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Charter and City Bus Accidents Remain a Dangerous Threat

Three people died and 16 others were injured in one of the most serious bus accidents recently in New York City. A speeding chartered bus (traveling at about 58 miles per hour) ran a red light in Queens and hit an MTA bus on September 18, 2017. The entire event was caught on a nearby video surveillance camera showing the danger to NYC from bus accidents. The improper speed of the chartered bus sealed the fate of many. Those who perished included the chartered bus driver, a pedestrian, and a passenger on the MTA bus. Within twenty-four hours, National Transportation...

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Hit-and-Run Accident Alert System Being Rolled Out in NYC

Hit-and-Run Accident Alert System Being Rolled Out in NYC

New York City is implementing a new hit-and-run alert system. This system is being modeled after the Amber alert notifications. The system was put into effect this past weekend. It is a step towards helping police find and identify drivers who were involved in fatal accidents. The system is a way to dispense information to the public quickly. The alerts are to be released from the NYPD within 12 hours of a serious hit-and-run incident. This system is a response to traffic safety concerns. This has been a big issue lately after two children were hit and killed while with their mothers...

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Update on Officer-Related Crash, Investigation Could Take Time

Update on Officer-Related Crash, Investigation Could Take Time

This post gives a quick update on a story reported on earlier this week. In Buffalo, New York, an accident involving a Buffalo police officer lead to the death of one pedestrian. According to the New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit, they will need 30 days to finish their report on the fatal crash. This crash involved a police officer. This information comes from the Buffalo Police Captain. The victim was Susan Lotempio. She was a 64-year-old woman who was walking along Hertel Avenue at around 6:30 in the morning. While walking, she was hit by the vehicle the police officer...

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Cohoes Man Dead After Waterford Bridge Crash

man dead after crash on Waterford Bridge

On March 15, 2018, a Cohoes man died after a collision on Waterford Bridge. The man was 38-years-old. He died after a head-on collision that occurred on the Cohoes-Waterford Bridge on a Thursday morning. The collision happened at around 5:42 a.m. This information comes from Mayor Shawn Morse. The car was going southbound on the bridge when it collided with a truck that was going northbound on the bridge, the mayor said. The reason why the vehicles hit each other is not known. An accident reconstruction team is still working to piece together what happened and the details of the incident. The bridge...

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What is a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

wrongful death claims New York

When a person is killed because of the negligent or careless actions of another, the loved ones left behind may be able to sue for wrongful death. In these lawsuits, people seek compensation for their loss and the financial burden such as lost wages from the deceased, medical bills, and funeral costs. Also, lost companionship and other emotional impacts can be considered in these cases. Wrongful death laws and regulations vary by state, but they usually define who can sue for wrongful death and any limits on rewarding damages. Unusually spouses, immediate family members, children, and sometimes parents can claim wrongful death....

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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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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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NY Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Discuss Current Crises: Untreated Bedsores & Questionable Evictions

Too many older Americans struggle daily with poorly trained nursing home employees who are often in short supply explains Arkady Frekhtman, one of the NY nursing home abuse lawyers at the F&A injury law firm. These substandard patient-staff ratios often lead to seniors suffering from excessive falls and untreated bedsores (pressure ulcers). Arguably even more alarming are the growing number of nursing homes that are now trying to evict patients they no longer consider to be adequately profitable. Fortunately, ongoing investigations in many states are now shining a light on these problems. The New York Times is among the more responsible...

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NYC Burn Injury Attorneys Discuss Illegal Fireworks Linked to a Bronx Fire

Every year, people ignore the fact that it’s illegal for average citizens to set off fireworks in New York City explains one of the NYC burn injury attorneys at the F&A injury law firm. Only qualified adults who have obtained proper permits can purchase and display fireworks in most counties, depending on state and local safety guidelines. The recent, five-alarm Bronx fire serves as a stark reminder of the serious physical harm and extensive property damage that’s often caused when people play with fireworks. Although firefighters weren’t immediately certain what had caused the Bronx blaze, their careful investigation turned up witnesses and...

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Help Your Kids Have a Safe and Fun Halloween from a NY Accident Attorney

Help Your Kids Have a Safe and Fun Halloween Before heading out on Halloween night with kids dressed up as a super heroes, princesses, dinosaurs or monsters, be sure to share some safety tips with them explains a NY accident attorney at the F&A injury law firm. They need to understand that while they’re entitled to have fun while yelling “trick or treat” and obtaining great candy, they must still watch out for dangerous people who may try to harm them. The following safety tips have been divided into two groups. The first section contains good ideas for properly preparing for the...

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