On behalf of Smiley & Smiley, LLP posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, October 15, 2015.
A woman is dead and four others, including one child, are injured following a collision. One of New York's most recent motor vehicle accidents happened when two cars collided after one of them ran a red light. When the vehicles hit one another, one of them was pushed onto the sidewalk. This is when three of the victims were hit and injured.
One of them was a 52-year-old who was pronounced deceased at the scene. A two-year-old was also struck and injured. The little girl is reported to be in critical condition, but she is stable at the moment. The girl's mom was hospitalized in addition to both of the drivers -- all of whom are reported to be in stable condition.
One witness said she saw it all happen. She saw the now-deceased woman throw the little girl out of the vehicle's path. Right now, the accident investigation team is piecing the events together to determine who is at fault and what exactly happened, although the driver is blaming the glare of the sun. No formal charges have been filed at this time.
A legal claim may help New York victims stay afloat financially following motor vehicle accidents that put them in the hospital for weeks (resulting in thousands of dollars of medical expenses) and out of work (resulting in the loss of salary for weeks, if not months, at a time). For the families of deceased victims, the thought of putting a monetary value on the lost life of a loved one can be extremely difficult and may make one feel uncomfortable. While there is no amount of money that can undo what has already taken place, a monetary award from a successfully litigated lawsuit may be able to help deal with the financial problems that typically come with a fatal car crash.
Source: CBS New York, "Woman Dead, Child And 3 Others Hurt When SUV Hits Pedestrians In Richmond Hill, Queens", Oct. 6, 2015
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