Fair-minded residents of New York recognize that some accidents are unavoidable. They also know that money, while helpful to families with bills to pay and income to provide, won't bring back loved ones lost in fatal pedestrian accidents. However, for a family that needs to recover, seeking that compensation through legal action is a way for them to hold responsible parties accountable.
Parents in another state have just settled a lawsuit with the city that they claim is liable for the death of their 6-year-old daughter. Reports are that in 2011, the little girl was struck and killed on her way to school as she traversed a crosswalk. Her mother and younger sisters watched as she passed away. The driver, a teacher at the elementary school, told police she didn't see the victim because of sun glare in her windshield.