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Category Archives: Personal Injury

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 »

Is TBI Behind the NFL’s Recent Issues?

The start of the NFL season has been somewhat overshadowed by a series of high-profile arrests and suspensions due to allegations of domestic violence and abuse. These recent scandals may have a connection with another issue that’s plagued football in recent years: the mounting evidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) among NFL athletes. Some researchers… Read More »

Children Face Greater Risk on Foot

In June, during her last week of kindergarten, a six-year-old girl and her mother were walking to school in Jackson Heights. They were almost to school and passing through a crosswalk when an off-duty police officer made a left turn and hit them. The young girl suffered six broken ribs, a broken pelvis and femur… Read More »

Bronx Frozen Ice King Dies in Workplace Accident

The owner of Delicioso Coco Helado, a beloved Bronx institution since the 1960s, was killed early in the morning on September 19 when he was crushed underneath a security gate. Surveillance footage shows Alfredo Thiebaud, 74, had already pressed a button to lower the gate and was attempting to dump garbage and make it back… Read More »

Recent Accident Draws Attention to Bike-Pedestrian Collisions

A 59-year-old woman is on life support after being hit by a bicycle in Central Park on September 18. According to police reports, the woman was walking in the crosswalk at a light-protected intersection near W. 63rd St. when the accident occurred, and she suffered severe head trauma. The cyclist remained at the scene of… Read More »

The Most Common Types of Bicycle Accidents

When people hear the phrase “bicycle accident” there is an instinctive association between bicycles and cars. Bicycle accidents may actually involve many different things — a cyclist may fall off their bike or run into a fixed object, for example — but accidents that are between cars and cyclists often take place at intersections. Some… Read More »

Recent Examples of Dog Bite Cases Show Difficulties Involved in Ensuing Legal Battles

Dog bite cases have a variety of challenges, both emotional and legal, that attorneys must navigate through to produce a successful result for their clients. Consider the following example: Vicente Pickett-Garcia was walking along a creek with a small group in Binghamton, New York when he was suddenly approached by a pit bull. The dog’s… Read More »

Court Revives Lawsuit Against Tobacco Companies After Death of Woman’s Mother

Kimberly Roden’s mother, Loretta, passed away in spring 2008, just four months after filing a personal injury lawsuit that claimed she was suffering from smoking. The lawsuit targeted companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LC. After Loretta died, the companies filed for a case dismissal,… Read More »

State Court of Appeals Rules Plaintiffs Not Required to Give Medical Reports in Lead-Based Paint Case

In the case of Hamilton v. Miller this summer, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiffs in the case did not have to produce medical reports that established causation for their conditions prior to medical exams by the defendants. This case centered on injuries suffered from the plaintiffs’ exposure to lead-based paint as… Read More »