Many New York area residents spend time outside walking to their destinations. Walking to the store, church, office, among other destinations is a good way to get around in the city. Most of the time pedestrians can navigate the city safely but occasionally a serious accident occurs. If a pedestrian is injured due to no fault of their own, they may want to engage the services of an attorney who can help defend their rights.
A recent accident in Fordham Heights left several people seriously injured and a dashcam capturing the entire scene. An Infiniti approached the intersection at Fordham Road and Jerome Ave. at a high rate of speed where it proceeded to collide with several people crossing the street, including two bicycles. The car then hit a sidewalk coffee cart where it eventually hit a light post. 8 people were injured in the accident, including the driver. The driver has been charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated vehicular assault, reckless driving and leaving the scene of an accident.
No one expects they are going to be injured by a negligent driver when they’re out and about on area sidewalks. These tragic accidents can greatly affect a family. They may now be facing both emotional and financial trauma due to hospital bills and the inability to work. If a person was injured due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in personal injury. An attorney can visit the accident scene and interview witnesses, review the police reports and help get answers as to what happened. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and other damages.
An unexpected accident can be detrimental to a family. It is important for the injured victim to understand that they have the legal right to hold the negligent party responsible for their mistake.