January 2019 Archives

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.

Landlord's Failure to Respond to Unsafe Elevator Conditions Results in Lawsuit

It's a landlord's responsibility to regularly inspect, maintain, and repair elevators in order to avoid potentially harmful elevator accidents in New York City. When landlords fail to do so, innocent tenants and guests are put at risk.

Injuries from Sidewalk Defects in New York City - Who Is Responsible?

There are hundreds of miles of sidewalks in New York City. Unfortunately, some have broken or cracked flagstones and others are uneven. All of which can cause serious trip and fall accidents. In some circumstances, pedestrians who have been hurt by a defective sidewalk in New York City can now hold the adjacent property owners financially liable for their injuries.

Landmark Ruling in Case of Excessive Force in New York City

The City of New York has settled out of court with the family members of a woman who was shot and killed by an NYPD police sergeant. This payout is the direct result of an alleged case of excessive force in the Bronx. In 2016, a 66-year-old woman was shot and killed in the bedroom of her apartment after police responded to a disturbance call.

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