Not every personal injury case is successful. There are various factors which may contribute to a losing case in court. Here are a number of reasons why your personal injury case may be lost:
Many New York residents are killed or injured in pedestrian accidents each year, and data from the NHTSA indicates that busy urban streets such as those found in Queens are particularly hazardous for those traveling on foot. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a pedestrian is killed every two hours in the United States, and those over the age of 65 or under the age of 15 have a higher risk of being struck by a motor vehicle while out walking.
Neck and back injuries are among the most common injuries. They can result from a fall or from a motor vehicle accident or other causes. These may go undetected at first, but may later become disabling. Some of the most common injuries we have seen include the following
If you have been injured from a motor vehicle accident or a fall, your first trip may be to the hospital. At the hospital you will be asked how the injury happened. This will usually be documented in the hospital record. Following the discharge from the hospital when you see your attorney, the attorney will have you sign a retainer agreement which provides for the attorney's fees, usually being one third. Legal action will follow, if no reasonable offer is made by the insurance company, to settle your case.
Subways and trains are used by millions of New Yorkers daily. Subways and Trains remain a popular means of transportation and are generally safe. However, subway and train accidents may happen for numerous reasons, including, but not limited to, the following:
Millions of people suffer disabling injuries from accidents related to stairs and steps
In New York City, property owners have a duty to clear snow and ice from their sidewalk and to keep their property in a safe condition as required by the New York City Administrative Code. Property owners often take steps to clear sidewalks, walkways, driveways, steps and parking lots. Taking measures to remove dangers within a reasonable time can prevent serious and debilitating, lifelong injuries.
According to Suffolk County authorities, a pedestrian struck by a vehicle on Broadhollow Road in Melville died as a result of the accident. Police indicated that their investigation into the Nov. 6 incident is ongoing.
On Oct. 6, a cab hit a building after jumping a curb on the Upper East Side. The crash took place around 11:50 a.m. when a taxi slammed into an eyeglass store at Madison Avenue and East 95th Street. The vehicle also hit a pedestrian before stopping completely.
A New York truck accident resulted in the death of a 91-year-old woman on July 18. The driver of the city sanitation truck involved in the pedestrian accident received a summons for failure to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian.