Ice Missile Crashes Through Driver’s Windshield On Highway Sending Glass Throughout Vehicle.

When drivers don’t take the necessary precautions when driving, they are essentially placing additional risks on themselves and all others on the road for causing or being involved in an accident. These precautions are amplified during the winter months when snow and ice left on a car, and not properly removed prior to driving, can fly off a nearby vehicle at high rates of speed causing damage to other cars. If you ever have an ice missile fly off and strike your car, causing damage, you should turn to one of the experienced Boston car accident personal injury lawyers or expert snow and ice attorneys at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the process.

Andru Duranso, of Dover, Delaware, was driving on Interstate 95 earlier this year, just south of where 295 splits, when a large piece of ice flew off a tractor trailer rig and crashed through the windshield of his SUV. Glass flew all over his lap, the passenger’s seat and throughout his SUV.  The ice missile also sheared off his passenger-side, rear-view mirror, but fortunately, he was not injured.

Apparently, this was a common occurrence in the area because police notified Mr. Duranso that he wasn’t the only one that this happened to that day. While Delaware does not have a specific snow or ice removal law on the books, since 2014, there have been several bills introduced that would allow officers to fine drivers who have not properly cleared their vehicles. But, so far, no legislation has been passed in the state. In states like Pennsylvania and New Jersey, you can be fined up to $1,000 if ice and snow flying off your vehicle injures someone or causes damage.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a snow and ice related car accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert Boston car accident personal injury lawyers or our expert snow and ice attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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59 Year-Old New York City Doorman Suffers Fatal Injuries After Slipping On Snow And Falling Through Window.

The winter months bring with them all the joy and pleasures of snow, including all the winter activities that come along with it. Although with all that joy, there is still room for accidental injury. When a building’s owner negligently fails to take care of their property and doesn’t remove the snow and ice, the public is left vulnerable to slipping and falling as a result. If you slip and fall on someone else’s property and suffer substantial injuries, as a result, you may be entitled to just and fair compensation for your damages. Contact one of our expert snow and ice accident attorneys, experienced wrongful death lawyers, or our knowledgeable slip and fall attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process so you can begin to recover.

Earlier this year, a doorman shoveling the steps at his Upper East Side, New York City building died, when he slipped while shoveling snow, tumbled down the stairs and had his throat slit as his head crashed through a window. Miguel Gonzalez, 59 years-old, was clearing the stairs leading from the sidewalk to the basement lobby entrance when he lost his footing at around 9:30 a.m. The impact shattered the left window pane and left a pool of blood at the bottom of the steps. Mr. Gonzalez, who suffered deep cuts to his neck and face, was rushed to the Metropolitan Hospital, but couldn’t be saved. He was pronounced dead within hours.

If you or a loved one have been injured after slipping and falling, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert Boston slip and fall attorneys, our snow and ice lawyers, or our experienced wrongful death attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Native Settles Lawsuit For $1.3 Million After Slipping And Falling On Snow And Ice.

Slip and fall accidents can arise from a variety of different reasons. However, the most common form of slip and fall accident occurs during the winter months when snow and ice are improperly cleared. Some slips and falls on snow and ice are simply accidents resulting in only minor injuries. However, there are cases in which a slip and fall on an icy patch can lead to more serious injuries, such as cuts and bruises, back pain, sprains, and broken bones. When you slip and fall due to a property owner negligently removing snow and ice from their property, you may be entitled to recover for your pain and suffering, and medical expenses. Contact one of our expert snow and ice accident attorneys here at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates to help guide you through the complicated litigation process so you can begin to recover.

A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania native, Bruce Larkin, 60 years-old, and his attorney Franklin R. Strokoff. Esq., of The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP, have recently obtained a settlement of $1.3 million in their slip and fall case. Earlier this year in February, at approximately 11:00 am, Mr. Larkin was walking to meet a friend for coffee when he slipped and fell on ice located on a sidewalk in front of a Philadelphia apartment building. As a result, the top of Mr. Larkin’s head went directly down onto the sidewalk. Mr. Larkin was able to furnish evidence that no part of the sidewalk was entirely clear, and that he tried his best to avoid the patches of snow and ice before he slipped. As a result of the fall, Mr. Larkin sustained a large right-sided subdural hematoma that required craniectomy and cranioplasty surgeries. Mr. Larkin was later diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury. The property owners, and a tenant who allegedly performed snow and ice removal services for the owners, contributed $1,000,000 and $300,000, respectively, towards the settlement.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a snow and ice, slip and fall accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your physical injuries, as well as any emotional trauma and financial hardship caused by the accident.  Please contact one of our expert Boston snow and ice personal injury lawyers or our expert slip and fall attorneys right away at 617-787-3700 or email us at info@gilhoylaw.com. An attorney will be here 24/7 for you to learn more about your legal options in a free and confidential consultation. Your needs are our top priority!

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