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Is the FDA Too Slow with Recalls?

According to an investigation report on NBC4NY, the FDA still takes months for them to recall certain tainted food items. “Federal health officials failed to force a recall of peanut butter and almond products for three months after advanced DNA testing confirmed salmonella contamination, government investigators reported Thursday. Despite new legal powers to compel recalls […]

Increase in Fines for Railroad Crossings

In a recent legislative move by Governor Cuomo, drivers who jump the gate at different railroad crossings will face increased fines. According to an article found on the NY Daily News website, “The new penalties for drivers who do not stop and wait for gates at Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North crossings will be […]

Hostess Recalls snacks

Hostess brand snacks have recalled over 710,000 lots of products due to concerns of peanut butter being contaminated.  Of those items, they include Ding Dongs, Chocodiles, Zingers and various others. A full list of products can be found here. “Impacted products were sold in grocery stores, dollar stores, drug stores and convenience stores throughout the United […]

Deck collapse injures 16

A deck at a Brooklyn mansion collapsed early Sunday, injuring 16 people. The collapse happened during a party in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. The owner has since been slapped with code violations and will subsequently be fined (there is no word of how much at this time). An FDNY battalion chief thinks the collapse […]

Out of Control Driver Slams into Hydrant

An out of control driver crashed his car into a fire hydrant, killing his passenger and gravely injuring himself. Early Tuesday morning, a driver was traveling north on 6th Avenue near 54th street when he jumped the curb and slammed into a fire hydrant. The driver was transported to the hospital in bad condition while the […]

Man Injured by falling Crane Sues the City

A man injured in the February 5th accident, plans to sue the city for gross negligence when it came to securing a large boom crane during periods of high gusts of wind. Because of the accident, the man’s skull and spine were fractured and he plans to sue the city for $30 million. In his […]

MTA Bus Crashes on FDR Drive

At least three people were injured Monday afternoon when an MTA bus crashed into a metal pillar on the FDR Drive. Early reports state the driver lost control of the vehicle when he went to get a drink to quench his thirst whilst driving. “The QM11 bus jumped a barrier and struck the support while […]

Back to the Old Ways in Construction?

After the city announced tighter measures for handling cranes, it has decided to go back to its original safety plans. According to therealdeal.com, “Two days after the Feb. 5 collapse, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced tougher regulations, which included halting crawler crane operations whenever winds were even forecast to exceed 20 miles per hour or […]

Off-Duty Police Officer involved in accident

An early morning crash on the Grand Central Parkway involved an off-duty cop, an off-duty EMT and 2 friends, one of whom may have been drunk. A 22-year old friend came to the aid of a woman who crashed her car after driving drunk around 5 AM. “The drama began when the victim’s friend, also […]

VIDEO: Get to know Goidel & Siegel LLP

On behalf of Goidel & Siegel LLP posted in Injuries on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. For 25 years, the attorneys of Goidel & Siegel LLP have been fighting for the rights of the injured. Based in mid-town Manhattan, we advocate for people who have been hurt in car accidents, work-related accidents, construction accidents and slip-and-fall […]

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