A beloved school crossing guard affectionately known as "Miss Carol" was struck and killed by a tractor trailer at the corner of South Franklin and Grove Streets in Hempstead at around 10:20 a.m. Friday morning. CBS New York reported that she was attempting to stop the truck for a crossing child when she was killed. She left behind a husband, 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Eyewitnesses stated that she pushed a child out of the way of the truck before she was killed. It is unclear why the truck did not stop, causing this horrible tragedy.
Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can suffer major injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Due to the massive size of semis and 18 wheelers, truck accidents often inflict catastrophic injuries on the individuals involved, such as spinal cord fractures, amputations, brain injuries, or burns. Many of the catastrophic injuries inflicted in truck accidents can result in death. Catastrophic injuries suffered in a truck accident may also force victims and their families to face significant financial strain, often due to lost wages or costly medical bills. As a result, truck accident victims and their families may be entitled to compensation for any damages they suffered. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our New York truck accident lawyers have been defending the rights of accident victims for over 50 years. Our attorneys understand the emotional, physical, and financial pain that a truck accident can inflict on victims and their families. We'll do everything in our power to expedite the legal process and get our clients the compensation they may deserve.
To see if you may have grounds for a lawsuit, call (212) 406-1700 or contact us online. All consultations with Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool are free of charge. Additionally, we take our cases on a contingency fee basis; meaning our clients will receive fair representation free of charge unless there is a monetary recovery.