“They were there for me through it all. The Case Handler team did a good job handling my case. Thank you Adam and Matt for everything. I’m so happy it’s over! I really wish I could thank the kind strangers that helped me that day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
-Ariel Barnes from Brooklyn, New York
On March 28, 2017, Ariel had finished working at her first job and was walking to her second job. When the pedestrian signal turned green for Ariel at the intersection of 110th Street and 3rd Avenue in East Harlem, she began walking across the street. At that moment, a vehicle that also had a green light (but wasn’t paying attention to pedestrians in the crosswalk) drove into the intersection and turned left exactly where Ariel was walking. The car struck Ariel on her left side and was knocked down to the ground. Ariel’s immediate reaction was to get up and run to get out of the street, but kind strangers came to her aid and made sure she didn’t move until the ambulance arrived. The people helping Ariel also covered her with their umbrellas since it was raining.
Ariel was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, evaluated, and released the same day with crutches and pain relievers. As a result of the accident, Ariel severely injured her left knee and left shoulder (torn ligaments). To help repair the damage to her left shoulder, Ariel underwent left shoulder surgery on June 1, 2017.
Thankfully, Ariel’s brother was a fan of Adam’s radio show and told her to call Adam Handler! As Ariel mentioned, The Case Handler team was there for her throughout the entire process. Our team stepped in and made sure that the driver’s insurance company (Geico) paid for Ariel’s lost time from work, medical care, and therapy through New York’s no-fault insurance. With his years of experience dealing with uncooperative insurance companies, Adam Handler successfully helped Ariel expedite her personal injury claim and obtained the Maximum Policy Limit settlement from Geico!
Getting struck by a vehicle while walking is a horrifying experience that no one deserves to go through. Although Ariel will have to live with lingering aches and pains from the accident, she will live at the end of the day thankfully. According to New York Times, pedestrian fatalities account for the largest share of fatalities in New York City traffic accidents…and deaths have risen since 2015. If you or a loved one were struck by a vehicle, contact a trustworthy East Harlem pedestrian accident lawyer that will be there to legally protect you through it all.
For a free consultation with Adam Handler – The Case Handler, contact his office at Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP at 929-223-4195.
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