Village of Middleburgh, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Baker Ave

Village of Middleburgh, NY – Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Baker Ave

Village of Middleburgh, NY (December 04, 2019) – A deadly auto-pedestrian crash in the Village of Middleburgh took place on Tuesday, December 3rd.

Local police were dispatched to an accident at the intersection of Main Street and Baker Avenue when the victim, Terri Puchala, 56, a resident of Middleburgh was fatally struck by a city dump truck that was removing snow from public roadways.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim, Terri Puchala, at this time.

Accidents Involving Municipal Vehicles in Middleburgh

Village of Middleburgh, NY - Fatal Pedestrian Accident on Baker Ave

Filing a claim against a municipality for an accident where a city vehicle was involved is a complicated process. This is due to the fact that these kinds of accidents adhere to a different set of rules than your standard auto accident claim. 

For instance, rather than having three years from the date of the incident to file a claim for personal injury, you only have 90 days to file your formal report with the negligent driver. Violating any one of the many rules while engaged in the filing process might very well endanger the compensation to which you are otherwise entitled.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, then you need to retain the legal services of a licensed, qualified personal injury attorney just as soon as you are able. Here at Metro Law, we are able to help you fight for the financial compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering to which you are entitled under New York law. 

Please reach out to us by calling (800) 469-6476 and speaking with one of our attorneys regarding a personal injury case you feel you may have. Schedule an appointment for your free consultation with us today.

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.