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Seven People Injured in Manhattan Pedestrian Accident

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A woman suffered a serious head injury and six others were injured in a pedestrian accident in the Flatiron District of Manhattan the night of Dec. 7. According to news reports, the driver of a sedan, who was possibly suffering a medical episode, blew the light at East 23rd Street and Park Avenue striking three pedestrians in the crosswalk and another car.

The sedan then hit another car that was waiting to make a left turn onto 23rd Street. That car in turn hit another vehicle as a result of the impact. One of the pedestrians in the crosswalk, a 49-year-old woman, suffered a horrific head injury. All seven victims, including four occupants from the three cars, were transported to a local hospital. WABC reported that five victims were in stable condition and two of the victims are in serious condition. Our thoughts and prayers are all with the injured victims and we wish them the very best for a speedy recovery.

Common Pedestrian Accident Injuries

Pedestrian accidents have the potential to cause major, life-changing injuries. Here are some of the most common injuries suffered in pedestrian accidents:

Traumatic brain injuries: This is an injury caused by a violent blow to the head. Even brain injuries that are typically categorized as “mild” may result in long-term brain damage. Some of the most serious traumatic brain injuries such as skull fractures or bleeding in the brain may result in permanent disabilities. Traumatic brain injuries often require lengthy hospital stays and long-term rehabilitation. The costs of such treatments add up very quickly.

Spinal cord damage: A spinal cord injury may occur as the result of a severe blow to the spinal column. This may cause fractures of the vertebrae or dislocations. Injuries to the spinal cord may result in partial or complete paralysis. Such disabilities typically require full-time nursing care and lengthy rehabilitative treatment and therapy.

Fractures or broken bones: This occurs when there is a blow to the bone that causes a break. While fractures are often not life threatening, they may require extensive treatment and rehabilitation. Compound fractures where the bone exits the skin may result in disabilities or deformities as well.

Amputations: In some cases, pedestrian accidents may result in lifelong repercussions for the victim, especially when accidental amputation of limbs and extremities occur. These are catastrophic injuries, which means the injury is permanent and life changing.

Internal organ damage: This refers to internal injuries that may result in damage to vital organs such as the heart, lungs, spleen, kidneys, etc. Such injuries cause internal bleeding, which may even prove fatal.

Contacting an Experienced Lawyer

Injured pedestrian accident victims will able to seek compensation for damages including, but not limited to, medical expenses, lost income and benefits, hospitalization, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, past and future pain and suffering, etc. Please remember that you can file a personal injury lawsuit even if you were not walking in a crosswalk at the time of the collision. Our law firm has secured substantial compensation for pedestrians who were not walking in a crosswalk when their injury crash occurred. We have recovered millions of dollars for pedestrians who were not in crosswalks.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a pedestrian accident, or if you have lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by a negligent (careless) driver, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options, and also fight hard to recover just compensation for you.

For over 48 years, our skilled accident attorneys have established a proven track record of helping injured victims get fair compensation for their losses. Our law firm recently recovered $5,600,000 for a bicyclist who was hit by a van, and $2,550,000 for another victim of a truck accident, and $3,000,000 for a pedestrian who was hit by a car, and the full $1,000,000 insurance policy for a pedestrian who was hit by a truck, and $4,625,000 for a driver who was in a car and was hit by a van, and $2,500,000 for a man who fell through an improperly secured hole. Also, one of our clients obtained a verdict for $43,940,000 and another of our clients got a verdict for $23,500,000, both in medical malpractice cases.

Please contact us TOLL FREE 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). WE CAN EVEN COME TO YOU. There is no attorneys’ fee unless we recover money for you. We can also help with personal injury and medical malpractice cases in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.

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Sources: https://nypost.com/2019/12/08/seven-people-injured-including-three-pedestrians-in-manhattan-car-crash/

https://abc7ny.com/7-hospitalized-after-car-hits-pedestrians-careens-into-another-vehicle/5739634/

 

 

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Lead Paint Concerns Close 12 New York City Classrooms

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New York City Has Spent More Than Half a Billion Due to Its Workers Reckless Driving

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Road Safety Tips for a Busy Thanksgiving Holiday

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Elevated Blood-Lead Levels Reported in Fewer New York City Children

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