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    NYC Pays $1.5 Million Injury Settlement to Man Struck in Traffic

    By Michael Barasch

    The New York Daily News recently reported that the city paid a $1.5 million settlement to a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle after a traffic signal allegedly changed too soon. At the time of the 2008 accident, the plaintiff, Joseph Mare, had been a senior at C.W. Post and a promising baseball […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Cyclist Hits Pedestrian, Then Flees the Scene

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A bicyclist who plowed into a pedestrian on the Upper East Side was caught on film before quickly riding away from the scene. Video footage was obtained via a dash cam in the victim’s car, which showed the aftermath of a cyclist sideswiping the 67-year-old woman. The woman had reportedly parked her car and was […]

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    Jaywalker Hit and Killed in Manhattan

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Two separate vehicles struck two pedestrians in Upper Manhattan after the individuals reportedly jaywalked across 207th Street and 9th Avenue, leaving one seriously injured and the other dead. A 1999 Ford Explorer was the first to hit the two, sending the pedestrians flying into traffic. A second vehicle subsequently hit them. Both men were taken […]

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  • Auto AccidentsPersonal Injury

    Report: 60 Percent of State’s Pedestrian Deaths in New York City

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A recently released report shows that more than 60 percent of pedestrians who were struck and killed in traffic accidents in the state of New York were hit in the five boroughs of New York City. A total of 732 pedestrian fatalities occurred between the years of 2011 and 2013, according to the report from […]

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  • Wrongful DeathAuto Accidents

    SUV Hits and Kills Pedestrian in New York City

    By Dominique A. Penson

    An SUV reportedly crashed into another vehicle and then plowed into a pedestrian after being thrust onto the curb. The recent accident occurred in Hell’s Kitchen where a southbound GMC Envoy collided with a similarly southbound Freightliner truck. The accident caused the SUV to jump the curb, striking a 56-year-old man from the Bronx. Emergency […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Studies Show 2014 was the Safest Year for NYC Pedestrians in a Century

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Mayor Bill de Blasio has made curbing the number of pedestrian deaths in New York City a huge priority during his tenure so far. His administration implemented the Vision Zero plan in early 2014 with the goal of bringing the number of pedestrian deaths down to zero over the course of the next decade. So […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Trial of Bus Driver in Fatal Accident to be Delayed

    By Dominique A. Penson

    By now, the case involving a bus driver who was charged with a crime after a fatal accident under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan was supposed to have gone to trial. But that trial was put on hold as of late February, prompting speculation that prosecutors would soon drop it altogether. A Metropolitan […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Woman Struck by Cab in New York’s Times Square

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A California woman who was visiting New York City for the funeral of a friend suffered a severe leg injury in a freak accident in Times Square. She was reportedly lifting her luggage into the trunk of a yellow taxicab when suddenly another taxi appeared behind and struck her, sandwiching her and pinning her legs […]

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    Family Fears Teen Daughter Could Lose Leg After Bus Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    Jiahuan Xu, a 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn, was walking to school last month when she was suddenly struck by a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus. She had been crossing the street when the bus seemingly came out of nowhere. According to Xu, one of the bus’s wheels pinned her left leg for 15 minutes or […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Queens Man in Critical Condition After Pedestrian Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    A car accident in Queens caused some collateral damage recently, and now a pedestrian who suffered some severe injuries as a result of the accident is in critical condition in a New York hospital.  According to one of the drivers involved in the accident, the driver of a dark green Toyota Camry was exiting the […]

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