Our client, a 70-year-old longtime resident of Harlem, was critically injured when a Budget Rent-a-Car truck backed up on the sidewalk and struck her. Our client, who relied on a walker, was hit by the truck as she was walking on the sidewalk on 117th Street. The car rental company was using the sidewalk to maneuver their trucks to and from their garage.The victim suffered multiple injuries, including a ruptured spleen, internal bleeding and fractured ribs. She never fully recovered from the accident.
By showing that the Budget Rent-a-Car had created a hazard for the safety of the neighbors by using the sidewalk to move its trucks, we were able to help our client collect a sizable settlement for the serious injuries our client suffered.