Queens, NY – Accident on Roosevelt Ave Leaves Man in Critical Condition, Driver Flees SceneNY/NJ Legal News
Queens, NY (August 16, 2022) – A pedestrian was left with life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Tuesday, August 16th in the Jackson Heights section of the borough.
At about 2:05 a.m., the victim, a 44-year-old man, was crossing Roosevelt Avenue in the area of 76th Street when he was hit by the driver of a Honda.
After the incident, the driver continued eastbound on Roosevelt Avenue, and, as of Tuesday evening, remains at large.
Emergency responders transported the victim to a nearby hospital in a life-threatening condition.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Damages in New Jersey
Every pedestrian injury case is distinct and the weight of the claim lies in the severity and longevity of the pedestrian’s injuries. Standard forms of financial compensation that injured pedestrians are usually awarded include:
- Medical expenses
- Physical therapy costs
- Ambulance and paramedic fees
- Prescription medication expenses
- Rides to and from related appointments
- Lost wages from being unable to work
- Exemplary damages
An insurance company will assign each individual involved in the incident a percentage of liability. The total amount of losses that the injured pedestrian is ultimately awarded will be reduced by that same percentage.
In some cases, victims might be entitled to file a suit for recovery against a third party, like the municipality where the accident occurred in the event that hazardous road conditions or a badly designed intersection played a role. Pedestrian victims might also be qualified to collect compensation from the insurer of the property manager or owner if a treacherous circumstance or condition on their footpath or in their parking lot had a hand in the incident.
Contact a New Jersey personal injury lawyer from Metro Law by calling (800) 469-6476 immediately after an accident to schedule a free case evaluation.
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 have identified any false information in the story or would like the post to be 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 but hope that through an awareness of these dangers, those in our community will take precautions to avoid these accidents. This is not a solicitation for business, and this information should not be misconstrued as 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.