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Car Crashes Into Pedestrians in New York’s Time Square

On Thursday, May 18, 2017, a car barreled into bustling New York’s Time Square killing one person and injuring at least 20 more people. The speeding car jumped the sidewalk on the west side of 7th Avenue at 42nd Street and crashed into pedestrians for three blocks. The car finally came to a stop when it crashed at the northwest corner of 45th Street. The tragic scene started with screeching tires and ended with screams, panic and a fiery crash at one of the world’s most visited sites. The driver of the 2009 Honda Accord is Richard Rojas, 26,...

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

A 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...

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Teen Car Accidents At An All Time High

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of deaths among teens in the U.S. Teens between the ages of 16 and 19 are three times more likely to be involved in a fatal accident. The number one cause of teen car accidents is driver error. Parents can play a big role in teaching their teenagers how to drive safely and avoid driving errors. The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CIRP@CHOP) has put together a team that is dedicated to improving teen driver safety. Teen Driving Risk Factors Inexperience is a disadvantage that...

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Does Every Injury Mean the Cruise Ship Is Liable?

Injuries and deaths occur on cruise ships every year. The main cause of that is negligence, but there are times when a cruise ship will have a valid defense when a claim is made against them. Founder of Percy Martinez Law office, Percy Martinez, and his partners have had a large number of clientele that became victims of a cruise ship accident. The sad part is that these people went aboard a cruise ship to have a good time while vacationing, but instead, it ended in tragedy and caused a trauma for the rest of their lives. This firm...

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Pedestrian Suffered Serious Injuries In New York Bus Accident

A 61-year-old woman was critically injured after being hit by an MTA bus in New York City on March 6, 2017, around 9 p.m. Aurora Beauchamp was crossing E. Houston Street at Avenue D in the crosswalk at a green light when she was struck by the MTA bus. She was transported to a local hospital. Beauchamp suffered serious injuries, including a broken sternum, ribs, hip and pelvis. She also suffered internal bleeding. The bus driver was also transported to the hospital for trauma. The police charged him with failure to yield to a pedestrian. This is not the...

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