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Goshen Tragedy Raises Questions of Driver’s Ed Instructor Liability

On Tuesday morning, July 14th, three high school students sustained fatal injuries when their driver’s education car entered an intersection and was struck broadside by a tractor trailer. The accident, which stunned the community of Goshen and the vicinity, raises serious questions about who is liable when a driver’s ed vehicle is involved in a […]

Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Queens Accident

A man from Queens who was critically injured when a car hit him as he cycled in a bike lane has died from his injuries, according to authorities. The 18-year-old victim was reportedly riding northbound on 29th Street when he began to cross Queens Plaza North in the bike lane near Queensboro Bridge. As he […]

Lawsuit Filed After New York Limousine Accident

One of the survivors of a deadly limousine accident on Long Island earlier this summer has filed a civil lawsuit for damages related to her injuries. On July 18, a pickup truck reportedly struck the limo at an intersection along Route 48 in Cutchogue. A total of eight women and the driver were in the […]

Construction Worker Falls 25 Feet in Midtown Accident

A construction worker at a Hudson Yards apartment complex project reportedly fell 25 feet on August 3. The worker was on the second floor of the building when witnesses say he plunged through a crevice. He was treated for serious injuries at Bellevue Hospital. Representatives for the Hunter Roberts Construction Group indicated they were cooperating […]

A Delay in Notifying Next of Kin of their Loved One’s death Violates the Right of Sepulcher

A New York court has held that the City of New York violated the right of sepulcher by failing to timely notify a family that one of its members died in a car accident.  The common law right of sepulcher gives the next of kin an absolute right to the immediate possession of a decedent’s […]

Manhole Cover Rips Into New York City Bus

An iron manhole cover reportedly flew up through the floor of a Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus August 4, lodging directly below a passenger’s seat. The cover ripped through the plywood lining the bus floor, injuring the woman sitting in the seat directly above it. She was later treated for injuries to her leg from […]

New Jersey Turnpike Truck Accident Causes Fire, Kills

A dump truck travelling southbound on the New Jersey Turnpike in Linden August 4 reportedly overturned underneath an overpass and caught fire. The truck driver was killed in the accident, which closed the Turnpike for close to 12 hours. The reason why the accident happened remains unknown. Smoke was visible for miles after the crash. […]

New Fireworks Law Leads to “Giant” July 4th Explosion

At least one high-profile New Yorker took advantage of the state’s new fireworks law, and in doing so reminded us why we had the old law. In November of 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing various fireworks to be sold during specified time periods. One of those periods is June 1st through July 5th, […]

Double-Decker Bus Hits Pedestrian in Greenwich Village

A double-decker sightseeing bus reportedly struck a pedestrian in Greenwich Village July 3. The man was pinned beneath the bus, which dragged him for several feet before coming to a stop. The bus was making a left turn onto W. 4th Street when it allegedly hit the man in the crosswalk. Emergency responders arriving at […]

Bus Driver Involved in Fatal Accident Faces Criminal Charges

A 23-year-old bus driver from New York has been charged with careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after a fatal accident in early August. All this is happening as the driver recovers from serious injuries of his own. The bus accident reportedly occurred on Interstate 95 in North Carolina, north of […]


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