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Construction Managers Facing Homicide Charges After Accident

Earlier this year, a construction worker died in Queens after a wall at a worksite collapsed. Now, two managers of the project have been charged with homicide. The two individuals are accused of alleged criminal negligence based on their refusal to close the worksite, even after being warned of dangerous conditions by an engineer assigned… Read More »

Cyclist Hits Pedestrian, Then Flees the Scene

A bicyclist who plowed into a pedestrian on the Upper East Side was caught on film before quickly riding away from the scene. Video footage was obtained via a dash cam in the victim’s car, which showed the aftermath of a cyclist sideswiping the 67-year-old woman. The woman had reportedly parked her car and was… Read More »

Jaywalker Hit and Killed in Manhattan

Two separate vehicles struck two pedestrians in Upper Manhattan after the individuals reportedly jaywalked across 207th Street and 9th Avenue, leaving one seriously injured and the other dead. A 1999 Ford Explorer was the first to hit the two, sending the pedestrians flying into traffic. A second vehicle subsequently hit them. Both men were taken… Read More »

Arbitration Clauses are Commonplace and Usually Enforceable

Litigations can get tied up for years in the courts and are often expensive.  Arbitrations, in contrast, typically require much less time, and because the rules of evidence are often relaxed, end up costing less than trials.  In addition, corporate defendants would often prefer to have a case decided by professional arbitrators than a lay… Read More »

The Different Types of Product Recalls

As consumers, we buy products in good faith, believing that manufacturers have complied with all necessary regulations to ensure the goods we use—whether they are motor vehicles, electronics or food — are safe and reliable. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Product recalls are common, and as widely publicized cases like those involving the… Read More »

Child Accidentally Drives Over a Toddler on Staten Island

A five-year-old reportedly got behind the wheel of a running van on Staten Island, put it into reverse and backed over a toddler. The two-year-old child was critically injured and was taken to Richmond University Medical Center for treatment. The accident occurred while a woman was placing another child into the backseat of the van…. Read More »

Crash on Whitestone Bridge Leaves Nine Injured

Four vehicles recently collided on the Whitestone Bridge, entangling traffic for an hour and leaving nine people with significant injuries. The accident occurred on the Queens side of the bridge in the southbound lanes. All of the victims were reportedly taken to local hospitals for treatment, according to officials who arrived at the scene. Motorists… Read More »

Report: 60 Percent of State’s Pedestrian Deaths in New York City

A recently released report shows that more than 60 percent of pedestrians who were struck and killed in traffic accidents in the state of New York were hit in the five boroughs of New York City. A total of 732 pedestrian fatalities occurred between the years of 2011 and 2013, according to the report from… Read More »

Serious Injury at a Mercedes-Benz Service Center

Sometimes, the very happening of an accident raises an inescapable inference that a defendant was negligent.  Just such a case recently came before a New York County court.  In Levin v. Mercedes-Benz Manhattan, the plaintiff was seriously injured at a Mercedes-Benz service center.  As he stood under a heavy overhead garage door, the door suddenly… Read More »

Lincoln Tunnel Bus Crash Injures 18 People

The early morning rush hour recently ended in a crash between two buses in the Lincoln Tunnel June 10. Authorities reported that 18 people were hurt, but none of them suffered critical injuries. The New Jersey Transit bus and private bus reportedly struck each other in the center tube of the tunnel. Traffic was rerouted… Read More »