition, or a manufacturer could be liable for faulty car components or defective tires that contributed to the fatal car accident.

In the event that your loved one’s death was caused by the fault of a third party, Jed Dietrich, Esq. will aggressively and tenaciously fight for your rights. At the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., the legal team led by Jed Dietrich, Esq. fights for victims to maximize their legal recovery and to provide support during their extremely trying time.

Did someone you love die because of someone else’s Negligence in Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Rochester or other parts of New York State?
Call Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated and highly experienced team at 716-839-3939 now to obtain the help that you need!

Common Driving Behaviors That Result In Fatalities

Although all drivers have a duty to follow the rules of the road and to drive with caution, it is sadly not always the case that they do. As a result, many people die each year because of the negligence of drivers on the road.

Common driving behaviors that result in fatal car accidents include:

  1. Distracted Driving

    Using the cell phone, texting and surfing the internet while driving are serious distractions that can lead to fatalities. Drinking, eating or arguing with other car occupants are other common distractions that could take the driver’s attention away from the road and result in a fatal car accident.

  2. Driving Under The Influence of Alcohol or Drugs; this includes DWI and DUI

    Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs is a particularly egregious driving behavior that can lead to a fatality on the road. Even if the driver’s blood alcohol level was below the legal limit, they can still be prosecuted for civil damages.

  3. Reckless Driving

    Driving with disregard to safety regulations, such as speeding or taking an illegal U-turn, or driving carelessly in bad weather conditions can cause a fatal personal injury car accident in Buffalo, New York.

  4. Roadway Defects

    Debris on the road, a portion of the highway in a state of disrepair, wrong or missing road signs and faulty road design are some of the things that can cause a fatal car accident in New York State. A victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the appropriate government agencies in such cases.

If your loved one died because of someone else’s distracted, impaired or reckless driving, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his highly experienced, superb and top rated team of fatal car accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York. Call 716-839-3939 NOW. We can be reached 24 hours per day and 7 days per week.

Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at (716) 839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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I am a medical doctor and have worked with many of the best lawyers in Buffalo and I can say without question that Jed Dietrich is the only lawyer I would trust with my injury case in Buffalo New York. B.O.
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No one will work harder, smarter or better; I have retained Jed and he obtained the best result for my case. D.P.
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