Family of Son Killed in White Plains Crash Files Suit Against Three Local Bars

Penelope Ward, the mother of 27 year-old Isaac Ward, who was killed in a car crash, filed a lawsuit against the driver and the three local bars that served...

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NYC Council Passes New Bill To Close Loophole for Large Commuter Vans

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The New York City Council recently passed a bill to close the loophole that had allowed large commuter vans to get around the city’s commuter law. The newly passed bill, Intro 925-A, gives a new definition of what counts as a “for-hire vehicle” which previously excluded vehicles that seated more than 20 passengers. The updated definition now allows the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) to regulate these vehicles and make sure that drivers and companies follow the safety restrictions in place. “Commuter vans provide a vital service to communities in my district and around the city,...

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The Impact of a Car Crash on Your Body

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  Motor vehicle accidents can have significant impacts on your body. Although some may be obvious, other impacts may be subtle. Insurance companies may do everything possible to reduce fair compensation by claiming that accident victims only suffered ‘minor’ injuries. This is the exact reason why you need an experienced NYC car crash attorney to protect your rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve. Common Injuries Suffered in Car Crashes The type of injury you suffer in a motor vehicle crash depends on the collision. The mechanism of how the accident happened can significantly impact the...

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Dangers of Winter Driving In New York

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Driving in New York can be a challenge on any day. But during the snowy and icy winter months, it can be even more dangerous to navigate the streets. One reason for the dangerous winter months in upstate New York is the reality of lake effect snow. A new study revealed that more than 800 people die each year in the U.S. in vehicle crashes caused by snow, sleet and freezing rain. Among the findings is that crash fatalities were higher than expected in heavy snowfall regions in the western and northern areas of the state. What Is the...

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Holding Schools Liable for Accidental Deaths: Death of Queens High School Student Raises Questions

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Just days after celebrating the holiday season, a 16-year-old Queens boy collapsed and went into cardiac arrest at basketball practice at John Bowne High School in Flushing on December 27th. According to NBC news, his coaches performed CPR on him before EMS responded and transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. News sources state that he was already on life support by the time his mother got to the hospital. His mother told the media that he did not have any health problems or allergies and was not on any medication. The New York City medical...

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Consult With an Attorney for Your Slip and Fall Accident Cases

Falls account for more than 8 million hospital emergency room visits, representing the leading cause of visits. Slip and falls account for more than 1 million visits, or 12% of total falls. When a slip and fall accident happens on someone else’s property, the owner may be liable for your injuries and the costs associated with the incident. However, unlike other accidents, fault may not be obvious in slip and fall cases. As such, insurance companies rarely admit liability, especially if you don’t have an experienced NYC slip and fall accident attorney. How an Attorney Can Help The attorney’s...

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What To Do After Suffering Spinal Cord Injury In an Accident

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Spinal cord injuries are one of the most common types of injuries suffered in car accident victims. Approximately 17,500 new spinal cord injuries are reported each year in the United States. This means 54 out of every million Americans suffer a spinal cord injury. Approximately 245,000 to 353,000 Americans were estimated to be living with a spinal cord injury in 2017. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), car accidents cause 46% of spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury in a motor vehicle collision, you will incur a lifetime cost...

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3 Top NYCHA Executives Face Criminal Charges Relating to 2015 Fatal Elevator Accident

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On December 24, 2015 at approximately 4 p.m., Olegaio Pabon stepped into the elevator at a Bronx NYCHA development in New York City. Before he was completely inside, the elevator rocketed up trapping his leg and hand. He then fell on his head. He died from the resulting injuries. The fatal elevator accident was avoidable. Approximately thirty minutes before the incident, a concerned tenant of the building had called to complain about the elevator “going up and down by itself with its door open and when the door closed it slam really hard.” Nothing was done to address this...

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Another Fatal Pedestrian Accident in NYC

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The New York Police Department announced that a NYC pedestrian died from his injuries after being struck by a minivan on November 7, 2018 at around 6:30 pm. A minivan struck 52 year old Alvaro Gutierrez, as he was walking in the crosswalk on Southern Boulevard at Elsmere Place. He flew in the air and landed on the roadway. He was transported to St. Barnabas Hospital where he died the next day. The minivan driver was not charged. Winter Season Is Deadly for Pedestrians According to statistics, there is a drastic increase in the rate of pedestrian accidents in...

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