College Student Dies in Long Island Car Accident
A college student from Long Island died recently when a vehicle struck her in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where she was attending classes at Sacred Heart University. The 20-year-old woman was reportedly crossing the street behind another person in late August when the accident occurred. Police say the driver had swerved to avoid hitting the other pedestrian and was not charged with a crime or traffic violation.
Any accident between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian is likely to end in serious injury, if not death, for the person on foot. What you do immediately following a crash will have a major impact on your ability to claim damages against the driver or any other parties at fault.
As soon as an accident has occurred, it’s important to document the scene. Take pictures of the vehicle, the site of the collision, any obvious injuries and anything else that could be important to take down. Get insurance information from the driver and contact information from any witnesses, and call the police immediately.
Seeking appropriate medical attention is also very important. If you are in pain immediately following the accident, go to the hospital or visit your physician right away. Any delay in pursuing medical care could give the impression that your injuries are not serious.
In addition to the driver, there may be other parties partially responsible for a pedestrian accident. If poor road conditions led to the collision, you may be able to seek compensation from the agency in charge of upkeep.
If you have been injured as a pedestrian in New York, you might be able to pursue compensation for your injuries. Contact an experienced attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia, LLP for the information and guidance you need about filing a personal injury claim. Our attorneys represent clients in Nassau County, Suffolk County, and throughout Long Island.