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10 March 2014

Perils Of Being A Pedestrian

The perils of being a pedestrian in New York City continue to make headlines as the reckless and dangerous conduct of drivers continues to take its toll on the most vulnerable and at risk segments of the city’s population. All too often, pedestrians are involved in motor vehicle accidents.

Recent Pedestrian Injury Personal Injury Cases

Most recently, an elderly woman was struck and killed by a hit and run driver with a suspended license in Queens; the twentieth pedestrian fatality of 2014. According to the police, the 73 year old woman who investigators believe suffers from dementia, was walking in the middle of Jamaica Avenue when a gray 2004 Nissan Altima hit her and took off at about 6:30 am. Medics rushed the victim to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition with head trauma and a broken leg where she died three hours later.

Video surveillance caught her leaving her nearby home on 129th Street in a nightgown and sneakers, and investigators are looking into the specific cause of the accident. The twenty seven year old driver was arrested and charged with leaving the scene of an accident as well as being an unlicensed operator.

Our Attorneys’ Extensive Experience

If you or a loved one are the victim of such a hit and run accident, call Lipsig, Shapey Manus & Moverman, New York City’s premier car accident attorneys. The lawyers at the firm have the skill and a proven track record to obtain maximum results for their clients.

Some of their most recent verdicts include a seven million six hundred thousand ($,7,600,000) dollar personal injury verdict for a sixty five year old woman who lost her leg as a result of being struck by a vehicle that had skidded on an icy roadway; a seven figure verdict for a fifty seven year old woman who was struck by a bus causing leg and arm amputations and a loss of sight in one eye.

The case was eventually settled after verdict and during an appeal by the defendant; a forty one year old working man sustained a neck injury in a motor vehicle accident that required a fusion surgery; a multi million dollar verdict was taken on behalf of a sixty year old woman who was struck by a New York City Transit Authority bus causing a degloving injury and fractures of her left leg which required multiple surgeries; and a one million eight hundred fifty thousand ($1,850,000) dollar verdict taken on behalf of a sixty two year old business owner who suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle backing up over a cross walk.

How Lipsig Can Help

These are just a few examples of the success that Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman, the premier car accident attorneys in NYC, have had in obtaining justice and compensation for their clients.

If you or a loved one has been injured in any type motor vehicle accident caused by a hit and run vehicle or another’s negligence, call the motor vehicle negligence lawyers at Lipsig Shapey Manus & Moverman for a free consultation.

Click here now to contact the car accident attorneys and find out whether you have grounds to make a claim, at no cost to you. You may also call us toll free at 1 800-9-LIPSIG for a free consultation and remember, there is no fee unless we obtain a recovery.