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Upper East Side Crane Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Trial

A May 2008 accident featuring the collapse of a 200-foot-tall crane on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has had a lasting legal impact. Now, a wrongful death trial that had previously been postponed is once again up and running, and the owner of the crane is the defendant in yet another lawsuit stemming from the accident. … Read More »

New York Man Wins $2.3 Million in Malpractice Lawsuit

A New York man recently won a $2.3 million medical malpractice lawsuit after an orthopedic surgeon was found liable for his failure to treat the victim’s infection.  According to details from the case, the plaintiff visited Hudson Valley Radiology Associations to have an MRI done in 2010. A routine injection allegedly resulted in causing a… Read More »

Firefighter Files Lawsuit After Suffering Injury in Gas Explosion

A New York firefighter is filing a lawsuit against the city, Con Edison and a landlord of a building in East Harlem after being injured while responding to a major explosion caused by a gas leak this past March. While responding to the explosion, which caused several fatalities, the firefighter says that he suffered a… Read More »

Queens Man in Critical Condition After Pedestrian Accident

A car accident in Queens caused some collateral damage recently, and now a pedestrian who suffered some severe injuries as a result of the accident is in critical condition in a New York hospital.  According to one of the drivers involved in the accident, the driver of a dark green Toyota Camry was exiting the… Read More »

Eight Injured After Car Collides with Bus in Brooklyn

Eight people suffered injuries recently when a car collided with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Brooklyn. The collision forced the bus off its trajectory, sending it careening into nearby parked cars and a building.  Witnesses indicate that the car, which was a black Toyota Camry, was driving down Coffey Street and ignored the stop… Read More »

Critical Issues: Firearms, Negligence and Liability

The New York Times reported last fall on accidental shootings involving children, in a long article that discussed the difficulty of tallying gun deaths due to inconsistencies in reporting from state to state. The newspaper was able to cite records from only five states, but counted 259 children killed in gun accidents since 1999 in… Read More »

Deaths Related to Defective Takata Airbags On the Rise

There have been several reports in recent weeks of deaths related to defective airbags produced by Takata, a Japanese auto company and parts supplier. As a result, more than 14 million automobiles from 11 different automakers that use the airbags have been recalled across the world.  The defect found in the airbags seems to be… Read More »

Major Issues Facing Teen Drivers

According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for U.S. teenagers, with an average of seven 16- to 19-year-olds dying every day in 2010 due to a crash. All told, this is the age group at the greatest risk of being involved, injured or… Read More »

Subway Construction Injury Highlights Risks to Workers

A construction worker is suing New York City and the Metro Transportation Authority (MTA) for $55 million following a serious accident on the site of a Second Avenue subway project. He suffered a crushed and lacerated left leg when a large hose went out of control, trapping him 100 feet under the street in the… Read More »

Halloween and Pedestrian Safety

With Halloween quickly approaching, children and parents alike are probably more focused on planning the perfect costume or the spookiest party than on pedestrian safety. But keeping your kids safe this Halloween means taking some preemptive measures. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study reports that pedestrian deaths among children are four times higher… Read More »