Garfield, NY – Pedestrian Killed in Hit & Run Accident on Outwater LnNY/NJ Legal News
Garfield, NY (January 6, 2023) – A fatal hit-and-run accident happened in Garfield on the evening of January 4. Just before 9:00 p.m., crews were sent to the scene of the accident to render aid and investigate.
Authorities arrived at the scene, located on Outwater Lane, to render aid to those involved. Upon their arrival, they found a pedestrian lying in the roadway. They were struck at approximately 8:50 p.m. by a vehicle that then fled the scene without stopping.
No description of the vehicle or driver was made available. The Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office stated the victim’s name has been withheld pending the notification of family members.
Police detectives with the Garfield Police Department are working to assist the prosecutor’s office in the official investigation.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this accident in Garfield.
New York Traffic Accidents
The average individual probably doesn’t consider the risk associated with driving or riding in a car. However, utilizing a motor vehicle could be the most dangerous activity a person engages in on any given day. Severe injury-causing and deadly collisions, usually caused by driver negligence, happen daily in New York. When these incidents occur, they drastically alter the lives of the victims.
Pedestrians often become involved in traffic accidents due to the actions of negligent drivers. Sadly, when pedestrian collisions occur, injured victims usually suffer wounds that are severe or even fatal. Pedestrian travel is a convenient, cheap way to get around, however, it can be one of the most dangerous.
It’s important to figure out who or what caused your accident when you know it wasn’t your fault. Car wrecks can happen because of negligent drivers, but they can also happen due to negligent vehicle manufacturers, mechanics, or road workers. An attorney can help you figure out exactly what caused your collision so you’re able to recover as easily as possible.
If a negligent driver caused your wreck, a lawyer will help you pinpoint that person and their insurance company. They will then contact both entities and work out a full and fair settlement for you. Financial compensation awarded in car crash cases covers the cost of medical care, mental health treatment, vehicle repairs/replacement, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional turmoil, etc. A car crash attorney in New York will help you file a personal injury claim for compensation if you think your accident was caused by negligence.
If you have recently lost a loved one in a negligently caused accident, a Garfield wrongful death lawyer can help you recover compensation to pay for a wide array of the damages you may be facing. Funeral costs, medical care, and more may be eligible for financial compensation when you work with an attorney.
You should not have to pay for being hurt by another person’s careless actions. In fact, you should be getting paid for having to endure such a difficult situation. Our team will help you through this difficult time in more ways than one. We will help you recover financially so you can focus on your emotional and physical recovery without having to worry about money. Compensation can help cover the cost of medical care, lost wages, vehicle repairs/replacement, and more.
The skilled team of lawyers at Metro Law possesses decades of legal experience in getting victims the compensation they deserve. Contact Metro Law at 800-469-6476 to work with one of our lawyers.
Notes: Outside sources were used in the creation of this post, including news bulletins and first-hand accounts of the accident and injuries involved. As a result, the details of the accident presented have not been independently verified. If you identify any false information in the story or want the post removed, please inform us immediately, and we will correct the information or remove the post.
Disclaimer: As a member of the local community, we at Metro Law strive to improve the overall safety and quality of life for everyone who lives in our beloved state. We are extremely saddened by these accidents. We hope awareness of these dangers allows our community to take precautions and avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business. This information is not medical or legal advice. We wish only the best and quickest recovery to all those involved in the accident. The photos depicted in this post are not from the actual accident scene.