March 21, 2014 • Pedestrian Accidents
On behalf of Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP
It’s not just regular private vehicle traffic that New York City pedestrians need to worry about — even first responder or public emergency vehicles can also harm pedestrians.
One example is an unfortunate incident reported in the New York Daily News January 7, where a thirty-something local man was hit by a ladder truck responding to a fire call. Personal injury cases like this one are not unusual in places where high volumes of pedestrian and vehicle traffic intersect, as in the often clogged streets of the average Brooklyn neighborhood, but the involvement of a fire emergency vehicle does play a role in evaluating this particular case.
Broadcast reports show that the fire truck was headed for a destination at 36th St. and 12th Ave. in a congested area just below the Greenwood Cemetery, and ran into the pedestrian just a few blocks from the site, at McDonald and Church Avenue.
Firefighters on the truck provided care to the injury victim, and he was transported to the Lutheran Medical Center and pronounced in stable condition.
Personal injury cases like this one can be complicated in several ways. First, they tend to involve the municipality or local government in key ways. There is also the troubling idea that a personal injury victim was harmed by operations that are saving the lives of others and preventing various kinds of serious injury and property damage. Obviously, there is an effort made not to demonize the kinds of public services that people do rely on for fires and other emergencies. Within that context, a New York City motor vehicle accident law firm has to fairly represent their client, and help them to collect compensation for injuries that they suffered at the hands of someone else. Timely response can be a major part of these cases: if safety procedures were not followed, and timely medical help was not available, negligence is more evident. In this case, the fact that the injury victim was transported and received care is a very important one, and part of proper documentation for a vehicle and pedestrian injury or any other kind of personal injury event.
Distracted driving and other issues may play a part in these types of vehicle and pedestrian accidents. A New York City motor vehicle accident law firm needs to do the detailed research that is relevant for a personal injury or wrongful death case, and help to get successful resolutions for clients who are facing high medical bills, lost wages and more. Families rely on these legal professionals to allow for funding recovery and keeping on with their lives after a family member is injured and their lives are turned upside down.
Residents in any of the five boroughs or nearby areas can get New York City personal injury legal assistance from a New York City motor vehicle accident law firm. At Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP, our experienced attorneys have helped many New York City residents to access their rights under the law and to build cases for successful compensation.