As a personal injury attorney in New York City, it is often my job to find out if someone’s injury or death is due to the neglect of another person. One topic of discussion recently is about the Bronx River Parkway tragedy that occurred in April of this year. A family of seven perished after their van hit a curb and was launched over the guardrail. Could this have been avoided?
The Bronx River Parkway is not new to accidents. In this instance, the van hit the guardrail and then fell about 60 feet below into a wooded area of the Bronx Zoo below. In another case from 2006, another family’s vehicle smashed into the median barrier the same area and killed six passengers. Yet another crash occurred in this area in 1987. In that situation, a car went over the median and into oncoming traffic. Three people died. Many want to know if this area really is safe.
Investigating the Concerns
When it comes to the job of a personal injury attorney, New York City residents can remain confident that we take the time to consider these questions carefully. Is this area safe? After the accident in 2006, the city replaced the medians with a new material meant to prevent vehicles from going over them and into oncoming traffic. Obviously, that may not have been enough. Some indicate that the problem stems from the patchwork fix the city has taken on this roadway leaving it dangerous for those who use it. Some even believe that if the area was properly maintained, these deaths could have been prevented.
Did You Suffer?
If you or someone you know suffered an accident in this area, contact our offices to learn if negligence was a factor. When you work with a personal injury attorney, New York City cases like these do not seem as overwhelming as they may when you are on your own. Our team can help you with any road accident injuries suffered as the result of negligence of a third party.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a personal injury or accident, please contact Gersowitz, Libo & Korek, P.C. personal injury lawyers serving injured victims in New York and New Jersey at 800-529-9997.