September 9, 2011, Manhattan, New York – According to a report from E! Online, former “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) star Darrell Hammond filed a lawsuit in Manhattan on Monday, Aug. 29, after being injured in a car crash in June. Darrell Hammond, well-known for his impersonations on SNL as Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, was injured in a car crash in Sag Harbor, N.Y., back in June. This resulted in fractured ribs and an injured back, leaving him unable to work. According to his lawyer, he is not able to perform stand-up comedy or fly to his performances as a result of the pain he is experiencing. This has led to him to cancel many of his performances. In the lawsuit, Hammond is seeking compensation from not only the other driver who was involved in the car crash, but also his friend (who has not been named), who was driving the car he was in. If you have become permanently disabled as a result of injuries suffered in a car crash, then you could be entitled to compensation. You should consult with a New York personal injury attorney as soon as possible. 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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