Access-A-Ride Pays GLK Client $5M to Settle a Pedestrian Accident Case

Catastrophic Pedestrian AccidentA 42-year-old lawyer was struck by an Access-A-Ride vehicle while in the crosswalk in Manhattan. The victim suffered a traumatic brain injury and an exacerbation of psychological issues. The victim and his family hired Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. to seek justice. The firm and their experienced trial attorneys put up a strong fight. Amongst other litigation tactics, they retained nationally recognized experts in the field of biomechanics and brain injury to prove their case.

The defendants fought the case for 6 years but eventually admitted defeat. The case finally settled with the owner of the vehicle, Metropolitan Transit Authority and the company operating the vehicle, Empire Paratransit, for $5 million prior to opening statements in court.

Access-A-Ride is a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) program that provides disabled individuals who are unable to use public subways or buses with transportation services. While Access-A-Ride aims to help some of New York’s neediest citizens, it has often fallen short according to recent audits of the service.

We Can Help You

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident with an Access-A-Ride vehicle, you need to make it a priority to consult with a personal injury attorney who specifically handles these types of accidents. The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have the experience, knowledge, and resources to help you and your loved ones obtain the full compensation that you deserve.

To schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our New York accident attorneys, please call us toll-free at 1-800- 529-9997.

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