Last December 2, 2014, at around 9pm, a minivan hit a pregnant mother and her daughter as they were crossing a street in Borough Park, Brooklyn. Blimi Friedman, 10, did not survive the fatal crash but her mother, Suri Friedman, 33, while also injured, unexpectedly underwent labor and was promptly sent to the hospital to deliver a healthy baby girl.
The gray Honda Odyssey that caused the accident was driven by a valet named Bilal Ghuman, 22. Ghuman borrowed the car while on the job, resulting to being charged with unauthorized use of a private vehicle. It does not seem that he was under the influence while he was driving as the results turned up negative when he was tested for alcohol.
Traffic accidents can happen unexpectedly, and no matter how cautious someone is on the road, no one can truly say for certain that he or she will never be part of a car-related disaster. As a victim in situations such as this, your best option is to promptly contact a trusted personal injury attorney in Brooklyn, NY for the best legal options available to you.
Personal injury law refers to legal remedies that covers personal loss, damage or wrongdoing done to a person and his or her property and reputation. Personal injury laws cover several scenarios such as professional malpractice, trespassing, wrongful death, wrongful birth, etc. For traffic accidents specifically, personal injury laws ensure that the loss and damage caused by the negligence of the driver, whether it be because they were drunk, under the influence, texting, or simply inattentive are well compensated for.
When the person who directly inflicted the damage do not have enough money to cover the necessary costs, skilled and trusted Brooklyn injury attorneys can assist in identifying other parties that can be held liable (the employer, landlord, or organization) for the incident and still guarantee that the client is given the compensation he or she deserves.
Personal injury laws regarding automobile accidents can be very complicated. If, God forbid, you ever find yourself in such a situation, it would be best to contact an experienced law firm such as The Law Offices of Joseph Lichtenstein to represent your case.
(Source: Girl dead, pregnant mom injured after struck by van in Brooklyn, NY Daily News, Dec 2, 2014)