An 87-year-old woman crossing the street was hit by a car near Willets Point Blvd. and 163rd St. in Flushing, Queens, New York. She later died in the hospital of severe head injuries. A woman in her 20s was struck by a Ford van while running across W. 10th St. in the rain, just before 3:00 a.m. A man was fatally crushed be a street sweeper. Motor vehicles accidents involving pedestrians are far too common.
The operators of motor vehicles have a legal duty to keep a watchful eye for pedestrians on the roadway. In June 2014 alone, 948 pedestrians were injured on the streets of New York—seven of them fatally. Pedestrians have the legal right to seek payment of medical expenses and may also seek damages for pain and suffering due to their injuries from auto accidents.
Why No Case Is Too Complex for an Experienced Auto Accident Attorney
Sometimes these can be complicated cases, hard to reconstruct and locate eye witnesses. It can be difficult to understand what happened in a pedestrian accident, particularly when the victim cannot speak for himself or herself, when the driver claims to be unaware that a serious accident has happened, or when it’s a hit-and-run.
If you or a loved one has been injured by a car, or if you have lost someone in a pedestrian accident, you have our profound sympathy. You may need the services of an experienced law firm that has represented pedestrians in automobile accidents for the past 25 years. Jacob Oresky & Associates, PLLC, a firm of hard working and skilled New York auto accident lawyers, is ready to go to work for you and seek the compensation that you deserve. Our investigators will seek out witnesses, get police reports and check out every other possible lead to solve this mystery.
If you have been hurt, or if your loved one was hurt or killed in a pedestrian accident, the accident lawyers at Jacob Oresky & Associates can help. Contact us today.