West Islip, NY – Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Montauk Hwy

West Islip, NY – Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Montauk Hwy

West Islip, NY (May 24, 2022) – A woman died after she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Long Island on Monday, May 23rd. 

According to sources, a driver was heading westbound on Montauk Highway in West Islip when they hit a female pedestrian near the intersection of Pease Lane at about 10:30 p.m. 

The driver then fled the scene, leaving the area in a westerly direction.  

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by a member of the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim (Use the name of the victim if we have it) at this time.

Economic Recovery for New York Pedestrian Accidents 

West Islip, NY - Pedestrian Fatally Struck on Montauk Hwy

Each pedestrian injury claim is different and the value of that claim lies in the permanence and seriousness of your injuries. Your claim’s worth is composed of your hospital and other medical cost and your lost income, integrated with any intangible damages such as diminished quality of life and pain and suffering. 

Whenever a pedestrian is hurt in a motor vehicle crash, their first approach to pursuing economic recovery will be the driver of the car that crashed into them. This means that the injured party will need to seek financial compensation for their losses from their car insurance company. 

In certain cases, some victims might be qualified to sue a third party for recoveries, like the county, town, or city where the accident occurred if it was caused by hazardous roadway conditions or a badly designed intersection. Pedestrian victims might also be eligible to receive remuneration from the insurer of the property owner or manager if a perilous condition or circumstance on their walkway or in their parking area had a hand in the accident.

Common types of compensation that injured pedestrians are typically able to collect include:  

  • Medical, hospital, doctor, and other healthcare bills
  • Costs of physical therapy
  • EMT and ambulance bills
  • Prescription medication expenses
  • Transportation to and from related appointments
  • Missing wages from not being able to work
  • Pain and suffering
  • Exemplary damages

New York’s Comparative Negligence Act states that a victim has a right to financial compensation for their damages, even if they are found partly liable for the incident that caused them. 

An insurance adjuster will assign each person involved in the collision a percentage of fault. The total amount of damages that the injured party is eventually awarded will be lowered by that same percentage. For example, if a pedestrian’s inebriation contributed to them being struck by a car, the insurance company could determine they were 30% responsible for the accident. Then, their $100,000 claim would be reduced to $70,000. 

Contact our New York personal injury lawyers at (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.