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2 Dead in Pair of Long Island Boating Accidents

Two women were killed in two different boating accidents on Long Island over a mid-July weekend. According to authorities, the first incident occurred on Sunday, July 14 at about 10:30 a.m., off the coast of Baldwin. An 18-year-old woman was reportedly on a jet ski, but collided with a 35-foot motor boat. She was pronounced… Read More »

New York City Sees Major Jump in Traffic Deaths This Year

Recent reports indicate New York City saw a major surge in traffic deaths over the course of the last year, marking a big setback after the significant progress that had been made under the Vision Zero push. Police statistics showed the number of people killed by cars in the city went up by 30 percent… Read More »

Brake Failure a Possible Cause of Major Limo Accident from Fall

Last October, a major limousine accident outside Albany made national news when it resulted in the deaths of 20 people. It marked the worst American transportation accident in about a decade. Now, a long investigation has led to findings that the cause may have been a “catastrophic” brake failure. A state expert put together a… Read More »

How to Approach a He-Said, She-Said Accident Case

After some car accidents, it can be difficult to determine what happened and who caused the crash. Each party involved may have his or her own version of what transpired leading up the collision. How can you prove your version of the events is the right one? Below are just a few of the factors… Read More »

Pedestrian Hit by 2 Vehicles While Trying to Cross Street

The Homicide Squad was called to the scene of a fatal vehicular accident in Hempstead on Long Island the evening of Tuesday, April 2. According to detectives, a man was attempting to cross South Franklin Street at Elm Avenue when he was hit by a 2014 Nissan Altima heading south on Franklin. After the first… Read More »

Argument Ends in Deadly Crash on Long Island

Two drivers who were embroiled in a heated dispute got into a car chase that ended in a violent collision. The crash resulted in the death of one driver and the arrest of the other. According to local law enforcement officials, the accident occurred in the early morning hours of Tuesday, March 19, in Hempstead… Read More »

Man Awarded $26 Million in Construction Accident Lawsuit

A jury in a Manhattan Supreme Court case recently awarded a man a total of $26 million for the injuries he sustained in a construction accident in 2012. The court ordered construction company TF Cornerstone to compensate the victim for injuries he suffered after falling off a scaffold. He eventually lost a leg due to… Read More »

When Are Employers Liable in Car Accidents?

If a car accident happens while a driver is using a company vehicle, or driving his or her own vehicle in the scope of employment, that driver’s employer could be considered fully or partially liable for any injuries or property damage that occur. This sort of “vicarious liability” is most common in cases involving a… Read More »