New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
A horrible tragedy occurred last Tuesday, June 4, 2013 on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, when a four year old girl who was walking on the sidewalk with her grandmother near her school was struck and killed by an out of control SUV that had jumped the curb. According to the June 10, 2013 Daily News article titled "Ariel Russo's mother pays a tearful goodbye to her 4-year-old 'princess'" (linked below), the SUV was driven by 17 year old Franklin Reyes, who apparently panicked after police tried to pull him over, lost control of his vehicle and jumped the curb onto the sidewalk. According to the Daily News, the driver has been criminally charged with vehicular manslaughter.
There are no words sufficient to describe the depth of the loss of someone so young. The trial lawyers of Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP extend their sympathy and deepest condolences to all who mourn this horrific and untimely loss. In the wake of any serious accident, the first priority must be physically and emotionally tending to those victims in need. The next step, however, should involve hiring a qualified, experienced and caring injury lawyer to protect the victims' rights and ensure that justice is done.
Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP has a long history of representing pedestrians who were seriously injured or killed by negligent drivers. The firm took a landmark verdict of $32,756,156 for a Long Island pedestrian seriously hurt after being struck by an out of control SUV (http://www.blockotoole.com/Verdicts-Settlements/32-756-156-for-Injured-Vietnam-Vet.shtml). That lawsuit was filed under Index Number: 23177/05 in New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County. The firm also secured a $12,000,000 settlement on behalf of a young boy, who had also been innocently walking on the sidewalk when a vehicle jumped the curb, struck and seriously injured him (http://www.blockotoole.com/Verdicts-Settlements/12-000-000-Awarded-to-Car-Accident-Victim.shtml). That lawsuit was filed under Index Number: 12586/05 in New York State Supreme Court, Kings County.
The skilled injury attorneys at Block O'Toole & Murphy, LLP have recovered well over $500,000,000 for their clients through years of hard fought verdicts and settlements (http://www.blockotoole.com/Verdicts-Settlements/). The firm can be reached at (212) 736-5300 for a free consultation.