On December 23rd, a New York City bus driver was arrested after hitting and killing a pedestrian in Brooklyn. The accident occurred when the B44 bus attempted to make a left turn from the eastbound lanes on Farragut Road onto New York Avenue in Brooklyn. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Everyone knows that you are supposed to look both ways before crossing the street. But that is not your only responsibility as a pedestrian. Even if you look both ways before stepping off a curb, and you are hit by a car, bus, or other vehicle while crossing the street, a jury may find that the accident was partially or in whole your fault.
On Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration announced that it was banning the practice of hydraulic fracturing throughout New York State. The controversial practice, commonly known as "fracking" is a method to extract oil and gas from underground rock formations.
The Law Office of Louis Grandelli settled a $2.5 million construction accident despite the defendants' arguments that the large pile of concrete that caused plaintiff trip was so open and obvious that plaintiff was responsible for the accident.
During the winter months, it is not an uncommon occurrence for someone to slip and fall due to snow and/or icy conditions. Many times, these accidents result in serious and permanent injuries. However, not every slip and fall results in compensation for the victim's pain and suffering. The plaintiff needs to prove that the defendant was negligent. This often means that the plaintiff must show that the defendant either had notice of the dangerous condition or created the condition.