A tragic car accident in the Bronx has taken the life of a 3-year-old girl. The child was walking alongside her mother (who was pushing a younger sibling in a stroller) near the intersection of east 164th Street and Gerard Avenue when she was struck by a car and killed. The Bronx car crash happened at 8 AM. Eyewitnesses say the girl was in clear view just steps behind her mother when she was killed.
The location of this latest fatal car accident in New York City sits squarely within the 44th Precinct. This Precinct has a bad reputation when it comes to unsafe drivers. Just in the first four months of this year alone, there have been a total of 365 drivers ticketed for speeding and 69 drivers issued citations for failure to yield to pedestrians.
Speeding is the number one contributing factor to fatal and non-fatal car accidents in New York City. Speeding also dramatically increases the likelihood of severe injuries and death in any crash that does occur. Failure to yield is one of the most common violations cited during investigations of accidents involving car/pedestrian collisions. Many times drivers say they didn’t even see the victim before impact.
In recent months there have been several fatal car accidents in New York City which have originally been blamed on the victim only to have further investigations reveal that the driver of the car was at fault. Regardless of who was at fault for any New York City car crash, a pedestrian, under the law, can obtain no fault benefits to pay for health related expenses and up to $2,000 a month for lost wages. This is separate from a lawsuit an accident victim may file for pain and suffering for the injuries sustained in the accident.
If you’ve been injured while crossing the street, having an experienced New York City car accident attorney on your side is be the best way to get the financial compensation you deserve. Contact the Law Offices of Nussin S. Fogel at (800) 734-9338 or (212) 385-1122 today .