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Woman critically injured following New York collision

On Sept. 2, a pedestrian suffered critical injuries in a Cobble Hill accident involving two vehicles, reportedly. According to police, the accident transpired at approximately 12:40 p.m. That is when one of the vehicles attempted to turn right from Court Street onto Atlantic Avenue and collided with a flatbed truck that was also attempting to turn right. Consequently, the driver of the first vehicle lost control and careened onto the northwest sidewalk of the intersection, striking a 29-year-old woman, officials said.

Reportedly, the 29-year-old pedestrian was bleeding profusely on account of her injuries. Emergency personnel were summoned to the pedestrian accident and transported the woman to Lutheran Hospital for treatment.

According to authorities, law enforcement officials issued a summons to the flatbed truck driver for making an improper turn. They also reportedly issued motor carrier summonses for the flatbed truck. It was not immediately clear whether either of the drivers involved in the accident suffered injuries as well.

As this case demonstrates, pedestrian accidents can inflict substantial damage upon the lives of the people involved and result in serious injuries. People who suffer injuries in such accidents must often submit to multiple medical procedures, receive various prescription medications, undergo physical therapy and take off significant time from work. In some cases, the confluence of all these ramifications leads accident victims to financial ruins.

That is why it is critical for people involved in accidents resulting in injuries to retain the counsel and representation of a personal injury lawyer. If there is significant evidence indicating that the accident was caused by another party's actionable behavior, such as recklessness or negligence, then the victim may be entitled to financial compensation via civil action. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, injured victims may be awarded restitution for hospital bills, long-term medical care and even lost wages related to the accident.

Source: DNAInfo New York , "Livery Cab Crushes Woman's Leg After Jumping Atlantic Ave. Curb, FDNY Says", Heather Holland and Trevor Kapp , September 02, 2014

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