September 20, 2018
| Workplace Accidents
Experienced Forklift Driver Killed in Bizarre NYC Warehouse Accident
A normal workday turned tragic for a New York City gourmet foods warehouse worker. The experienced forklift driver was working alone during a meal break when he leaned out of the machine, perhaps to get a better line of sight around his load. In doing so, his head got caught...
September 13, 2018
| Premises Liability
NYC Public Housing Count of Positive Lead Test Continues To Grow
NYC Public Housing Count of Positive Lead Test Continues To Grow Lead poisoning can have very serious health implications and can even lead to death. Even small amounts can cause health problems. Children under age 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning. Because lead poisoning is so dangerous, it is problematic...
September 6, 2018
| Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcyclist Killed in Orange County Head-On Crash
An evening motorcycle ride turned deadly recently when a motorcyclist crashed head-on into another vehicle. The driver apparently failed to negotiate a curve in the Wallkill roadway, veered into oncoming traffic and was struck by a motor vehicle. The biker suffered severe head trauma in the motorcycle accident and died at the...
August 30, 2018
| Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing Home Abuse: Mistreatment of a Vulnerable Population
If you have moved a loved one into a nursing home or other elder care facility, you know that it is not an easy decision. You expect that your family member will be safe and well cared for, and the last thing that you would think of is that they...
August 23, 2018
| Bicycle Accidents
Australian Bicyclist Killed by Garbage Truck in Central Park
The “trip of a lifetime” turned tragic for a 23-year old Australian woman. The recent college graduate was struck and killed in a truck accident while bicycling near Central Park. The complicated accident is still under investigation, but preliminary results show that: · The victim was cycling in the Central Park West...
August 21, 2018
| Slip and Fall
What to Do After a Slip and Fall in a Retail Establishment
It doesn’t take much to create a hazardous situation in a retail store. Just a small spill, frayed carpeting, a loose handrail, an icy patch on a sidewalk or even just a hose left in an inconvenient spot can create a dangerous slipping or tripping hazard. Slip and fall accidents are...
August 10, 2018
| Car Accidents
Distracted Driving Accidents Are on the Rise
We’ve all seen them – drivers speeding down the highway while applying makeup, adjusting GPS, reading the paper – and, most often, staring at their handheld cellphones. Distracted driving is on the rise and, unfortunately, the statistics bear out the dangers of driving with any type of distraction. The New York...
Risk factors that can make an apartment staircase dangerous
Many apartment buildings are multilevel complexes with numerous units. People often want units on higher floors, as residents of ground floor units may have to deal with higher levels of traffic noise and increased risk for crime. However, climbing all those stairs to your apartment every day can also be...