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New York Trip and Fall ends in death

Posted in Trip and Fall Accidents,Wrongful death on October 23, 2012

New York City is one of the largest and most popular cities in the world. The Big Apple is known as a metropolis comprised of pedestrians, taxis, buses, and subways which are great ways to get around and see the wonderful sights of the city.

Unfortunately, both walking and taking a taxi have their risks, but no one ever considers how dangerous walking on the sidewalk or in a crosswalk can be.

For New York resident, Andrew Schoonover, 31, walking along a New York City street on October 22nd was fatal. While crossing E. 84th St. in Manhattan, Mr. Schoonover tripped on a pile of black plastic bags that had been left sitting on a street-side curb.

After tripping and falling forward onto the street, he was immediately struck and killed by a large garbage truck.

After the accident, authorities cited a nearby business for leaving the garbage bags as an obstruction. If you or someone you love has been injured in an NYC trip and fall accident or suffered a wrongful death, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney in New York City.

The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have extensive experience helping accident and wrongful death victims, regardless of fault.  Their accident lawyers have a different bottom line which is to fight relentlessly in getting the maximum compensation for every client that they represent.

The law firm is big enough to take care of your interests in the best way possible and small enough to serve your needs personally.

Whether you come to a settlement with the insurance company or take the case to trial, their law team will be with you every step of the way. Your best interests are their best interests.

Your consultation is free of charge and there is never a fee unless they win your case. Call Jay today at (212) 564-2800.