March 6, 2013
When an accident involves a motorist and bicycle, the first question that is often asked is, “Who is responsible?” Sometimes though, the answer can be quite complicated. Take a case that was recently discussed in an article from WNYT News.
The story explained how Albany County, New York, could be facing a lawsuit in connection to an Albany Bicycle Accident that occurred last November. Reports indicate the 45-year-old victim was riding his bike along the highway when a truck being driven by an alleged intoxicated 39-year-old man running from the local police suddenly struck the cyclist from behind. The victim died a short time later, while the man responsible for the crash was charged with manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, and parole violations.
The victim’s family filed a lawsuit claiming the county’s law enforcement was negligent and directly responsible for their loss by engaging in the chase and putting the innocent victim in harm’s way. Officials from the county are staunchly standing by the argument that the crash was the fault of the motorist and not the police.
The Albany Personal Injury Lawyers with the William Mattar Law Offices believe one of the most important aspects of an injury case is holding the right people accountable for their actions. The firm is hopeful a decision in the case will bring the family of the victim a sense of closure for their loss.