Hit-and- run driver, Terrance Smith, turned the streets of Brooklyn into his own demolition derby on April 8th – killing a rollerblader and injuring seven others. The mayhem started while the reckless driver was arguing with a passenger and speeding on Powell Street near Pitkin Avenue.
At around 8:30 p.m., he plowed into a 21-year- old Michael Joefield, who was rollerblading in the middle of the block. Terrance kept driving while dragging Michael’s body under his car. He finally stopped after slamming into two other cars and a stop sign.
Terrance ran away on foot, leaving behind his passenger. The police later found the reckless driver and arrested him.
Common Injuries Suffered In Pedestrian Accident
Pedestrians are not afforded any protection when involved in an accident with a vehicle. They don’t have airbags, steel casings or seat belts. Instead, they feel the full force of the impact during the accident directly on their body parts. As such, pedestrians can suffer catastrophic and even fatal injuries during an accident.
Common injuries suffered by pedestrians involved in an accident include:
– Traumatic brain injury and other closed head injuries
– Broken or fractured bones
– Back and neck injuries
– Spinal cord injuries
– Loss of limbs
– Internal organ injuries
Compensation For Pedestrian Accident Victims
Pedestrian accidents involving any type of vehicles can be catastrophic and fatal. If a victim is lucky enough to survive a car crash, he or she will most likely suffer severe injuries.
When you are seriously injured in a New York pedestrian accident, you need to take every step to legally protect yourself. One of the most important things you should do is hire an accident attorney who specifically handles pedestrian accident cases.
An experienced NYC pedestrian accident lawyer can help you get money damages for:
– The Past and future medical bills
– Loss of income
– Loss of future earning capacity
– Pain and suffering
– Emotional and mental suffering
– Any other out of pocket expenses you may have incurred as a result of the pedestrian accident
Call The Experts When you’re Injured!
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications of pedestrian accidents on the lives of the victims and their loved ones. When you are injured in a pedestrian accident, you need to hire an experienced New York pedestrian accident attorney to protect your legal rights.
The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek P.C. have more than 30 years of experience and knowledge to aggressively fight for your rights and get you the full extent of monetary compensation that you deserve. To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York pedestrian accident attorneys, please call 1-800-529- 9997.