On January 7, 2013, a pedestrian was struck by a car in the early afternoon, and the victim transported to the Nassau University Medical Center. The condition of the victim and the circumstances of the accident are not yet known. The number of pedestrian accidents in the area continues to be a problem, and state and country agencies are involved in various actions to try to reduce the high numbers of accidents and injuries in the area.
Any pedestrian who is struck by a car or other vehicle will usually have extensive or life-threatening injuries. There are often secondary impacts as the pedestrian is hit and then run over by the driver operating the vehicle or by another vehicle. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage and other severe and permanent injuries are common in a pedestrian accident. In many of these accidents, the outcome is a fatality. The death could occur almost immediately, or after extensive medical treatment. Those that survive could suffer from loss of ability, the need for long-term care and treatment, or may have years of rehabilitation to try to regain lost abilities or to function in some capacity in life.
Those that have been the victim of a negligent driver must ensure that their right to fair and full compensation is protected. The compensation, whether arranged through a negotiated settlement or in a court verdict, is extremely important in these cases. The costs can range into the hundreds of thousands of dollars in just a few months, and could continue for years or a lifetime. The injured victim may never again be able to work, or could have a limited capacity to function in life. All of the damages in the case, both economic and non-economic, should be pursued with the help of an attorney with a track record of success in personal injury claims.
After a pedestrian accident in Nassau County or other area in the state, get help from The Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli. Each client is personally handled by Mr. Gueli, not by an assistant or paralegal.