In Brooklyn, flat tires are an inconvenience that will negatively impact every driver at one point or another. Changing a tire can be time consuming and stressful. What people do not realize at the time is that it can also be dangerous. It is impossible to control where the flat tire happens and people must change it as soon as possible. That can leave them vulnerable to careless, negligent, reckless and distracted drivers. With motor vehicle accidents involving a person who was changing a tire, there can be injuries and fatalities. Those who have been hit or lost a loved one in such a crash should remember they have the right to consider a legal filing for compensation.
According to a recent report, a hit-and-run driver crashed into a man who was changing a tire and killed him. The driver was arrested. The man who died was a 65-year-old grandfather. The 30-year-old driver of a Toyota minivan crashed into the man and fled. He stopped the vehicle a short distance from the scene of the accident and then ran on foot. Law enforcement investigated the incident, used witnesses and surveillance video to locate the driver and arrested him. He faces multiple charges in the incident.
Motor vehicle accidents can happen without warning and a family can be left reeling. This is especially dangerous when the person who was hit was a pedestrian. Since the victim is so vulnerable, there can be brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, cuts and more. That can result in medical expenses and other long-term issues. In many of these cases, the person dies because of the crash, leaving a family to come to grips with an unexpected loss. To make matters worse, a driver who hit a person might commit a hit-and-run.
It is in these situations when people need to know their legal rights and investigate the prospects of a successful legal filing in the aftermath of motor vehicle accidents.