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Month: May 2014

Pedestrian Accident at Construction Site

The New York attorneys frequently discuss the dangers associated with construction work. Rarely, however, are the perils of construction work extended to pedestrians on the streets of New York. Yesterday, at about 8:30 AM, a unwary 43 year-old female was injured by a...

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Higher Court Weighs in on NYC Ladder Accident

In a recent decision involving a construction worker who fell off a ladder, an appellate court in New York City carefully explained why the laws protecting workers are necessary, while also illuminating how reforming these laws will jeopardize worker safety. The...

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Garbage Truck Accidents in the City of New York

Many New Yorkers have sounded off about the driving habits of garbage truck drivers in the city. An accident last month in Manhattan underscores the importance of paying attention to these heavy vehicles while driving or walking in New York City. The crash near...

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Pedestrian Accident Caused by Vehicle Mounting the Curb

A man walking on the sidewalk in Fresh Meadows, Queens, was critically injured yesterday morning in a pedestrian accident when a pickup truck jumped the curb and hit him near Peck Avenue. Apparently, the driver of the truck swerved to avoid another vehicle cutting in...

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Distracted Driving Becoming a Focus For the NYPD

Distracted driving looms as one of the largest factors in contributing to New York collisions. The NYC lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy have been talking about it for a long time, pleading for common sense to prevail. Now, the New York City Police Department is...

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Report on New York Workplace Safety

An electricians' trade journal reported on a recently released report from the organization Public Safety titled "Aim Higher: New York Should Reform its Workers' Compensation Laws to Reduce Injuries". Released on May 6, the report focused on the human and economic...

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