Hecht, Kleeger & Damashek Articles NYC Man Struck by Garbage Truck after Trip & Fall

NYC Man Struck by Garbage Truck after Trip & Fall

By Hecht Kleeger & Damashek  Oct. 29, 2012 3:57p

A 31-year-old man who had become a recent resident in New York City was killed after being hit by a sanitation truck. A.S. had moved to NYC from Florida just a few months ago in order to pursue his desire to be an artist and designer. He was walking back to his apartment by himself after 1:00 in the morning on Monday when he tripped over some bags of garbage and fell. The garbage bags had been left on the corner at the intersection for pick up by a Department of Sanitation vehicle. A.S. fell into the crosswalk and was struck by a garbage truck that had just turned onto the street he was crossing. The driver of the truck stopped and called 911. Police and emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident and A.S. was transported to the nearest hospital where he was pronounced dead. The trash had been placed on the corner by a pizzeria near the location. A summons was issued to the pizzeria for obstructing the sidewalk. Nearby businesses had also put their trash on the sidewalks and street corners. One owner explained that the subway construction had made it so they had to put their trash on the corners in order for it to be picked up. If you were seriously injured after a trip, slip or fall or if you lost a loved one due to another's negligence then you need the help of a personal injury lawyer.

Trip and Fall Injuries

The injuries from a trip and fall can be severe resulting in serious lacerations, contusions, broken bones, fractures, spinal injuries, sprains, head trauma or death. Hazards such as wet flooring, pot holes, poorly maintained walkways, improperly lit walkways, sidewalk cracks and obstructions can all lead to a serious tripping accident. You may be entitled to filing a premises liability claim or other lawsuit if someone else was responsible for your injuries.

Talk to a Personal Injury Attorney Serving New York City

Contact us at Hecht Kleeger & Damashek today if you or someone you care about was seriously injured or if you have a wrongful death case. We are determined to obtain the maximum compensation that our clients and their families deserve in these difficult and often complex cases. When someone else is responsible for causing harm to another then we believe that they should be held fully liable for all damages.

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