We consider our home one of the safest places to be, especially for anything road-related. But all it takes is one bad driver to dispel that myth, as a family in Queens found out.
The family lived in Howard Beach. A young boy was in his room watching television. The father was in the living room. The father heard a loud explosion, then saw an SUV going through his home and into his son’s living room.
Furniture was sent flying through the room, but the vehicle was unable to reach the child. He was, however, scared deeply by the experience and was hit in the head by debris. He was taken to the hospital for observation and treatment.
A police investigation found that the driver had accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake pedal while trying to stop in front of a vehicle. That error caused the SUV to go through a fence and into the home.
Accidents like these are so out of the ordinary that they can leave a lifelong impression. In worse cases, it can cause psychological trauma. Even if the injuries to the child are overcome, the property damage in a case like this is immense. In all these cases, compensation must be pursued.
If you have been the victim of a distracted driving accident and you live on or near Long Island, you need the personal injury team of Goldstein & Bashner on your side. Call our offices for a free consultation.