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Blog Posts in April, 2017

  • Escalator Malfunction at World Trade Center Oculus Injures 2 People

    An escalator at the Oculus at the World Trade Center buckled causing injuries to two men riding the escalator. According to a report by CBS New York , the incident occurred at approximately 7:00am on Thursday morning. The escalator was shut down by the Port Authority pending further investigation. Escalator accidents, such at the one described above, generally result from negligent inspection and ...
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  • Lead Paint Poisoning a Risk Due to Falling Paint Chips at Queens Elevated Subway Trestle

    Lead poisoning is still a risk endured by residents of New York, particularly children. A recent report by CBS New York indicates that the #7 Train trestle in Queens is under toxic decay with lead levels 44 times greater than acceptable lead levels. Additionally, this problem has existed for decades as that section has not been painted in 35 years. Falling paint chips containing lead pose a ...
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  • Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

    Benjamin Franklin famously said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Of course, death is a natural part of the circle of life. It is when death comes prematurely that people often seek the counsel and assistance of an attorney. Not all deaths will form the subject of a lawsuit. According to the New York State Department of Health , the 3 most common causes of ...
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  • Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Spring Valley Injures 3-Year Old Boy

    Animal attacks are a startlingly regular occurrence that can lead to serious injury or even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than four million bite victims each year. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were easily preventable and caused by the negligent action of the pet's owner. Such is exactly what occurred on Thursday afternoon. A 3-year old ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

    Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can suffer major injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Due to the massive size of semis and 18 wheelers, truck accidents often inflict catastrophic injuries on the individuals involved, such as spinal cord fractures, amputations , brain injuries , or burns . Many of the catastrophic injuries inflicted in truck accidents ...
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  • A Patient's Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

    Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today, causing 150,000 deaths in 2012 alone. CNN has released a simple guide entitled Lung Cancer by the Numbers to help people understand the types of lung cancer, the symptoms and the potential treatment options. Due to the high fatality rate associated with lung cancer, successful treatment relies on the cancer being ...
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  • 5 People Hurt in Derailment at Penn Station Which NJ Transit Official Laughably Describes as Minor

    Sometimes, the response from culpable parties is reasonable. Other times, the response is absurdly laughable on their face. On Monday morning, three NJ Transit cars derailed at Penn Station causing injuries to 5 people. According to a report by CBS New York , a spokesperson for NJ Transit stated that the derailment was "minor", despite the fact that 5 people were injured when three cars from ...
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