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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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Monday, September 23, 2019 - 09:13

A recent New York Post article detailed an issue that has been plaguing New York City in recent years: accidents involving bicyclists and pedestrians.  Since 2011, New York City bicyclists have injured more than 2,250 pedestrians.  The injuries include at least seven that have died...

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 14:18

According AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run collisions are increasing over the last couple of years. The current statistics show that a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the U.S. just about every 43 seconds.  Unfortunately, when dealing with a hit-and-run collision, it...

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Monday, August 26, 2019 - 14:17

“Construction has become the deadliest job in New York City,” claims a report from CBS New York, and the statistics show this isn’t just hyperbole. There have been 16 work-related accidents in construction in the past year in New York City, which is more than any other industry, according to the Bureau of...

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