New York is known for its busy roads and crowded sidewalks. People are constantly walking in a hurry from one location to another. Although most New Yorkers are vigilant about walking in a safe manner, the State still accounts for too many pedestrians who are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents.
In New York City alone, hundreds of pedestrians were killed in the past few years as a result of getting struck by a motor vehicle. According to the New York State government, approximately 8 percent of the total traffic accidents in the state involve pedestrians. However, these types of accidents are far more likely to result in a serious injury or even death.
The majority of pedestrian-involved motor vehicle accidents occur in urban areas, with New York City accounting for about 72 percent of the accidents and 59 percent of the deaths in pedestrian accidents.
A Recent Pedestrian Accident In Queens
A more recent example of a pedestrian involved fatal accident occurred in Queens, when an unidentified man was fatally struck while walking along a highway late Saturday, July 9th. The victim was walking on the left shoulder of the Van Wyck Expressway heading north near the Liberty Avenue exit when he was struck by a 2010 Lexus sedan.
Although the victim was rushed to Jamaica Hospital, he could not be saved. The 64-year-old driver remained at the scene of the accident and no criminality is suspected.
Compensation For Pedestrians Injured or Killed In Accidents
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident or have lost a loved one in such an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. In order to obtain the full extent of the compensation that you are entitled to, it is imperative that you immediately seek the assistance of an experienced New York pedestrian accident attorney.
An aggressive attorney can help you obtain compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental anguish
- Out of pocket expenses
- Any other expenses relating to the accident
Call an Experienced New York Pedestrian Accident Attorney
Any type of negligence can be a terrifying experience for both the victim and their loved ones. The most important thing to realize is that you are not alone. 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.
If you were injured in a pedestrian accident and are looking to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York pedestrian accident attorneys, please call 1-800-529-9997.