Many New York residents were saddened to hear about the wrongful death of a four-year-old girl from a fatal car accident. However, human error on the part of a 911 emergency medical worker may have played a role in her death. The fatal accident took place on the Upper West Side in New York City. A 17-year-old driver was driving a car without a valid license when he fled from the authorities. They began to chase him when he lost control of the vehicle, hit the four-year-old girl, apparently killing her, and injured her grandmother as well. However, it is now believed that her death might have been avoided. Allegedly, 911 emergency workers did not see a call related to the accident and this caused a four-minute delay in sending an ambulance. Officials have denied that the new 911 dispatch system itself was to blame, even though recently it was admitted that there was some bugs and glitches. Often times, in situations where there are multiple people that could be considered responsible for a car accident, a New York City accident attorney is required to be able to bring a suit against the necessary parties to get a final answer. To be able to get that answer however, the family of the victim should document in writing everything they possibly can regarding the accident as quickly as possible, even if that is incredibly difficult to do. Some information that should be included is the time, place, weather and as much information as possible about the other car and driver. Once the help is sought out, more information can be gathered through the discovery process that most people would not be able to get on their own. Having to deal with the loss a loved one is hard enough, but no parent should ever have to bury a child. Seeking out assistance to cope with that loss is often the first step taken in order to move on.
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