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Long Island women killed waiting for tow truck

BREAKING NEWS OUT OF BAY SHORE, N.Y. Jessica Ortiz a 21 year old college student thought she was playing it safe by waiting for a tow truck in her car, but where she parked ended up making the difference between life and death.

Sadly, Ortiz’s life was cut short when she was killed in a tragic accident in Bay Shore, Long Island Wednesday afternoon while sitting in her parked car waiting, she thought safely, for a tow truck.

She was pulled over on the shoulder of the Sunrise Highway for a flat tire.

“As the tow truck operator began to assist her, the second vehicle swerved out of the lane of traffic onto the shoulder, hitting Ms. Ortiz’s vehicle and forcing that vehicle into the tow truck,” said Suffolk County police Detective Lt. Edward Reilly.

The 51-year-old man driving the Chevrolet Caprice that slammed into Ortiz’s vehicle was critically injured, but survived.

Ortiz was parked on the shoulder right before the mouth of an on-ramp. She had three busy lanes of the Sunrise Highway on her left, and the on-ramp and two service road lanes on her right.

She chose to stay in her car to wait for help to arrive.

Woman Was Waiting In Car For Tow Truck When She Was Struck, Killed On L.I.

New York Personal Injury Attorney, Paul Ajlouny,  suggests “even though every situation is different, the safest place to be is off the road.  In this devastating tragedy there was no predicting the fatal result.” Mr. Ajlouny goes on to explain, ” Each year, people are killed on the shoulder of interstates.   Approximately 12% of all interstate highway deaths are pedestrians in the roadway or on the shoulder.” continues Mr. Ajlouny.

“The safest thing, in my opinion, is to get out of your vehicle, and stay about  60 feet to the rear of the vehicle — off the shoulder guard rail — so that oncoming traffic can see you. According to reports, Ms. Ortiz was, literally stuck in the middle of lanes of traffic, she did the right thing staying in her car,  unfortunately no one could of ever imagined the tragedy that would take place due to driver distraction.” Mr. Ajlouny said.

Condolences go out to Ms. Ortiz’s family and friends.

Pedestrian Hit In Bushwick Brooklyn

Breaking News: A man is dead after being struck by an MTA bus in the middle of an intersection at Myrtle and Wyckoff avenues in Bushwick, on the border of Queens. It happened at around 5:15 a.m.

A transit worker on the scene says the bus involved was a Q58 that was making a right turn onto Palmetto Street when it hit the pedestrian.

Authorities say the MTA bus driver may have not known he had even hit a anyone and continued down Palmetto Street for a short distance.

When he found out that the bus hit someone, he stopped.

The pedestrian was taken to Wyckoff Heights Medical Center with severe trauma. He was pronounced dead on arrival.

Pedestrian struck, killed by MTA bus on Queens border in Bushwick

Q58 MTA bus hits man in Brooklyn, killing him, police say. Same Intersection, Ella Bandes was killed by bus driver last year. Vision Zero.

Man killed by MTA driver: Same INT Ella Bandes was killed by bus driver last year #VisionZero. The question is, how safe is the Myrtle-Wyckoff intersection in Ridgewood, Queens.

New York Personal injury attorney, Paul Ajlouny, questions Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative 25 slow zones. “will lowering the speed limit and re-engineering dangerous intersections put a stop to driver / pedestrian distraction.” Say’s Mr. Ajlouny.

“Putting a little faith in Mayor de Blasio’s plan to improve traffic safety at Myrtle-Wyckoff, in hopes of slowing traffic down, amy give pedestrians more security when crossing the street.” explains Mr. Ajlouny.  Time will tell.

How Long Will It Take to Settle My Personal Injury Claim

Personal Injury Settlement May Take Time!

Personal injury cases are not always a slam dunk. These types of cases require work before reaching a settlement.

Consider your case a tennis match. that your attorney is playing with an insurance adjuster to settle you case.  Your attorney serves the the ball and has to wait for the opposing site to hit the ball back. It will be a definite power struggle that of course has guideline and procedures in place that must be met.

Some cases, depending on the severity of the injuries, can drag on for years.  According to Paul Ajlouny, New York personal injury attorney, “Clients call daily, wanting to know the status of their case.” say’s Mr. Ajlouny, “It’s so important to stress to them that this is a chess game and trying to push to settle quickly can cause an injury victim to accept less money than they deserve.

Mr. Ajlouny goes on to stress., “All a client should be concerned with is going through treatment and getting better. This is made possible by utilizing New york medical no fault which allows injured parties to obtain medical benefits to treat their injuries.”

Sure you can pressure your attorney to settle your personal injury case quickly, just be prepared to accept less money. The insurance companies are counting on you giving up your stand for a quick settlement.

Your case depending on your injuries may take months even years.

Injured in an accident? Got Questions? Call NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Paul Ajlouny at 800-535-5029 for answers.

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Injured In A Car Accident? The Advice Is FREE!

“No Win, No Fee”

Did you know that personal injury lawyers in New York will take your accident case on contingency?  What is contingency?

noun: contingency; plural noun: contingencies
  1. a future event or circumstance that is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.
    “a detailed contract that attempts to provide for all possible contingencies”
    synonyms: eventuality, (chance) event, incident, happening, occurrence, juncture, possibility, fortuity, accident, chance, emergency

    “we’ve tried to imagine and provide for all possible contingencies”

That means that that we will represent you and fight our hardest to win. Because if you don’ win. We don’t win. These types of cases are personal injury in nature.

Personal injury lawyer often times get a bad rap.  Yes we get paid when you get paid.  This is what we do best and we fight for you know that in the end you WILL get compensated for your pain and injury.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is always a good idea if you have been seriously injured in an accident. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, slip or  fall, it was probably due to another persons negligent act. In a situation like this where there may be sever injury, in comes the insurance adjusters to negotiate your claim.

You NEVER want to do this on you own. 90% of the time you will slip up and walk away with the least amount of money.  You may even end up paying your own medical bills.

Remember, Your the victim and you don’t want to be continue to be victimized. Depending on how serious your injuries and how much you are suffering, the right attorney will be able to recover thousands possibly millions from party at-fault for the accident.

Most contingency lawyers, like Paul Ajlouny, a New York personal injury attorney, have the same fee’s upon settlement so you don’t necessarily have to try to shop around according to fee’s . You want an attorney that’s like a pit-bull and will make every effort necessary  to win your case.

If you don't win, we don't win.

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Car Slams Into MTA Bus Injures 8

NEW YORK - Eight people were injured Wednesday evening when a car slammed into a MTA bus in Red Hook, Brooklyn — sending the bus plowing into several parked cars and a building.

An exclusive surveillance video captured the moment the routine bus ride turned into a struggle for safety. The accident occurred around 5:50 p.m., the car hit the front of a B61 bus traveling down Dwight Street at Coffey Street in Brooklyn.

The bus struck several parked autos, jumped the curb and struck a nearby building, the MTA said.

The MTA said the bus driver, a 22-year veteran, was rushed to the hospital. So was the driver of the Camry.

Police also said three bus passengers were taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where they were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

A few other patients were also taken to area hospitals with minor injuries.

Paul Ajlouny, New York bus accident lawyer represents clients in New York who have been injured in bus accidents. Mr. Ajlounys personal injury law firm represents injured clients filing lawsuits against.

  • Metropolitan Transportation Authority
  • New York City Transit Authority NYC Subways and Buses
  • School Buses
  • New York Bus Charter Companies

If you were injured in this type of accident, call (800) 535-5029 to speak with an personal injury lawyer today.

After A Car Accident. What Now!

car accident

Your actions immediately following a car accident can effect your personal injury claim.

After a car accident, there are steps to take that will protect your rights. Seriously injured in a traffic accident? Consider contacting an experienced car accident attorney.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident.

  • Stop, Do Not leave The Scene
  • Call The Police – No Matter What!
  • Injured? Get Medical At The Accident Scene Take Notes
  • Take Pictures Of  The Damage Done to Both vehicles / Any Injuries
  • Contact Your Insurance Company To Inform Them Of  The Accident
  • Say Nothing, Sign Nothing.
  • If A Hospital Releases You And You Still Feel Pain, See A Doctor ASAP.
  • Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer That Handles Car Accidents Cases

Getting Advice Regarding Your Car Accident.

Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer

I was rear ended but did not see doctor right away

Attorney Personal Injury Question: Did Not See Doctor Immediately After Accident.

I was rear-ended in a car accident yesterday and did not feel any pain right away, but after a couple of days later  felt like a truck hit me.  I am in pain and I plan to seek medical attention. The Insurance agent of the at fault driver who hot me from behind if I had an attorney? Should I hire an attorney?

Seel Immediate medical Attention.  Call A Lawyer

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Attorney Personal Injury Answer: Did Not See Doctor Immediately After An Accident.

Hiring an attorney will allow you to sit back, relax, and recover, knowing your in good hand.  It’s a time for you to recover from your injuries. So, YES. you need an attorney. The attorney should be the only one dealing with the opposing insurance company.  Your attorney will be in contact with your employer to make sure they understand what is going on and why you’ll missing work. 

As  for your injuries, It sounds like your coming off the adrenaline high after the accident. This is common with accident victims.  Some go days, even weeks before they start feeling the pain that follows an accident.

You need to immediately be treated by a physician or any medical treatment provider that specializes in car accident injuries.

Keep in mind the fact that you live in New York State your are covered under No-fault and you have at your disposal up to $50,000 for medical treatment — no mater who’s at fault for the accident.

Most personal injury attorneys will do this without your having to come out of pocket at all. That way, you can worry about seeking treatment and getting better.

Get a personal injury attorney ASAP.

Passenger injured in a car accident

Personal Injury Question – Passenger Injured in Car Accident

I was injured as a passenger in a car accident. I went to the hospital with damage to my muscles and ligaments in my lower back. It’s has been about a week since i was released from the hospital, and I’m still feeling pain in my back, and on my right side.

I have episodes where my my right arm starts trembling uncontrollably, plus a shark throbbing in my leg. I need advice. The other driver that hit us, according to the police report is at fault. Help!

Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are a passenger involved in a car accident, your rights are also protected under New York no-fault law. As A New York Personal Injury Lawyer: 1-8.00-535-5029

Personal Injury Answer – Passenger Injured in Car Accident

If you were a passenger injured as a result of the other driver’s negligence, you have a right to file a claim against his or her insurance company for your damages (medical bills, lost damages, and compensation for the pain you’re experiencing).

You are definitely experiencing the traumatic after effects of the car accident as so many accidents victims so. It is highly recommended that you continue seeking treatment for your injuries with a pain management physician that specializes in  car accident injuries.

Pain shooting down your your leg and arm can an indication of damage to your disc between the vertebra in your back and neck. You absolutely must contact a car accident lawyer to discuss your case.There are plenty of good attorneys in the New York metropolitan area that will pick up your case on a contingency basis..

Bus driver making a turn, in red, strikes cyclist

A young women lies brain dead in a New York hospital, a life cut short due to an act of negligence.  After an investigation it has been determined the driver of the bus caused the crash by failing to yield to the cyclist.

The accident that occurred on October 8, seriously injured Anna Maria Moström, 29, who was riding her bike northbound on Roosevelt Island’s Main Street.

A 51-year-old man driving a Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation “red bus” going south turned left across her path to enter a turnaround beneath the Motorgate parking garage.

The drivers-side bumper struck the young women and she fell off her bike, according to police.

She was unresponsive when EMS arrived, and was transported to Weill Cornell Medical Center.

It’s heart breaking reading her tweet posted 16 Jun 2011.

“Sometimes I just want to go back to Sweden and settle down. Have babies, a house etc. But No. What If. Do If first then settle.”

Swedish Model Anna Maria Mostrom Brain Dead Following Bike Accident.

Swedish Model Anna Maria Mostrom Brain Dead Following Bike Accident.

Even though Moström has undergone surgeries doctors do no think that she will regain consciousness.

The crash, has left her family devastated with the heart-breaking realization that the must consider end-of life preparations.

The bus driver according to NYPD was at fault for not yielding to the cyclist. Although there is a new failure to yield law (Section 19-190), to penalize drivers in exactly this type of crash, no charges have been filed against the driver as of yet.

New York car accident lawyer Paul Ajlouny reacts to this awful, and avoidable accident. “It’s obvious that there needs to be some changes in driver safety when it comes to driving SUV like vehicles, buses, and trucks on New York City streets.” Says Mr. Ajlouny,

“In reviewing recent pedestrian and cyclist accidents, history has shown fatalities due to larger SUV vehicles, commercial truck and city buses. The claim that “I didn’t even see her / him” is like a broken record. The failure to yield law is a start of course.  However, even with the law in place, as seen in this devastating bicycle accident, more needs to be done.”  Suggests Mr. Ajlouny.

NYPD: 16,059 Pedestrians and Cyclists Injured, 178 Killed in Traffic in 2013

Citywide, at least 17 pedestrians were fatally struck by drivers in December: two pedestrians in Manhattan; three pedestrians in the Bronx; five pedestrians in Brooklyn; six pedestrians in Queens; and one pedestrian in Staten Island. Among the victims were Gloria Mabry, Yunior Rodriguez, Siu Anthony Lee, Noshat Nahian, Marion Kurshuk, Enrique Clemente-Ovando, Vito Colella, Nicole Detweiler, and an unnamed male pedestrian in Brooklyn.

The numbers are staggering.  What will 2014 bring us New York.

The numbers are staggering. What will 2014 bring us New York?

After A Crash, See A Doctor

Opting out of seeing a doctor, going to the hospital following a car accident is a big mistake. If you are injured, the medical paper trail provided by the hospital, or physician, will be important in you personal injury claim.

Proof will make you injury claim solid otherwise you will not be able to seek compensation from the responsible negligent drivers insurance company.

How else will you show that your injuries were caused in the car accident? By not taking that ambulance ride, or seeing a doctor after your car accident, you risk being compensated  for your injuries. Don’t go it alone contact a reputable personal injury lawyer immediately after leaving the hospital.

Paul Ajlouny, a New York car accident lawyer, takes calls daily from car accident victims who did not go to the hospital after the accident. “Accident victims face regret for not seeing a physician immediately after an accident. Within a week, even two, the developed nagging back and neck pain.” according to Mr. Ajlouny.

“Don’t give insurance companies ammunition against you.  Say nothing, sign nothing, give no recorded statements.”

After An Accident Seek Immediate Medical Attention

What Happens If You’re Injured In A Car Accident And You Don’t See A Doctor?

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