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Minor car accident turned fatal hit and run

A young woman in New York recently died following a minor auto collision. The individual deemed responsible for the car accident has yet to be located. When he or she is, the victim's family may have legal recourse.

According to a recent news report, an 18-year-old woman was operating her vehicle eastbound on Hempstead Turnpike when she collided with a pickup truck that turned in front of her from a side street. Both she and the driver of the pickup pulled over at a gas station. When the woman exited her vehicle to talk to the other driver, the driver of the pickup hit the gas, struck the teenager and fled the scene. The victim suffered severe head trauma and died at the hospital hours later.

Protect yourself from winter accidents in New York City

When winter weather hits New York City, it is not only the coldest season of the year, it is also a season with weather conditions that encourage the incidence rate of slip-and-fall injuries as well as vehicle accidents. Icy streets and snowy sidewalks can cause people to injure themselves, and serious injuries may lead to costly medical bills and lost work in addition to the pain and suffering of the injury itself.

Here are a few practical tips to help you avoid the common slip-and-fall injury many New Yorkers face when the weather turns cold and icy, as well as stay safe from the risk of a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle.

Drunk driving is a problem at both the state and national levels

How many people get one or a few drinks in their system and then get behind the wheel of a car? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is well over 100 million people a year. With so many people making this decision, it is amazing that more people in New York and elsewhere are not injured or killed in drunk driving-related incidents.

The drunk driving problem is something that has seen some small improvements over the years, but not much. In 2014, 111 million people admitted to driving after consuming alcoholic beverages, which is quite a bit less than the 161 million who admitted to the same in 2006. But, still, it is too many people putting themselves and others at risk.

New York pedestrian accident: Man struck in Queens

Law enforcement officers in New York are looking for the individual responsible for a crash that left one person injured. In mid-October, a man was severely injured in a pedestrian accident in Queens. A description of the vehicle involved has been released to the public, but so far the driver remains at large.

According to reports, in the evening of Tuesday, Oct. 17, a 55-year-old man was walking his bike on Juniper Valley Road when he was hit by a Jeep SUV. After the initial impact, the victim became pinned between the Jeep and a parked car. He is said to have suffered critical injuries and was promptly transported to an area hospital for treatment. His current condition is unknown.

Are NYC bus tours safe?

Each year, millions from the U.S. and abroad come to see and experience The City That Never Sleeps. In fact, statistics from NYC & Company show that each year for the past seven years, more tourists have visited than the year before. 

With the tourism industry steadily growing, so has the risk of accidents related to the business. One of the most common in NYC is tour bus crashes. What should be a safe sightseeing tour through the boroughs can turn into fatal motor vehicle accidents. Unfortunately, there are no set statistics for tour bus crashes. Buses that are not part of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority do not follow the same regulations on safety and accident reporting. 

Family of woman left to die may pursue wrongful death claim

Recently in New York, a man crashed his car and allegedly left his passenger to die in the vehicle while he fled the scene. This tragic incident is said to have occurred Friday, Oct. 13. The victim's family may, according to state laws, be entitled to pursue a wrongful death claim in an effort to seek compensation for this unimaginable loss.

According to a report from a national news outlet, emergency response crews were called the scene of a fiery crash that occurred on the Gowanus Expressway. When they arrived, the driver of the car was nowhere to be seen and a passenger -- a 25-year-old woman -- was found deceased in the automobile. Investigators say that it appeared that the driver lost control of the vehicle and struck a concrete barrier.

Injured in a ride-share car accident?

Lyft, Uber and various other ride-share services have popped up over the years. They are very popular in New York and all across the country, as they are easy to access, relatively inexpensive and make getting around town a little less stressful. What happens, though, if one is injured in a ride-share car accident?

Car accidents happen all the time. Those who are passengers in ride-share vehicles when collisions occur may not know what to do after the fact and who is even considered responsible for their losses. The truth is, it all depends on the details of the event.

Stay safe when walking around construction zones

Construction zones are part of the everyday landscape for many people in New York City. Some of these projects are public and result in museums, libraries, senior centers and much more that enhance life every day for countless people. Private construction projects such as condo buildings are also essential. However, construction zones can pose a danger to pedestrians. After all, there is a reason that construction workers are more at risk for injury than other workers; construction zones are inherently dangerous.

So, here is a look at how you can stay safe when walking around them. 

Lose your spouse in a fatal car accident?

You were going about your day. Nothing seemed unusual about it -- just another day. Then you get the call that no one wants to receive -- your spouse was the victim of a fatal car accident. If negligence on the part of the other driver contributed to the event, according to the laws of New York, you may have legal recourse.

The sad reality of life is that it can be over in a minute. No one knows when that minute will come. When it does, and it is due to the negligent actions of another person, surviving family members can be left forever scarred. While nothing can bring back a life taken far too soon, it may be possible to seek some level of relief, which can help you during your grieving process.

3 injured in pedestrian accident in New York City

Many areas of New York City are considered high foot-traffic areas. Drivers and pedestrians alike have to be careful and look out for each other. It is highly unfortunate that, yet again, another pedestrian accident with injuries has been reported.

According to a major media outlet, three people were hit by a car while they were walking near Penn Station. This incident occurred in the afternoon on Friday, Sept. 29. Thankfully, none of the injuries suffered by any of the victims are believed to be life-threatening. However, their current conditions have not been reported.

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    Brooklyn jury awarded 41 year-old man for back injuries received in a car accident
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    Queens recovery for wrongful death
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    Bronx jury awarded 63 year-old school custodian worker for burns received from faulty water heater
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    Jury award to driver for back injuries that resulted from a motor vehicle accident
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    Queens 52 year-old man awarded for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accident with two tow trucks
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    Manhattan jury awarded woman for back injuries sustained from a kitchen ceiling collapse
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    Brooklyn settlement boy struck by school bus
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    Brooklyn jury awarded 2 Brooklyn women for injuries sustained in accident with NYC Transit bus
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    Awarded for injuries sustained in a construction accident
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    Queens awarded family of man run over and killed by Port Authority Bus
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    Brooklyn settlement due to landlord negligence and injuries due to fire
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    Suffolk County settlement fall down
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    Orange County Car accident
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    Brooklyn recovery for 58 year old pedestrian struck by NYPD police car
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    Brooklyn; Hasidic man hit by police car, shoulder fracture brain injury, hearing loss
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    Settlement for woman who was struck by car while crossing the street
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    Brooklyn Construction accident by laborer
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    Brooklyn settlement for our client who tripped on a raised sidewalk

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