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Bus Crash Statistics

Across the country each day, there are buses being used for a variety of purposes. Some buses are used in cities to get people from place to place. Some are used to take kids to school. Others are used to transport travelers to different areas across the county. Buses can be an affordable way to get around. They are also considered one of the safest forms of travel. They have just .14 deaths per billion miles. But, even still, bus accidents do happen. They can cause injuries and even fatalities. In places like New York, where traveling by bus is quite...

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Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

Do You Need a Truck Accident Lawyer?

After you’ve been injured in an accident involving a large truck, you might be wondering if you need a truck accident lawyer in NYC or not. If the accident was minor and your injuries were not severe, you might not need to hire a lawyer. You might be fine to settle outside of court. But, for serious injuries where you are looking at significant medical bills, a lawyer is often your best option for receiving the compensation you are owed. If an insurance company is refusing to pay you the money you are due, a personal injury lawyer can also help you....

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Do You Need a Train Accident Attorney?

Did you know that there are about 3,000 train accidents that cause around 1,000 death each year in the United States? Of course, there are many more train accidents that cause injuries that don’t lead to fatalities. Even small accidents involving trains can lead to severe injury because trains are so large and move quickly. Train accident personal injury cases can be complicated as they often involve many responsible parties. Train accidents also have specific laws and regulations that are different than accidents involving other vehicles. A train accident might just impact one person like in the case of a slip and...

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Update: Technology and Fines Could Be Answer to Stop Repeat of Bus Accident

This is an update on a story we posted about earlier this week. It is being reported that had the coach bus that hit the overpass on Sunday night been a little taller of the overpass been a little lower, there could have been a terrible tragedy. Vehicles often strike Long Island Parkway overpasses, and they are usually trucks whose drivers are not familiar with the area. The Department of Transportation in New York found that over 80 percent of these accidents occur because of incorrect GPS advice. In the bus accident last weekend, there were significant injuries, but everyone survived. There are warning...

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Update: NY Bus Crash was an ‘Avoidable Accident’

This story is an update on a story we reported on earlier this week. On April 8, a bus that was transporting high school students crashed into an overpass. The bus was taking 38 students and 5 chaperones from JFK airport. The bus crashed into an overpass between exits 18 and 19 on the Southern State Parkway outside of Lakeview on Sunday night. All of the people on board were taken to a hospital, and two people were seriously injured. All of the people on board are expected to survive. Investigators are working to figure out who was at fault. Senator Schumer has said...

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High School Bus Crash Seriously Injures 6

This story is very recent, and if more information becomes available, we will keep you updated. A New York high school bus crash has caused injury to six students who were returning from spring break. A charter bus was carrying teenagers returning from a trip when the bus hit a bridge overpass on Long Island. The incident led to injury for six passengers. The entire length of the top of the bus was mangled after hitting into the overpass. According to police, the incident happened at around 9 at night on Sunday on the Southern State Parkway in Lakeview. Thirty-seven other passengers also...

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More Information on Construction Accident Lawyers in NYC

After you’ve been injured in a construction accident, you might be asking yourself if you need a personal injury lawyer or not. It can take time for you to recover from the accident, and you are likely overwhelmed by everything that is going on. Adding the legal matters on top of everything else can seem stressful, but you do not have to go this route alone. A personal injury lawyer can help you with the whole legal process from filing your claim to taking it to court if that becomes necessary. Having the help of an attorney will lift the burden off...

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Construction Worker in Brooklyn Rescued

In February, a rescue crew pulled a man to safety after a collapse happened at a construction site in Brooklyn. This happened in late February. The accident happened on the 4000 block of Rutland Road in the Wingate section at around 12:30 in the afternoon. According to the FDNY, a vacant 100-year-old building that was under deconstruction partially collapsed. The man was trapped under the debris, which buried him up to his waist. The man was trapped in the rubble under a beam. He was trapped for nearly an hour and a half. Officials say that the man was conscious when...

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Teen From Long Island Dead After Upstate Crash

A high school teenager from Long Island was killed in a car accident that happened outside of Albany. The victim was 17-year-old Anthony Pagano. He was driving southbound on I-87 when the accident happened. Anthony was a baseball player from St. Anthony’s High School in South Huntington, and he played varsity. Police say his car burst into flames and that he was pronounced dead at a local hospital from blunt force trauma to the head. He had a passenger in the car who was not injured. The death has been particularly hard on Pagano’s teammates. According to the baseball coach, John Phelan, the...

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Olean Man Driving While Drunk Caused Deadly Crash

Olean Man Driving While Drunk Caused Deadly Crash

On April 5, 2018, in Cattaraugus County, New York, an Olean man has been arrested for driving while drunk and causing an accident. He has been apprehended for intoxicated driving that led to a fatal car crash. This incident occurred at around 4:20 in the evening on April 4th, according to the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office. Police on patrol in the area responded to a two-vehicle accident that occurred on Route 417 in the Town of Carrollton. An investigation was conducted, and officials then determined that a 47-year-old man named John D. McStraw Jr. was attempting to pass a semi-trailer when he...

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