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October 2016 Archives

NYC's worst landlords failing to maintain safe conditions

A New York City woman has to go down one flight of stairs in order to access a toilet after her landlord removed her plumbing. The 72-year-old Bronx resident lives in what one New York public advocate called one of the worst buildings in New York City, as it received 525 citations for various city housing violations. When New York residents live in such squalor or the property owner is suspected of failing to maintain safe conditions for his or her tenants, that resident may have legal options at their disposal.  

Semi truck mows down cyclist in New York bicycle accident

Bicycles are quickly becoming an ever-increasing means of transportation, exercise and recreation in New York. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the city and state still uses vehicles for the majority of transportation needs. Bicycles offer very little protection against some of the hazards that a cyclist often contend with daily. This vulnerability can lead to severe injuries -- and sometimes death -- when involved in a bike accident.

Recent New York car accident kills 1, injures 2

A vehicular collision has the potential to have a major impact on the financial, emotional and physical well-being of a victim and his or her family. In addition to injuries suffered, car accidents can leave a victim with medical bills, lost wages from missed work as well as other types of emotional and mental trauma. The aftermath of a serious accident is overwhelming, but a victim in New York does not have to face all of this alone.

Do you suspect your loved one was mistreated by their nursing home?

When we send our loved ones to a nursing home, we want to know that they are being loved, cared for and treated with respect. We want to be able to trust our nursing homes and not constantly worry about our loved one's well-being and whether they're being treated right. Unfortunately, abuse and negligence does happen in nursing homes.

Cyclist's leg amputated after hit-and-run accident with truck

Bicycles are becoming an ever-increasingly used mode of transportation in New York. However, bicycles offer very little when it comes to protecting their riders against some of the daily hazards with which cyclists must contend. This vulnerability can lead to severe and catastrophic injuries when a rider is involved in a bike accident. A recent bicycle accident has resulted in the bicycle rider's leg being amputated.

More bike accident fatalities in New York in 2016

When fall weather hits New York, cycling is perhaps one of the best ways to explore the city. There are countless things to see and do around the city in fall, and, as many cyclists know, getting around by bike is one of the best ways to take it all in. Many cyclists will bike safely this fall, but those who are unfortunately involved in a bicycle accident are advised not to face the aftermath of an accident alone.

Unpredictable Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries

By now, most of America has either seen footage of or heard something about Keith Scott, the 43-year-old African American who was shot by police in Charlotte, North Carolina last month. Who was at fault remains a hotly contested topic, and will likely continue to be for the unforeseen future. But one aspect of this tragedy should serve to highlight the unpredictable nature of some traumatic brain injuries.

Hoboken Train Crash. What's Next Legally?

The investigation of the New Jersey Transit train accident on September 29, which killed one person and injured more than 100 others, is now underway. The question as to how the investigation will be performed can be answered by looking at the Federal Laws of the United States. Initially implemented in 1966, the Department of Transportation created the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) to regulate the safety of the railroad industry. While creating the FRA, the Department of Transportation set the Federal Regulations that the FRA would work under. Furthermore, in 2008, the Rail Safety Improvement Act was implemented, promulgating new safety regulations due to the increase in fatal rail accidents between 2002 through 2008. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), an independent Federal agency, works alongside the Federal Railroad Administration to investigate in to, and recommend changes to improve rail safety.

Negligence of property owner alleged by New York City tenants

Some may say that the only things that soar higher in New York City than its skyscrapers are the rental prices its real estate market commands. As space is always in high demand, so are its prices -- one-bedroom apartments typically fetch around $3,000 per month on average. When a property owner fails to properly maintain these apartments, tenants may have legal recourse.

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