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May 2014 Archives

Pedestrian injured by runaway construction equipment in Manhattan

The phrase “only in New York” is used quite often by those who live here, usually in response to a completely unexpected event. This city is alive and active in a way that few other cities can boast. Sometimes this is a good thing. Other times, not so much.

Two school buses collide on Long Island with student on board

Earlier this month, we wrote about a fatal pedestrian accident that occurred on New York City’s Upper East Side. A pedestrian was struck and killed by a school bus with children on board. The tragedy of the situation was compounded by the fact that it was witnessed by kids.

NYC Council proposing bill to combat landlord negligence

New Yorkers could probably find many examples to perfectly show the meaning of the term “slum lord.” Most of us have had at least one terrible housing rental experience, usually because landlords repeatedly fail to make necessary repairs and to perform routine maintenance.

Do you know if the vehicle you're driving has been recalled?

The General Motors recall scandal has angered many Americans, and rightly so. An automobile is one of the most expensive possessions that most of us own, and often the most dangerous. If it suffers from a serious defect, consumers have a right to know as soon as the automaker does. GM may have known about its faulty ignition switches as far back as 2001, but the recall was not issued until earlier this year.

Latest accident brings NYC pedestrian death toll above 40 in 2014

Our last post focused on a fatal slip-and-fall accident on a New York sidewalk that took the life of a British philanthropist and in-law to a member of the British royal family. Although the victim’s fame gives the accident a higher profile, the accident scenario itself is sadly common.

Distracted driver's final moments of life were spent on Facebook

Life is both short and fragile. These are two truths that everyone knows, but we rarely stop to appreciate what they mean. It often takes a story of tragedy to truly understand how the decisions we make each day could end our lives decades too soon.

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