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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

E-Bike Fires Surge in New York

If you ride an electronic bike, be careful: e-bike battery fires are on track to double in New York City this year. E-bikes are popular among delivery services today, but their batteries can cause lethal fires. Dangerous batteries E-bike batteries are lighter than other battery types. These lithium batteries “contain a flammable liquid that conveys… Read More »

What to Do When You’re Injured in a Boating Accident

If you own a boat, the warm summer weather is the perfect time to hit the water. Unfortunately, boating accidents can be just as deadly as vehicle collisions. Last month, two people were killed in a tragic boating accident on the Hudson River when an overloaded boat may have gotten caught in the wake of… Read More »

Amazon’s Injury Rates Are Spiking in New York

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has been busier than ever. Yet with their expansion in New York, worker injuries have skyrocketed. Amazon’s worker injuries rose 64 percent in New York, compared to the 20 percent rise nationally. 89 percent of those injuries were serious enough to require time off or a change of job. While… Read More »

Untreated Bed Sores Are a Sign of Nursing Home Abuse

It’s not always possible to care for our elderly relatives on our own. Nursing homes can provide a higher level of care—but nursing home abuse is rampant. Recognizing the signs of neglect and abuse, like untreated bed sores, will help you keep your loved one safe. What causes bed sores? Bed sores, also known as… Read More »

Can You File a Wrongful Death Claim Against the Police?

When a loved one is killed by an on-duty police officer, people wonder whether they can file a wrongful death claim against the police. New York generally allows the deceased’s personal representative to file a claim on their behalf. However, when the police are involved, a wrongful death claim can get complicated. Deaths resulting from… Read More »

Motor Vehicle Collisions are the Leading Cause of Injury-Related Deaths

Auto collisions are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in New York. From 2014 to 2021, an average of 1,098 people were killed and 12,093 hospitalized each year. Motor vehicle crashes are also responsible for over 135,000 emergency room visits annually. Read on to find out who’s most likely to be involved in an accident,… Read More »

Tractor Trailer Accident Results in Fuel Spillage, Injury

A tractor-trailer from FedEx recently jackknifed on the freeway in New Rochelle, resulting in a major accident and a fuel spillage. The accident occurred on I-95 on the morning of Saturday, May 7 on the New England Thruway, between Crescent Avenue and the Center Avenue Bridge. According to the local fire chief, the accident resulted… Read More »

Driver Pleads Guilty in Hit-and-Run Accident That Killed Father of Nicki Minaj

A man pleaded guilty to committing the hit-and-run accident that killed the father of rapper Nicki Minaj on Long Island. The driver, Charles Polevich, admitted he left the scene of an accident in February 2021 that killed Robert Maraj while he was walking in Mineola along a road. Polevich first got out of his vehicle… Read More »

Drunk Driver Causes Serious Head-On Collision on Long Island

An early morning crash on Tuesday, May 3 led to one fatality and prompted a police investigation. According to Nassau County police, the accident happened at approximately 5:15 a.m. that morning at the intersection of Grand Avenue and East Carl Avenue in Baldwin. One driver, 66, was pronounced dead at the scene, and another, a… Read More »

Two Killed in Hit-and-Run on Long Island

Two men recently died of injuries suffered in a hit-and-run accident on Long Island. The accident occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, May 11. According to Suffolk County police, the men were working on a pickup truck that was parked on the shoulder of Express Drive South, close to the intersection with Wendy Drive. Suddenly… Read More »