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Civil Rights Violations in New York City Lead to Record-Breaking Settlement for Victims

It's no secret that the NYPD and the New York Corrections system has failed many victims in the past but a new report shows that in 2017 the city was forced to pay out a record-breaking amount to settle lawsuits and claims against law enforcement agencies in order to compensate victims unjustly detained, imprisoned, injured and convicted of crimes they didn't commit. Indeed, according to an annual report released by the NYC comptroller, the city paid out a staggering $308.2 million last year to victims and family members of those unfairly hurt by the justice system.

Construction Accident in Manhattan Sends Dangerous Debris Flying

A construction accident in Manhattan earlier this month sent debris tumbling at a jobsite along West 57th Street. According to investigation documents, at around 8PM on January 21st emergency crews were called to an unspecified accident at a lot in Manhattan. When they arrived, firefighters learned that an exterior elevator had somehow broken free and struck the side of the building while loaded with construction materials. The materials spilled from the swinging elevator platform and came crashing to the ground from a height of almost 30 stories.

Elevator Accident in Manhattan Left Woman Trapped for Days

A woman was rescued from a terrifying nightmare after an elevator accident in Manhattan left her trapped in the closet-sized car for three days. The woman, a cleaner employed in a Manhattan town house, became trapped on February 1st when the motor on the elevator she was riding in failed. She attempted to use the emergency phone inside the elevator to call for help but it too was malfunctioning.

Bicycle Accident in Manhattan Leaves Elderly Man Dead

A fatal bicycle accident in New York City month left an elderly cyclist dead. The victim, a 72-year-old, was struck by an uncaring and reckless driver on Eighth Avenue around 6 in the morning on February 4th. The crash happened near the intersection with 45th Street.

January - One of the Worst Months for Bicycle Accidents in New York City

So far this year has been a bad one for bicyclists in New York. The number of bicycle accidents in New York City in the first 30 days of 2019 has already topped 191. That figure is 20% higher than the number of bicycle accidents in New York over the same time frame last year. If this trend continues, 2019 could be the most dangerous year in recent history for cyclists in New York.

Deadly New York Bus Accident Likely Caused by Thermos

A bus accident in New York City in 2017 that left three people dead and several more injured was likely caused by a thermos rolling around on the floor. That's the tentative conclusion from the year-long investigation into the crash by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

Case of Wrongful Imprisonment in New York City Could Cost Millions

A frightening case of wrongful imprisonment in New York City could cost the city millions of dollars to settle. The case, stemming from a 22-year-old conviction, was filed late last year in a Manhattan court on behalf of Calvin Buari. Buari was arrested, tried, and convicted of a double murder in 1992. However, in 2017 new witness testimony exonerated him of the crime and his conviction was overturned. Unfortunately, Buari had spent 22 years in prison for a crime he did not commit.

Construction Accident in Manhattan Sends Dangerous Debris Flying

A construction accident in Manhattan earlier this month sent debris tumbling at a jobsite along West 57th Street. According to investigation documents, at around 8PM on January 21st emergency crews were called to an unspecified accident at a lot in Manhattan. When they arrived, firefighters learned that an exterior elevator had somehow broken free and struck the side of the building while loaded with construction materials. The materials spilled from the swinging elevator platform and came crashing to the ground from a height of almost 30 stories.

Construction Accident in Manhattan Spurs Stop Work order

A jobsite on the Upper West Side was shut down last month after the Department of Buildings investigated a massive concrete spill at the site. The construction accident in New York City left 3 cubic yards of concrete-enough to fill the back of a pickup truck three times (roughly 600 gallons or roughly 12,000 pounds) spewed across the work site.

Fatal Apartment Accident in New York City Highlights Danger of Shoddy Maintenance

A 35-year-old woman enjoying a date with a young man was killed when she fell off an apartment building balcony and died five years ago last month. This shocking apartment complex accident made headlines at the time because of the tragic nature of the mishap but today it reminds us that all landlords not only have a legal responsibility to maintain our homes, they have a moral obligation as well.

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