Woman Killed in Brooklyn Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

Pedestrian Accident AttorneyJuanita Vidal, 71, was killed and her daughter, Jessica Vidal, 44, was injured in a Brooklyn pedestrian accident the evening of May 9. According to a report in the New York Daily News, the mother and daughter were struck while walking on a street in Bushwick. Moments earlier, police had tried to stop a vehicle for a traffic infraction when the driver fled, blew through two stop signs and then swerved left to avoid another car on Knickerbocker Avenue. Juanita Vidal and her daughter were walking on Knickerbocker Avenue when they were struck by the driver.

The driver then abandoned his totaled vehicle, ran up to the nearby subway station and got on a train, police said. Juanita Vidal was transported to a local hospital, but succumbed to her injuries while her daughter, Jessica survived and is said to be in stable condition after suffering seven broken ribs and a ruptured lung, according to the Daily News. The investigation into this hit-and-run collision is ongoing. Our deepest condolences to the family of the victim here for their tremendous loss.

Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accidents in New York City

Hit-and-run pedestrian accidents in New York pose a serious threat to public safety and can have devastating consequences for victims and their families. These accidents occur when a driver strikes a pedestrian and flees the scene without stopping to render aid or provide necessary information. In New York, as in many other states, leaving the scene of an accident is a criminal offense punishable by law.

These types of accidents often leave pedestrians vulnerable and without immediate medical assistance, potentially exacerbating their injuries. Additionally, investigating these cases, prosecuting responsible parties and holding them liable can be challenging.

Injuries and Compensation

Injured victims of pedestrian 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.

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.

Pedestrian accident victims and their families should 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://www.nydailynews.com/2024/05/10/brooklyn-woman-killed-by-hit-and-run-driver-fleeing-cops-was-shopping-for-grandsons-birthday/