As a car accident attorney's in Queens, New York we pay attention to crashes and accidents around New York City and the five burroughs.
Everyone at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson was devastated to hear about the fatal car accident in Queens that left one person dead.
According to the NYPD, a 43-year-old man was traveling east on Roosevelt Avenue in the Elmhurst neighborhood, in Queens, around 4:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 when he struck a pedestrian near 92nd Street.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver and his 35-year-old female passenger were taken to Elmhurst Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
The NYPD told The New York Post that charges against the driver are pending. It has also been indicated that the driver was drunk at the time of the crash, although police have not said what led them to this conclusion.
The initial reports by the NYPD show a suspicion of drunk driving. If charges against the driver are indeed brought and he is convicted, a measure of justice will be served. Unfortunately no form of compensation can right the wrong committed in this sad situation that caused a loss of life, however, it can help alleviate some of the pain for the victims family.
To do so, the victims family can file a wrongful death lawsuit. This kind of lawsuit is appropriate where circumstances suggest a person's death is due to no fault of his or her own. In this case it would make sense to hire a car accident attorney in Queens, like Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson. As your attorney we can help recover damages used to defray unexpected expenses, loss of income and loss of companionship. The two types of damages that can be awarded in a wrongful death lawsuit like this are Compensatory Damages and Punitive Damages.
If you ever find yourself in a situation where you think you need to speak to a Car Accident Attorney in Queens, or the surrounding burroughs in NYC, please know that you can the personal injury attorneys at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson any time.