Brooklyn, NY - Jose Hernandez Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver After Collapsing at 59th St and 4th Ave

Brooklyn, NY – Jose Hernandez Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver After Collapsing at 59th St and 4th Ave

Posted by: Joanne Holcomb on October 23, 2022

Brooklyn, NY (October 23, 2022) – A man sustained fatal injuries after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Saturday, October 22nd in Sunset Park.

66-year-old Jose Hernandez tripped and fell while trying to cross 4th Avenue at 59th Street at about 6:45 p.m. when the driver of a Nissan Altima hit him and continued driving southbound on 4th Avenue. , 

Hernandez was transported by paramedics to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. Locals said Hernandez owned a business in the area and had a difficult time getting around.

The driver of the Nissan, a 54-year-old man, has since been located by police. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the victim at this time. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. We understand that there is absolutely nothing more devastating than the unexpected loss of a family member, especially if the accident that took their life could have been avoided in any way possible.

Our wrongful death lawyer in New York is available 24 hours a day to answer all of your questions concerning the fatal car accident that claimed the life of your loved one. Call 1-888-657-1460 to be connected with our Brooklyn wrongful death lawyer today. You will be provided with a free case evaluation, a complimentary copy of the police accident report, and the assurance that your legal rights will be protected.

Wrongful Deaths in New York

Brooklyn, NY - Jose Hernandez Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver After Collapsing at 59th St and 4th Ave

Based on how they are related to the victim, surviving relatives could be eligible for damages including:

  • Medical bills amassed by the victim
  • Burial or cremation expenses/Funeral expenses
  • Lost anticipated income/earning capacity
  • Lost work-related benefits 
  • Loss of camaraderie
  • Loss of estate
  • Punitive damages for the gross dereliction of duty by the respondent

By securing a substantial financial recovery, your family will be able to concentrate on mourning and healing without financial worries.

While a legal action, like a wrongful death suit, cannot lessen the pain that comes with losing someone you love it can go a long way toward helping surviving family members secure the damages that will compensate them for the cumbersome expenses that inevitably arise from an unexpected death. 

After losing a loved one in a careless, reckless, or otherwise negligent New York pedestrian accident by no fault of the victim, it may feel like no amount of compensation could make you feel complete again. While it is true that no financial restitution can ever fully make up for your losses, filing a wrongful death claim against the responsible party or parties can go a long way toward helping you find some semblance of peace again. 

Local Accident Reports was created as a resource for families who have lost a loved one in a sudden New York pedestrian accident. We provide invaluable resources and information for anyone who is grieving the loss of a family member, particularly if that loss occurred as a result of an auto-pedestrian collision that was beyond the control of the victim.

We are ready to work to protect your rights and fight for the justice you and your loved ones deserve. If you have suffered due to a fatal pedestrian accident that was caused by another person’s careless, reckless, negligent, or intentional actions, you must seek out immediate legal guidance. Call our New York wrongful death lawyer at 1-888-657-1460 to obtain a free police accident report and begin down the path toward justice today.

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