On the Afternoon of March 20, 2015, a young man in his early 20’s was returning home from his job in Manhattan to his home in the Bronx. Unfortunately, due to a tragic automobile accident he never made it home. While legally walking on the sidewalk of the Grand Concourse, a green cab which was speeding lost control and jumped the sidewalk killing this young man. Also killed in this tragic accident was a very young girl who was with her mother. A third individual was also struck and was rendered brain damaged and remains in a nursing home to this date.
Soon after this tragic accident the family of the young man tragically killed retained Leav & Steinberg, LLP to represent them. As we always do, a senior attorney from our firm went to meet the family at their home and was retained by the family. The other injured parties also retained attorneys. Leav & Steinberg, LLP immediately commenced a compete investigation. Though our investigation we were able to determine that the City of New York may also bear some responsibility for the happening of this accident for failure to manage the ongoing roadwork which was occurring at the time of the accident. We were also able to identify the base where the green cab was operating from and put them on notice of this tragic accident.
Leav & Steinberg, LLP commenced a lawsuit naming the Green Cab driver/owner, The Green Cab’s base, The TLC and The City of New York. It is important to note that the other injured parties only named the Green Cab Driver in their lawsuit.