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Water Bottles Recalled After Possible E. Coli Contamination

Consumers could be facing some risks when they take a drink from a cold bottle of water this summer, as the Niagara Bottling Company has issued a recall of some of its products upon discovering a spring it uses as a source of water was contaminated with E. coli. The products were widely distributed to… Read More »

School Bus Collides with SUV in Lido Beach

A mini school bus and a SUV slammed into one another in the eastbound lanes of Lido Boulevard in Long Beach recently. The accident reportedly took place near the Malibu Beach Club and resulted in significant traffic delays. Fortunately, no students were riding in the bus at the time of the crash, and only one… Read More »

Some Car Accidents Cry Out Negligence

In the vast majority of personal-injury cases arising out of a car accident, the question of whether a given driver acted negligently must be decided at trial by a jury.  It cannot be decided before trial by a judge as a matter of law.  But, there are exceptions.  Some accidents speak so loudly to a… Read More »

Deadly Construction Accidents on the Rise in New York

In a recent incident, an air conditioning unit dropped 30 stories from a crane onto Madison Ave. in Manhattan, injuring 10 people. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt, but according to an article in the New York Times, these types of construction site accidents are on the rise across the city. The statistics are sobering… Read More »

Manhattan Crane Accident Injures 10 People

Construction workers were lifting a piece of mechanical equipment on a crane Sunday, May 31 when the equipment reportedly snapped off and fell 28 stories. According to authorities, 10 people were injured in the accident, including two construction workers and eight passersby who were walking or driving below. Fortunately, all of the victims were only… Read More »

Child Suffers Fatal Injury Due to Falling Brick

A brick from a building on the Upper West Side reportedly slipped away from the facade and fatally hit a two-year-old child who was under the care of her grandmother at the time. The brick apparently tumbled down eight stories from a crumbling window ledge at the Esplanade Manhattan nursing home, striking the woman and… Read More »

Hotels Must Provide Adequate Security for their Guests

By Chaucer’s time, English common law recognized the responsibilities of innkeepers to their customers. The innkeeper was required, among other things, to provide food, lodging and a safe harbor for guests. These principles were carried across the Atlantic and, by and large, helped shape our own hotel keepers’ duties. In regard to security, a hotel… Read More »

Fall from Scaffolding Kills Construction Worker in the Bronx

A construction employee was working at a Bronx public housing development when he reportedly slipped and fell from scaffolding. The 25-year-old worker hit the pavement after falling 15-feet and suffered severe head trauma, according to police who found him unconscious. He later died from his injuries at a nearby hospital. In this particular case, complaints… Read More »

Crane Malfunction Kills Construction Safety Director in New

A crane at a construction site in Midtown Manhattan reportedly killed its safety director after it malfunctioned. The safety director was identified as a 40-year-old man who was inspecting the hydraulics of the equipment when the crane’s boom pinned him against his truck. Firefighters rushed to the construction site on East 44th St. and used… Read More »

SUV Hits and Kills Pedestrian in New York City

An SUV reportedly crashed into another vehicle and then plowed into a pedestrian after being thrust onto the curb. The recent accident occurred in Hell’s Kitchen where a southbound GMC Envoy collided with a similarly southbound Freightliner truck. The accident caused the SUV to jump the curb, striking a 56-year-old man from the Bronx. Emergency… Read More »