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The parents of an Oregon man who died of burn injury after a fire in his apartment in Northeast Portland have taken legal action against the building owner Firestarter and the accused assailant Ryan Thomas Monaco. Batool Alhaji and Ali Alhaji, the parents of the victim Taher Ali Alhaji, have filed a $6 million wrongful death lawsuit against Firestarter and Ryan Thomas Monaco, according to a report.  

Read more: Parents of Portland Man Who Died in Apt. Fire File Suit Wrongful Death

A woman in Prince George’s County, Maryland, won the largest medical malpractice verdict in US history when a Baltimore judge awarded her $205 million in July 2019. 

Erica Byrom sued the John Hopkins Bayview Medical Centre after complications during the birth of her daughter, which resulted in a serious brain injury to the now 5-year-old girl. The jury awarded her $229 million, but state cap reduced the awarded amount to $205 million soon after.

Read more: Maryland Woman Won the Largest Medical Malpractice Verdict in History

A woman in New York City has filed a lawsuit against a nursing home for nursing negligence that allegedly led to the death of her dad, who was suffering from Covid-19, according to NY Post.

Read more: NYC Woman Sues Nursing Home After Death of Dad From COVID-19

According to a survey conducted by the New York Department of Transportation, more than one-fifth of all pedestrian accidents in the state involve large commercial vehicles, buses, delivery trucks, and taxis. The survey also showed that nearly one-third of all accidents occur due to the vehicle driven by distracted drivers. The rate of fatalities in pedestrian accidents is also significantly higher in New York compared to other types of automobile crashes.

Causes of Pedestrian Accidents in New York

Pedestrian accidents may occur for a number of reasons. However, as per the reported data and studies conducted over the years, the majority of these accidents occur due to driver’s negligence. At times, pedestrians are also injured by vehicles in acts of intentional violence. Let us delve deeper into the primary causes of pedestrian accidents in New York City.

Distracted Driving

The use of smartphones and other portable handheld devices while driving contributes to a majority of pedestrian accidents, and it has been getting worse in recent years. In a dense cosmopolitan city like NYC, distracted driving can be more damaging and can quickly lead to a crash. It is not surprising that one-third of all pedestrian accidents in NYC occur due to distracted driving.

Read more: What Are The Causes and Risks Involved in New York Pedestrian Accidents?

When you a rent a car, you may be tempted to waive the supplemental insurance of the rental company to reduce your cost. That is the first instinct of many people because nobody imagines that they could be involved in a car crash with just one trip in a rental car. However, the harsh reality is that accidents can happen anytime, and they do happen even when you are driving a rental car.

Your rental car accident in New York may occur due to another driver’s negligence even if you are a careful driver yourself. It’s vital to understand who could be held liable in a rental car accident personal injury case, and how you can obtain maximum compensation for your injuries.

Read more: What Happens if You Are Injured in a Rental Car in New York?


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