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July 2014 Archives

Teens need adult control to decrease chances of fatal accident

According to trauma experts at Stony Brook Hospital in New York, car accidents are the number one cause of deaths of children and teens. The AAA organization reports that summer is the most dangerous time for teens who operate motor vehicles. To decrease the chances for teen injuries or deaths from a serious or fatal accident, a trauma program manager at the hospital recommends a strong program of adult involvement.

Did automaker know about the risk for a fatal car accident?

New York readers may be well aware of the troubles surrounding the automaker General Motors and the higher risk of a fatal car accident in some of their cars. Recently, documentation has been revealed that the automaker did actually know that some cars had an easily fixable, yet very hazardous, defect. Certain models reportedly had a higher risk for a fatal car accident, yet the automaker did not move quickly to recall and fix the known issues.

New York car accident leads to 2 deaths

Two individuals recently died in New York, leaving surviving family members and friends grieving over the loss of their loved ones. The car accident took place along Interstate 90 on July 4, shortly prior to midnight. The two people who died were both passengers in a vehicle that police said was traveling at a high rate of speed.

2 die in truck accident involving 6 vehicles in New York

It is important to follow the rules of the road. These rules are designed to keep drivers safe while on the roads and freeway. However, when a driver fails to follow them, he or she could put the lives of other motorists in danger. Unfortunately, this is what one driver is accused of doing recently after a fatal truck accident in New York.

1 dead, 1 injured in fatal accident in western New York

In New York, liability for injuries in an auto accident is governed by the principles of comparative negligence. Originally, most states had a system called contributory negligence. In contributory negligence, if an injured party was in any way at fault in the accident then that party would be precluded from collecting damages. This applied to a fatal accident as well as to a minor one.

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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