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23 September 2013

What To Do If You’re A Pedestrian Accident Or Injury Victim

There is no question that New York City is a dangerous place to walk and drive.

Recent Pedestrian Accidents In New York City

The most recent example of a pedestrian accident occurred on August 20, 2013, when a 24 year old cab driver became distracted after becoming embroiled in an altercation with a bicyclist, lost control of his taxi and mowed down a pedestrian severing her left foot and mangling her right leg. The cab driver, who has a history of incurring administrative violations during his brief career as a cab driver, was given an additional administrative summons for being an unauthorized driver.

The woman in the above example was a young woman who was visiting New York City for the first time. As a result of the accident, her dream vacation turned into a nightmare which will significantly impact the rest of her life.

Were You Hit By A Motor Vehicle?

The Lipsig firm has the skill, knowledge and drive to obtain results and compensation for you or your loved ones injuries. Some examples of the results we have achieved for our clients include a $1,500,000 settlement for a 68 year old woman who was struck by a car exiting a driveway. She suffered a fractured elbow requiring surgery and the installation of hardware in her arm, which was removed a year later. Another example of a pedestrian injury case is the $1,850,000 settlement reached for a 62 year old business owner who was struck by a motor vehicle backing up over a cross walk and suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Our firm also achieved a $4,475,000 settlement on the eve of trial for a 14 year old boy who was struck by a bus while he was attempting to cross Rockaway Boulevard in Queens on the first day of school. To achieve this settlement Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman conducted seven depositions and hired ten experts to assist the firm in analyzing bot the liability and injury portions of this case and to testify at trial.

The last case is a strong example of the efforts that your pedestrian accident lawyers will make on behalf of their clients to achieve the necessary and desired results for victims of drivers’ negligence.

Contact Our Pedestrian Accident Lawyers

Remember, if you or a loved one are seriously injured as a result of being struck by a motor vehicle, fill out a contact form or call Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman today at 212-285-3300, to schedule a free initial consultation.