September 2013 Archives

The Top Causes of New York Slip and Fall Accidents

New York slip and fall accidents injure thousands of residents and visitors every year. Nationwide they're responsible for over 9 million injuries. They're also one of the most common types of accidents in the workplace (according to official OSHA statistics), accounting for 35% of all deaths in the construction industry alone. And, unfortunately, they're the leading cause of accidental death among the elderly.

11-Year Old Hospitalized after New York City Bus Accident

A young child was hospitalized on August 26th after a New York City bus accident. The official report states that the boy was riding his bicycle and collided with MTA bus B13 at the corner of Crescent Street and Welden in Cypress Hills sometime around 5 PM. However, the bus driver never saw the boy or felt the impact, and witnesses report hearing the boy upon impact but not seeing him immediately. It's still unclear exactly what happened.

Are Nightclub Owners Liable for Injuries?

Courts are constantly setting new precedents in light of liability lawsuits involving storefronts, malls, and night time hotspots but the short answer to the question above is yes. In New York nightclub accidents may be the responsibility of the owner-they may even be liable for injuries caused by fights-but only in certain cases.

The Cost of Slip and Fall Accidents to New York Victims

A recent study conducted by Bolt Insurance Agency sheds light on slip and fall accidents across the country. According to data, there are over 9 million slip and fall accident related visits to hospital and emergency rooms each year. That makes it the number one accidental injury in America.

New York City School Buses Involved in 1,700 Accidents

City residents, especially those with school-aged children, may be shocked to learn that the City's public school buses aren't as safe as they seem. In fact, statistics from the 2011-2012 school year show that New York City school buses were involved in 1,700 accidents that year-that's five bus accidents per day. These shocking statistics highlight the danger that even the youngest travelers face on New York City streets both during the school year and in the off-season as well.

New York Construction Worker Seriously Injured in Trench Collapse

A 33-year old construction worker was hospitalized after the walls of a trench in which he was standing collapsed in upon him. The unnamed individual suffered significant injuries (which the FDNY first responders said were "serious") and was taken to Kings County Hospital

Taxi Cab Accidents Endanger New Yorkers

Taxi cabs pose a significant danger to New Yorkers both on the street and off. In recent article in the New York Post, Maureen Callahan focused on taxi accidents in New York and showcased the danger these iconic vehicles pose for New Yorkers and even those visiting the City that Never Sleeps. Such dangers include distracted, unlicensed drivers and even operators under the influence. One of Callahan's colleagues even reported witnessing a cabdriver video chatting on a cellphone with family members while driving.

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