Burn injuries are a serious matter that can cause devastating effects such as long-term health issues, disfigurement and even death. According to the American Burn Association, each year 3,400 individuals die due to burn injuries. The majority of these deaths occur due to residential fires. Other causes included motor vehicle accidents, flames, smoke inhalation, scalding and electrocution...Read More
With so many new construction projects taking place in New York City, accidents have been on the rise. Recently, another construction site accident occurred when a construction vehicle flipped backward, and struck the roof of a NYPD van that was parked. Fortunately, on this occasion there were no injuries or fatalities. However, such incidents continue to call attention to the need for...Read More
Recently, in Brooklyn, a gas explosion occurred in an apartment building, killing one and injuring thirteen. An additional occupant of the building remains missing. It is suspected that a gas stove caused the incident. According to the results of a preliminary investigation, investigators believe that that gas line was disconnected, leading to the explosion.
Many people like gas...Read More
The National Safety Transportation Board recently met at an open session to consider a multi-vehicle car accident that occurred last year, which killed comedian James McNair and seriously injured actor Tracy Morgan. The crash occurred when a Walmart truck rear-ended a van in a construction zone in the early morning hours on June 7, 2014 on the New Jersey Turnpike. The accident affected six...Read More
Recently, a Long Island High School was slammed with a $12 million lawsuit due to an outbreak of a staph infection that affected five students on the district’s wrestling team last January. The suit alleges negligence on the grounds that the wrestling mats used by the team had not been turned in seven years, and were not disinfected properly to protect the students from illness.
Recently, a family experienced the tragedy of losing their healthy 17 year old daughter resulting from complications following a routine wisdom teeth extraction. The procedure was nearly completed when suddenly, the teen went into cardiac arrest. Although she was transferred to a children’s hospital, she suffered seizures and swelling in the brain. After surgery to reduce the swelling was...Read More
Any U.S. person having foreign bank accounts with an aggregate value in excess of $10,000 at any time in tax year 2014 is required by law to file annual FBAR (FinCEN Form 114) by June 30, 2015. Any U.S. person (this is not limited to only U.S. citizens) who had foreign accounts (bank, securities, insurance and/or annuity policies, mutual funds, etc.) with aggregate value exceeding $10,000.00...Read More
Many people enjoy spending the warm summer days cooling off on the water in a boat. The Coast Guard sponsored National Safe Boating Week 2015 between May 16-22 to promote boating safety awareness. This year’s motto was “Wear It!” to encourage people to wear life jackets while boating.
Unfortunately, every summer, the news is filled with tragic stories of people being killed or...Read More
In the sweltering heat of the summer, many people find it refreshing to spend time swimming in their pools. While pools provide great exercise, recreation and relaxation, accidents can occur as a result of negligence or horseplay. Homeowners have a duty to take caution in preventing accidents, or then can be held liable. Failure to exercise due care around the swimming pool can result in...Read More
Many questions have been raised in the last few years about liability issues stemming from the practices of Airbnb. Recently, there have been several newsworthy instances regarding Airbnb liability issues. In the latest publicized case, a 58 year old American man traveling with his wife in Argentina suffered a serious dog bite from the host’s Rottweiler. In a country without the liability...Read More