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September 2014 Archives

Intersection crashes caused by drivers who run red lights

It seems as though auto manufacturers and safety regulators have been able to address many of the most common and deadly hazards on U.S. roads. Sadly, the basic hazards involving human error and poor decision-making are still rampant. A good example is intersection crashes caused by drivers who run red lights. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, crashes caused by running red lights killed 683 people and injured approximately 133,000 more in 2012.

NYC bicyclists sometimes seen as aggressors in accidents

To say that New York City is crowded is an understatement. The population density of New York coupled with various modes of transportation has created a kind of turf war on the city’s streets and sidewalks as well as in places like Central Park.

Hurt in your apartment building? How to prove landlord liability

There are a number of drawbacks to renting an apartment (as opposed to owning a home). From a safety perspective, you have less control over the common areas of the building and the amenities inside your unit. You may not be allowed to make changes that you feel would greatly improve your safety and/or the beauty of your living space.

Truck driver inexperience may have been to blame for fatal crash

Truck accidents often have a number of contributing or exacerbating factors, and most or all of these are preventable. This is one reason why the high number of truck accidents on U.S. roads is so particularly vexing. Unlike the rest of us, commercial truckers are considered “professional” drivers.

Wrongful death lawsuit filed against church with falling stone

New York has some of the most eye-catching skyscrapers in the world, along with other architecture that really captures the city’s history. And while many of these buildings tend to be beautifully adorned on the outside, this beauty comes at a cost. It is up to each building’s owners to ensure that the outside of the building is maintained and inspected regularly.

New York City Fire Injures Nine

On Thursday August 12, 2014, a fire engulfed an East Harlem residence in the early morning. According to FDNY officials, the flames erupted on the fourth floor of the building located at 29 E. 104th St. Residents stated that the flames continued to spread through the fifth and sixth floor hallways.

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