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Times Square vehicle collision with pedestrian injuries.

Crash into Town Square crowd possible deliberate act!

INJURED PEDESTRIAN TELLS DRIVER’S ACTIONS APPEARED ‘INTENTIONAL’ IN NEW YORK’S TIMES SQUARE! Initial reports said as many as 22 people were hurt and 1 killed when a car struck a crowd in Times Square.

“Everybody was just running, everyone was concerned for their lives,” says witness of Times Square crash. According To The FDNY 22 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square.

1:03 Eastern Update: A person has died in the Times Square crash; 20 are hurt, say authorities.

 scene in Times Square where a car fatally plowed into a crowd of pedestrians

Scene in Times Square where a car fatally plowed into a crowd of pedestrians

Times Square just went nuts. People screaming and running, the place is swarming with emergency vehicles and cops. People injured. WTF

Times Square just went nuts. People screaming and running, the place is swarming with emergency vehicles and cops. People injured. WTF

Just In - Vehicle-pedestrian crash Times Square

Just In – Vehicle-Pedestrian Crash Times Square

Car speeding before collision and appeared to be out of control going the wrong way according to witnesses. Driver, believed to be from the Bronx, taken into custody after barreling into the lunch-hour crowd in Times Square. Driver believed to have history of drunk driving.

#BREAKING: Police ID driver as 26-year-old Richard Rojas of the Bronx in deadly Times Square crash. One young women is dead.

Richard Rojas, seconds after he plowed into a crowd of people in #TimesSquare. 1 dead, 22 hurt.

Richard Rojas, seconds after he plowed into a crowd of people in #TimesSquare.

13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square

13 total patients currently reported at scene of motor vehicle accident in Times Square — 45st St New York, NY 10036 Photo Credit FDNY

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$700K Awarded to passenger in three-car collision

Passenger awarded 700k for injuries, pain and suffering from rear end collision.

In the motor vehicle accident trial Agrest v. Murphy involving a three-car rear end collision that occurred in November 2013 in Staten Island. Alla Agrest, 47 year old was at a full stop when her car was struck from the rear, and she claimed she felt two impacts. Myriam Volpe, was driving the vehicle directly behind Agrest. John Murphy’s car was last in the chain. Each party maintaining that the other hit first and pushed their car into Agrest’s, but the jury found both equally at fault.

Alla Agrest claimed that she required anterior cervical discectomy (ACDF) and fusion surgery to repair herniation’s and other injuries to her neck as a result of the accident. The procedure removes a herniated or degenerative disc in the neck area of the spine, after which a bone graft is inserted to fuse together the bones above and below the disc space. Agrest also underwent arthroscopic surgery to her right knee.

The defendants all maintained that either the accident worsened chronic physical conditions, or that Agrest’s injuries were not that serious. The jury, however, saw thing differently and awarded Agrest a total of $700,000 in damages, including $500,000 for past pain and suffering. The trial ended this last week in Kings County Civil Term.

The baloney in the sandwich, rear end crashes are a good percentage of the cases our law office picks up.  Anyone injured in a rear-end accident as the driver or passenger, caused by negligence deserves full compensation for their injuries and should discuss a legal claim with our law firm by calling at 718-233-3913 as soon as possible. says Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident attorney.

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Serious injury can occur as cases in a rear-end accident:

  • Fractures
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Loosing teeth
  • Whiplash (neck injury)
  • Back injuries
  • Crushed limbs
  • Internal Injuries
  • Bruising or contusions
  • Burns
  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)

Getting rear ended can cause severe injuries in the chest, head, neck and spine. Whiplash being the most common injury sustained in a rear ended accident as a result of movement of the head forwards and then backwards very quickly.

There are about 1.7 million rear-end collisions on U.S. roadways each year. About 1,7000 people die in those collisions and another 500,000 are hurt. according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

In a report accompanying the recommendation, the NTSB pointed to a study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration which found that 87 percent of rear-end collisions happened because the driver simply wasn’t paying attention to the road.

The NTSB said that cell phones and other non-driving related systems in cars contributed to that distraction.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics:

  • 23% of crashes are run-off-road/loss of control incidents
  • 28% of crashes are rear-end collisions
  • 9% of crashes were caused by bad lane changes

SOURCE: National Transportation Safety Board 

 

 

 

 

Injured livery driver awarded $340K by Brooklyn jury

In the motor vehicle accident jury trial of Aureliano Tlatelpa v. Rachel Roth a Brooklyn jury awarded a livery driver 340K.

The livery driver, employed by a car service,  with a Class E license, was at the wheel when his vehicle was impacted by a women driver, making a left turn late night in March 28, 2012. The accident occurred at the intersection of Caton avenue and MacDonald avenue in Brooklyn.

Mr. Tlatelpa, the injured driver, was sent immediately to the ER where he underwent surgery for a meniscus tear related to the accident and suffered disc herniation and disc bulging.

Mr. Tlatelpa had to undergo physical therapy for a year but returned to work in limited capacity after four months, though not as a driver. Mr. Tlatelpa lost the ability to fully support his family and had claimed that he continues to suffer back, neck, head, shoulder and knee pain.

After 45 minutes the jury deliberated finally reaching a verdict finding 100 percent in favor for Mr. Tlatelpa. It awarded damages totaling $340,000 for past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, future medical expenses, and property damage.

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