On January 12th, a 13 year-old girl was injured in a New York car accident at the intersection of 55th Street and 18th Avenue in Borough Park Brooklyn. Gittie Hershenbaum was waiting for her school bus on a sidewalk when a car jumped the curb and hit her. The Uber driver lost control of his car as a result of suffering cardiac arrest while behind the wheel.
A video surveillance shows the victim landing on the hood of the car on her back after being struck. Her backpack, which was full of books and acted like a cushion at the point of the impact, most likely saved her life. Hershenbaum was lucky enough to only suffer a fractured leg. The driver was transported to the hospital in critical condition.
Pedestrian Accident Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there is a pedestrian accident every 2 hours in the United States. Unfortunately, pedestrians are 1.5 times more likely to be killed in a motor vehicle accident than a driver or passenger of a motor vehicle. The reason is that pedestrians are not afforded the same luxury of seatbelts, airbags, and steel frames as motorists or passengers in their cars. As such, pedestrian related accidents are far more dangerous and deadly.
Pedestrian Accident Victims Need Legal Representation
If you were seriously injured in a New York pedestrian accident, you need to take the proper legal measures to protect yourself. One important step is to hire an accident attorney who specifically handles pedestrian accident cases.
An experienced NYC pedestrian accident attorney can help you get compensation for your:
- 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
We Can Help You If Your Are Injured
At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we understand the ramifications that pedestrian accidents have on the lives of victims and the lives of their loved ones. When you are injured in such an 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.