New York Personal Injury Blog

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.

Truck Accident in Brooklyn causes Thousands of dollars in Damages and Narrowly Avoids Injuries

A devastating truck accident in Brooklyn left a stretch of street looking like a warzone after the driver lost control earlier this month. The truck was traveling down Russel Street in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn around 3 in the morning on February 5th when it suddenly slid out of control and smashed into several parked cars, finally coming to rest against the façade of a family's home.

City May Be Partially to Blame for New York City Parking Lot Accident

A woman was seriously injured after falling into a pit in a parking lot and now NYC may be on the hook for her injuries. This New York City sidewalk accident happened after a snow plowing company dislodged a metal platform covering a cavern allowing access to an underground storage tank situated in a parking lot. While the parking lot in question was leased to a fitness club from the City of New York, the City may still end up being partially liable for the woman's medical expenses and lost wages.

Commercial Truck Accident in Queens Leaves 3 Injured

A terrifying commercial truck accident in Queens left three people injured earlier this month. The crash happened just before 1PM on January 28th. The armored truck appears to have run a stop sign. The massive truck then smashed into a BMW at the intersection of 115th Avenue and 200th Street. The truck was traveling at such a high rate of speed that it actually flipped over onto its side before coming to a stop on top of the BMW.

Two people inside the truck and one individual inside the BMW were treated for minor injuries. One of the passengers inside the truck and the driver of the car were able to escape under their own power. Rescue crews had to use ladders to extricate the third victim from the truck.

School Bus Accident in New York City Sends 9 to Hospital

Nine victims were rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment and observation after a violent school bus accident in Brooklyn late last month. The crash occurred at the intersection of East 22nd Street and Farragut Road in the Ditmas Park neighborhood of Brooklyn at around 8:30 in the morning.

Elevator Accident in Manhattan Leaves Man in Critical Condition

Emergency responders were called to the scene of a frightening elevator accident in Manhattan on January 2nd around 9:30 PM. When they arrived, they found a man at the bottom of an elevator shaft, bleeding from the head.

Apartment Fire in Brooklyn Injures 9 People

9 people were seriously injured in a massive apartment fire in Brooklyn late last month. The blaze ripped through a multi-unit apartment in Ebbets Field Apartments in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens on December 26th. The fire started on the 12th floor and quickly spread until four rooms in the single-family apartment were fully engulfed.

Charter Bus Accident in New York City Claims Life of Pedestrian

A woman was killed late last month in a deadly charter bus accident in Manhattan. The victim, a 28-year-old woman from Melville, tripped and fell near Centre and Leonard streets in Manhattan as she was crossing the street on December 21st. The fall happened an instant before she was struck by a motor coach owned and operated by a limousine rental company. Eye witnesses say that the woman was struck by the back end of the bus as the large bus negotiated the tight turn. Police records show that she was in a marked crosswalk at the time and had the right of way.

Number of Construction Accidents in New York Increases in 2018

A report compiled by Crain's New York Business shows that the number of construction accidents in New York City was the highest in 2018 that it's been in recent years. The number of workers hurt on construction jobsites climbed to a post-recession record attributable to the building boom going on in NYC. Although the report stopped counting in October (publishing schedule), the number of accidents and injuries recorded had already outpaced those recorded during all of 2017.

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