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May 2016 Archives

How fault is determined in slip and fall accidents

Thousands of individuals are injured -- many seriously -- every year due to slipping and falling. Whether a slip and fall accident occurs on stairs, a floor or any slick or dangerous surface, it can have life-changing consequences. In a premises liability claim in New York and elsewhere, it is sometimes difficult to prove a property owner was at fault for the injury.

Car accident leads to New York bicyclist's death

A bicyclist caught in the middle of a chain-reaction crash died as a result of his injuries suffered in the collision. The accident occurred in Brooklyn on a recent Monday night in May, authorities said. When New York residents are killed in car accidents due to other individuals' negligence, their loved ones are typically within their full legal rights to file wrongful death suits against the responsible parties.

1 cyclist dies after accident with truck

A cyclist was recently killed after the bike she was riding was struck by a commercial truck. Police say the woman succumbed to her injuries suffered in the collision after spending five days in critical condition. When a New York resident is killed in a cycling accident due to the fault of another party or parties, the victim's loved ones are typically entitled to file a wrongful death suit against those responsible.

1 killed, 2 injured in Bronx car accident

One individual was killed and two others were injured in a recent car crash. The New York City fatal car accident took place in the Bronx on a recent Saturday night in April. When New York residents are involved in similar fatal car accidents, their loved ones may be legally within their rights to pursue wrongful death claims against the party or parties deemed responsible.

The Most Dangerous Job in NYC? Commercial Waste

According to the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH), commercial waste work is the most dangerous job in New York City. The high rate of serious injuries and fatalities in this trade are the result of non-union commercial waste companies failing to implement safety guidelines and wantonly violating OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) requirements.

Man falls from apartment complex roof, awarded $43M verdict

After falling from a roof of an apartment building, a writer was recently awarded $43 million in damages. The fall resulted in his paralysis and need for a wheelchair for the remainder of his life. When New York residents suffer a serious accident while on the property of an apartment complex, they are typically entitled to file personal injury suits against the responsible parties.

NYC Buildings Department Issues Violation, Stop Work Order on Crane Operator

The New York City Buildings Department has issued a violation and a stop work order on April 25 after a cherry picker smashed into the side of an apartment building.

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