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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Queens Man in Critical Condition After Pedestrian Accident

A car accident in Queens caused some collateral damage recently, and now a pedestrian who suffered some severe injuries as a result of the accident is in critical condition in a New York hospital.  According to one of the drivers involved in the accident, the driver of a dark green Toyota Camry was exiting the… Read More »

Eight Injured After Car Collides with Bus in Brooklyn

Eight people suffered injuries recently when a car collided with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Brooklyn. The collision forced the bus off its trajectory, sending it careening into nearby parked cars and a building.  Witnesses indicate that the car, which was a black Toyota Camry, was driving down Coffey Street and ignored the stop… Read More »

Critical Issues: Firearms, Negligence and Liability

The New York Times reported last fall on accidental shootings involving children, in a long article that discussed the difficulty of tallying gun deaths due to inconsistencies in reporting from state to state. The newspaper was able to cite records from only five states, but counted 259 children killed in gun accidents since 1999 in… Read More »

Deaths Related to Defective Takata Airbags On the Rise

There have been several reports in recent weeks of deaths related to defective airbags produced by Takata, a Japanese auto company and parts supplier. As a result, more than 14 million automobiles from 11 different automakers that use the airbags have been recalled across the world.  The defect found in the airbags seems to be… Read More »

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 »