October 21, 2011 – New York, New York – According to a report from KHSLTV 12, actor Paul Sorvino, star of Goodfellas, was injured after he was struck by a car in New York City. The pedestrian accident took place on Saturday, Oct. 8, when Sorvino was attempting to hail a taxicab. According to his representative, Ari Goldstein, another vehicle then struck him. Sorvino was transported to St. Luke’s Hospital but was later released. His injuries were minor. If you or a loved one was seriously or fatally injured in a pedestrian accident, then you could be eligible to receive compensation. Compensation can cover your medical expenses, lost wages and other losses that have been suffered. To learn what your rights are and how you can best protect them, you should speak immediately with a New York City injury attorney. An attorney will take the time to carefully evaluate your case and explain your legal options. According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2009, there were 1,156 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in the state of New York.
To help raise awareness of traffic safety in the New York area, our firm will frequently publish blogs about traffic accidents that occur throughout the 5 boroughs and beyond. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in New York that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Among the most common types of traffic accidents in New York are:
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions;
- single-vehicle crashes;
- rollover accidents; and
- “distracted driver” accidents or crashes caused by intoxicated drivers.
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