New York Personal Injury Blog

Demolition Accident at New York Jobsite Leaves Workers Unscathed

A team of construction workers narrowly avoided injury earlier this month when a demolition accident in Manhattan sent a large portion of wall tumbling to the ground. The accident happened at a jobsite inside a five-story building in lower Manhattan around noon. FDNY responders rushed to the scene but thankfully none of the workers onsite reported any serious injuries.

Apartment Accident in the Bronx Forces Evacuation

A shocking apartment accident in the Bronx has forced the evacuation of 49 residential units in a complex in the Claremont neighborhood along Findlay Avenue. Late on the evening of Monday, November 26th a massive section of retaining wall-estimated to be up to 20 feet wide and 18 feet high-collapsed, compromising the support of structure of the building directly in front of the retaining wall. The building was evacuated quickly as first responders warned that the collapse could have undermined the structural stability of the apartment building.

Staircase Accidents in New York City Still More Dangerous than Malfunctioning Elevators

Elevator accidents in New York City generate a lot of news because they're tragic and they tap into the innate fear that many of us have of being trapped and helpless in a little box. But that fear has actually magnified these types of accidents in our collective consciousness to unreasonable proportions. Indeed, when compared to the number of staircase accidents in New York City, the risk of being hurt or killed in an elevator is almost miniscule.

A study conducted in 2011 found that elevator accidents were only responsible for 27 deaths annually nationwide. It's estimated there are nearly 7 billion people shuttled up and down in elevators every year. When you do the math, the risk of being killed in an elevator accident is roughly 0.00000015 percent per trip.

Multiple Bus Accidents in New York City Leave 5 People Injured

Three separate bus accidents in New York City earlier this month left a total of 5 people injured. The three crashes all occurred on November 5th in Jamaica Estates, Briarwood, and South Ozone Park, respectively, and all between the hours of 8 and 9 in the morning. Two of the accidents resulted in minor property damage but no physical injuries. The third accident left 5 people injured and in need of treatment.

DOT's New Marketing Campaign Designed to Prevent Crosswalk Accidents in New York City

Crosswalk accidents in New York City are one of the most common types of pedestrian accident anywhere in The Big Apple. In fact, they make up the majority of pedestrian involved collisions here and are responsible for the vast majority of serious injuries and fatalities that people on foot suffer. As New York City traffic laws are now written, every crosswalk accident could be considered a crime. Motorists have the responsibility to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks every time-whether the crosswalk is marked or not.

School Bus Accident in Brooklyn Leaves Children Scared but Uninjured

A frightening school bus accident in Brooklyn late last month left a group of school children shaken but thankfully uninjured. The bus was loaded with young children traveling down New Utrecht Avenue near the intersection of 53rd Street when a black sedan turned into the side of the bus, striking the door of the vehicle. Both vehicles came to a stop but the children were forced to stay put as the car was physically blocking their exit.

Sidewalk Accidents in New York City Spike During Winter Months

It should come as no surprise that the number of sidewalk accidents in New York City soars during the winter months but it's not always the snow and ice that are responsible for these slip and fall accidents. As the ground and water underneath sidewalks and paving stones freezes, it expands. This can lift these sidewalk flagstones, cause them to mislevel, crack or shift them out of place. This can leave dangerous holes or cracks and raised/uneven sidewalk flagstones that can trip up unsuspecting pedestrians.

Pedestrian Accident in Chelsea Sends One Man to Hospital

An unusual pedestrian accident in Chelsea sent one older gentleman to the hospital suffering from a severe head wound. The crash occurred in a bike lane along W. 29th Street on October 17th. The injured victim was riding an electric motorized scooter down the street when an unidentified pedestrian stepped right in front of him. The pedestrian's foot actually got caught in the scooter's wheel and the machine flipped, throwing the rider head-first onto the pavement.

Bizarre School Bus Accident in Brooklyn Causes Chain Reaction Crash

A school bus accident in Brooklyn resulted in a chain reaction crash involving at least nine other vehicles in early October of this year. The bus-a yellow school bus-was travelling through Williamsburg around 4 in the afternoon on October 18th when it crashed into a parked vehicle near the intersection of Bedford Avenue and Wilson Street.

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