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Girl Killed When Stone Fence Falls On Her During Walk

Posted: September 3, 2019 | Categories: News

Many mortgages require that a homeowner purchase some kind of homeowner’s insurance. Most people only think of homeowner’s insurance when disaster strikes. The policy covers damages to a home caused by a storm, flooding, and accidents such as a tree falling. It may also cover the replacement of major appliances, such as a hot water […]

Schoharie Family Sues Tire Store That Inspected Limo Before Crash

Posted: September 2, 2019 | Categories: News

The Schoharie limousine crash was one of the deadliest road crashes in history. The crash, which occurred on October 6th, 2018, involved a modified 2001 Ford Excursion stretch limousine. It would seat 18 people, which was one more than the number of passengers in the vehicle. The vehicle involved had failed two inspections early that […]

Car Crash Causes Fire In Yard, Police Searching For Driver

Posted: August 30, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

Car fires resulting for accidents are an uncommon thing to happen after a crash, but they do occur. One culprit can be the fact that modern cars have a lot of high-tech wiring that can be loosened on impact. This can cause the wires to spark, catching combustible materials that are thrown around during the […]

Building Collapse In The Bronx Kills One Worker, Injures Five

Posted: August 29, 2019 | Categories: Construction Accidents

The construction industry tops the charts as New York’s most deadly industry. More injuries in the industry were reported in 2018 than in any other year following the post-recession construction boom. When it comes to the fatalities, the Department of Buildings only tracks deaths that come as a direct result of a violation. In 2018, […]

Sheldon Hit-And-Run Accident Kills Dog, Injures Teen Girls

Posted: August 28, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

While Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero initiative may have impacted the number of traffic fatalities and injuries, it’s not having much effect on hit-and-run instances. According to New York Police Department data, there were roughly 36,000 hit-and-run instances in 2013. That number rose to 46,000 in 2017. The great majority of hit-and-run accidents resulted […]

Kips Bay Falling Elevator Death Ruled An Accident

Posted: August 27, 2019 | Categories: News

According to FiveThirtyEight, there are 76,000 elevators in the city. They tend to blend into the background and be taken for granted. Unfortunately, a malfunctioning elevator can cause serious injuries. Every year, more than 30 victims are killed, and 17,000 injuries are caused by and an elevator that is not functioning correctly. Excessive speed and […]

19th Cyclist Death This Year, Driver Charged

Posted: August 26, 2019 | Categories: Bicycle Accidents

The creation of more bike lanes and the availability of Citi Bike has meant that there are more people biking in New York City than ever. While this could account for the increase in bicyclist fatalities over this year, it may not be the only factor. In 2018, there were 10 fatalities total involving bicyclists. […]

Mail Truck Accident In Brooklyn Leaves Woman With Huge Medical Debt, Lawsuit Filed

Posted: August 23, 2019 | Categories: Car Accidents

State and federal governments and their employees have some degree of protection in a lawsuit. Sovereign immunity has carried over into modern times, protecting government agencies from civil litigation. There are exceptions to this, as detailed under the Federal Tort Claims Act, which allows for people injured by a government employee acting within the scope […]

Grand Island Man Killed In Head-On Accident Near Lake Placid

Posted: August 22, 2019 | Categories: News

Fatalities in head-on auto accidents are second only to the fatalities caused by intersection crashes. There are two primary ways in which head-on accidents occur. A driver crosses over a double line into oncoming traffic or a driver travels the wrong way down a roadway or interstate. Head-on crashes typically involve high speeds and tremendous […]

Door Error Causes Train Rider To Fall Onto Tracks

Posted: August 21, 2019 | Categories: News

On Monday, December 17th, 2018, three people were killed aboard an Amtrak commuter train near Olympia, Washington. That incident was the deadliest railway incident since eight people were killed during an Amtrak derailment in Pennsylvania in 2015. Passengers dying aboard trains in railway accidents are becoming increasingly rare. In all of 2016, only one person […]

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