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Could the fire in Dubai happen here in NYC?

On New Year’s Eve, one of the world’s tallest skyscrapers, located in Dubai, became engulfed in flames. The exterior of the tower, which is plated in Aluminum-Composite panels (thin sheets of metal over a plastic core), is what actually burned. Apparently these plates are commonly used, and even numerous buildings here in NYC are covered […]


Sink holes in playgrounds

A recent lawsuit brought on against a construction company blames its buildings for causing sinkholes in a nearby dog park as well as in the playground of the school adjacent to the property. According to a report on DNAinfo.com, “The builders and owners of 200 Chambers St., a soaring condo tower that sits behind. 234, are […]


Chain reaction accident on FDR

Sunday afternoon, there were 4 NYPD vehicles involved in a chain reaction crash that closed down part of the FDR in Harlem. A total of 8 people were involved in the crash (7 police officers and 1 civilian), a second civilian was not injured and refused medical attention at the scene. ABC 7 reports, “The […]


Hoverboards

More and more places are banning the use of these so-called hoverboards. Keane University located in New Jersey is just the latest institution that is banning these devices because of the fire hazards (they are now banned from all major airlines) . In Brooklyn last week (December 30) FDNY was called to an apartment in […]


Helping New York City trip or slip and fall victims recover compensation

New York City is known as the city that never sleeps for a good reason. From world-class shopping and museums to award-winning eateries and picturesque parks; regardless of the hour, there is never a shortage ways to amuse oneself in New York City. While the city’s many cultural, transportation and shopping options are certainly a […]


Pedestrian injuries; will they ever end?

It’s only January 4th 2016 and there have already been reports of another pedestrian who was severely injured by a motorist who then left the scene of the accident. Friday night at around 9:20 pm, a man was crossing 93rd Avenue (in Jamaica, Queens) when he was struck by a black SVU. The driver of […]


GM fails to dismiss first trial against them

General Motors, the Detroit-based Motor Vehicle Company is seeking to dismiss the evidence brought up against them in the case that has led to numerous others against the company. In 2014, GM was sued because of a faulty ignition switch which prevented the airbags from deploying after an accident. The case (along with numerous others) […]


Elevator of Doom

A man was crushed and killed by an elevator after pushing a woman out of harms way on New Year’s Eve. The victim was injured (and subsequently killed) after “a malfunctioning elevator at 131 Broome Street killed a 25-year-old man shortly after midnight. Stephen Hewett-Brown had come to the building from the Bronx to attend […]


String of Pedestrian fatalities continue

The number of pedestrians killed by motor vehicles keeps going up. Last week a 62-year-old woman was killed crossing a street in Brooklyn by an MTA bus. The bus was making a left turn when it struck the woman. This is just another accident in the city in which a pedestrian was killed by a […]


Is it time to give up driving?

As we age, our reflexes and our senses start to diminish. When driving, one needs to be fully alert, their reflexes in check and ultimately have 2 of their most basic senses be on the top of their games- sight and hearing. However there comes a time where we are unable to react quickly enough […]


Rising workplace deaths: More violence or Less regulations?

In 2014 there were a record 78 deaths resulting from accidents of some type while at work. These do not necessarily exclude dangerous occupations such as the police or fire department or construction jobs. There has been a steady rise in workplace deaths since the recession hit in 2008. The deaths do not necessarily stem […]




Crime prevention and liability

Increasingly, we live in a society in which the movements and actions of average citizens are captured on video. In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, the city took steps to erect thousands of public surveillance cameras. As of February of this year, the New York City Police […]


Hit and Runs in NYC

In 2015 alone, there have been over 30,000 hit and run accidents in New York City. Of those, a staggering 4,000 accidents involved a personal injury of some sort (whether fatal or not). The number of accidents to property has not changed but the number of personal injury accidents where the driver has fled is […]


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