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September 2013 Archives

Video game challenges you to text and drive -- and maybe crash

In a recent blog post, we talked about the dangers of texting while driving. The texting while driving issue is not necessarily new, but the ideas to solve it keep evolving. Hopefully someday soon, we will have some protocol, method or device that prevents texting while driving altogether. Until then, we have to rely on the laws that are in place now -- and the hope that people show some sense -- to prevent distracted driving accidents that relate to a cell phone.

Queens grandma dies in hit-and-run, alleged drunk driver arrested

A car accident often feel like a chance happening – a bad luck of the draw and at the very least, an inconvenience. Many drivers hit the roads every morning in New York and with any luck, get home safely by night. Unfortunately, on any given day, somebody will be made a victim as a result of a car accident.

REPORT: National crash average for a driver is once per decade

Every year, many reports are published discussing statistics related to crashes on our roadways. Although on paper they are just numbers, to those who actually make up those statistics, it is far from that. Each crash, no matter how small, can have profound effects on those involved. It may come in the form of emotions and anxiety, minor injuries, hospitalization, or even death.

Cellphone use and texting leads to fatal crashes

A study conducted in Massapequa, New York reported that one in every 10 drivers used cellphones while operating their motor vehicles.  This result was consistent with that reported from other communities where percentages of cellphone use while driving ranged from 9.7 to 13 percent.

Woman's foot severed in Manhattan pedestrian accident

Manhattan is as busy with pedestrian traffic as it is with taxi cabs. When the two collide in a tragic accident, the consequences can be horrifying. Last week, a 23-year-old tourist from the Great Britain was enjoying a hot dog that she had just bought from a street vendor in Manhattan when tourism turned to tragedy. According to reports, the driver of a nearby taxi lost control, jumped a curb and hit the woman.

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
  • $1 .375 Million

    Brooklyn settlement for our client who tripped on a raised sidewalk

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