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Gear That Can Protect You from New York Bicycle Injuries

Even if you’re a native New Yorker or you’ve been biking your whole life, cycling in the city can be straight-up terrifying. At least 26 bikers were killed by motorists in 2017 alone. That’s the bad news. Want some good? Protective gear can help you reduce injuries, and the right gear might even save your life. Before you ride, make sure you have all of your safety gear ready to wear and use. What should […]

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The Dangers of NY Boating, and What to Do after an Accident

Spring is finally here, and summer is just around the corner. This means that many New Yorkers will be preparing to hit local waterways in their boats. Although boating is an enjoyable summer pastime, it can also be quite dangerous. Around 15-20 boaters are killed in New York annually, and many more sustain serious and debilitating injuries. Worse, the number of boating fatalities is increasing. Unfortunately, the great majority of boating accidents occur due to […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: A New York Slip and Fall Worst Case Scenario

When most people think of traumatic brain injury (or TBI), they imagine active duty soldiers coming home from war zones. Or maybe professional athletes like football and hockey players who routinely bash their helmets together. Statistics, on the other hand, show that the leading cause of brain injuries is something quite different: slip-and-falls. That’s right. BrainLine, a national multimedia project focused on brain injury awareness, reports that nearly half of all brain injuries in the […]

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Police Violence in New York: What People are Doing to Change It

Police brutality has become a major topic on a national scale, and for good reason. In 2018, there were 998 people across the country who were shot and killed by police. Many of those deaths were likely justified – but all of them? The use of force is left largely to the discretion of police officers. Although force is sometimes necessary for safety reasons, statistics clearly show that police are much more likely to use […]

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Were You Injured in a Ceiling Collapse as a NYCHA Tenant?

New York City Housing Authority or NYCHA tenants of a Morrisania complex in the Bronx have been dealing with a roofing issue for the past couple of months. This problem has resulted in many other incidents. Some tenants are struggling with major leaks. A ceiling collapse even forced one family out of their apartment indefinitely. Other issues include cold temperatures in the entire building and damp mail. Many tenants have complained to NYCHA, but they […]

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Window Guards Prevent Children from Falling and Injury

In the early evening of Saturday, February 9th, four-year old Helena Flores tragically fell from her fourth story apartment window. She had just celebrated her birthday that Tuesday. Helena’s mother says the window was slightly opened due to extremely hot radiators. Additionally, Helena was autistic and unaware of the danger related to open windows. She somehow found a way to reach the top of the window and fall through. Unfortunately, she died on impact. Despite […]

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White Collar Workers Get Hurt on the Job in NY Too

If you work in an office or in higher-level administration, you probably don’t think all that much about getting hurt at work. After all, it’s not like you’re working with heavy machinery or dangerous chemicals. However, white collar workers aren’t entirely immune from on-the-job injuries. In fact, quite a few people experience injuries related to prolonged desk work and computer use, and some of the common injuries suffered by white collar workers can be just […]

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The Fraud Doctor and the Largest Medical Malpractice Litigation in NY

The story of “The Fraud Doctor” just doesn’t seem to end. A few years ago, you might have seen stories about Spyros Panos, a once-famous orthopedic surgeon who met his professional demise when he was charged with healthcare fraud in 2013… then proceeded to engage in further fraud that is still coming to light. Victims of his medical malpractice are now receiving money in what is being called the largest medical malpractice settlement in New […]

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New Yorkers Suffering from Testosterone Therapy Injuries Are Not Alone

Testosterone therapy has been aggressively marketed in recent years, described as the “lost fountain of youth” and “Viagra for the boardroom” by advertisers. Sounds pretty good, right? However, while testosterone therapy may be medically beneficial in some cases, it also carries a high risk for adverse effects, many of which are serious – or even deadly. What options do you have if you’ve been hurt? First thing you need to know – you’re not alone. […]

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Hurt in New York? When You Should Consider Suing

Accidents are an unfortunate reality of everyday life. However, many accidents are preventable, making these losses all the more tragic – and unjust. If you are injured in an accident due to another’s negligence, you can fight back by filing a personal injury claim to get compensation to cover your damages. But how do you know if the way you were injured qualifies as negligence? After all, lots of people in New York get hurt […]

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