Amherst, New York, a suburb of Buffalo is a town with which many residents
in the Hudson Valley regions of New York are probably unfamiliar, even
though Amherst’s population exceeds a hundred thousand residents.
Less than two months ago, a
jogger was hit by a van in Amherst. The weather was nice; 61 degrees and sunny/partly cloudy. The male jogger
was working out in the evening when a motor vehicle veered into the road’s
shoulder and ran over the gentleman. The driver fled the scene and first
responders scuttled the jogger away to a local hospital to treat his injuries.
Experienced Newburgh, New York personal injury attorneys wish the injured jogger a speedy and full recovery. Our attorneys see
these types of accidents all throughout the greater Kingston region each
and every year. In fact, national statistics reveal that a pedestrian
is killed every two hours at the national level; car accidents also injure
pedestrians every eight minutes across the country.
The specific injuries from which the Amherst jogger suffered is not listed
in new reports; but joggers and other pedestrians typically suffer from
the following injuries when struck by motor vehicles:
- Fractured arms, legs, ribs, hands, fingers, and feet;
- Organ damage;
- Internal bleeding;
- Back injuries: herniated discs;
- Spinal injuries; fractured vertebra and nerve damage;
- Skull fractures;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Facial fractures;
- Tooth loss;
- And even death.
Many of these injuries can cause permanent damage to a person’s body.
Spine and neck injuries can lead to paralysis. Head injuries can cause
brain damage that permanently impairs the victim’s memory, motor
functions, and ability to see or hear. Injuries that are temporary may
still take years to recover from and may need several surgeries to repair
the victim’s body.
Most of the time, joggers are not doing anything wrong; they weren’t
violating any rules of the road at the time they were run down by a motor
vehicle. The problem is about the
negligence of drivers; those drivers who fail to follow roadway regulations and refuse
to use reasonable care when driving on New York roads.
While the driver that ran over the Amherst man can suffer criminal prosecution
when she is found, she can also suffer civil penalties when identified
as well. All drivers that operate vehicles on New York roadways can be
sued if their negligence caused a jogger to suffer injury and damages.
Victims can be compensated for their pain and suffering; medical bills;
lost bodily functioning; lost wages; lost future income, etc. If a jogger
is killed, his or her family can sue for compensation too.
Learn more about the common types of serious accidents that occur in nicer
our latest article posted here. Read about the common causes of motorcycle accidents in nicer weather in
our blog posted here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
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