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Month: June 2015

Ladder Accidents Both Common and Expensive, Part 1

Ladder accidents are among the most common causes of construction-related injuries in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ladder falls accounted for 113 work fatalities in 2011, or about 15 percent of the total number...

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Benefits of Right-of-Way Traffic Law Still Uncertain

Has the new right of way law in New York City made a difference? The law that went into effect last August has been used 31 times since then, according to a story in a Daily News article last week. It is one of the few ways that sober drivers who injure or kill while...

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Even Minor NYC Construction Accidents Have Costs

Spectacular and serious construction accidents get the most press in the New York City media. The press highlights the crane accidents, the trench collapses and scaffolding failures. However, the alarming growth in the number of construction accidents in NYC is not...

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New Laws Passed to Reduce NYC Traffic Fatalities

The New York City Council approved 11 bills at the end of May designed to reduce accidents and improve safety, according to the Daily News. They are part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Vision Zero plan, an ambitious proposal to eliminate traffic deaths in New York City....

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New Settlements From Our NYC Law Firm

Our law firm recently obtained several settlements that provided needed compensation to victims of accidents. Follow the links below to learn more: $2,750,000 Settlement and Knee Injuries $2,200,000 Settlement for 62-Year-Old Pedestrian $1,000,000 Settlement for...

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Staten Island’s Speeding and Traffic Problems

The New York City borough of Staten Island is known for its speeding drivers. Residents rate speeding as the top traffic concern. Stories of terrible crashes, like the recent fatal car accident in Bulls Head, are more common than they should be, given the relatively...

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Bus Accidents on the Increase Nationally

A bus accident in the Lincoln Tunnel between New York City and New Jersey left at least 18 people injured on Wednesday morning. The buses involved were a New Jersey Transit bus and a chartered school bus. Most of the people injured were in the N.J. Transit bus, which...

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Event Highlights Need for Street Safety Improvements

The intersection of Atlantic Avenue and Utica Avenue in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn was the scene of an event last Friday that highlighted the need for street improvements. So far this year, 184 motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists have been injured...

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