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Friday, March 3, 2017

Elderly New Yorker Struck First By Uber Driver, Then Taxi Cab

What should I do if I am struck by a car while walking in New York?

An elderly woman is lucky to be alive following a double pedestrian accident.  The 84-year-old woman, who resides half of the year in New York and the remainder in the UK, was crossing the street at York Avenue in the evening hours when an Uber driver crashed his vehicle into her, sending her spiraling to the ground.  While she lay there, a yellow taxi struck her.  She was rushed to the hospital with injuries to the head, leg, and elsewhere across her body.  She remembers little about the accident and will require several procedures to mend her injuries.  Neither driver is being charged in conjunction with the accident.

Pedestrian Accidents In NYC

As a bustling metropolis, New York City is the site of thousands of car accidents and pedestrian accidents annually.  Being hit by a car can be a frightening experience that may leave you with serious injuries.  It is important that you act quickly after a pedestrian accident to protect both your health and legal rights.  Follow these steps below if you are ever in the unfortunate position of being involved in a pedestrian accident:

  1. Call 911:  Pedestrian accidents rarely leave the pedestrian without injuries. Call 911 so that you rapidly receive the medical attention you need.  Seeking medical care early on will also prove important for your later pedestrian accident claim.
  2. Get the accident report:  Once police officers arrive on the scene, they will start the process of generating an accident report.  The accident report is crucial to later litigation and will include the officer’s assessment of who is at fault.  Ask how to obtain a copy of the report and look it over for accuracy.
  3. Call NYC personal injury attorney Arthur O. Tisi:  Contact our office as soon as possible after the crash.  Personal injury lawyer Arthur Tisi will immediately begin vital investigations into the accident and take critical steps towards protecting your legal rights.  

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