A woman died after being hit by a taxi on the East Side of Manhattan, reported ABC News. Before hitting the woman, the cab was struck in the rear by a car pulling out of a parking space. What appears to be negligence has left a family grieving, said New York auto accident lawyer David Perecman.
Spinning out of control, the cab hit the pedestrian and pinned her against a pole. The woman suffered severe trauma to both legs. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Bellevue Hospital, said ABC News.
According to ABC News, no criminality is suspected.
“Oftentimes, in cases like this, families of deceased auto accident victims can feel outraged and confused with the way the justice system works,” Perecman said.
“The family of a victim who died in an auto accident may not see the inside of a criminal court, but they can gain a sense of justice and closure,” he added.
In civil court, an auto accident lawyer can work through the civil legal process. While no amount of compensation can replace the sudden loss of a loved one, money can help with the financial and emotional challenges posed by the death. Families of the victims of auto accidents can ask for compensation for medical expenses, funeral costs, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and more.
“Filing a civil claim cannot replace a family member who has died in an accident, but it can give a family closure,” said Perecman.
In 2010, 4,280 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Most of these pedestrian fatalities (73%) occurred in urban areas like New York City.
“By contacting a New York auto accident lawyer, families can begin the healing process by seeking justice,” said Perecman.
The auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm in New York have helped many people obtain the compensation they deserve following auto accidents in New York. Contact The Perecman Firm at 212-977-7033.
About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:
For the past 30 years, the New York personal injury, medical malpractice, construction accident, and auto accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have handled all types of cases of vehicular accidents in New York. David Perecman, founder of the Firm, has been recognized for his achievements as an Honoree in the National Law Journal’s Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine’s “The Best Lawyers in America” and The New York Times Magazine “New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition” for the years 2007-2010. The prestigious U.S. News & World Report ranks The Perecman Firm among the top 20 personal injury firms in New York City for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.
The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for its clients. Among the more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $15 million verdict** for a construction accident (Index 112370/03) Supreme Court, New York County, a $5.35 million dollar verdict*** for an automobile accident (Index 2749/04) Supreme Court, Kings County, and a $40 million dollar structured settlement for medical malpractice (Index 2146/03)****Supreme Court, Kings County.
The Perecman Firm serves Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island, Westchester, Upstate NY, Morris County, and Rockland County.
**later settled while on appeal for $7.940 million
*** later settled for $3.5 million
**** total potential payout
“Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.”