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Child Knocked Unconscious After Being Hit By Falling Street Sign

On April 4, 2018, a young child was knocked unconscious when a street sign fell and landed on his head. The child was only 6-years-old and was outside of Madison Square Garden when the incident happened. According to sources, the accident happened late on Wednesday afternoon. The incident occurred near 32nd Street and Seventh Avenue. The boy was unconscious when the paramedics got to the scene. He was taken to NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue. He was reported to be in serious condition. This is a developing story. As more details on this incident are announced, we will keep you posted. This is the...

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Deadly Car Crash Kills One on Utica Avenue

accident in Brooklyn leads to pedestrian death

An elderly woman was killed on March 15th, 2018 when a driver backed up and ran over her on Utica Avenue. According to police, the accident occurred at around 9:28 p.m. A 71-year-old man was driving a Cadillac sedan in reverse. He was doing so near Avenue L. While driving in reverse, he hit a Chevrolet Equinox that was parked. The Equinox then hit the 75-year-old woman. She was not in a vehicle at the time. The driver then hit another parked car. Emergency Responders found the woman and saw she had leg injuries. She was taken to Kings County Hospital and...

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What To Do After a Car Accident

what to do after a car accident in New York

After you’ve been in a car accident, it can be very overwhelming and confusing. You might not know which steps you should take to ensure your safety as well as the safety of those around you. The actions you take after your accident can help or hinder your case if you decide to file a personal injury claim. The following steps are a helpful guide of what to do after you’ve been a car accident: Move to a safe area if possible. If you're able to do so, move your car out of harm’s way. If you can’t move your car, put...

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New York Teen Dies From Injuries a Year After Crash

New York teen dies from car crash injuries

In Colonie, New York, a teenager who suffered severe burns died from his injuries over a year after the car crash he was in happened. This accident happened in New York over a year ago. According to the Albany County district attorney’s office, the 17-year-old, Niko DiNovo, died on Monday evening of the 19th of March. According to sources, the teen suffered third-degree burns to around 95 percent of his body. He received these injuries after a car crushed that happened in October 2016 in Colonie. The accident was caused when DeNovo's friend, Michael Carr, was driving over the speed limit. He...

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Person Airlifted After Accident Involving Three Vehicles in Watertown

woman airlifted after accident in Watertown

According to police, a woman was airlifted to a hospital after a three-car crash happened. This car accident happened on Thursday, March 22nd. It occurred in Pamelia, New York. The police said that the woman was airlifted to Upstate University Hospital after the crash near Waterton. The woman, Michelle R. Barton-Cox, was driving on State Route 11 at around 3:30 p.m. when another woman, Katlynn Marie Patterson from Calcium, hit her car. Barton-Cox was driving a GMC and Patterson was driving a 2011 Jeep. Patterson was trying to turn into her driveway. The GMC pushed the jeep into another lane and...

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Elderly Man Crashes into Historic Building in Staten Island

man crashes SUV into building in Staten Island

An elderly man crashed his SUV into a historic Staten Island building. He hit into this historic house on Staten Island and did significant damage to the building. The man was elderly, and the building hit into was built in the 19th-century. The accident ripped off part of the outer facade and left a room in the building exposed to the outside. The motorist, who has still not been identified, hit his silver Land Rover in The Guyon Tavern around 9:30 p.m. The building was located on Richmond Road in the area’s Historic Richmond Town. This information came from the police. Emergency...

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Warehouse Worker Dead After Being Crushed by Marble Slab

warehouse worker crushed to death in Queens

In Long Island City, Queens, a man was killed after being crushed to death by a marble slab. The incident occurred on March 20th, 2018. The man was a Long Island City worker, and he was crushed by a large marble slab while in a warehouse on Friday. This information was given by authorities to news sources. The victim was a 50-year-old man. He became trapped under the stone, and he received severe trauma to his neck area, officials had this to say. Medics came to the scene, and they pronounced him dead at the scene. This incident was reported to authorities...

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A LIRR Train Hits Car on Tracks

LIRR train accident in New York

The crossing gates were already down and the lights were flashing on when a Long Island Rail Road train hit into a car on the tracks. This happened on March 27th, 2018. The train hit hard into the car, which was abandoned on the tracks, and sparked a fireball that went streaking along the tracks. The train then crashed to a stop. Surveillance video from the incident showed this information. The fireball filled the area with smoke and service was cut out for the entire weekend. According to people in the area, it isn’t that uncommon for cars to end up...

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New York Crush Injury Lawyer Discusses Causes and Symptoms of Crush Injuries

Crush Injuries:  Causes and Symptoms Some of the most common physical ailments people suffer in various accidents are crush injuries. These often happen due to auto and truck collisions, industrial accidents, machine malfunctions, bad falls, building (or ceiling) collapses, transportation incidents, natural disasters, and other events. Crush injuries develop when one or more parts of the body are severely compressed between hard surfaces. When this happens, the oxygen and blood flow to the person’s tissues in the affected areas are severely limited. This initially causes ischemia after several hours can cause the damaged tissues to die (resulting in necrosis). When first responders and...

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Brooklyn Auto Accident Lawyers Discuss Distracted Driving And Cell Phone Use: Texting Causes Accidents

You hear about it all the time. Someone was on their cell phone. They were distracted. Then, they hit another car, a pedestrian, or someone else explains one of the Brooklyn auto accident lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. Many states are working to ban cell phone usage behind the wheel because of the accidents it causes. Even when it's banned, accidents happen because of it. Learn what can be done if someone has hit you while driving because of being distracted on their cell phone or another device. Texting Laws There are texting laws in place that vary by state. Some...

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