Yet another fatal pedestrian accident has occurred in New York City. This time, a woman was crossing Caton Avenue at St. Paul’s Place in the Prospect Park South section of Brooklyn. According to CBS New York, the accident happened at around 8:25pm on Wednesday evening. The offending vehicle was an auto transport truck. Apparently, the driver was unaware that he had struck and killed the pedestrian until he was advised by the New York City Police Department
Recently, the New York City Department of Transportation trumpeted how the Mayor’s Vision Zero program as having reduced the number of traffic deaths in 2016. However, this failed to acknowledge that the number of fatalities to pedestrians in traffic accidents actually increased.
When an individual dies after being struck by a vehicle, their family may have grounds to file a wrongful death lawsuit. As with a regular negligence lawsuit, families filing a claim for wrongful death can recoup compensation for economic and non-economic damage. The compensation families can recover includes but is not limited to lost wages, medical bills, funeral costs, pain and suffering the victim suffered before death, loss of consortium, and loss of parental guidance.
At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our pedestrian accident attorneys handle lawsuits for injured victims as well as wrongful death claims for grieving families. Our attorneys realize the tremendous hardships a traffic accident can impose on victims and their families. As a result, we are committed to helping ease their financial burden. We will pursue maximum compensation for all damages victims and their families may have suffered due to the accident.
If you or a loved one have been struck by a vehicle due to a driver’s negligence, you may eligible to receive compensation for any damages suffered. To see if you have grounds to file a lawsuit, call (212) 406-1700 or contact us online. All consultations are free of charge.