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Freak, Yet Fatal Accident at the Car Wash

Many auto accidents are the result of human error, usually from negligent driving or driver distractions. They can also be the result of a mechanical failure or defect or when owners do not properly maintain their vehicle. When this happens, the owner of the vehicle and/or the manufacturer may be liable for the damages.

An investigation is ongoing into the cause of a fatal auto accident at a New York car wash. When police and EMS arrived on the scene, they discovered a car wash worker unconscious and unresponsive. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

According to preliminary reports, it appears the car wash employee was attempting to move a 2010 Lincoln Navigator forward for finishing details – cloth drying and wiping – when the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated, entered the road, and was struck by a Nissan Altima. The worker was ejected from the SUV upon impact, and then hit by the vehicle. Witnesses said the Navigator continued to move out of control until it struck a fire hydrant and came to a stop. The driver and a passenger in the Nissan were treated for minor injuries.

When a vehicle malfunctions and causes an accident, the manufacturer is most likely responsible for the damages The Toyota “sudden acceleration” cases are a prime example. However, sometimes liability lies with the manufacturer of some part used in the vehicle or even the vehicle owner if the cause of the accident was due to poor auto maintenance. An experienced auto accident attorney can help determine who is responsible and help the family receive compensation for their loss.

Determining liability can be a very complicated process; there are many factors to consider, including whether the owner knew or should have known of an impending failure, if the car was recently serviced, or even whether a part was negligently designed, manufactured, or marketed. No matter how this investigation concludes, the family should seek legal advice from an experienced attorney as soon as possible. They may be able to receive compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one and claim damages for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages.

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