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September 2015 Archives

Drunk driver must pay $16,643 reimbursement for destroyed tree

When a person is convicted of drunk driving involving an accident,  he or she will have to compensate all victims who sustained property damage from the collision.  A former professional basketball star learned that lesson recently when a New York City trial court judge pointed out to the defendant's lawyer that the man still owes for the 20-foot tall honey locust tree that he pulverized. The tab that the drunk driver will have to pay for the tree is $16,643, according to the court's finding.

Technology to be tested for reducing pedestrian accident numbers

An important new technology is slated to be tested in New York City and two other venues as part of a $42 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The technology intends to improve pedestrian safety and reduce pedestrian accident numbers. It is also designed to reduce congestion and emissions.

Fatal accident in the Bronx kills motorcycle passenger

A passenger on a motorcycle will generally be viewed similarly to a passenger in an automobile for purposes of liability for damages. The passenger would not be responsible for the driver's negligence, but if a passenger is injured or killed, the injured person or the estate of a deceased motorcycle passenger may bring a claim for damages. In a fatal accident, the estate of the decedent may bring a wrongful death action as defined by the law of the state where the action is filed. The procedure in New York is generally similar to the procedure for wrongful death actions in all of the other states.

Family suffers 3 deaths, injuries in fatal accident

Some of the most heart-rending stories about vehicle accidents concern those situations where an entire family are seriously injured or killed while riding together in the family vehicle. It is difficult to perceive so many closely-knit and loving relationships quelled by a fatal accident caused by an accidental mistake. If anything positive can come out of such events, it would be for others to commit themselves to assisting in the goal of preventing fatal car accidents in the future, both in New York and elsewhere.

Impaired driving charged in fatal Sag Harbor accident

When a driver allows his or her vehicle to leave the road and crash into a pole or tree, there is usually negligent driving involved. If there are no other vehicles involved, it is likely that the driver was guilty of impaired driving, distraction, falling asleep or some other careless mistake. If there was a passenger who was killed in the crash, the driver will most likely be liable for civil damages to the decedent's estate under New York law, generally for the economic value of that loss of life.

Over $1. 5 Billion Recovered For Clients We have a history of winning large verdicts and settlements for our clients.

  • $21 Million

    Bronx jury awarded 50 year-old truck driver who slipped and fell on loading platform
  • $12 .6 Million

    Manhattan jury awarded women injured in a New York City bus accident
  • $11 .8 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded to a 62-year-old man who was struck by a New York City police car
  • $10.2 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 41 year-old man for back injuries received in a car accident
  • $10 Million

    Queens recovery for wrongful death
  • $9 .7 Million

    Bronx jury awarded 63 year-old school custodian worker for burns received from faulty water heater
  • $9 Million

    Jury award to driver for back injuries that resulted from a motor vehicle accident
  • $8 .7 Million

    Queens 52 year-old man awarded for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident with two tow trucks
  • $8 Million

    Manhattan jury awarded woman for back injuries sustained from a kitchen ceiling collapse
  • $7 .7 Million

    Brooklyn settlement boy struck by school bus
  • $7 .5 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 2 Brooklyn women for injuries sustained in accident with NYC Transit bus
  • $5 .85 Million

    Awarded for injuries sustained in a construction accident
  • $5 .5 Million

    Queens awarded family of man run over and killed by Port Authority Bus
  • $5 .25 Million

    Brooklyn settlement due to landlord negligence and injuries due to fire
  • $5 Million

    Suffolk County settlement fall down
  • $5 Million

    Orange County Car accident
  • $4 .6 Million

    Brooklyn recovery for 58 year old pedestrian struck by NYPD police car
  • $5 .5 Million

    Brooklyn; Hasidic man hit by police car, shoulder fracture brain injury, hearing loss
  • $3 .2 Million

    Settlement for woman who was struck by car while crossing the street
  • $3 Million

    Brooklyn Construction accident by laborer

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