Accident

Staying Safe on the Water

Share/Save

Summer and early fall are great times to engage in recreational boating and other water sports. These family fun activities are seen as enjoyable by individuals across the country, however, boating can turn from fun to fatal in a split second. Without the proper safeguards in place, you and your family can be put at risk for injury.

Tags: 

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Share/Save
Brooklyn head injury lawyer

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries contribute to 50,000 deaths each year and 282,000 hospitalizations. According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury happens when the skull is penetrated from a blow to the head. According to the CDC, the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are slip and falls, being struck with an object, and motor vehicle accidents.

 

Tags: 

Naming the City Of New York as a Defendant in Bicycle Accident

Share/Save

In New York City, biking has become a widespread activity as well as a common method of transportation. Every day, approximately 450,000 bike trips are made in New York City. In 2016, there were 14 million rides taken on Citi Bikes by both tourists and locals.  With bike usage increasing across the city, many argue that the city has not taken proper measures to protect cyclists.  

 

Tags: 

New York City Construction Worker Suffers Fall at Construction Site with Inadequate Fall Protection

Share/Save

 

New York City is no stranger to the habitual construction worker injury. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the highest number of work-related personal injury accidents happen to construction workers. When looking at the Fatal Occupational Injuries by Industry in New York City for 2014-2015, construction workers made up 34% of all fatal occupational injuries. This is the highest percentage out of all other industries.

 

Tags: 

Liability Limitations in Ride-Sharing Accidents

Share/Save

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.

Tags: 

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

Share/Save

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.

Tags: 

Fatal Car Crash in Queens, New York

Share/Save

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.

Tags: 

Metro Employee Killed by Train in New York

Share/Save

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.

Tags: 

New York Private Workplace Injuries Reportedly Down

Share/Save

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.

Tags: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Accident