Police Investigate Two Separate Hit and Run Crashes in Queens

hit-and-run accident lawyerPolice in Queens are investigating two hit-and-run pedestrian accidents that occurred within hours of one another. According to ABC7, The first one occurred around 5:25 p.m. on May 13 when a 55-year-old man was struck by a vehicle at Beach 208th Street and Rockaway Point Boulevard in Breezy Point. The vehicle, a grey Honda CRV then sped away from the scene heading eastbound on Rockaway Point Boulevard. The victim was transported to an area hospital and is said to be in stable condition.

The second hit-and-run pedestrian collision occurred a few hours later, around 10 p.m., when a 63-year-old woman was struck while crossing Queens Boulevard in Rego Park. Police said she was hit by a black BMW heading north at the intersection of 63rd Drive. The victim was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. The driver fled the scene, but turned himself in at the 112th Precinct, ABC7 reports. No arrests have been made pending an official investigation. Our thoughts and prayers are with both these injured hit-and-run victims.

Steps to take after a Hit and Run Crash?

After a hit-and-run collision, it is important to take a number of steps to protect your legal rights. First, move to a safe location if possible and avoid any further dangers. Dial 911 or emergency services immediately to report the accident and request medical assistance if needed. Even if injuries seem minor, get checked by a healthcare professional.

Note any details about the vehicle and driver, such as make, model, color, and license plate number. Look for witnesses who can provide additional information. Take photos of the accident scene, your injuries, and any damage to property. File a police report. Provide the police with all gathered information and obtain a copy of the report for your records. Immediately contact an experienced New York personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your rights and options for compensation.

Compensation for Hit and Run Victims

In a hit-and-run collision, the driver and vehicle owner are both responsible parties even if the owner was not driving when the accident occurred. If the driver was on the job and/or operating a company vehicle at the time, his or her employer can also be held liable. When the driver is apprehended in a hit-and-run case, he or she 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. You should consult a personal injury lawyer immediately to protect your rights.

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 medical and funeral costs, pain and suffering, lost future income, etc.

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.

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.

For over 52 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. We 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 $2,000,000 in a hit-and-run accident, 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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Source: https://abc7ny.com/post/queens-separate-hit-and-run-crashes-in-rego-park-breezy-point-leave-2-people-injured/14812132/