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Toddler Falls To Death At Fulton Street Subway Station

Posted: December 13, 2019 | Categories: News

The Sun reports that a toddler was killed on the New York Subway in Manhattan. The tragic accident occurred at about 5:36 p.m. on Wednesday in Manhattan at the Fulton Street subway station.  The two-year-old boy was walking down the steps ahead of his mother. The mother had her hands full with packages. When they […]

Three-Year-Old Killed In Stroller Accident In Harlem

Posted: December 11, 2019 | Categories: News

Despite initiatives such as Vision Zero in New York and others like it nationwide, it seems that pedestrian fatalities are increasing. In 2017, there were 5,977 pedestrians killed in traffic accidents according to the NHTSA. On average, a pedestrian is killed every 88 seconds in traffic accidents in the United States. 73% of pedestrian fatalities […]

Be Safe When Taking The New York Subway

Posted: December 9, 2019 | Categories: News

The New York Post reports a witness describing the horrific death of a woman on New York Subway tracks. At about 12:20 a.m., two young women were coming from a holiday party where they had been drinking. They got off the southbound A train at the Broadway Station.  33-year-old Kwame Martin reported that the two women […]

Academic Scholarship Recipient

Posted: December 6, 2019 | Categories: News

Congratulations to Andrew Kelly, 20, of Levittown, Pa., who is the recipient of the Friedman & Simon L.L.P. 2019 Academic Scholarship. Andrew is a sophomore at the University of Pittsburgh. As personal injury attorneys, we understand how devastating an injury can be on victims and their loved ones. Andrew’s academic dedication and career goals, despite […]

Cellphone Injuries On The Rise As Distraction Level Increases

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Cell phones have been around since the 1980s, but it has only been in the past couple of decades that they have become ubiquitous. Beginning in this decade, the cell phone gave way to the smartphone, connecting millions of people around the world to the internet without a computer. As of 2018, there were around […]

Beware Of Snowblower Injuries This Winter

Posted: December 5, 2019 | Categories: News

It’s that time of year when snow becomes a fact of life. Clearing your driveway or sidewalks with a shovel may take more time and effort, but it may be safer than using a snowblower.  This time of year, emergency departments see an uptick in hand injuries due to snowblowers. Many times, the injuries are […]

Pedestrian Injuries Are Being Overlooked In Scooter Accidents

Posted: December 4, 2019 | Categories: News

Ever since they became popular ways to zip around cities and college campuses, people have focused on scooter rider injuries. The few studies that have been done have reported that there has been an uptick in injuries that have required medical attention in emergency departments. There has also been an increase in scooter versus auto […]

Crash In Rochester Hits Three Pedestrians Before Hitting Utility Pole

Posted: December 2, 2019 | Categories: News

Americans die in roadway crashes at a higher rate than in any other country. That said, there are some interesting statistics regarding auto crash deaths in the United States. Men are twice as likely to die in auto accidents as women. Elderly men and younger men have the highest rate of death. A majority of […]

Manslaughter Charge In Binghamton Crash, Driver Had 19 Suspensions

Posted: November 29, 2019 | Categories: News

In New York, there is a charge that is called involuntary manslaughter in other states. In New York, it is called second-degree manslaughter. It is applied when the person didn’t mean to kill another person, but their actions led to the death of someone. A person charged with second-degree manslaughter is facing a Class C […]

Legislator Calls For More Police Transparency After Pedestrian Accident

Posted: November 28, 2019 | Categories: News

The Centers for Disease Control reports that in 2016, there were 5,987 pedestrians killed in traffic crashes in the United States. On average, this equates to a death every 1.5 hours. There were also 129,000 pedestrians treated in hospital emergency rooms for injuries sustained in a traffic crash. Pedestrians are one and a half times […]

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