November 9, 2011 – Manhattan, N.Y. – According to a news story from the Post Chronicle, a Broadway actress, Jan Maxwell, was injured by a minivan that crashed into her. The pedestrian accident occurred on Saturday, October 29, when Maxwell was attempting to cross over 45th Street. She sustained injuries to her arm and leg. It was also reported that she had been pulled from performances of Follies at the Marquis Theatre, which were held over the weekend. If you or someone you love was seriously or fatally injured in an accident, then you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Consulting with a Manhattan car accident attorney can help you understand what your legal rights are. Additionally, an attorney can assist with the complex paperwork and collection of evidence that will be necessary for your case.
Speaking with an attorney as soon as possible can provide you with a chance of a fair and full settlement. 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 include:
- 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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