Car accidents occur under a multitude of different circumstances, but in this particular instance you could say the rental car company employee “took the bullet” (so to speak) for the customer.
According to the Eagle Tribune, the employee was retrieving a van from the rental parking lot to bring to a customer who had signed up for the vehicle. However, when employee Marian Liz Ruiz, shifted into drive the van instantly accelerated forward 50 feet and hurtled into the Thrifty Rental Car showroom. She applied the brakes but they failed to slow or stop the vehicle. The employee suffered minor injuries to her right arm, leg and back but did not seek immediate medical attention. A witness watched as the employee went to bring the vehicle and saw it plowing at high velocity into the building’s showroom. The police were called and the accident is under investigation.
Unless a car accident involves serious injuries, it is not worthwhile to obtain a lawyer to recover damages. However, in this case, it is obvious that if the Ford Econoline van had become defective while driving on the road, severe injury or loss of life might have resulted. The customer was extremely fortunate, as was Thrifty Car Rental, that the van never left the company’s premises.
In a serious injury case, a law firm would investigate whether the van was a defective product due to design flaws, defective manufacturing, or some sort of failure to warn the consumer. Numerous vehicles are subject to national recalls every year for putting consumers at risk. Failed maintenance would be another possible cause for investigation.
If you suffer serious injury in a car accident rely on Rosenberg & Gluck. For thirty years we have provided clients with excellent representation and a Long Island personal injury lawyer can make a difference in the outcome of your case.
Suffolk County, Long Island Personal Injury Law Firm Launches Spanish Language Website
With our longstanding relationship and deep-rooted ties in the Latino community, Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP is pleased to announce our new Spanish language personal injury website abogadodelongisland.com
The growing cultural diversity on Long Island has prompted us to provide a comprehensive and informative legal websites in both English and Spanish to better serve our community.
This means anyone in the Spanish speaking community who has been injured or hurt can have easy access to the legal care they deserve. Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP are Suffolk County personal injury attorneys who tenaciously fight for your rights and aggressively pursue compensation in your behalf.
Our Personal Injury Attorneys Protect Your Rights
Our attorneys understand that Spanish speaking clients can be taken advantage of and feel confused about our legal system due to language barriers. And we know how negligence can destroy lives for both the injured and their family members. Which is why we focus exclusively on personal injury. We cover a wide scope of personal injury cases including:
We Would Be Honored To Help You
If you or a loved one are a member of the Spanish speaking community and have been injured in an accident, we would be honored to help. We offer a free consultation to evaluate your situation and determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit. Call our Suffolk County law firm at (631) 451-7900 or toll free at (888) 545-2993 to arrange an appointment.
Whenever an accident trend drops, we want to find out why and reinforce the successful measures that made a difference. Such is the case with teenage accident injuries and deaths, which are significantly less over the past three decades. By analyzing the causes of accidents, authorities can be more effective in preventing accidents.
Main causes for teenage traffic accidents
The New York State Department of Health reports the main causes for teen driver crashes and injuries are the following:
- Speeding or driving at unsafe speeds for conditions
- Driving in-attention or distractions
- Failing to yield the right-of-way to other drivers
- Following other vehicles too closely
- Driver inexperience
- Failure to wear seat belts
Teens riding with teenage drivers are at the greatest risk for being in a car accident and more teenage vehicle crashes occur at night than any other time of the day.
The New York State Graduated Driver Licensing Law has taken these factors into consideration and imposed restrictions accordingly. Junior learner permit drivers may drive only between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. and they must have a supervising adult (someone at least age 21) who has a valid driver’s license in the car with them. Only the supervising driver is allowed to sit in the front seat of the car. Unless passengers are members of the learner’s immediate family, restrictions permit only one passenger who is under the age of 21 in the car. The driver and all passengers must wear seat belts.
According to an article in the Telegraph Herald, fewer teenagers today are getting driver’s licenses than they were 30 years ago. Researchers say that one possible reason for the drop in driver’s licensees is virtual contact through the internet. Face-to-face encounters are not as necessary for teens to maintain their social lives with peers.
Teenagers should have a long life ahead of them. Consequently, teenage traffic injuries and deaths are some of the most tragic accidents. If you or a loved one is involved in a serious traffic accident, seek legal help. Rosenberg & Gluck has represented clients in traffic accident cases for the past three decades and has many successes in helping them recover compensation. Discuss your loved one’s accident with an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer.
According to the New York State Department of Health, the top cause of unintentional teenage deaths and hospitalizations for those between the ages of 15 and 19 is motor vehicle accidents. When are teens most at risk for serious injury? They are most at risk when another teenager is driving. Every day, 40 teenagers receive treatment in NY hospitals for traffic accidents and approximately 73 teenagers die in crashes every year. None of this sounds like good news and any death or injury is one too many. However, despite these statistics, the overall U.S. trend for teen motor vehicle deaths and injuries dropped considerably over the last decade or so and dropped even more dramatically since 1982.
According to the Telegraph Herald, U.S. fatalities for the country’s youngest drivers, 16-year-olds, were 435 in 2000 and by 2011 the statistic had fallen to 173. Fatalities for 17-year-olds also had fallen from 564 to 250 during the same 2000 to 2011 period. However, the first six months of 2012 saw a 19 percent increase in the deaths of these two age groups, with fatalities increasing from 202 in 2011 to 240 in 2012. Even so, this statistic pales by comparison with 1982 statistics when 1,898 young drivers and passengers between the ages of 15 and 20 died in fatal crashes. The 2011 statistic for the same age groups was 777 fatalities.
Any number of factors make teenagers a high risk category for traffic accidents. When accidents are caused by negligent drivers, you have the right to seek compensation for damages.
Since 1983, Rosenberg & Gluck has provided clients with reliable personal injury representation. If you or your loved one suffers from an auto accident injury, find out how an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer at our firm can help.
Serving Our Clients ― Past, Present and Future
Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP
The Rosenberg & Gluck founding partners, Ted Rosenberg and Michael Gluck have each practiced law for 30 years or more. During the course of our practice, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. However, some of our most memorable moments consist of the gratitude our clients have expressed when telling us how much our service has meant to them.
You see, we strive to give each client the kind of service we would want if we were in their shoes. We witness their pain and suffering every day. Our work is driven by the compassion we feel and our sense of justice to right the wrongs they have suffered. For these reasons, we work all the harder to recover the compensation they deserve. Tremendous financial hardship often accompanies severe injury. To that extent, we know how important it is for lawyers to maximize their clients’ recoveries.
Our Testimonials page reflects just a small measure of the appreciation we have received over the years. Comments like these are some of the ways our clients describe us:
- “Hardest working lawyers in Long Island”
- “Constant companion during this long journey”
- ”100% dedicated to each and every case”
Another client mentioned that three law firms turned him away and a court dismissed his case before he found Rosenberg & Gluck. He said, ”The entire team at Rosenberg & Gluck continued to fight and eventually won my case for me.” He was awarded a large settlement. “Due diligence” and “tenacity” stand out in his testimony as the watchwords of his case.
At the end of the day, we like to think what mattered most was the help that we gave and the justice that was served.
If you or a loved one suffers a serious injury, due to the fault of someone else, seek a legal opinion from an experienced Long Island personal injury lawyer. We are glad to listen and explain how we can help.
A Long Island personal injury lawyer at Rosenberg & Gluck can evaluate your injury to determine your rights to compensation. We have handled personal injury cases since 1983.