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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flight from Shooting Scene Leads to Car Accident

Q: Is fleeing from gunshots an excuse for causing a car accident?

Car accidents in the Bronx are a daily occurrence. New York City shootings, sadly, happen more often than they should. But when you combine a shooting and a car accident, you get a newsworthy event.

Recently, two men sitting in a car in the early morning hours were shot by two perpetrators who remain at large. Attempting to flee to safety, the gunshot victims reportedly crashed into a livery cab, causing it to then crash into a bus stop. The condition of the gunshot victims, cab driver, and any others at the bus-stop was not known.

If you are injured in a car accident as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries through a personal injury lawsuit.  In order to prevail, you must be able to prove that you suffered damages, and prove that the other party was at fault.

Generally, the types of damages recoverable may include current and future medical expenses, lost wages and anticipated future diminished or lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages, depending on the particular circumstances of each case.

Personal injury lawsuits may be commenced by those injured in car accidents as well as those injured in pedestrian accidents. Unfortunately, the injuries sustained when a pedestrian is hit by a car are often fatal. In that event, close relatives of the victim may be entitled to receive compensation for their damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. While it won't bring their loved one back, it can help relieve the financial burden of the unexpected and tragic loss. Wrongful death action damages may include final medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost income/financial support, and more, depending upon the relationship and particular circumstances of the case.

If you or a loved one has been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car accident, or any accident, The Goldstein Law Firm can help you get the compensation you’re entitled to. Call us today at 718-239-0239 for a free consultation. From our office in the Bronx, we represent victims throughout the State of New York as well as those injured while visiting New York.


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