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Month: October 2014

Pedestrian Accidents More Likely on Long Island

This blog has reported frequently on pedestrian accidents in New York City and the efforts of Mayor de Blasio to combat the seeming epidemic of this type of accident. But what about Long Island? A report last year identified the roads in Suffolk and Nassau counties...

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No Major Crane Accidents So Far This Year in NYC

Given the amount of high-rise construction going on in New York City, it’s a wonder there are not more crane accidents.  Fortunately, there has not been a major incident in the city since 2013. However, crane accidents continue to be a significant source of injuries...

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Child Killed Outside of School

A girl was killed and nine others injured when a car jumped the curb in front of a Bronx elementary school in Kingsbridge. The vehicle, a Honda Accord, was driven by a 55-year-old woman when it went into reverse in front of PS 307 at 124 Eames Place and drove onto the...

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Surgical Errors More Common in Office Procedures

Even Before Joan Rivers' Death, In-Office Surgeries Known To Be Risky, Resulting in 257 Deaths Between 2010 and 2013 More than 250 people died as a result of risky surgeries performed outside of hospitals in New York over three years, according to a recent report by...

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NY Truck Accidents

New York State keeps track of truck accidents in detail, and provides annual statistics annually on its New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) website.  The most recent New York stats on truck accidents cover 2013.  They provide in-depth information about...

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Pedestrian Killed by Semi Truck in Glendale

The New York lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy are all too aware of the perils associated with tractor-trailer accidents. Too often they result in death. Today, media outlets are reporting that a pedestrian was struck and killed by a tractor trailer in the...

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