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Elevator Repairman Falls to His Death in Guttenberg, NJ

A 44-year-old elevator repairman is dead after being dragged upward through an elevator shaft in a luxury high-rise condominium building in Guttenberg, New Jersey. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office issued a press release Tuesday, February 2, explaining that the worker was performing routine monthly maintenance when something went tragically wrong. The worker, a resident of […]

Deadly 2015 Amtrak Crash Caused by Human Error?

On May 12, 2015, an Amtrak train derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people and injuring more than 200 others. The train from Washington to New York had been traveling at 106 mph, along a curve designed for speeds of up to 50 mph and jumped the track shortly after 9 p.m. On Monday, February 1, […]

Riddle of the Dump Truck: One “Unfortunate Event” or Three?

How many accidents does a dump truck have when it strikes an overpass and loses its dump box in traffic? That’s what happened in April 2010, when the driver of a truck owned by Stony Ridge Top Soil and insured by the National Liability and Fire Insurance Co. misjudged the clearance on I-90. The impact […]

NYC Pays $1.5 Million Injury Settlement to Man Struck in Traffic

The New York Daily News recently reported that the city paid a $1.5 million settlement to a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle after a traffic signal allegedly changed too soon. At the time of the 2008 accident, the plaintiff, Joseph Mare, had been a senior at C.W. Post and a promising baseball […]

Lawsuit Against NY Yankees Tests Baseball’s Assumption of Risk Defense

Thursday, August 25, 2011 was a rainy evening in the Bronx, and many fans at Yankee Stadium had their umbrellas out. While those umbrellas may have protected fans from the rain, they also obscured Andy Zlotnick’s view of home plate from his seat down the first base line. So, when Hideki Matsui ripped a line […]

Driver Awarded $14M in Bus Collision Despite Questions of Health History

In one of the largest personal injury awards of 2014, a Brooklyn jury ordered the ironically named Careful Bus Service, Inc. to pay an elderly ambulette driver $14 million. The case arose from a February 28, 2008 accident in which a minibus rear-ended a van specially equipped for transporting disabled passengers, crushed the rear of […]

“Pill Mill” doctor not liable for killing committed by Patient

A drug addict shot and killed four people during a robbery to procure drugs at a pharmacy  in Suffolk County, New York.  In the ensuing law suits for wrongful death, the families of the victims claimed that a physician who had prescribed narcotics to the killer, was partly responsible for the deaths.  The families claimed […]

Is an Auto Dashboard Camera Craze Coming?

When a meteor exploded over a Russian town in February, the heavenly body became an international superstar (no pun intended) thanks to a myriad of Internet videos, mostly posted by motorists whose dashboard cameras captured the event. Once we all got the stars out of our eyes, some observant Americans started asking a question: What […]

Who Is At Fault In a Slip and Fall Accident?

Slipping and falling at home, in a store, in a parking lot, at the office or anywhere else is a common occurrence. It is also common for people to suffer serious injuries from accidents caused by dangerous conditions. They may slip on a wet floor, trip over an object, or fall because the premises are […]

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