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Why Do LIRR Accidents Happen?

The Long Island Railroad (LIRR) is notorious for delays, crowded cars, and accidents. Just in the last year, there have been at least three incidents. Take the SUV caught between two LIRR train tracks in Westbury recently. Ultimately, the SUV ended up wedged between the two trains, catching fire. The SUV’s occupant was killed. Or the derailed LIRR after it was sideswiped by a working locomotive in Montauk. At the time, 32 passengers were aboard, […]

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Were You One of Many NYers to Get in a Turkey Day Crash? What’s Next?

Thanksgiving is a time to connect with family and celebrate the many things we’re lucky to have in our lives. Unfortunately, there’s an uptick in auto accidents every year at Thanksgiving…and a death toll of more than 400. According to the National Safety Council, thousands more are injured. The deadliest combination, as you would expect, is the increase in road travelers plus the increase in alcohol consumption. This set of circumstances leads to tragic fatalities […]

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4 Elements You Must Prove to Win Your NY Medical Malpractice Claim

The state of New York has seen some huge medical malpractice suits this year. We began 2019 with a ruling that granted over 255 patients over $140 million in damages. Later, a New York family filed a wrongful death claim asking for $50 million in damages after their daughter was killed in surgery to remove a cyst. Most recently, two separate hospital chains were subsequently ordered to pay millions for surgeons performing concurrent surgeries. You […]

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Bystanders Can Be Hurt By New York School Buses, Too

If you are a parent, you have no doubt worried about the safety of your little ones on school buses. However, school buses and MTA buses can injure bystanders, too. For example, an 83-year-old man walking in Queens was recently struck and killed by a school bus. He was trapped under the bus and killed almost instantly. As of the writing, the cause of the accident is unknown. If you or a loved one is […]

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NY Escalator Accidents: Who’s Most Likely to be Injured?

As kids, we remember hearing the admonitions from our parents about how dangerous escalators are. Most of us laughed them off, assuming our parents were just using the big, loud machine to scare us. It turns out that escalators actually can be very dangerous, though. According to the Center for Disease Control, escalator and elevator accidents injure about 17,000 Americans every year and kill about 30 people. You might want to know who is most […]

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Should New Yorkers Stop Letting Their Kids Play in Bounce Houses?

Every parent fears their child getting hurt. Despite taking every reasonable precaution, though, accidents are bound to occur. When they do, it’s usually in unsuspected ways. In an article earlier this year, we covered some of them. In this post, learn about one of the most prevalent of common injuries befalling children here in New York, and if your child becomes involved, what you can do next. Bounce House Child Injury Incidents Are Growing Bounce […]

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New York Nursing Home Abuse: What Exactly Is It?

As the aging population has rapidly increased, so has the amount of abuse in nursing homes. In fact, “nursing home abuse” has been applied to so many different scenarios it often winds up meaning nothing at all. So then what qualifies as nursing home abuse? Neglecting patients? Willfully harming them? Or does it involve taking financial advantage of elderly residents and their families? Defining Nursing Home Abuse in New York A nursing home is a […]

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What You Should Know About Autonomous Vehicles in New York

In early August, Optimus Ride, an autonomous vehicle company, debuted it’s self-driving pilot program in Brooklyn. Six vehicles will operate in the Brooklyn Naval Yard. This industrial space is closed off from the public but houses over 400 companies and 10,000 employees. Because the space is considered private property, the vehicles do not have to deal with the chaos of NYC streets. Therefore, these cars avoid the unpredictability of both NY pedestrians and other vehicles. […]

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Emotional Problems Associated with TBIs in New York

Emotional problems are frequently reported by people suffering from a traumatic brain injury.  Some of the more common emotional issues faced include depression, anxiety, mood swings, and irritability. Let’s look at each in a bit more detail so you’ll know what signs to look for. Depression Depression after a traumatic brain injury is a common and very serious problem. Researchers have found that people suffering from brain injury are three times more likely to experience […]

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Why So Many NYers Celebrating Halloween Fall and Get Hurt

You’re never too old for Halloween. Every year, thousands of adults join in on the Halloween spirit by dressing up and attending parties. The key difference to many adult celebrations, however, is the inclusion of alcohol. Although these festivities are good-natured fun, whenever there’s alcohol involved, there’s a risk. In fact, October 31st has one of the highest rates for vehicle accidents and fatalities associated with driving under the influence. Halloween Drinking and Driving Accidents […]

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