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Brooklyn Workplace Injury Turned Fatal Under Investigation

 Earlier this month, Gustavo Tapia, aged 22, died in a forklift accident in Brooklyn, New York. He was using a walk behind forklift to push a Yale forklift up a ramp when it rolled backward and pinned him against the wall. The operator of the electric forklift was unscathed but Tapia died from his workplace injury. The Dangers of Forklifts The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that inadequate training causes a number of […]

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How to Avoid an Amusement Park Accident and Injury

As summer approaches and the school year comes to a close, you’re likely to have a vacation or two planned. If you choose to visit an amusement park, waterpark or go-kart track, however, there are some things you should know about the attraction and its commitment to safety. After all, you work hard to protect the ones you love. A momentary lapse in judgment or lack of safety training is all it takes for an employee […]

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What is the Risk of Child Injury on the Playground?

Could one of the happiest places for your children to play be among the most dangerous?  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “About 75% of nonfatal injuries related to playground equipment occur on public playgrounds.  Most occur at schools and daycare centers”. More alarming is the rate of child injury between boys and girls.  The CDC reports, “While all children who use playgrounds are at risk for injury, girls sustain injuries […]

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A Stroke is Preventable With Regular Health Screenings

A Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus driver suffered a stroke recently and slammed the bus that he was driving into more than a dozen parked vehicles.  The accident occurred at Nassau Avenue and Sutton Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.  Nearly 20 cars were damaged across a two block radius.  Some vehicles received minor scrapes while others received more visible damage with broken mirrors, dented doors, missing mirrors and tires, and front and rear-end bumpers crumpled.  One car was even pushed […]

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Product Liability when a Product has been Recalled

As a consumer, it’s important to know whether or not a product poses a threat to you and your family members, particularly small children. After all, it’s your role as a parent to protect them from harm, right? Not only is researching a company before buying its products important, keeping track of recalls is equally important. Keep track of recalls to keep yourself and your loved ones out of danger from shoddy merchandise, eating tainted […]

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“Boogie Down Rides” for Cyclists’ Safety

“Boogie Down Rides” for Safety Bronx Cyclists are hoping to draw attention to bicycling during the month of May. Artists, students, business-people, lawyers, doctors, families, and others who enjoy biking in the Bronx have come together to organize. They put together a series of events called the “Boogie Down Rides”. Check them out here. The goal of the events is twofold. Firstly, they aim to highlight the vast number of people who ride bikes in […]

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Five Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Lawyer

A Bronx, New York driver’s life was wrecked when a vehicle crossed a double yellow line in front of his car. He won $8 million to compensate for a debilitating brain injury. While money cannot give him back his past life, it can make the difference between financial hardship and future financial security. Enter the Bronx personal injury lawyer. If you are injured, this legal expert negotiates with the insurance company to reach a fair […]

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Does Personal Injury Apply Only to Physical Injury? The Answer is No.

While the legal term “personal injury” often refers to bodily injury, it may also apply to harm inflicted upon one’s mind and emotions. If a person’s body, mind, or emotions have been injured due to the actions of another in Brooklyn for instance, then a personal injury lawyer in Brooklyn should be consulted to sort out the facts and determine whether the offending party owes compensation to the injured. What would be an example of […]

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