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Liability Limitations in Ride-Sharing Accidents

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Popular app-based car services like Uber and Lyft are premised on a concept called ride-sharing, which allows nearly anyone to use their own car to make money transporting passengers. In New York City, such services have become nearly as common as the yellow cab. Because some drivers have little experience with passenger transportation, they rely on Uber or Lyft to direct them on critical work-related issues.  In particular problems may arise around insurance needs and determining liability in the event of an accident.

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83 year-old pedestrian woman miraculously survives a dangerous collision with a taxi cab

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On the morning of July 1st, 2014, near Columbus Ave and W. 60th Street, an elderly woman was struck by a Ford Escape Hybrid taxi cab while walking her bicycle across the street.

Luckily, two workers on a coffee break witnessed the incident and rushed to help her. In a phenomenal display of strength, the workers were able to lift the taxi cab up off the ground and remove the woman from beneath it.

FDNY medics transported the woman to Bellevue Hospital where she was treated for a broken wrist and several fractures to her right leg.

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Fatal Car Crash in Queens, New York

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What began as an innocent celebration of a young girls' birthday, turned devastating after four New York college students perished as the result of an automobile accident in Queens, New York. The crash prompted a criminal investigation and prompted New York City to reexamine its traffic signage.

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Metro Employee Killed by Train in New York

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With the sheer number of New Yorkers that use public transportation every day, it should come as no shock that the majority of individuals believe public transportation is one of the safest modes there is. Countless deadly car crashes and truck accidents are reported each day, but rarely are there any bus or train accidents right? Wrong, and disturbingly, the numbers are only increasing.

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New York Private Workplace Injuries Reportedly Down

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With all the hustle and bustle that New York has to offer, many people would expect workplace injuries to be on the rise, but the United States Department of Labor reports just the opposite. According to New York private industry employers, about 146,000 nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses occurred in 2012.

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Reckless Driver Jumps Curb and Ends the Lives of Two Pedestrians in Queens, NY

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It is a well-known fact that drivers should be on alert when driving, since the road is a dangerous place, but now the same may be true when individuals simply walk down a side walk.

Police are investigating after a 22-year-old driver lost control of his car and crashed into a phone booth, lamp post and parked cars before jumping the curb and killing two men who had been walking on a Queens sidewalk early this November.

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Can A Bar or Club Owner Be Liable for Injuries?

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As the spring approaches, local bars and nightclubs, especially in the New York City area, are flooded with tourists and many college students on vacation.  Consequentially, these places of business are overcrowded and filled with patrons under the influence. The combination often leads to fights. But is that the owners fault?

The opinion of New York residents is split; some say that it is not the owner’s fault that these kids get drunk and get into altercations, while other residents say the owner is to blame. But what does the law say?

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Construction Workplace Injury in Queens

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Although, every construction worker goes to work fully aware of these possible dangers, this type of career choice holds certain occupational hazards which often lead to workplace accidents. These accidents may result in personal injuries. 

This was the environment for a construction worker, this past June, in Queens New York. A construction worker was pulled from a 25-foot trench by firefighters after a rescue effort that went on for more than two hours at a site where work was supposed to be suspended. 

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When Cruises Go Wrong: Who is to Blame?

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New York Couples, families, and individuals go on vacations all year round in an attempt to escape the hustle and bustle of their busy work lives. One of the most common choices in vacation destinations recently have been cruises. Although many cruise lines offer a relaxing get-away from the fast paced reality, and paradise seems all around, accidents still happen. But an critical question is emerging: can passengers hold cruise owners and operators responsible for personal injury?

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Amusement Parks…..Sometimes Not So Amusing

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Many New York families take advantage of the many themed parks and amusement parks in the area during the summer months. The weather is nice, the children are enjoying the outdoors, and the family friendly atmosphere invites families into a safe atmosphere….or so you think. A recent study has found that rides at such parks injure 4,400 children in the United States each year. From 1990 to 2010, nearly 93,000 kids ages 17 and under went to hospital emergency rooms for ride-related injuries -- most during the spring and summer months, when amusement parks are busiest.

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