New York roads are busy, and not every motorist acts with caution behind the wheel. One driver was allegedly seen speeding recently, moments before a tragic accident occurred. Sadly, the incident resulted in both serious injuries and death.
When the summer weather is temperate in New York, riding a bike around the city's five boroughs is inarguably one of the best ways to explore the city. As many New York cyclists know, around every corner is an exciting new restaurant to try or an iconic historical landmark. Many will bike safely this summer, but those who are unfortunately involved in bicycle accidents would be wise not to face the aftermath of an accident alone.
Accidents happen for many reasons, and it is important for victims to know if they could be eligible for financial compensation for their pain and suffering. Negligence, drunk driving, distraction, speeding and driver error are just some of the most common causes of vehicle accidents in New York. When innocent people are left injured or in pain, working with the right lawyer can be critical to obtaining your rightful recovery.
No matter how careful a New York driver is, no one can control the choices of other drivers. Drivers may employ defensive driving techniques, but sometimes there is simply nothing that can be done to avoid getting in an accident. With all of the cars, trucks and taxis on the roads, some New Yorkers who have not yet been in an accident may feel that it is only a matter of time.
A driver struck two bicyclists, fatally injuring one, before slamming her vehicle into another car as well as a residence on a recent Wednesday afternoon in June. The accident occurred in Hicksville. A mangled bicycle and a lone helmet were all that were left behind to rest on the pavement after the accident occurred, a New York journalist reported.
When an individual either slips, trips or falls on the property of another in New York, and the owner failed to take the appropriate precautions to prevent the accident from happening, the owner may be financially responsible for the victim's injuries. What follows is a an overview of fairly common conditions and scenarios that often lead to a slip and fall accident when indoors. However, it is meant to serve only as a general overview -- and is not exhaustive -- so victims of these types of accidents are advised to consult an attorney.