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Blog Posts in July, 2016

  • Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

    A settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, wherein Oquendo’s family agreed to a $2.7-million payout from the city, CBS2 reported. In October of 2013, the 14-year-old autistic boy vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found on a beach in College Point, Queens. When an individual suffers an injury or death in an accident caused by ...
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  • 23-Year Old Woman Dies in Fatal Motorcycle Accident in Lincoln Tunnel

    A 23-year old female passenger on a motorcycle was killed on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at approximately 3:00am. The driver of the motorcycle was 35 years old. The full details of the crash were not apparent in the report by CBS New York. The investigation was being conducted by the Port Authority Police. This fatal accident led to significant delays in the morning commute and it took hours for the ...
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  • Central Park Tour Bus Accident Injures 13

    A guided tour around New York City on a hot summer day took a disastrous turn when the double-decker tour bus operated by GO New York Tours crashed into a tree in Central Park on Thursday afternoon. As reported by the New York Daily News , thirteen people were injured when the bus driver lost control causing the bus to leave the roadway, jump a curb and strike a tree on the eastern edge of Central ...
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  • Care at Rehab Hospitals May Result in Harm to One Third of Patients

    Health care institutions such as hospitals, clinics and nursing homes have a duty to provide adequate care for patients. When facilities fail in their duties, patients may suffer serious injuries. Many instances of medical malpractice have facility negligence as the underlying cause. Ultimately, the facility is responsible for its staff, grounds and services. In a recent study performed by the ...
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  • 15 Injured in Lincoln Tunnel When One New Jersey Transit Bus Rear-Ends Another New Jersey Transit Bus

    Two New Jersey Transit buses crashed inside the Lincoln Tunnel on Monday morning. According to an article by the New York Daily News , a 114 line bus from Plainfield rear-ended a 190-line vehicle from Paterson in the tunnel’s center tube at about 7:35 a.m. Both of the buses were bound for the New York Port Authority. There were over 100 passengers on the two buses. Due to their massive size, buses ...
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  • Pedestrian Seriously Injured in Tribeca Auto Accident

    Another serious pedestrian accident has been reported in New York City. This time, an unidentified man was struck by one or maybe two vehicles in Tribeca on Friday, July 15, 2016. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the accident occurred on Canal St. near West Broadway at around 4:40 a.m. The victim was taken via ambulance to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition. One of the ...
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  • Upstate New York Girl Loses Arm and Leg in Boating Accident 

    Upstate New York Girl Loses Arm and Leg in Boating Accident Kaelynne Driscoll, an 8-year-old girl injured when she and her father were run over by a boat on Skaneateles Lake, has lost an arm and a leg. The New York Daily News reported that the boat's propeller struck Driscoll and her father, and their condition remains serious. While the investigation into the crash continues, Onondaga County ...
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