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Month: December 2015

Is Vision Zero an Attainable Goal? Should It Be?

This blog has frequently discussed Vision Zero, Mayor Bill de Blasio's strategy to eliminate pedestrian deaths in New York City. The program is working, but it raises questions as well, the biggest one being: How realistic is it to expect that no pedestrians will be...

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Food Poisoning in New York City

There are dozens of Chipotle restaurants in New York City. People eating at the fast food chain in New York City, like people in other cities across the country, have been exposed to bacteria that have caused sickness and possibly death in some places. As of Dec. 2,...

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High-Speed Police Chases in New York

Deaths from high-speed police chases do not get as much media coverage as police shootings. However, when you are injured or a loved one dies, whether news outlets pay attention doesn't really matter. What matters is grieving, healing and trying to figure out what...

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Eleonora Skulkina Killed by MTA Bus in Brooklyn

Eleonora Skulkina, a 62-year-old Brooklyn grandmother, was hit by a bus and killed yesterday in the Sheepshead Bay section of Brooklyn. The unsuspecting victim was carrying grocery bags to her house so she could feed her grandchildren. This fatal collision is another...

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Personal Injury Lawsuits Against the City of New York

Suing the City of New York for compensation is tricky, usually requiring an attorney who understands the complex laws and rules that apply to such lawsuits. However, it can be done successfully with a strong case and a knowledgeable lawyer. Stats on Lawsuits From the...

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Why suing your employer is more complicated than you think

Imagine that you are at work one day, and a terrible accident occurs. The cause doesn't necessarily in the moment. A fellow worker may have made a mistake while operating some machinery; or maybe a critical piece of equipment malfunctioned; or some objects in your...

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3-car crash leaves 3 people dead outside of New York City

Three people were killed in a chaotic and tragic car accident recently just 30 miles outside of New York City. The wreck involved three vehicles, two of which were pulled over on the side of the road as a result of an earlier wreck. A pickup truck was pulled over on...

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