An off-duty New York City Police officer struck a disabled BMW which was stopped on the side of the Long Island Expressway. Two of the four occupants standing outside the vehicle were killed when they were struck by the large SUV – a 2016 GMC Yukon. The impact sent the victims flying over the dividers and into the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the driver of the BMW, a 20-year old Queens man was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger who was killed was and 18 year old woman from upstate New York. She was transported to an area hospital where she was pronounced dead. The remaining passengers were brought to a local hospital with minor injuries. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in this terrible tragedy.
Due to the complex process involved in recovering compensation for a car accident related injury, it is in the best interest of victims to hire a skilled attorney. A reliable car accident lawyer will handle the filing of the No-Fault claim and negotiations with the insurance company. Furthermore an attorney will handle all aspects of the legal proceedings including, taking pictures of the scene of the accident, interviewing witnesses, review the police report and medical records, hire medical experts to testify on behalf of the victim, and pursue maximum compensation for the victim's losses. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool our attorneys have been defending the rights of car accident victims for the last five decades. Our attorneys have excelled at proving liability. We have secured many multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in auto accident cases.
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.