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The Most Dangerous Times to be on the Road

According to the International Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), there were 37,133 motor vehicle deaths in 2017. Anytime that you get behind the wheel of a car, you put yourself at risk of being the victim of an accident. While you can’t avoid driving in today’s world, there are some ways to lessen your risk […]

Is New York City Liable for Bike Accidents?

Biking is a popular recreational activity and means of transportation in New York. It’s estimated that about 450,000 bike trips take place in the city every day—a 200% increase over the early 2000s. New Yorkers and visitors to the city take tens of thousands of rides on Citi Bikes each day, for a total of […]

New York Car Crash Kills Pedestrian; Suspect Released

Near midnight on a late summer evening in Brooklyn, a 40-year-old man was crossing a street, but never made it across. He was hit by a passing vehicle and thrown under a nearby parked car while the driver went on to allegedly strike six other vehicles and injure three other people. The victim was pronounced […]

Medical Malpractice: Payouts by Public Hospitals Remain High in NYC

How common is medical malpractice in New York City? One indicator, for starters, is the amount that the city has paid out for injuries suffered at its public hospitals. That number reached $134 million this year, involving 270 cases. Cumulatively, over the last four years, the tab stands at over $500 million. The injuries that […]

Car accidents can sometimes involve peculiar chains of causation.

For example, in one recent New York case, a man stole a Hummer from a parking garage and injured seven people as he drove away, before crashing it into a restaurant. Two women dropped off the Hummer at the parking garage, and then the man jumped into the vehicle and took off with it. The […]

Investigation Lacking in Too Many New York City Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are far too common on the streets of New York. And some of those accidents involve conduct by motorists that may be criminally culpable. Yet city officials admit that few accidents lead to charges. The death last spring of a young actress hit by a city truck has recently highlighted the issue. […]

Workplace Violence: New York Shooting Is Part of Larger Problem

Workplace injuries can take many forms. Construction workers, sanitation workers and first responders are among the many New York workers whose jobs put them at risk of injury or death. The fatal shooting outside the Empire State Building on August 24 was also a stark reminder that accidents aren’t the only cause of workplace injuries […]