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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Truck Accidents Resulting from Faulty Tires

While the most common cause of truck accidents is driver error, another significant number of truck accidents are due to tire-related issues. When tires blow out, it becomes easy for the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which could lead to the vehicle tipping or careening into other cars on the road. Here are… Read More »

Clinic That Treated Joan Rivers Sued for Medical Malpractice

The daughter of the late comedian Joan Rivers recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the outpatient clinic that treated her mother in the final week of her life. The clinic is the Yorkville Endoscopy Center on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, and treated Rivers in late August and of 2014, just days before… Read More »

Metro North Train Involved in Deadliest Crash in Railroad’s History

A Metro North train was recently involved in the deadliest crash in the history of the railroad as it made its regular pass through Westchester County on February 3. The train ran directly into an SUV that was stopped on the tracks at a crossing. The resulting crash led to a fiery explosion that killed… 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 »

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 »