Pedestrian Accident Case
Past Cases & Results
AUTOMOBILE vs. PEDESTRIAN • CASE #1
DATE OF OCCURRENCE: 12/28/1994
CLIENT: D.G. (71 year-old male)
DESCRIPTION OF OCCURRENCE: Our client, D.G., was walking east across Franklin Avenue in Hempstead, Nassau County. As D.G. neared the center line of the roadway, he was struck on his left leg by a car traveling north on Franklin. The car fled.
INJURIES: Fracture of tibia, left leg.
Emergency Room and admitted to Franklin Hospital Medical Center until 1/7/95.
Surgery on 12/31/95: Open reduction, internal fixation of the left knee and tibial plateau. (Screws were placed into the bone to fix the fracture.)
Surgery on 2/3/95: Arthroscopic repair to tears of the medial and lateral menisci, left knee.
RESULT: Settlement for $220,000 on 2/20/96.
OF PARTICULAR INTEREST HERE:
- There were no witnesses to this hit-and-run accident. D.G. was lucky that he was not hurt far, far worse.
Question : So, unable to identify the car that struck D.G., who paid the settlement?
Answer : We recovered from D.G.’s own automobile insurance, under the Uninsured Motorist provisions of his policy. This is so even though D.G.’s car was not involved in the accident. Uninsured Motorist coverage protects a car owner in or out of the car from hit-and-run drivers, and from accidents with uninsured or stolen vehicles
ATTACHED: X-ray of D.G.’s
left knee, showing the screws stabilizing the fracture.
Gary E. Rosenberg, P.C.
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