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Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 09:36

Queens Boulevard has long been known as one of the most dangerous roads for pedestrians in Queens, and unfortunately, another pedestrian found this out the hard way in late March. According to reports, a woman was attempting to cross the Boulevard early in the morning when she was struck by a driver. The woman was left in critical condition, and the police are currently on the lookout for the...

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Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 12:20

A man driving a school bus has been charged with failing to yield to a pedestrian and failure to exercise due care in the death of a ten-year old girl. The girl and her brother were walking to school when they were hit by the bus. They were both transported to the hospital where the girl was unfortunately pronounced dead.

               The school bus driver was a 61-year old man...

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Friday, February 28, 2020 - 16:04

On the evening of February 27, a tree was blown over in Queens as a result of strong winds. As the tree fell over, it collapsed on power lines, causing a localized blackout, while also crushing several cars beneath its mass. Although several homes are left without power and the area needed to be closed off as a result of a damaged utility pole, no injuries were reported as a result of the tree...

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Friday, January 17, 2020 - 15:06

As the weather becomes colder, it seems obvious that people should be more cautious of the potential hazards posed by ice and snow, particularly in New York City. This includes the risk of ice accumulating on rooftops and ledges, which then fall and injure anyone standing below. However, there’s one possible culprit contributing to a greater risk of falling ice injuries:...

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Monday, January 13, 2020 - 16:22

Over the course of 48 hours across New York City in late December, six separate pedestrians were slain by drivers. The accidents occurred across Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and involved victims ranging from 28 to 85 years old. While there isn’t a link between the deaths except for their timing, it is indicative of the gradual rise in pedestrian accidents and deaths across New York City...

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Monday, December 30, 2019 - 14:33

Two construction workers at a Harlem worksite were rescued after their crane apparently tilted into a building. The workers were installing siding on a building, located on West 118th Street by 5th Avenue in Manhattan, when their lift, suddenly and without warning, leaned forward and crashed into the building. Eventually, both workers were rescued by the FDNY and taken to Harlem Hospital with...

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 15:58

A medical professional is not supposed to perform any medical procedure, prescribe any medication, or administer any other treatment without the informed consent of a patient or their legal representative. Doing otherwise may not only be unethical, but also illegal, and can risk major harm to the patient. But what is informed consent and why is it such an important part of medical practice?...

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Monday, November 11, 2019 - 10:28

A worker at a construction site in Midtown Manhattan was crushed to death by an elevator after apparently dropping his phone. The accident occurred on October 17th at around 3:00 PM, at a construction site between 29th and 30th Street in Manhattan. It is unclear what safety regulations, if any, may...

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 13:31

On a summer day in June, a man was attending a Mets game with his kids, when he was suddenly hit in the face by a t-shirt launched from a t-shirt cannon. While this may sound amusing, the injury was anything but funny. The man was struck so hard by the t-shirt that he allegedly fell unconscious and suffered both a concussion and a detached retina as a result of the impact. He has now...

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 09:39

In a recent decision by the Second Department of the New York Appellate Division, the court unanimously ruled against the presumption that personal injury trials should be bifurcated. This is a reversal from prior precedent, which stated that personal injury trials should be bifurcated, which means splitting up the case into two parts: the liability phase, and the damages phase. However, this...

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