219 People Died in New York City Traffic Accidents

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219 victims died in traffic accident in New York City in 2019, including 29 bicyclists and 122 pedestrians. The cyclist death toll was a triple-digit percentage increase from 2018, when 10 were killed. This was the first year there was an increase in the number of traffic fatalities since the launch of Vision Zero in

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NYCHA Not Maintaining Playgrounds Poses Risk to Kids

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Approximately 70 percent of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) playgrounds are found to be in “unsatisfactory” condition, with some posing glaring safety hazards, according to an audit released by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer. In some locations, playground equipment dates back half a century to when the public housing complex was first

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Congratulates Senior Trial Partner Jeff Korek for Being Reappointed as a Member of the Committees on Character and Fitness for the Ninth Judicial District

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. (GLK) congratulates Senior Trial Partner, Jeff Korek for being reappointed as a member of the Committees on Character and Fitness for the Ninth Judicial District by the Appellate Division, Second Department. The membership is a four-year term, to commence on December 1, 2019 and expiring November 30, 2023. The Justices

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Pedestrian Crushed to Death by Remotely Started Car in NYC

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A pedestrian was crushed to death by a car in Queens, New York when the vehicle owner accidentally activated the vehicle via remote control. The victim was standing between two parked Lexus cars on 148th Street on December 20, 2019 around 10 p.m. when one of the cars was remotely started by its owner and

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New Surgical “Black Box” Could Reduce Mistakes in the Operating Room

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When you go in for an operation, you put your complete trust in your doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to provide you with the utmost medical care and attention. While many patients go through their procedures without any issues, others may not have such stellar experiences. Just like in any other profession, healthcare professionals

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Traveling Safely During the Holidays in New York City

Traveling Safely During the Holidays in New York City

Thousands of people visit New York City during the holiday seasons every year. Most tourists find their visit to the Big Apple to be uneventful and fun. However, accidents can happen-even when you’re on vacation. Before striking out to the big city, prepare yourself for New York’s busy streets and the important steps you should

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Uber Disclosed 3,000 Sexual Assault in U.S. Rides Last Year

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Uber finally published its long-awaited study on December 5th, disclosing that 3,000 sexual assaults were reported in its U.S. rides last year. This marks the first study that reveals the scale of the safety problem that exists at ride-hailing companies. If you or a loved one was sexually assaulted in a ride-share vehicle, such as

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20 More Women File Suit Alleging Rape and Sexual Assault While Using Lyft

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Twenty more women have sued Lyft, alleging that they were raped or sexually assaulted by ride-share drivers while using the service. These new suits add to a slew of legal complaints against the company from passengers who say there were targeted by drivers. The lawsuit was filed by attorneys in San Francisco Superior Court on

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