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    What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Vision Zero Plan?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than five years have passed since New York City’s Vision Zero initiative was launched with the goal of ending pedestrian and cyclist deaths by 2024. Looking ahead to the second half of the campaign, some activists and interest groups are questioning if and how further progress will be made. A “die-in” protest this summer […]

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    What Does the Future Hold for New York City’s Vision Zero Plan?

    By Michael Barasch

    More than five years have passed since New York City’s Vision Zero initiative was launched with the goal of ending pedestrian and cyclist deaths by 2024. Looking ahead to the second half of the campaign, some activists and interest groups are questioning if and how further progress will be made. A “die-in” protest this summer […]

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  • Wrongful Death

    Epileptic Driver Faces Homicide Charges in 2015 Halloween Crash

    By Michael Barasch

    Generally speaking, a person with epilepsy cannot be found guilty or held civilly liable for injuries that occur while in the throes of a seizure. However, Howard Unger, 53, has been charged with three counts of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the deaths of three people killed on Halloween 2015, when Mr. Unger […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    Worker Killed in Mechanical Mishap at Brooklyn Construction Site

    By Michael Barasch

    On October 12, a 43-year-old construction worker was killed due to a mechanical problem at a Brooklyn site. PIX11.com  originally reported that “the worker was hit by a crane hook and fell to his death.” Publishing the same day, the New York Post, citing an open complaint on the New York City Department of Buildings […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    NY Times Reports Dramatic Increase in Fatal Construction Accidents

    By Dominique A. Penson

    New York is a city in constant flux, always re-imagining and reconstituting itself. Construction is a major part of the dynamism that is New York. But the recent spike in construction citywide has some people asking whether it’s possible to manage all the new building projects safely, or whether fatal accidents are simply a cost […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Goshen Tragedy Raises Questions of Driver’s Ed Instructor Liability

    By Dominique A. Penson

    On Tuesday morning, July 14th, three high school students sustained fatal injuries when their driver’s education car entered an intersection and was struck broadside by a tractor trailer. The accident, which stunned the community of Goshen and the vicinity, raises serious questions about who is liable when a driver’s ed vehicle is involved in a […]

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  • Personal Injury

    The Fatal Metro North Train Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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  • Wrongful DeathPersonal Injury

    New York Father and Daughter Charged in Fatal Car Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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  • Wrongful DeathPersonal InjuryWorkplace Injury

    Worker Dies in Construction Accident in Manhattan

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Workplace InjuryPersonal InjuryWrongful Death

    Bronx Frozen Ice King Dies in Workplace Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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