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Pedestrian Suffers Serious Head Injuries in Long Island Accident

Law enforcement officers in Glen Cove reported the details of a serious auto accident involving a pedestrian on the evening of Tuesday, February 19.

According to detectives, a 25-year-old woman was attempting to cross Brewster Avenue, heading from the east to the west side, when she was struck by a 2005 Volkswagen vehicle heading northbound on the street. The 23-year-old female driver remained at the scene of the accident.

The pedestrian sustained serious head injuries and was taken via ambulance to a local hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. The driver was not charged with a crime in the aftermath of the crash.

Who has the right-of-way?

One of the most important factors to consider when dealing with pedestrian accident claims is who had the right-of-way at the time of the accident: the driver or the pedestrian.

A driver will be liable in most pedestrian accident scenarios. A pedestrian always has the right-of-way in a crosswalk or with a walk sign, and so any time an accident occurs in such a situation, the driver will always be at fault. However, even if the pedestrian is jaywalking, there are some circumstances in which the driver could still be liable if he or she had a reasonable amount of time to notice and avoid the person on foot.

For more information on proving liability in a pedestrian accident case and the steps you can take to seek compensation, meet with an experienced personal injury attorney at Jakubowski, Robertson, Maffei, Goldsmith & Tartaglia LLP.