An auto accident occurred in the Willets Points area of Queens when a car suddenly veered off the roadway and plowed into a mechanics shop. Tragically, the car struck and killed a 30 year old mechanic. The car also struck another mechanic, severing his legs.
The victims of the auto accident can seek damages against the driver (and owner) of the car for several different things. The mechanic who lost his legs would be able to sue for the pain and suffering that comes with such a horrific injury. The mechanic would be able to get compensation for the permanent loss of his legs and the drastic change of life that he is now forced to cope with. He would be able to seek compensation for future loss, such as ongoing medical expenses and change in incoming earning potential.
The estate of mechanic who died could collect damages for any conscious pain and suffering the man experienced before passing away. If the mechanic had a family, the estate could also seek damages for wrongful death. The estate would be entitled to damages for the loss of pecuniary (or monetary) support the mechanic provided his spouse and children day to day.
Tolmage, Peskin, Harris, and Falick has had the privilege to work with accident victims who have lost limbs and with families who have lost loved ones in accidents. We understand the personal toll these tragedies take on the victims and their families. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the people involved in this Queens accident.