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Spencer, a 13-year-old boy on his way to the library, was waiting on the sidewalk to cross the street. Suddenly, a van roared by, too close to the curb, striking him in the head with its sideview mirror.
Doctors saved his life, but when he woke up in the hospital, his hearing was impaired from the bloodclots in his ear canal and he found himself blind in one eye from lacerations and swelling where the mirror struck his temple.
Twelve years later, his case was still pending. We believe that’s too long to wait for justice.
Pedestrians like Spencer are the largest at-risk group related to car accidents. A pedestrian is killed in a traffic accident every 113 minutes and injured every 8 minutes. Most pedestrian fatalities in 2011 occurred in urban areas (73 percent), at non-intersection locations (70 percent), and at night (70 percent), according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The fact is, pedestrians are especially vulnerable to automobiles, being smaller, slower, and harder to see than other cars. As Spencer’s experience shows, obeying the rules of the road and staying in one’s lane of traffic won’t always help. Sadly, pedestrians are, to a degree, at the mercy of drivers and their equipment.
Weitz & Luxenberg P.C. is an ardent defender of accident victims suffering catastrophic injuries. In December of 2007, the firm secured a $1.4 million settlement for a woman who was struck down by an ambulance on the streets of Manhattan. The New York City resident, who was 75 at the time of the incident, was struck by an ambulance while in the crosswalk. The same ambulance transported her to New York University Hospital where she was determined to have a fractured pelvis that required surgery.
The injured woman has lasting health issues related to the accident. Regarding the $1.4 million settlement, the injured New Yorker said, “I am pleased with the outcome and I owe it to [Weitz & Luxenberg] senior trial attorney Mr. [Nicholas] Wise and his opening statement in court.”
Weitz & Luxenberg helps you build your case and get the compensation you need to recover and return to normalcy. In some cases, thestatute of limitations for some accidents may be as short as 30 days, and if the plaintiff meets that window, the case itself can drag on for years. No one should have to wait twelve years to put his or her life back together.
If you were injured in a traffic accident, or suffered any kind of personal injury through no fault of your own, please complete the form below for a complimentary review of your case. Weitz & Luxenberg works on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees at all until a lawyer secures a financial settlement or verdict for you.
As a nationally recognized personal injury law firm, Weitz & Luxenberg is committed to helping clients win cases. For more than 25 years, we have dedicated ourselves to holding irresponsible practitioners accountable, and we have won $17 billion for our clients.
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W&L's Medical Malpractice team has worked on more than 1,000 lawsuits for wrongful death, injury and misdiagnosis. Headed by attorney Allan Zelikovic, in 2013 they recovered $7 million for clients.
A NY woman was misdiagnosed with ovarian cancer and died from a ruptured appendix. W&L received a large settlement for her family.
The loss of my husband Albert in 2009 was magnitudes of grief and tragedy. Gone was the love of my life. But also gone was the adored grandfather of a mentally and physically disabled child who had lost her own father -- Albert's and my son -- just two years before. If not for Weitz & Luxenberg, what's left of my family would never have had the opportunity to see justice done. I really believe that.