A 52-year-old woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck in a deadly pedestrian accident in Brooklyn late last month. The collision happened in the Park Slope Neighborhood on December 20th. The woman, a nanny, was pushing a stroller across the street at the time. She saw the truck coming and desperately pushed the carriage (holding a one-year-old boy) out of the way an instant before she herself was hit.
The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. She held on for nearly two weeks, struggling to survive. Her injuries were too severe. She died in the hospital on January 2nd surrounded by family.
The little boy whom she heroically pushed out of the way was not harmed at all.
The driver of the truck was detained and questioned by the police but at the time of writing, the deadly pedestrian accident in Brooklyn is still listed as under investigation. It is unclear whether the driver will face criminal charges or not.
In accidents such as this, surviving family members can seek financial compensation for pain and suffering and the financial support they’ve lost due to a loved one’s death. Civil lawsuits against the at fault party can result in substantial financial awards for compensation for pain and suffering for the time the victim survived after the accident along what the deceased person would have contributed to their household over their work lifetime.
Did the driver run through a red light? Were they traveling above the posted speed limit? Were they intoxicated? Distracted? Driving illegally? Any of these could dramatically sway a judge or jury in the favor of the victim’s family members or convince an insurance company to pay out.
If you have lost a loved one to the actions of a negligent driver, speak with an expert pedestrian accident attorney in New York City today. Call the Law offices of Nussin S. Fogel, PLLC at 800-734-9338 or 212-385-1122 for your free consultation today.