According to My Fox New York, New York stage actress, Dana Jacks, 37, is suing New York City after a near fatal bike accident last summer. Jacks filed a $3 million claim against the city of New York, citing that Prospect Park is a serious hazard to pedestrians due to speeding bicyclists. She sustained a brain injury, skull fracture and facial injuries, which resulted in a 25 day hospitalization. The bike accident occurred on June 11, when she was crossing a bike path at the intersection of West Lake Drive and Center Drive. David Sonenberg was on his bike when he struck her. Prospect Park is being blamed for careless, reckless and negligent traffic enforcement. It has also been in the spotlight for a higher incidence of bike-related accidents. Many are complaining that the bicyclists are engaging in races and other types of speeding, which puts pedestrians at risk. Despite a recent pilot program aimed at reducing the speed of bicyclists, many are saying that it hasn’t helped. If you have been injured in a bike accident or any other form of accident in which it was the result of someone else’s negligence, then you could be entitled to compensation. You should speak with a New York personal injury attorney to learn what options may be available.
Contacting a New York Personal Injury Attorney
When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a bike accident you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York personal injury attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a personal injury claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of personal injury attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your personal injury claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.