Pedestrian Killed in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Crash

Ali Alshawesh, 64, was killed in a Brooklyn car accident after an SUV struck him on a sidewalk. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the fatal crash occurred as the victim was leaving his job at a bodega on Avenue L near East 89th Street in Canarsie. Alshawesh was walking east on the sidewalk near the edge of the roadway on Avenue M when he was hit by a 2014 gray Nissan Pathfinder making a wide turn off Remsen Avenue.

Tragic and Fatal Collision

The driver then slammed into a parked, unoccupied vehicle before speeding off, surveillance footage showed. Medics rushed the victim to a local hospital, but he died from his injuries. He was reportedly just a few blocks from home when he was fatally struck. Family members said Alshawesh immigrated to the United States from Yemen and lived above his brother’s business.

His wife and five children live in Yemen, they said. A neighbor said these types of pedestrian accidents are nothing new in the neighborhood. One man said neighbors have asked for a stoplight, more stop signs and more crosswalks, but haven’t received a response from any agencies. Police found the SUV that had struck Alshawesh abandoned nearby, but the search is still ongoing for the hit-and-run driver. We offer our deepest condolences to the victim’s family. They will be in our thoughts and prayers.

Compensation for Injuries

Pedestrian accidents have the potential to result in major injuries or even fatalities. 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 and the vehicle owner involved 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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