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High Speed Pedestrian Accidents - Victims Often Deprived of Justice

Sadly the New York area has recently seen a number of high speed motor vehicle accidents in which drivers have seemingly lost control of their vehicle and careened off the road, striking innocent pedestrians. Pedestrian accidents have resulted in a number of fatalities and horrible motor vehicle accident injuries. A similar tragedy took place on April 23, 2013 when a driver repeatedly smashed into another vehicle driven by James Hart, and then drove up onto a Queens sidewalk and pinned an auto body shop worker to the front of the store, killing him. Two other workers were also struck and severely injured, one of whom may require the amputation of both legs due to the car collision.

We discussed an earlier but similar tragedy here several weeks ago wherein a 16 year old high school pedestrian named Tenzin Drudak was struck and killed when a van went out of control, drove up onto the sidewalk and plowed into a group of pedestrians.

Clearly the families of these innocent victims will never be the same and no amount of money can repair the wounds of losing a father or a son, or seeing that family member crippled for life. Nevertheless, these victims should be compensated to the full extent of the law for their loss and their ongoing suffering. Unfortunately, justice can remain elusive for too many victims.

However, in many instances an aggressive and experienced attorney can make a profound difference. Block O'Toole & Murphy LLP has a long track record of taking on challenging cases and fighting long hard battles to see that the victims of tragic accidents recover any and all compensation available to them. The firm verdicts and settlements speak to the commitment, skill and experience of the serious personal injury lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy. To learn more about the firm, you may review the firm website at For a free consultation you can call the trial lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy at 212.736.5300.

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