New York City Personal Injury Blog

NYC Firefighter Dies From Cancer Linked to 9/11 Attacks, Ground Zero Exposure

Another brave firefighter dies of cancer linked to the 9/11 attacks and Ground Zero exposure. Sadly, he is not the first person to die this year from cancer that was related to Ground Zero exposure. He may not be the last first responder to pass away this year from 9/11 cancer. The Hackensack Fire Department… read more

Woman, 42, Dies in Queens Motorcycle Crash

A 42-year-old woman from Allentown, PA, died in a motorcycle accident in Holliswood on July 26, 2020. The victim, Tineisha Howard, was driving a 2019 Kawasaki ZX6R when she lost control of the motorcycle. She was traveling southbound on Francis Lewis Boulevard.  Around 7:20 that evening, Ms. Howard struck a fire hydrant and crashed. She… read more

What Is Article 16 in a Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury lawsuits typically involve two parties. The party who was injured is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, and the party who caused the injury is the defendant. The plaintiff seeks compensation for injuries and damages from the defendant.  However, some personal injury cases involve multiple parties. Several parties might be responsible for causing… read more

What Are the Causes and Effects of Brain-stem Injuries?

Accidents cause a variety of injuries. Spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are common accident injuries. Injuries to either of these vital areas can result in permanent impairments and disabilities. Brain stem injuries can interrupt the automatic functions of our body that are essential for survival. Individuals who sustain brain stem injuries in an accident… read more

Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in New York City

The smartphone is joining the automobile as a central technology in the American way of life. Unfortunately, as these two ways of life overlap on the roads of New York, there are dangerous consequences. Distracted driving – and using a cell phone behind the wheel, in particular, has caused a huge increase in the number… read more

Two Bronx Men Charged, NYPD Chief Monahan Among Injured as Counter-Protesters Disrupt Peaceful Unity March Over Brooklyn Bridge

According to NYPD Chief of Department Terence Monahan, the violence caused by the Brooklyn Bridge attack was the result of an anarchist group that has inserted itself into the Black Lives movement.  The Chief referred to the protests after George Floyd as a legitimate movement. However, the movement is being “hijacked by these anarchists,” who… read more

1 Killed, 3 Injured After Window-Washing Machine Accident On Manhattan’s East Side

In a tragic work accident, one person died, and three people were injured on Manhattan’s East Side. The accident occurred on Thursday, July 16, a few minutes before 4:30 p.m.  Four construction employees were working on a building located at 136 East 36th Street in Murray Hill. They were working on the building’s façade when… read more

TV Reporter Dies After Accident Involving Revel Scooter

A tragic accident involving a Revel scooter claimed the life of a local television reporter in New York. The accident occurred at the intersection of India Street and Franklin Street in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint section around 5:30 p.m. on July 18, 2020. Nina Kapur was riding as a passenger on the scooter, according to a detective…. read more

Who Is To Blame For Fatal Pedestrian And Cyclist Crashes In NYC?

Driving in New York City can be a hassle and taking a cab, bus or subway to work every day can be expensive. Sometimes the easiest and most cost-effective way to navigate the streets of New York is by walking or bicycling. However, bicyclists and pedestrians are losing their lives at the hands of careless… read more

After a car strikes a bicyclist

Vehicles and bicyclists share New York streets. But they travel on unequal terms because bicyclists have practically no protection when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents. Even though the time after a collision is frightening and confusing, bicyclists should take steps to prevent risking their health or losing legal rights. Accidents The first most common accident is… read more