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Out-of-Control Motorist Fatally Strikes 6-Year-Old in Brooklyn

New york car accidentOn August 25th around 8 p.m. a reckless Brooklyn SUV driver ploughed into an innocent 6-year-old girl crossing the intersection of 12th Avenue and 67th Street in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn with her mom after visiting a local park. Police charged 30-year-old Qiuhua Zhu with manslaughter for speeding into oncoming traffic, blowing a red light and fatally slamming into the little girl.

The little girl’s mom was frantic and screaming as her daughter lied in blood next to a fire hydrant. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and was pronounced dead only moments after her arrival.

Deadly Year on NYC Roads

This year has been the deadliest year for traffic fatalities since Vision Zero was instated in New York City. According to Street Blog, since August 24th, 2020 – 166 people have died in crashes in NYC. Among them included:

  • 78 pedestrians
  • 10 bicyclists
  • 27 motorcyclists
  • 44 motor vehicle occupants
  • 7 people using other motorized transportation modes, such as e-scooters

So far, this is the highest number of fatalities since 2013, when 175 people died in the same time period of time between January 1st through August 24th. The number of traffic related deaths have significantly increased as more people are driving after the Coronavirus pandemic and more people feel unsafe on public transit.

Compensation in Wrongful Death Cases

Filing a wrongful death claim to seek monetary compensation against the at-fault party will not bring back a loved one. However, it will bring a sense of justice and closure for the loved ones left behind. Some common types of compensation in wrongful death claims include:

  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Past medical and hospital expenses
  • Loss of benefits, such as a pension
  • Loss of medical insurance
  • Mental anguish
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of companionship

An experienced New York City wrongful death attorney will investigate the specific facts of your case to determine the exact types of damages you and your family members deserve for the untimely loss of a loved one. Hiring an attorney to handle the legal aspects of your claim allows you to focus on your healing process.

Contact Our New York Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident in New York City, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City car accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with our legal team, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 212-385-4410.

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