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Author Archives: Mark Goldsmith

7 Vehicle Pileup Attributed to ‘Freak Accident’

A seven-vehicle pileup in Long Island left half a dozen people injured in late May. Nassau County police said it was a “freak accident” in which a tractor-trailer clipped a school bus, lost control and flipped on its side. Fortunately, no one suffered life-threatening injuries. What can you do if you’re injured in a freak… Read More »

Construction Accident Deaths in NYC Reach 3-Year High

The New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) recently released a report showing that construction worker fatalities have reached a three-year high. In 2022, there were 11 worker deaths in New York City, up from nine in 2021 and 8 in 2020. Nine of the 2022 accidents were a result of falls. What can construction… Read More »

Mother and Baby Killed in Long Island School Bus Crash

A mother was killed and her baby critically injured in an early May automobile crash on Long Island. Their vehicle was traveling northbound on County Road 101 when they crashed into a mini school bus traveling eastbound on Express Drive South, near the Long Island Expressway. The 31-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene,… Read More »

Common Causes of Boating Accidents

Spring and summer are the perfect time to get out on the water—and thanks to New York’s plentiful waterways and coasts, many people will enjoy recreational boat rides. Although boating can be relaxing and fun, there are still significant hazards. Here are some of the most common causes of boating accidents, and how you can… Read More »

Two Construction Workers Killed in JFK Power Plant Accident

Two construction workers were killed in an accident at the John F. Kennedy International Airport’s power plant in April. The workers fell into a 30-foot trench and became trapped underneath rubble. When firefighters and Port Authority recovered the workers, they were pronounced dead at the scene. There is no further information about what caused the… Read More »

Can You Sue When You’re Injured on an Escalator or Elevator?

Escalators and elevators help transport people between different floors or elevations. Both types of devices have been extensively tested and used for decades. While they’re generally safe to use, accidents can and do happen. What can do you if you’re injured in an escalator or elevator accident? Premises liability and conveyance accidents Generally, elevator and… Read More »

Who’s Responsible in a Swimming Pool Accident?

With warmer weather on the way, many New Yorkers will visit swimming pools to beat the heat. While swimming is an enjoyable recreational activity, it’s not without risks. From drowning and drain injuries to slip-and-fall accidents and diving injuries, a pool presents significant hazards. Who is liable when you’re injured in a swimming pool accident?… Read More »

Long Island Crash Kills 11-Year-Old and Two Others

Three people were killed in a Holbrook crash on the Veterans Memorial Highway in mid-April, including an 11-year-old girl. The accident happened when the 74-year-old driver of an SUV attempted to make a left turn toward Southbound Coates Avenue. The SUV hit a motorcycle traveling eastbound. The 11-year-old SUV passenger, the SUV driver and the… Read More »

Low Impact Car Accidents Can Still Cause Severe Injury

Many people assume that injuries from fender benders can’t be that serious. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Even low impact car accidents can cause long-term injuries which require significant medical care. While it can be somewhat more difficult to prove that your injuries are severe enough for certain damages, working with an experienced accident attorney… Read More »

Understanding Nursing Home Elopement

Nursing homes have a duty to protect their patients, including the duty to make sure they don’t leave the premises unattended. This is commonly referred to as “elopement,” and it can be extremely dangerous for residents. From falls to freezing weather, nursing homes need to protect residents from wandering off. What is nursing home elopement?… Read More »