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Fatal accident leaves 1 dead, driver under suicide watch

A 29-year-old New York man who drove his high-priced Porsche into the rear of a parked bus in Queens is being held in prison under a suicide watch as he awaits a hearing on DWI and vehicular manslaughter charges. After leaving a bar where he admitted to drinking six beers and three shots, he attempted to drive a female passenger to her home. At the scene of the fatal accident, upon seeing that his passenger was dead, he reportedly tried but failed to strangle himself to death with the string from his hoodie, according to police.

Families of bus accident victims may have wrongful death claims

Red flags went up for New York City traffic officials in November when public transit buses killed four pedestrians who were crossing the street in four separate accidents that month. In 2014, there were eight pedestrian deaths during the year from transit buses. In those cases where the negligence of bus drivers was a substantial factor in causing a pedestrian death, the decedent's estate may assert a wrongful death claim to pursue financial relief for the death of the loved one.

Wrongful death and injury claims may increase NYC traffic safety

Transportation Alternatives is a watchdog group that follows the prosecutorial practices of New York City authorities against reckless and dangerous drivers who cause serious physical injury and death to pedestrians and bicyclists in the city. TA has issued a recent report, indicating that authorities in all of the boroughs are letting many drivers who are criminally responsible get away with their offenses without charges. For example, the report documents numerous accidents involving the wrongful death or serious injury of children and others that resulted in no charges being brought.

Fatal accident claims the life of New York woman

The change to standard time on Nov. 1 may have impacted more than just our sleep patterns. The Chief of the New York Police Department Transportation Bureau has speculated that it may have had something to do with the recent increase of fatal accident occurrences in the city. Since Nov. 1, at least 11 people have been killed in traffic accidents in the city.

Driver kills 1, injures 11 in Thanksgiving night fatal accident

It is always distressing to see the senseless human tragedy that is caused by a reckless motorist who runs amok for no apparent reason. In those rare occurrences, the motor vehicle may become as dangerous a weapon as a rapid-fire gun. The perpetrator can run up a toll of many persons injured and even killed. That is what happened in a fatal accident that occurred in New York City on Thanksgiving evening.

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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