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Another Cyclist Death This Year, This Time In Central Park

Posted: December 20, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

It has been a bad year for cyclists in the Big Apple. In all of 2018, there were 10 cyclists killed in traffic accidents on the streets of New York City. This year, that total has more than doubled to 29. The sharp increase has brought activists to begin advocating for more laws and roadway […]

Huge Victory For Girl Who Was Hit By Brooklyn Bus, $43 Million Awarded

Posted: December 19, 2019 | Categories: News

New York has no-fault accident liability laws that cover all traffic accidents. This includes accidents that involve pedestrians. Pedestrians who are injured can file for no-fault benefits, which cover medical expenses and will pay a portion of lost wages. However, when a person’s injuries exceed $50,000, that pedestrian may then file a civil lawsuit against […]

Falling Facade Kills Woman In Times Square

Posted: December 18, 2019 | Categories: News

New York has a spectacular skyline and hundreds of tall buildings. It’s no wonder that the occasional falling brick can be overlooked. Mayor DeBlasio is trying to tame the scaffolding problem by changing Local Law 11 and shortening the cycle of inspections for buildings taller than six floors. On top of that, the New York […]

Man Wins Huge Verdict After A Fall At A Jones Beach Event

Posted: December 17, 2019 | Categories: News

Injuries that take place at work may be covered by worker’s compensation, but there is only so far that worker’s comp can go. It can help to cover medical bills and a portion of the injured worker’s salary, but it isn’t meant for the long term. If an injury has caused enough permanent damage to […]

NYC Construction Injuries Have Declined

Posted: December 16, 2019 | Categories: News

Though the construction industry only makes up a small percentage of jobs available in the workforce, it routinely has a higher percentage of injuries on average. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, one in ten construction workers is injured every year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that there are about 150,000 construction […]

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 […]

Jury Likely To Indict Woman On Further Charges After DUI Crash

Posted: December 12, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

The East Hampton Star reports that a grand jury will likely indict a woman in a fatal Montauk crash. 30-year-old Lisa Rooney was initially charged with drunken driving following an October crash that killed a bicyclist in Montauk.  Just after 6 p.m. on October 30th, Rooney struck 28-year-old John James Usma-Quintero on Flamingo Avenue. Usma-Quintero died […]

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 […]

Man Charged In Fatal Drunk-Driving Crash That Killed His Son

Posted: December 10, 2019 | Categories: Drunk Driving Accidents

The Macomb Daily reports that a man has been charged in the fatal crash that killed his son.  32-year-old Arturo Molina Mendez was arraigned from his hospital bed. He is facing charges in the Sunday accident that killed his 7-year-old son. Mendez was driving with his son in a 2015 Kia Optima just after midnight on […]

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 […]

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