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Falling Debris

Around 10pm on Monday night, debris from construction work tumbled 35 stories from a Manhattan high rise on the Upper East Side. The accident seems to stem from the repointing that is being done to the outer walls of the building. More than 12 hours after the incident, the immediate streets around the scene of […]

Hoverboards; How dangerous are they?

This year’s most popular new toy just happens to be the most dangerous one as well. Hoverboards; those two-wheeled, self balancing “scooters” you see people riding on aren’t just a danger to the rider but there have been numerous reports of the board actually bursting into flames. Since September there have been a reported 20 […]

Increase in Construction accidents

In the past two years, that has been a dramatic increase in construction accidents, due to the construction boom in this city. There have been over 300 injuries sustained in construction accidents in the past year and 10 people have been killed. In the period between July 2014 and July 2015, the percentage of accidents […]

Consumers warned about exploding e-cigs

For years now, the many health risks and dangers associated with smoking cigarettes have been widely publicized. In response, several states throughout the U.S., including New York, have passed anti-smoking legislation which ban smoking in workplaces, restaurants and bars. Faced with declining customers and profits, tobacco companies began marketing and selling electronic cigarettes, which were […]

Update: City contractor responsible for death of delivery man

The city contractor that was hired to remove and replace numerous trees as a part of a Hurricane Sandy restoration project has violated terms of their contract and thus became responsible for the death of a delivery man. “City contract rules required the firm, Carlstadt, N.J.-based RML Construction, to use four-person crews, including a foreman. […]

Delivery Man injured by falling tree in Brooklyn Park

Around 1 pm Monday afternoon, a Chinese food delivery man was struck and critically injured by a falling tree limb inside of Coffey Park in Red Hook, Brooklyn. A contractor from the city’s Park Department was cutting down the tree when it fell and pinned the delivery man. He was then taken to Methodist Hospital […]

Are Airbnb rentals safe and reliable?

The popular site, Airbnb -which allows people to rent a place or host their home to people for short amounts of time- has been apart of a booming industry in the past year or so. However, since it has become so popular, injuries and even death are now inevitable. A New York Times article showcased […]

Does Vision Zero actually work?

Vision Zero, the recent brain-child of Mayor de Blasio has come under heavy criticism after a spike in recent fatal automobile and pedestrian accidents. There have been an alarming 11 pedestrian deaths citywide since October 31, 2015. There has been widespread criticism about the new program regarding its results and if it actually works. The […]

Are NYC cabbies working too long per shift?

This past weekend New York City saw a number of tragic motor vehicle accidents. However, of the accidents, one incident stands out and may lead one to think that maybe it could have in fact been avoided. Around 12:40 am on Sunday, a New York City taxi driver, hit an older woman near Columbus Avenue […]

MTA bus driver involved in fatal hit-and-run accident

According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority, as of 2014, there were more than 5,700 buses traveling more than 300 routes through the city’s five boroughs. The men and women who drive these buses have difficult jobs and are accountable for the safety of bus passengers as well other drivers, passengers and pedestrians with whom they […]

Driver fails to yield to pedestrian; hits and kills woman

In the early morning hours of Tuesday November 3rd an MTA bus driver, drove into an older woman as she crossed the intersection of Sackman Street and Fulton Street (part of the Broadway Junction) in Brooklyn. The bus, was not in service at the time therefore had no passengers aboard. However, after the bus driver […]

As the number of cyclists have risen, so have the injuries

As the number of bicycle riders has increased, so has the number of accidents which involve bicycles as well as other motorists. According to an article in the New York Times, from 1998 to 2013, the number of injuries that have been reported by cyclists have risen almost 30% and hospitalizations due to bicycle accidents […]

Across the country, number of drugged-driving accidents increase

The dangers associated with drinking alcohol and getting behind the wheel of a car are well documented. Anti-drunk driving campaigns coupled with harsh drunk driving laws have helped raise public awareness about and curb the number of drivers in New York City who are arrested for DWI. While this is welcome news, a recent study […]

When property owners are negligent, accidents are likely to occur

Living in a large urban city like New York City has many advantages. From shopping and eateries to nightclubs and public transportation options; city residents have a plethora of options. However, with these options and the sheer number of people who both live in and commute into the city; there are also certain disadvantages and […]

Car crashes into pedestrians waiting for bus, injures 4

As we detailed in a recent blog post, New York City’s streets can be a dangerous place for pedestrians. However, most pedestrians likely believe that they are relatively safe while walking down or standing along the city’s sidewalks. A recent car accident involving a mother and four children who were waiting for a school bus […]

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