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Friday, February 19, 2016 - 12:40

 

Another construction tragedy recently occurred in New York City.  At a Bed-Stuy construction site, a cinder block wall collapsed killing a 19-year-old construction worker and injuring two others.  At the site, a one-story commercial building was being converted into a five-story structure that would also include residential units.  The cinder wall was designed to hold back soil at the...

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016 - 00:00

A new law passed by the De Blasio administration concerning real estate sales in New York City requires disclosure of the names of shell company members.  Over half the luxury condos that sold for five million or more last year were purchased by LLCs.  Depending on the state in which the LLC was formed, individual members may not need to be named.  (For example, filing for an LLC in Delaware...

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Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

This month, there were two separate fatal accidents at Metro North rail crossings, calling more attention to safety at railway crossings.  According to some statistics, it is estimated that a vehicle and train collide every 90 minutes nationwide and that people are 30 times more likely to die in a crash with a train than another vehicle.  Because trains may not travel on consistent intervals...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 00:00

Many people enjoy spending time outdoors in the spring and summer months bicycling.  Recently, the bicycle company Trek recalled certain models of their bicycles due to a malfunction of a quick release lever on the front wheel hub, causing the wheel to separate from the bicycle.  The malfunction could cause the rider to lose control of the bicycle resulting in serious injuries.  Nearly one...

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016 - 11:54

The hoverboard may have been the go-to gift this holiday season but it’s costing its owners more than just the price tag. Many are calling to question the safety of the electric, two-wheeled, self-balancing scooter as the number of injury reports associated with the product continues to rise. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) there have been 70 reported emergency...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 11:08

It has been widely publicized in the media that the rate of death and injury at construction sites has risen dramatically over the last two years.  A recent New York Times expose has...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 00:00

It is devastating to have a medical condition that is made worse at the hands of an incompetent doctor.  If such a case arises, a patient can bring a suit against the doctor for malpractice for the injuries they caused.  However, patients must be aware that New York imposes strict time limits on medical malpractice cases called statutes of limitation.  Therefore, it is important to consult...

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 00:00

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...

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 13:35

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...

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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 00:00

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...

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