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Pick-up Truck Plows Into New York City Restaurant’s Outdoor Seating Area Injuring Patrons

outdoor diningSeveral people were injured after a pickup truck plowed into New York City restaurant’s outdoor seating area in late July. The driver of a Ford pickup truck crashed into the barrier of an outdoor area of a restaurant erected on Fifth Avenue near 41st Street by L’Wren restaurant in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.

“Open Restaurants” has become the city’s new initiative to reduce the risk of Covid-19 while allowing restaurants to keep their doors open by expanding dining area into the street. As a result, cars have no choice but to drive right on the side of people having food and drinks. Although it is mandatory to erect protective barriers, accidents still happen. And in the case of the L’Wren restaurant, the 5000-pound pickup truck knocked down the barriers to the floor and plowed down three patrons dining on the street. A mother barely had time to scoop her two kids away to prevent them from being injured. The driver, who remained at the scene of the crash, was unlicensed.

What To Do After an Accident

The steps you take after a motor vehicle crash can significantly impact your legal rights. Below are some important steps to take both at the scene of the crash and in the aftermath to protect your legal rights and make sure that you get the full compensation that you deserve:

  • Call the police to come to the scene and complete a police report
  • Get the information of all parties involved in the accident
  • Take photographs of the scene of the accident
  • Seek immediate medical attention, even if you believe you were not injured
  • Contact an experienced New York City accident attorney

If you were injured while dining in an outdoor restaurant space created in parking spaces or on the street, you should also get the information of the restaurant for your attorney.

Contact Our New York Accident Attorneys

If you have been injured in an accident in New York City, you need to immediately contact an experienced New York City accident attorney to protect your legal rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. For more information or to consult with an experienced New York City accident attorney, please call Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. at 1-646-798-1535.

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Jeff Korek

Jeff S. Korek

Senior Trial Partner​

Jeff S. Korek joined Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. in 1992 as the Senior Trial partner. Known for his meticulous preparation and dedication to his clients, Jeff has obtained some of the state’s highest verdicts and settlements.