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Heat Stroke Due to a Boiling NY Apartment? Your Landlord May Be Liable

No one likes a sweltering apartment. It can be hard to find relief, and difficult to sleep in extreme heat and humidity. That’s just the beginning, though. An overly hot apartment isn’t just an annoyance – it can be dangerous, and even deadly.   Thanks to record heat waves, New York has recently seen a rash of heat-related illnesses, particularly in lower-income areas where apartments are less likely to be air conditioned.   Although New […]

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Top Reasons That New York Subway Accidents Happen

We’ve all felt a little shaky on the subway. There can be something unnerving about traveling underground. Moreover, as all New Yorkers know, subway accidents aren’t just in the movies. They do happen, and certain risk factors increase your chances of being caught in an unfortunate situation.   Because of this, it’s important to know the risk of hopping on the subway and what causes New York subway accidents. Over 5.7 million people ride our […]

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Here’s Why Most Burn Injuries Happen in New York

Recently, a fire started on the first floor of an apartment building around 10:40 p.m. in Long Island City. Eight people were injured, including one with serious injuries.   What happened?   One resident said a “wall of smoke” was near her door, and another resident said the smoke prevented her from exiting down the hall.   Firefighters responded to the call and worked on rescuing a man who was unable to move. The man […]

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Here’s Why Most Burn Injuries Happen in New York

Recently, a fire started on the first floor of an apartment building around 10:40 p.m. in Long Island City. Eight people were injured, including one with serious injuries. What happened? One resident said a “wall of smoke” was near her door, and another resident said the smoke prevented her from exiting down the hall. Firefighters responded to the call and worked on rescuing a man who was trapped by clutter and unable to move. The […]

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Hurt While Biking in NY? Here’s What You Need to Do

Biking is one of the best ways to get around in the city. You’re not subject to traffic and parking issues that make ride-sharing and driving cumbersome. And it’s often faster than taking public transit.   However, collisions with automobiles are a major risk for cyclists here, making bicycle accidents a common cause of serious injury. A recent accident involving bicyclists on the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour illustrates this point. An unlicensed driver […]

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Common Bus Injuries That Can Result from Crashes in New York

  Did you hear about the school bus in Brooklyn that overturned back in early January? Eight people – including kids – were rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center with what officials said were minor injuries, and an investigation is currently underway.   When you hear stories like this, it can make you wonder how safe buses really are and what kinds of injuries can occur when one gets into an accident. […]

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NY Drinking and Driving Laws: Dram Shop Laws, Social Host Liability, and Employer Liability

Every year, over 8,000 alcohol-related crashes occur in the state of New York. Over half of those crashes resulted in injuries to over 6,000 people. Nearly 7,900 drivers in those crashes were legally drunk. Since so many crashes occur each year, the laws are designed to deliver both criminal and civil penalties. So, who can be held liable if a drunk driver hits you in New York? The most obvious answer, of course, is the […]

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How a Driver May Have Caused Your New York Motorcycle Accident

    If you were recently in a motorcycle accident in New York, chances are high that another driver was responsible for the incident. Take a look at a few quick motorcycle crash stats:   Nearly two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents are with other vehicles, usually cars. Accidents occur most frequently in intersections. In a typical accident scenario, the motorcycle driver has less than two seconds to make corrections to avoid a crash. Over 80 […]

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What New Yorkers Can Do to Combat Sexual Harassment

As the #MeToo movement spreads, new allegations of sexual misconduct and abuse seem to appear every day. High-profile men have been implicated, both nationally and right here in New York.   Since the Harvey Weinstein story broke in early October, at least 46 powerful men have been accused, leading to various degrees of fallout. Here are just a few examples:   Matt Lauer was fired from his position as anchor on NBC’s Today Charlie Rose, […]

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Know the Two Types of NYC Public Transportation Accident Lawsuits

  On Sept. 18, three people were killed and 16 were injured when two buses crashed in Queens at around 6:00 am.   One bus was a city bus, the other a tour bus. The city bus was driven by a long-term employee of the MTA. The city bus driver turned right and crashed with the tour bus. During the accident the buses spun, and authorities say that speed may have been a factor.   […]

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