Lindenhurst, NY – Jeffrey Schmohl Killed in Pedestrian Accident on Sunrise Hwy near N Green AveNY/NJ Legal News
Lindenhurst, NY (October 18, 2023) – On Sunday morning, October 15, a pedestrian identified as 65-year-old Jeffery Schmohl lost his life in a crash. Reports from authorities show the incident took place just before 5:30 a.m. in Lindenhurst.
Several responders were dispatched to the crash scene in the eastbound lanes of the Sunrise Highway near North Green Avenue. Schmohl was pronounced deceased at the scene by responding paramedics, sources said.
The driver sustained no injuries in the collision. The exact circumstances of the incident have not been publicly released at this time.
Police in Lindenhurst continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash.
We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of Jeffrey Schmohl at this time.
New York Pedestrian Collisions
Pedestrian collisions happen all too often in the state of New York. Every year, approximately 300 pedestrians lose their lives in motor vehicle collisions and over 15,000 sustain injuries. In New York City alone, over 100 pedestrians lose their lives each year. Additionally, about 9% of all traffic accidents reported throughout the Empire State involve a pedestrian who either sustains injuries or loses their life.
Oftentimes, when pedestrians are struck by vehicles, drivers are often believed to be to blame, either partially or wholly. Pedestrians who suffer injuries in traffic accidents caused by negligent drivers are usually eligible to collect financial compensation that can help them pay for some or all of the damages that result from their accidents. Working with a pedestrian crash lawyer in the aftermath of your accident could help you recover in more ways than one, and get you on the fastest track to financial recovery.
Drivers owe a duty of care to pedestrians and are expected to operate their vehicles in a safe and responsible manner. When a pedestrian is struck while walking in a crosswalk, for instance, the driver is almost always found to be at fault due to the pedestrian having the right of way.
The law in the state of New York shows that pedestrians have the right of way at intersections and crosswalks. Therefore, drivers must legally yield the right of way to all pedestrians at all times and remain at a complete stop until the pedestrian has exited the roadway.
If you or someone you love has recently been hurt in a pedestrian collision caused by the actions of a negligent driver, working with a pedestrian crash lawyer is definitely in your best interest. An attorney can help you file a personal injury claim for financial compensation so you can cover all of the expenses that may stem from your collision.
Being hurt in a crash of any kind is never easy, especially if you are unable to work or engage in activities you did before your crash due to the extent of your injuries. The only thing worse than being seriously hurt in a pedestrian collision is losing a loved one under the same circumstances.
If you have recently lost someone you love in a pedestrian collision that you believe was caused by a negligent driver, contact a wrongful death attorney from the law office of Metro Law. At our personal injury law office, we work diligently to provide crash victims and their loved ones with the justice and financial compensation they need and deserve in the aftermath of their accidents.
Contact a pedestrian crash attorney in Lindenhurst to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time. You can reach our law firm at (800) 469-6476 to schedule a free case assessment.