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Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Queens Accident

A man from Queens who was critically injured when a car hit him as he cycled in a bike lane has died from his injuries, according to authorities. The 18-year-old victim was reportedly riding northbound on 29th Street when he began to cross Queens Plaza North in the bike lane near Queensboro Bridge. As he […]

Lawsuit Filed After New York Limousine Accident

One of the survivors of a deadly limousine accident on Long Island earlier this summer has filed a civil lawsuit for damages related to her injuries. On July 18, a pickup truck reportedly struck the limo at an intersection along Route 48 in Cutchogue. A total of eight women and the driver were in the […]

Construction Worker Falls 25 Feet in Midtown Accident

A construction worker at a Hudson Yards apartment complex project reportedly fell 25 feet on August 3. The worker was on the second floor of the building when witnesses say he plunged through a crevice. He was treated for serious injuries at Bellevue Hospital. Representatives for the Hunter Roberts Construction Group indicated they were cooperating […]

A Delay in Notifying Next of Kin of their Loved One’s death Violates the Right of Sepulcher

A New York court has held that the City of New York violated the right of sepulcher by failing to timely notify a family that one of its members died in a car accident.  The common law right of sepulcher gives the next of kin an absolute right to the immediate possession of a decedent’s […]

Manhole Cover Rips Into New York City Bus

An iron manhole cover reportedly flew up through the floor of a Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus August 4, lodging directly below a passenger’s seat. The cover ripped through the plywood lining the bus floor, injuring the woman sitting in the seat directly above it. She was later treated for injuries to her leg from […]

New Fireworks Law Leads to “Giant” July 4th Explosion

At least one high-profile New Yorker took advantage of the state’s new fireworks law, and in doing so reminded us why we had the old law. In November of 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation allowing various fireworks to be sold during specified time periods. One of those periods is June 1st through July 5th, […]

Bus Driver Involved in Fatal Accident Faces Criminal Charges

A 23-year-old bus driver from New York has been charged with careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after a fatal accident in early August. All this is happening as the driver recovers from serious injuries of his own. The bus accident reportedly occurred on Interstate 95 in North Carolina, north of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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