Posted on September 13th, 2010
A 13 foot high double decker bus crashed into a railway bridge with a clearance of 10 feet 9 inches in Salina, New York on Saturday afternoon. Four people were wrongfully killed in the accident and twenty others were treated for injuries.
The accident occurred after the bus driver, 59-year old John Tomaszewski of New Jersey, took a wrong turn into an unfamiliar area. The bus was planned to make a stop in Syracuse off of Interstate 81 but somehow ended up on the Onondaga Lake Parkway.
The four people killed in the accident were from New York, Pennsylvania, Malaysia, and India. Of the twenty others injured, one was listed in very critical condition and the driver and three others in serious condition.
Tragically, many people are injured and killed in numerous accidents in New York daily. You must know that personal injuries that happen as a result of other person’s negligence or recklessness may be eligible for legal recourse. In such a case you may want to consult an accident lawyer in Brooklyn-based law firm. Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys will handle your case and guide you through all the stages of litigation.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those lost in this tragic accident.
Posted on September 7th, 2010
Each day thousands of US citizens get injured in auto accidents. If you’ve become victim of a driver’s negligence in NY, you have grounds to retain an experienced Brooklyn accident lawyer to file a lawsuit and get the compensation you are eligible for. An example described below is just one of the hundreds, where the victims will get due compensation just because they addressed a lawyer timely.
Ford Motor Co. has settled with the family of New York Mets AA player Brian Cole, who was killed in a tragic car accident leaving spring training in 2001. Cole was driving his Ford Explorer Sport with his cousin when the vehicle veered and rolled off of State Highway 8 in Florida. Cole was thrown from the vehicle and passed away from injuries incurred in the accident.
This is the third time Cole’s family filed a wrongful death suit against Ford for the accident believing that “the Explorer is defective and unreasonably dangerous for the uses for which it was marketed because the vehicle has an unreasonable tendency to roll when used as Ford marketed it to be used [as a station wagon replacement]“. The first two cases resulted in hung juries, however this time, 11 out of 12 jurors found Ford at fault.
Ford will pay the family $131 million, including $1.5 million to Cole’s cousin who was injured in the accident.
Posted on August 12th, 2010
The four year legal battle over a wrongful death suit between Sean Bell’s family, would-be bride, and friends and the city of New York ended last month with a $7 million settlement.
Bell and two of his friends were leaving Club Kalua strip club in Queens on November 25th, 2006 from Bell’s bachelor party when they were shot by undercover NYPD cops. Bell accidentally tapped an undercover officer with his car while leaving the club and the undercover police men began firing 50 shots into the car. Bell was killed in the incident, 35-year old Joseph Guzman was shot 11 times, and 27-year old Travis Benefield was shot 3 times.
In the settlement, Bell’s family estate was awarded $3.25 million, Guzman was awarded $3 million, and Benefield was awarded $900,000.
Posted on August 10th, 2010
76-year old Robert Borchers was wrongfully killed in a tragic pedestrian accident Friday morning on Queens Boulevard. The accident occurred early Friday around 5:30 AM in Kew Gardens when a marked Correction Department vehicle traveling southbound struck Borchers as he was crossing the street.
Emergency officials quickly transported Borchers to Jamaica Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Police officers claim that Borchers did not have the right of way when he crossed the street. However, witnesses to the accident told investigators that he did. A recent investigation by the Daily News into whether or not certain traffic lights provide enough time for seniors to cross the street has some wondering whether or not the light at Queens Boulevard does. Between 1993 and 2000, 72 pedestrians were killed crossing Queens Blvd..
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Borchers’ family and friends during this difficult time.