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Purdue recalls chicken nuggets

The food company Purdue has recalled over 4500 pounds of chicken nuggets due to the fact that they might have been contaminated by “extraneous plastic materials”. According to ABC7 News, “The recalled nuggets were also sold in six other states. The U.S. Agriculture Department said the nuggets were produced on Sept. 28, 2015. They are 8-oz. […]


Good Samaritans (attempt) to Help Injured Woman

Good Samaritans attempted to come to the rescue of an elderly lady this weekend when she was hit and pinned under a livery cab on Madison and 36th Street. However, the efforts done by the Samaritans were done in vain, as the woman died shortly after being rescued. The NY Post states, “A group of […]


Weekend of hit and runs

This past weekend (Sunday to be exact), there were a number of hit and run accidents across the 5 boroughs. In a span of four hours, there were 5 hit and runs; 3 of which involved the death of the pedestrian. The other 2 pedestrians survived, but were listed as being in critical condition. According […]


Toxic Fumes at Construction Site

Not only do construction workers have to worry about getting hurt by falling debris or cranes, they have to worry about getting sick from the fumes of different chemicals that are on site. Thus is the case with workers at 741 Eight Avenue this morning. “Three construction workers were injured Wednesday at a Midtown job […]


VIDEO: What to do after your child is injured at school

It is somewhat common for students to be injured at school while playing at recess, participating in sports or engaging in horseplay. However, some school injuries are the result of improper maintenance of school property or ineffective supervision. When this is the case, the student’s family may be entitled to damages from the school and/or […]


VIDEO: Maximizing compensation for victims of construction accidents

On behalf of Goidel & Siegel LLP posted in construction accidents on Monday, February 29, 2016. At Goidel & Siegel LLP, we know how maximize compensation for construction workers who are injured on the job using New York’s industrial code. As we explain in the video below, the set of rules governs how construction work-sites […]


VIDEO: Why it matters if your car accident injuries are ‘serious’

New York is a no-fault state, which means that car accident victims are required to look to their own insurance policies to cover property damage and minor injuries. It also means potential sources for recovering damages and filing a personal injury lawsuit are restricted. However, if your accident resulted in what are defined as “serious […]


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 […]


A cautionary tale for why it’s important to seek medical care after an accident

The 2012 death of a 46-year old Queens man serves as a stark reminder that there’s no such thing as a minor car accident. According to court documents, in late December of 2011, 46 year old Anthony DiCiervo Jr. was driving to work in his Chevy Camaro when he was rear-ended by a truckthat was […]


A trip to the Museum turned into a trip to the hospital

Woman was seriously injured while on her way to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Sunday morning with her family. The woman was injured by a falling light pole which fell after being hit by a cab. However, the driver of the cab “said he jumped the curb after another taxi cut him off.”This is not […]


Worker crushed to death by own van

A construction worker got out of his van in Central Park at around 6:40 AM (he was near East Drive and East 74th Street) to check on a mechancal issue near Loeb’s Boathouse. While he was looking at the issue, his van rolled down an incline hitting him and subsequently crushing and killing him. The […]


Penalties to increase for Construction Violations

Penalties for construction violations are expected to rise by at least 4 times the current amount. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans for an increase in fines for construction sites that have some sort of violation. In the next 90 days, the city will sweep around 1,500 construction sites looking for safety violations. This comes […]


Streets still closed after crane collapse

This past Friday, a crane collapsed in Tribeca, killing 1 man and injuring 3 others. The man who was killed was sitting in his car on his way to work when the large crane collapsed and crushed his car. After the accident this weekend, the Mayor and the city have come up with a plan […]


Construction Accidents Continue to Rise

Four construction workers were left dangling when the scaffolding they were standing on collapsed. The workers were fixing the windows on the top floor of the six story building when a cable broke and the scaffolding gave way. The workers were initially saved by their harnesses until the FDNY arrived. Of the four, only 2 […]


Elevator Company Sued for Damages after Fatal Accident

On October 2nd a man was crushed and killed by the elevator while exiting it. The makers of the elevator are being sued by the Cobble Hill Homeowner’s Association. They “filed a lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Global Tardif Manufacturing Group, Leroy-Somer Motors and Drives, and Warner Brakes. They make produce a lift […]


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