A family recently settled a $30 million lawsuit after an 11-year-old girl was killed by a motorist while exiting a school bus. The family will receive a confidential amount from the local school district. The bus accident, which occurred in Wyoming, prompted a state law requiring external video cameras to be mounted on all school buses.
An elderly woman's life is hanging in the balance after she was run over by a double-decker tour bus in the West Village.
Increasingly, we the general public have gotten into the habit of texting, emailing, or surfing the internet while walking. If we stop to think a moment, its easy to see that this practice is dangerous. It distracts us from our surroundings.
This past week, I had the opportunity to settle a case on behalf of one of our clients. The client was a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle in Brooklyn, while crossing the street. Our client suffered a broken arm which required surgery and plates and screws to fix. I settled the case for the full limits of the driver's insurance policy.