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Fatal New York City Pedestrian Accident Highlights Dangers to Pedestrians at New York City Intersections, Rights of Surviving Family Members Explained


A recent tragic and fatal pedestrian-involved car accident in New York City underscores the dangers that pedestrians face when walking New York City streets and crossing New York City intersections, and reignites the conversation about what surviving family members can do under New York laws when a family member is killed in a pedestrian accident. According to local news reports, Brooklyn News 12, this week on March 18, a 36-year-old man was killed when he was struck at the intersection of Linden Boulevard and Ashford Street in East New York. Investigating law enforcement officials indicate that the pedestrian victim was hit by a car while he was crossing at the intersection on Linden Boulevard. The suspect who hit the pedestrian, a 59-year-old man, is said to have been cooperating with police as they investigate the accident. At this time, no crime is suspected.

Importantly, the recent accident that claimed the 36-year-old man’s life is not an isolated incident in the area. According to Brooklyn News 12, two injuries have already been reported at the Linden Boulevard and Ashford Street intersection this year, and 22 injuries were reported at the intersection in 2023.

Justice for the Family Members of Victims of Fatal Pedestrian Accidents in New York City

Although, in the most recent case that claimed the 36-year-old pedestrian’s life, it is unclear whether any negligence contributed to the fatal accident, it is important for New York City families to understand their rights in the unfortunate case that they lose a loved one to a horrific and unexpected car accident. Under New York wrongful death laws, certain close surviving family members of those who have been killed due to another person’s negligence or intentional conduct may be entitled to money compensation for their terrible loss. In order to determine whether you may have a case for compensation for the loss of your loved one due to another person’s negligence, it is best to speak with an experienced New York City pedestrian accident lawyer as soon as possible after a tragic and serious accident occurs.

The experienced New York City pedestrian accident lawyers at the law firm of Michael Gunzburg, P.C. helps New York City families get justice for their loved ones. He offers a free and confidential initial consultation to learn about your case and to see if he can help you get justice. Contact Michael Gunzburg, P.C. today and speak to an experienced New York City lawyer about your rights and options for free.


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