Residents from New York are well-aware that motor vehicle accidents are often devastating. Many times, the accident is a result of distracted driving or some other form of negligence, but other times the cause is more egregious. A Queens woman was recently arraigned on a nine-count indictment for a fatal accident that resulted from her driving the wrong way on the New England Thruway. The incident caused one death and serious personal injury to another. The woman was also injured in the crash.
A teenage boy fell to his death late last month at a Bronx apartment complex near the Cross Bronx Expressway. Several factors indicate that a wrongful death lawsuit might come as a result of the fatal accident, which happened when the teenager apparently slipped and fell while hanging curtains in his fifth floor apartment. A police officer on the scene stated that "it was a pretty bad fall."
Two scary situations for New York residents in the same day led to injuries. On a Tuesday in September a 46-year-old man was involved in an accident at the Paramount Building that caused him to suffer neck and back injuries. The injuries occurred after an elevator at the building suddenly dropped three stories with the man inside. The fire department arrived quickly, but the man had to be transported to Bellevue Hospital for his injuries. Police are investigating the cause of the malfunction, but building personnel claim the elevators do not have a history of falling.
A New York City police officer faces several charges after he allegedly hit and killed a male pedestrian in a fatal accident recently.
In recent news, a local personal injury lawyer is facing personal injury woes of his own. The lawsuit stems from a car accident that involved the lawyer's car but was driven by one of the lawyer's employees.