A truck in Brooklyn fatally struck an 81-year-old pedestrian on March 18th. The elderly woman was crossing the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Rockaway Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn, NYC. The delivery truck was going northbound on Rockaway with a green light when he made a left turn and hit her in the crosswalk. She was knocked down and the truck’s left rear wheel ran over her.
The victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The 36-year-old truck driver stayed at the site of the accident. He was not charged.
Two other pedestrians have been injured at the intersection this year.
Common Injuries Suffered In Truck Accident
Trucks are massive vehicles on the road that can cause severe and even fatal injuries in accidents – especially accidents involving pedestrians. Common injuries suffered by truck accident victims 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 Truck Accident Victims
Pedestrian accidents involving trucks are generally catastrophic and often fatal. If a victim is lucky enough to survive the accident, he or she will most likely suffer severe injuries.
When you are seriously injured in a truck accident in New York, 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 truck accident cases.
An experienced NYC truck accident lawyer can help you get compensation for:
- 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 truck accident
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that truck accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. When you are injured in a truck accident, you need to hire an experienced New York truck 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 truck accident attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.