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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Trial of Bus Driver in Fatal Accident to be Delayed

By now, the case involving a bus driver who was charged with a crime after a fatal accident under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan was supposed to have gone to trial. But that trial was put on hold as of late February, prompting speculation that prosecutors would soon drop it altogether. A Metropolitan… Read More »

Court Says an Extension Cord is not Proper Hoisting Equipment

An appeals court told the City of New York that it has to give laborers doing brick work at a public school suitable materials, such as a mechanical hoist, to raise and lower buckets of cement from one level of the work site to another. The plaintiff, who worked for the contractor renovating the school… Read More »

Questions of Consent in Case of 78-Year-Old Man Having Sex with his Wife

An elderly married couple has made national news after a 78-year-old man was charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse after he allegedly had sex with his wife, who was living in a nursing home, in May 2014. Staff members had told him eight days earlier they believed that due to her poor mental state caused… Read More »

Woman Struck by Cab in New York’s Times Square

A California woman who was visiting New York City for the funeral of a friend suffered a severe leg injury in a freak accident in Times Square. She was reportedly lifting her luggage into the trunk of a yellow taxicab when suddenly another taxi appeared behind and struck her, sandwiching her and pinning her legs… Read More »

New York Workplace Accident Statistics

Many people have seen some of the national statistics indicating that the construction industry remains the most dangerous and deadly sector in the United States in terms of overall worker death and injury totals. But what do some of these statistics look like in New York City? The following are some numbers from the Big… Read More »

Appellate Court Allows Golf Cart Accident Lawsuit to Move Ahead

In a 4-1 ruling, a panel of the Appellate Division, First Department decided that a trial court was correct in denying a motion for summary judgment by a golf course owner attempting to have an injury victim’s claim dismissed. The accident reportedly occurred at an event hosted by the Andrew Glover Youth Program at The… Read More »

Unique Legal Considerations for Mass Transit Accidents

When a mass transit accident occurs, there may be many different factors involved and various individuals or entities at fault. As a result, there are some unique limits associated with personal injury claims after a public transportation accident. First, it’s important to consider that there may be special rules involved if you are attempting to… Read More »

Pilot in Fatal Plane Crash Was Taking ‘Selfies’

A single-engine plane crash made news after 29-year-old pilot Amritpal Singh and his passenger were killed this past May. The plane was a Cessna 150 that Singh was piloting near the Front Range Airport just east of Denver, Colorado. Although the cause of the accident was undetermined for many months because there were no “pre-impact… Read More »

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 »