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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 »

New York Father and Daughter Charged in Fatal Car Accident

A 15-year-old girl from Scarsdale, New York and her father have been charged in a car crash that led to three deaths. According to authorities, the underage daughter of Michael Ware was behind the wheel of a car despite not having her driver’s license, then got into an accident that led to the deaths of… Read More »

Worker Dies in Construction Accident in Manhattan

An accident in the Garment District in Manhattan led to the death of a construction worker, according to the Fire Department of New York. The FDNY was present on the scene responding to an accident call from a construction project located on West 37th Street near 8th and 9th avenues.  Investigators obtained video taken on… 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 »

Court Revives Lawsuit Against Tobacco Companies After Death of Woman’s Mother

Kimberly Roden’s mother, Loretta, passed away in spring 2008, just four months after filing a personal injury lawsuit that claimed she was suffering from smoking. The lawsuit targeted companies including R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Philip Morris USA Inc., Lorillard Tobacco Co. and Liggett Group LC. After Loretta died, the companies filed for a case dismissal,… Read More »

Child Deaths Caused by Auto Accidents Are on the Rise in NYC

Just weeks into the new year, a family of four suffered a devastating loss. Cooper Stock was only 9 years old when he crossed the street holding his father’s hand and was struck and killed by a taxi that failed to yield to the pedestrians.  Dr. Richard Stock and his son were struck by a… Read More »

Deadly Negligence: Metro-North Train Crash

A speeding Metro-North train carrying 100 passengers derailed in the Bronx on Sunday December 1, killing four people and injuring dozens more. At least 11 passengers remain in critical condition.  However uncommon, tragic accidents like these can change people’s lives forever — and the people and/or company responsible must be held accountable. In legal terms,… Read More »

Dying in the Dark: Factors of Structural Fires

In July, a fire broke out shortly before 4 a.m. in a three-story building in the Throggs Neck portion of the Bronx, taking the life of a 55-year-old woman and seriously injuring her husband, mother and granddaughter.  As firefighters responded to the fire at the home of Ramon Velez, Jr., son of the late city… Read More »

New York City Streets: A Horror and Some Help

Newly arrived in New York on holiday, 23-year-old Sian Green of Leicester, England had just purchased a hot dog with her best friend and sat upon a ledge near Rockefeller Center. Just then, a taxi cab sped through a crosswalk, hit a cyclist and then struck Ms. Green, instantly severing her leg.  Working nearby, 44-year-old… Read More »

Wrongful Death Construction Action Settled for $1 Million

On April 3, 2012, a Manhattan construction site became the scene of a fatal accident. Work to extend the No. 7 subway line halted when a 170-foot crane collapsed and showered pieces into the excavated pit below. The crane came down on 30-year-old Burlington resident Michael Simermeyer, who died of his injuries.  The Occupational Safety… Read More »