It was a deadly weekend for pedestrians in New York City. Four pedestrians were killed in separate motor vehicle accidents. 3 of the pedestrians were killed in hit-and-run accidents. The fourth was a pedestrian struck and killed in the Bronx where the driver waited for the authorities.
Bicyclists and pedestrians are some of the most likely accident victims of hit-and-run drivers, according to a report by the U.S. Department of Transportation, which found almost one in five pedestrian and bicycle accident fatalities was caused by a hit-and-run driver.
Failure to stop after an accident - and an at-fault driver’s failure to provide assistance and ensure that medical help is called following an accident - is not only grossly negligent, but can increase the risk of serious injury or death.
New York hit-and-run accidents often involve a drunk driver, a distracted driver, an unlicensed or uninsured driver, an unauthorized driver of a borrowed or stolen car, a driver fleeing from police or a driver embroiled in an aggressive driving incident such as road rage.
If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free consultation to determine your legal options. To see if you have grounds for a claim, call 212-406-1700 or contact us on-line. Our attorneys are selective about the cases we take, which allows us to concentrate on representing clients who have been seriously injured or killed in New York car accidents.