July 2019 Archives

Collision Between Cruiser and Bicycle Has Many Claiming Excessive Force

The cry of excessive force is nothing new here in New York but in an era when the NYPD is trying to put on a new public face and the mayor is pressing for dramatically reduced traffic accidents, you wouldn't think that an officer of the law would stop a fleeing bicyclist by ramming them with their patrol vehicle. However, according to at least one witness report, that's exactly what happened in the East Village earlier this month. Now, some are accusing the officer in question of perpetrating yet another case of excessive force in New York City.

Elderly Man Killed in Collision in Harlem

A 64-year-old man was killed in a fatal pedestrian accident in Harlem earlier this month when a multi-car pileup at an intersection created chaos along Frederick Douglass Boulevard. According to accident reconstruction from multiple eyewitness accounts, a black livery cab was heading down the street when it collided with the victim-who was crossing at the time with the aid of a cane. The man was tossed through the air and landed several feet away. The cab then continued further down the street and crashed into at least one other vehicle.

Fatal Drowning Accident in New York City Claims Life of Restaurant Patron

A man was killed in a drowning accident in New York City earlier this month at a popular restaurant in a vacation hotspot on Fire Island. The man allegedly drowned in the pool located at the Canteen at Fire Island Pines around 7PM on July 5th. Reports show that the 32-year-old victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive in the pool at around that time. He was pulled from the water by witnesses and EMTs did attempt to revive him.

Construction Accident Leaves Worker Seriously hurt

A construction worker at a job site in Brooklyn was seriously injured after falling through the roof of the Edward B. Shallow Junior high School. The man was part of a crew resurfacing the concrete exterior of the school when the roof below him collapsed. He fell through the hole to the floor below and suffered unspecified injuries. The victim was hospitalized at Maimonides Hospital but is expected to make a full recovery.

Neighborhood Residents say Morris Heights Sidewalk Has Become a Trip and Fall Hazards

Litigating slip and fall sidewalk accidents in New York can be tricky because determining who is liable for your injuries isn't always as simple as it appears. Is the city responsible or the owner of the property adjacent to the dangerous stretch of sidewalk? What about the business owner who leases the storefront? But one thing is certain; a competent and experienced personal injury attorney knows how to hold the liable individuals accountable.

Inmate Assault in New York City Leads to Criminal Charges

A corrections officer at a federal jail facility in Lower Manhattan has been brought up on assault charges after the revelation that he sexually abused at least four prisoners under his care between 2012 and 2018. While most inmate assault cases in New York City arise after physically violent confrontations, sexual assault is no less serious and can have lifelong after effects for the victims. In some cases, these serious civil rights violations have resulted in substantial settlements for the victims.

Residents Pressing NYCHA after "Inhumane" Conditions in Apartment Complex in New York City

Residents of NYCHA housing are demanding that the organization credit them for the added expenses they've incurred after a severe utility outage that some have called "inhumane." More than 60 families were affected when the gas was abruptly shut off at the Red Hook Houses. The agency did provide the families a single hot plate each to accommodate their cooking needs but some individuals were without this necessary utility for more than three months. Residents are demanding reimbursement and a credit to their monthly rent payments for the severe financial, emotional, monetary, and physical strain this hardship has placed on residents. Some say cooking dinner, a chore that used to take 45 minutes, can now take as much as two hours with the limited resources available to them. 

New York Highway Accidents Are a Danger to Locals and Vacationers Alike

Every year thousands of New Yorkers hit the highways on vacation, heading to destinations throughout New England, America, and Canada. And every year, hundreds of thousands of vacationers from out of the city drive into (and through) New York on vacation getaways to the Big Apple, Upstate New York, and The Great Lakes. But, as every New Yorker knows, with the heavy volume of traffic, it is a recipe for a potentially deadly highway accident in New York.

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