A tragic accident involving a Staten Island high school student several years ago left one family devastated. However, after five years, the wrongful death lawsuit that was filed relating to the accident was finally settled for $500,000.
Going to the doctor can be a scary experience for many people. What's even scarier is that even the greatest health professionals in the world can make mistakes. Some of these mistakes can have devastating consequences. In New York, victims of these mistakes and their families can sometimes file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the doctor or medical professional that made the mistake. While nothing will make up for the pain and suffering caused, the damages from the lawsuit can help you and your family move forward from this tragedy.
In a city with heavy foot traffic, such as New York, pedestrian accidents are very common. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Association, just under 5,000 pedestrians die in motor vehicle related accidents every year. Over 75,000 pedestrians were injured by vehicles in 2012.
As technology develops, more and more drivers are driving while distracted. According to a new report released by the Governors Highway Safety Association, young people are the most likely to be distracted at the time of a fatal accident. The report is based on federal data from 2012.