One person was killed and one other was critically injured in a pair of hit-and-run pedestrian accidents in New York City. According to an NBC New York news report, officers responded to a hit-and-run pedestrian accident early morning on Sept. 4 and found a man severely injured near Riverside Drive and West 147th Street. That victim was rushed to an area hospital and pronounced dead. Police don’t have a description of the suspect vehicle in that case.
A little later, police responded to Times Square for a second hit-and-run involving a pedestrian. They found the victim near 8th Avenue and 42nd Street. The person had been struck while attempting to cross the road. Police said the pedestrian was hit and injured by a driver in a Dodge truck who then fled the midtown neighborhood. The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in grave condition. There have been no arrests in connection with either hit-and-run crash. The investigations are ongoing. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by these two collisions.
Leaving the Scene of a Crash
Under New York law, it is illegal to leave the scene of an injury or fatal crash. Often, we find that victims of hit-and-run accidents or those who have lost loved ones in hit-and-run collisions are suddenly burdened with significant medical expenses and other related costs. If you have been injured in a hit-and-run crash, it is important that you take a number of steps including filing a police report, gathering evidence from the scene and getting prompt medical attention, etc. You should also contact an experienced New York City hit-and-run lawyer promptly.
Injured victims of pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents can seek compensation from at-fault parties for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost wages and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones in pedestrian accidents can seek compensation for damages such as lost future income, medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, etc.
The driver involved and the vehicle owner in a hit-and-run collision can be held financially liable for the injuries, damages and losses caused. Such drivers can be held financially responsible whether or not they are arrested and/or charged. If a hit-and-run driver has injured you, please remember that you can seek compensation through the uninsured motorist clause of your auto insurance policy (even though the driver has not been identified) or through a quasi-state agency if there is no motor vehicle in the victim’s household. Our law firm recovered $2,000,000 (two million dollars) in a hit-and-run accident.
Contacting an Experienced Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident or bicycle accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.
Pedestrian accident victims and their families should also remember that they can seek compensation for injuries or losses in collisions even if the victim was not walking in a marked crosswalk and even if the driver involved in collision was not charged. Our law firm recovered the full one million dollar insurance policy for a girl who was not in the crosswalk when a motor vehicle hit her.
For over 50 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole.
We also obtained $295,000 out of a $300,000 insurance policy in compensation for the victim of a bicycle dooring accident (where a car door opens into the path of a bicyclist). Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.
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