This past weekend, New York City TV stations aired reports of a hit-and-run accident that left two people injured, including one critically. Law enforcement officials said the two pedestrians were struck by a SUV; a 32-year-old woman sustained minor injuries, but a 27-year-old man was listed in critical condition at a nearby hospital with "serious leg injuries."
He was just 14 years old when he lost a brother to cystic fibrosis. Since then he has worked in his Brooklyn community to help raise money to fight the genetic disorder that affects so many. But now his good deeds in memory of his brother have been stopped forever by a hit and run driver.
A 9-year-old boy and a 73-year-old man are dead after separate motor vehicle accidents on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Police were investigating both pedestrian accidents, and it was unclear if either driver would face charges.
New York City construction sites do not have the luxury of space. In a densely populated city, potentially dangerous construction sites are found in the midst of tenants, commuters, shoppers and other passersby. That's a major reason why safety protections are so important at New York construction sites.
Newly released statistics show that Brooklyn is one of the most dangerous areas for pedestrians and people on bikes. People who live in Kings County, New York, are more likely to be involved in a fatal car accident than those in other parts of the state, with 48 deaths attributable to these car accidents. Brooklyn was also responsible for about one-third of the city's injuries sustained in a car accident for cyclists and pedestrians; nearly 5,400 people were hurt in 2012.
New York is a place full of residents, tourists and celebrities who are in a rush to just get from one place to another. With all the activity and congestion that comes with millions of people crowding into the city on a daily basis, the unfortunate reality is that car accidents are bound to happen. While some of these events cannot always be prevented, others are a direct result of reckless behavior. In some circumstances, it can be difficult to figure out which may be the case.
Having an experienced legal team is crucial when it comes to most personal injury lawsuits, as that team can help defend and protect the rights of victims. The unfortunate reality is that there are times when people will try to take advantage of victims after certain instances, such as a car accident.
In a recent article, we wrote about the challenges that bicyclists face in New York City (see our discussion by clicking here). Yet, the increase in cyclists and the police department's failure to issue citations affect more than just cyclists; injuries to pedestrians caused by pedestrian-and-bike accidents are also very common.
$2.1 million settlement
for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.
$1.6 million settlement
for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.
$2.55 million settlement
for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.
$1.75 million settlement
for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.
$2.5 million settlement
for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.
$1.2 million settlement
during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.