A 59-year-old pedestrian woman was struck by two cars a few doors away from her home in Queens, New York on October 17 th . She was crossing Hollis Avenue near 204 th Street in St. Albans when she was hit by a 2011 Nissan Rogue about 5:45 p.m. She was knocked to the pavement, where she was struck by a second vehicle, a 2016 BMW, before first responders arrived on the scene.
The widowed Queens resident was rushed to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital, where she died 2 days later. She was struck just a few doors from her home. Both drivers remained at the scene. No charges were immediately filed.
Common Causes of Pedestrian Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there is a pedestrian accident every two hours in the United States. Pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a traffic collision than a driver or passenger of a motor vehicle. Some of the more common causes of automobiles 3colliding with pedestrians include:
- Talking on Cell Phones
- Running Red Lights
- Running Stop Signs
- Drunk Driving
Seeking Compensation in Pedestrian Accidents
No pedestrian involved accident ends well for the victim and their loved ones. Under the worst imaginable circumstances, pedestrian accident victims do not survive their injuries. In addition to the terrible pain victims suffer before they pass, their loved ones lose a partner parent, sibling, or child. Grieving is never easy, and in such cases the deceased may have also been a provider for their loved ones, leaving survivors in a difficult financial situation.
Survivors of fatal pedestrian accident victims have the right to file a claim for wrongful death.
Such a claim can seek recovery for many losses, including:
- Burial expenses
- Funeral expenses
- Costs of medical care provided to the loved one before death
- Lost income of the loved one and future financial support
- Lost household services, including childcare, cooking, and cleaning
- Lost love, affection, companionship, moral support, and when appropriate, sexual
Contact Our New York Pedestrian Accident Attorneys
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a pedestrian accident in New York City, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City pedestrian accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with an experienced New York City accident attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo &
Korek, P.C. at 212-385-4410.