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August 2014 Archives

Times Square Pedestrian Accident

Recently in Times Square, at least 15 people were injured when two double-decker tour buses collided; according to news reports, three of the injuries were serious but not life-threatening, while the rest were relatively minor. With the exception of a tour guide on one of the buses, all of the people injured were victims of pedestrian accidents.

Initial Consultation With A Personal Injury Lawyer: Expectations

After an accident, you may be confused, hurt and worried about the future. If you were injured in an accident and need help meeting expenses or covering medical bills, a New York City personal injury lawyer can help you get what you deserve. This may be your first time ever having to consult with an attorney, however, do not worry, an experienced attorney can walk you step by step through the process, answering any of your questions and clearing up any confusion your may have of the process. Here are a few tips about what you should expect from your initial consultation at Pulvers, Pulvers & Thompson.

13 Injured in NYC Theater District Bus Crash

Two buses crashed in the well known Theater District of New York City yesterday, August 5th, 2014. The buses were both double-decker tour buses with passengers aboard. Fortunately none of the injuries were reported to be life threatening, according to the FDNY, however three of the thirteen injured victims were considered "serious injuries".

New York City Bicycle Accident

It has taken a long time for New York to take bicycles seriously as a means of transportation. The general attitude has long been that the streets and byways throughout the city and the state are the province of automobiles. Many people even take objection to the growing numbers of bicycle lanes on the streets. These are almost always blocked with parked cars, stored objects or trash.

Arrested Man Awarded Half a Million Dollars After Being Injured During Arrest

A jury in New York recently awarded a fifty year old man $510,000 in a personal injury case. The plaintiff, Kevin Jarman, sued the city of New York in response to an injury he sustained while in police custody. Mr. Jarman was visiting a Pathmark supermarket in Queens on May 31, 2011 when a store employee noticed him attempting to shoplift a bag of shrimp. Police arrived and took him into custody. While handcuffed, he fell to the ground and broke his ankle. The plaintiff alleged that arresting officer was stepping on his foot, and at the same time pulled on his body, causing Jarman to fall and sustain injury. The broken ankle resulted in a nine day hospital stay in a Queens Hospital. The lawsuit also alleges that the officers mocked the plaintiff after he fell, and threatened to post video of the incident on the Internet. It took jurors in the case only a few hours to deliberate the matter. The city of New York may very well appeal the case, so the amount awarded could be reduced.

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