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Bus versus car accident leaves 13 injured

Authorities in New York are in the process of investigating a crash that left 13 people injured. The bus versus car accident occurred Friday, June 15, in the Bronx. The victims of this crash may be entitled to seek compensation for their losses through legal means.

According to a local news report, police were called to Morris Park Avenue and East 180th Street just after 1 p.m. to investigate a collision between a pickup and a city bus. Little is known about how or why the crash happened. What is known is that 11 people were taken to various area hospitals for treatment. A total of six victims are said to have suffered serious injuries, and five victims suffered minor injuries. Two of the victims refused immediate medical attention at the scene.

Car accident claims 1 life, leaves a child injured and motherless

Police in New York are in the process of investigating a crash that left a child injured and motherless. This car accident occurred in the Brooklyn area on Tuesday, June 10. One or both of the drivers involved in this incident may be held legally responsible for the losses suffered by the surviving victim and the other family members of the deceased.

A 32-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son were at the bus stop next to their home on Remsen Avenue when two vehicles crashed in front of them. The force of impact sent one of the cars in their direction and struck them both. The female victim suffered fatal injuries, and her son was critically wounded. The child's recovery will be a long and difficult one, but he is expected to survive.

Third party claims for construction site injuries

If you work on a construction site in New York City, you know you run the risk of injury from various causes. With the recent increase in construction accidents, you may have concerns about your options if an injury leaves you with mounting medical expenses and a decreased ability to work.

Many people assume a work injury means they can only get workers' compensation. On one hand, it can be quicker and easier to obtain than getting a legal judgment or settlement. On the other, you end up facing limitations in the extent of benefits, which may fall short of what you actually need.

An out-of-control driver is a negligent driver

You were at your local coffee place when all of a sudden a car comes crashing through the building and hits you. You were driving your normal route to work when all of a sudden the driver next to you crashes into you and forces you both off the road. You were walking in your neighborhood when all of a sudden a car was on top of you. All of these accident examples have one thing in common; they were caused by out-of-control drivers. According to the state of New York, an out-of-control driver is a negligent driver.

If you fall victim to a driver who was not able to maintain control of his or her vehicle, any damages you sustained in the accident may be recoverable. It does not matter if they are economic or noneconomic in nature. If the damages are deemed legally recoverable in accordance with state law, you may pursue relief through legal means.

Slip and falls from inadequate lighting

There are many ways for people to trip and fall around a commercial property. Some of the most common reasons include walking on stairs, walking over a slippery surface and exiting a vehicle. 

However, one reason that many individuals overlook is inadequate lighting. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure every area of a building has sufficient lighting. Some buildings have inferior designs where no light fixtures could possibly fit into a certain area. In other cases, a lightbulb went out and the owner failed to address it. In either instance, it is important for the injured party to consider how lighting played a role in the slip and fall accident

Fatal motorcycle accident leaves 1 dead,1 injured

Police in upstate New York are investigating a crash that left one person dead and another individual with serious injuries. The fatal motorcycle accident occurred on Sunday, May 27, in Hounsfield. Investigators say that the driver responsible claims to have not seen the motorcycle coming. 

According to reports, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the driver of an SUV -- a  44-year-old woman -- stopped at a stop sign and then proceeded into an intersection, right into the path of a motorcycle coming west on Route 3. The motorcyclist had no time to stop and struck the passenger side of the SUV. The motorcycle driver -- a 52-year-old male -- and his passenger -- a 52-year-old female -- were both thrown from the vehicle. Both victims were transported to medical facilities for treatment. The male victim was pronounced dead after arriving at the hospital, while the female victim was admitted in serious condition. 

When negligence is behind a truck accident

Numerous New York residents suffer injuries or lose loved ones in trucking accidents every year. The resulting damages can take an extreme toll on a person physically, financially and emotionally. Anyone negatively affected by a truck accident -- either through injury or death of a loved one -- needs to know that if negligence contributed to the event, compensation may be sought.

Truck accidents happen all the time. How will one know if driver or employer negligence is to blame? In the end, it is all in the details. A few examples of company or truck driver negligence that can lead to collisions include:

  • Lack of training or proper licensure
  • Failure to abide by hours of service guidelines
  • Overloading truck
  • Not properly securing cargo
  • Failure to properly maintain trucks
  • Failure to follow safety guidelines when transporting hazardous materials

Bronx man killed in truck accident

Those close to a man who was recently killed when hit by a garbage truck in New York want answers as to why this happened. They say that the driver responsible for the truck accident has struck and killed someone before. Police and the city are working toward having the trucker's license suspended.

According to a recent news report, on April 27, a man in his 70s was walking on E. 152nd St in Morrisania when he was hit by a Sanitation Salvage truck. Sadly, he died at the scene of the crash. The victim was a long time resident in the area. His loss has affected numerous individuals.

How common are construction site injuries in New York?

Construction work is, by its very nature, one of the most dangerous types of careers a person can undertake. The risks of injury are present on a daily basis all over the construction site, and it is not uncommon for a New York construction worker to suffer an on-the-job injury.

If you suffer an injury on a site, it is important to know what to do next. Here is some information about how common construction injuries are in New York, and what you should do if you become harmed while on the clock.

Elderly couple in car accident at car wash

An elderly New York couple was outside their vehicle at a car wash when they were struck by an SUV. The car accident claimed the life of one of the victims and left the other with critical injuries. Police are still in the process of investigating this tragedy. 

According to a recent news report, an 85-year-old woman and her 90-year-old husband were in their sedan at a car wash when it was struck by an SUV that was unattended and coming out of the wash. The couple got out of their vehicle in order to inspect the damage. While doing so, an employee entered the SUV, accelerated and hit them. He proceeded to do this three times before putting the SUV in park. 

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
  • $14 .75 Million

    Brooklyn jury awarded 33 year old woman who suffered a neck injury in a motor vehicle collision
  • $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

    Brooklyn; Hasidic man hit by police car, shoulder fracture brain injury, hearing loss
  • $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
  • $4 .25 Million

    Recovery Brooklyn for our client a bicyclist injured by a motor vehicle just before Herb Subin was going to sum up on damages. The highest pretrial offer by defendant was $250,000
  • $4 Million

    Brooklyn recovery for our client who was the victim of police brutality.
  • $3 .2 Million

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

    Brooklyn Construction accident by laborer
  • $1 .7 Million

    Bronx settlement for our client who was injured falling on defective stairs
  • $1 Million

    Brooklyn recovery for our client who fell due to a defective staircase

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