Auto accidents in New York City happen every day. Impatient and distracted drivers oftentimes cause minor to severe injuries and even death. New York auto accident attorneys are experienced and well versed in traffic laws making it possible for them to fight for and win fair settlements for their clients.
Distracted Truck Drivers: Deadly Consequences
Earlier this month, a pedestrian crossed the street in the Lower East Side of New York City when she was struck and killed by a truck driver. As the light turned green, the driver accelerated, hitting the woman, Lorii, who then died in the hospital 2 days later. It is rumored that NYPD Accident Investigation Squad did not even investigate details of this horrid, and surprisingly common in NYC, event.
Because the driver stayed at the scene, had not been drinking and had the right of way, he suffered no consequences—noteven a ticket. Although New York state law requires its drivers to operate with due care to avoid hitting pedestrians and those on bikes, less than half of the drivers involved in the killing of pedestrians or cyclists are actually cited. In fact, drivers who merely injure street users are rarely reprimanded in any way.
New York Personal Injury Lawyers Fight for Justice
At the Law Firm of The Edelsteins Faegenburg & Brown LLP, New York personal injury lawyers have years of experience and success in winning cases that involve auto accidents in New York City. New York auto accident attorneys have experience winning settlements from:
- Broken & fractured bones
- Torn ligaments
- Injuries resulting in surgery
- Wrongful death
In a case similar to Lorii’s, the Law Firm of Edelsteins Faegenburg & Brown LLP was successful in obtaining a $5,250,000 settlement for a Staten Island man who was also struck by a truck and suffered injuries to the groin, leg and elbow. Although the man was lucky enough to survive, the injuries suffered were life changing and deserving of aggressive prosecution by a New York personal injury lawyer.
Let New York Auto Accident Attorneys Defend You
If you or a member of your family has suffered an injury or wrongful death by auto accident, let the Law Firm of Edelsteins Faegenburg & Brown LLP help you.
Visit the contact page of the Edelsteins Faegenburg & Brown LLP site to learn how we can help you achieve the best settlement or verdict possible for your personal injury.