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The Most Common Causes of Crane Accidents

Crane accidents are all too common in New York, especially during what has become a construction boom throughout the metro area. Any time you are in a large city, you are almost certain to see a crane or two working on tall buildings, which means no place is immune from crane accidents. These accidents can… Read More »

NTSB Investigates Fatal Accident at Lynbrook LIRR Station

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigators are looking into the death of a man who witnesses say was “pulled along” by a moving train at the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) platform in Lynbrook Station in April. According to the NTSB, the conductor of the train closed the doors after he apparently believed all of… Read More »

Court Tosses Manslaughter Conviction in Case of Drunk Driver who Caused Accident Allegedly Leading to Officer’s Death

A state appeals court threw out the manslaughter conviction of a man from Oakdale who allegedly was responsible for the death of a Nassau County police officer while driving drunk in 2012. James Ryan, the 31-year-old man who was the driver in that 2012 incident, was sentenced to more than five years in prison after… Read More »

Pedestrian Injured in Shirley Hit-and-Run Collision

Suffolk County police are investigating a recent hit-and-run accident that resulted in severe injuries to a pedestrian. According to police, the crash happened at approximately 2:30 a.m. Sunday, April 22, on the William Floyd Parkway near its intersection with Flintlock Drive in Shirley. A man was reportedly walking across the parkway heading east when he… Read More »

Man Reached 154 Miles Per Hour in Deadly Long Island Crash

Newly released court records indicate a 23-year-old man who was accused of speeding down a Long Island road and causing a fatal accident was traveling at 154 miles per hour in a stolen vehicle. The crash, which occurred on Valentine’s Day, resulted in the deaths of a mother, her two adult children and three other… Read More »

New Medical Malpractice Bill Passes in New York

Both houses of the New York state legislature approved a new bill that would make sweeping changes to medical malpractice laws in the state, extending the time patients have to file a lawsuit after a misdiagnosis or mistreatment for cancer. The measure passed Tuesday, January 30, in both the Senate and Assembly, days after Gov…. Read More »

Suffolk County to Pay Out $1.5 Million in Wrongful Death Claim

Suffolk County will pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a teenager who died nearly 10 years ago in a crash involving two police officers. On March 12, 2008, the 17-year-old girl, Teaisha Scales, was reportedly riding in a 1998 Cadillac DeVille, driven by her boyfriend. The sedan crashed into… Read More »

State of New York Mulls New Seat Belt Law

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced his desire to expand the state’s seat belt laws to include all passengers in a vehicle. This would mean that rear seat passengers, who currently are not required to wear seat belts under state law, would need to start getting into the habit of buckling up or face… Read More »

Elderly Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident

A 72-year-old woman has died from injuries she suffered in a recent hit-and-run accident in Garden City Park. According to Nassau County Police, the woman suffered several traumatic injuries she was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Nassau Boulevard, just south of Seventh Street at approximately 5:40 p.m. on Tuesday, January 30. She… Read More »

Family of Worker Killed in Cesspool Accident Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

The family of a 59-year-old man who was killed in a cesspool accident in May 2017 has filed a $50 million wrongful death lawsuit with the Suffolk County Supreme Court. In the suit, the family claims the man’s employer, its contractors, the highway department in the Town of Huntington and the owner of the home… Read More »