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Four People Injured in Manhattan Bus Accident

Four people were injured recently in an accident involving a commuter bus in Manhattan. The bus was leaving the Manhattan Port Authority Bus Terminal when it suddenly crashed in to the wall of a nearby ramp nearby the Lincoln Tunnel. Fortunately, none of those four people suffered life-threatening injuries after the accident, but they were… Read More »

Brooklyn Man Arrested in Hit-and-Run Accident

On Tuesday, February 3, Kamil Gorski was struck and killed as he attempted to cross Metropolitan Ave. at 62nd Street in Ridgewood. He was hit by two different vehicles — the first was a Ford van, and the second was a blue four-door sedan. While the sedan remained behind at the scene of the accident,… Read More »

Manhole Explosions Common this Winter in New York City

The occurrences of manhole explosions have increased dramatically this winter in New York City. In fact, utility company Con Edison estimates that within the period of February 1-3 alone, it responded to approximately 200 different manhole explosions throughout the city. One incident led to a man being hit in the head by a flying manhole… Read More »

Science Lab Accident in Queens Sends 20 Students to Hospital

A science lab experiment gone wrong led to 20 students being sent to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. One student told local news reporters that a student in a science class at Holy Child of Jesus School poured a chemical into aluminum foil while conducting a science experiment. The chemical exploded upon… Read More »

25 Injured in Accident Between MTA Bus and Two Cars

A chain reaction accident led to injuries to 25 people total, including three who were later listed as being in critical condition. The accident involved two cars, a BMW and a Nissan Altima, and a Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) bus near Clarendon Road and Utica Avenue in East Flatbush. Surveillance video captured by Brooklyn’s News 12… Read More »

Legal Options After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

If you find yourself in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you have a high likelihood of being able to get compensation for your injuries and for your pain and suffering. However, it’s important to take a step back and analyze the legal options you have available to you before jumping right into a… Read More »

The Fatal Metro North Train Accident

How safe is traveling by train? After a Metro North train crashed into a Mercedes SUV at a Valhalla railroad crossing, tragically killing the SUV’s driver and five passengers on the train, many commuters said they would never ride in the front car of a train again. Experts, however, say that all crashes are different… Read More »

Hospital’s Bid to Perform Leg Amputation Upheld

A reminder why it’s so important to designate a health care proxy for yourself A Brooklyn appellate panel said doctors at North Shore LIJ/Forest Hills Hospital adequately showed they had to perform a leg amputation on a woman with mental health issues, despite her objections. The hospital petitioned for court permission to perform the below-the-knee… Read More »

Seeking Additional Damages in Hit-and-Run Cases

A hit-and-run differs from standard accident cases in a variety of ways, most notably that it will result in criminal charges when the offender is found. This means that in addition to the major fines that a person could face in civil litigation, he or she could also face probation, license revocation and prison time… Read More »

New Yorkers Brave Hazardous Conditions After Recent Snowstorms

It has been a tough winter in New York City this year. Big snowstorms and subsequent cold weather have led to icy roadways across the state, including around the city. Drivers along city streets and freeways alike need to be more careful in such weather. Speeding becomes even more treacherous, as it’s easier to lose… Read More »