Our law firm will be handling the case of a 47-year-old man waiting at a Brooklyn bus stop who was fatally injured after a car wash worker lost control of an SUV. The vehicle jumped the curb and pinned the victim to a building. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the pedestrian accident occurred near the intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Milford Street in East New York. A 62-year-old car wash worker was in the driver’s seat of a Jeep Liberty Commander as it was being scrubbed in the drive-through car wash. The worker then lost control of the Jeep, which struck the man at the bus stop and trapped him against a building.
Fatal Incident Outside Car Wash
Based on the news article, the victim died at the scene. Paramedics took the driver to an area hospital in stable condition. The owner of the Jeep told the Daily News that she and her husband often come to the car wash where an employee sits in the vehicle while it is moved forward by a track system. After the car is scrubbed clean, the employees are supposed to exit the vehicle in the parking lot.
This time, the woman received a call from her husband that their car had been involved in an accident, that the vehicle was totaled and a man was dead. The vehicle’s owner said that the Jeep has a Chrysler Hemi engine, which provides more power than a conventional engine. The NYPD collision investigation squad is looking into this fatal pedestrian accident. We offer our deepest condolences to the family members of the pedestrian who was tragically killed in this crash.
Liability and Compensation
Vehicles that go out of control whether due to driver error and/or some type of defect have the potential to result in catastrophic injuries or deaths. This is especially true when such incidents involve pedestrians or other individuals who are struck on a street curb etc. We have seen a number of pedestrian accidents occurring on New York City streets over the last several months. Statistics show that increasingly, drivers are going faster, primarily due to the less-crowded streets in the midst of coronavirus lockdowns. Also, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), studies have shown that higher vehicle speeds are linked to the increased incidence of pedestrian accidents and increased severity of injuries when pedestrians are hit.
In pedestrian accident cases where negligence (carelessness) is established, drivers and their employers and other responsible parties including business owners can be held financially liable for the injuries, damages and losses they cause, even if the authorities don’t file criminal charges against them. Injured victims will able to seek compensation for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost income and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Families that have lost loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault parties seeking compensation for damages as well.
It is important to remember that pedestrian accident victims and their families may be able to seek compensation for injuries or losses in collisions even if the victim was not walking in a marked crosswalk and even if the driver has not been 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.
Contacting an Experienced Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian 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.
For over 49 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. 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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