The recent large explosion that occurred at 121 Second Avenue, New York, New York, has reportedly left at least 25 people injured with two people still missing, and caused the collapse of at least two buildings.
A motor vehicle accident early Friday morning, March 20, 2015, left two people dead in Staten Island, New York and several others injured. The collision was between a tractor-trailer and a black Honda Civic near the Arthur Kill Road exit on the West Shore Expressway.
When we hear of a manhole explosion, we normally attribute the explosion to Consolidated Edison's manhole system. However, there are occasions when other manholes are involved in these explosions. In fact, there are thousands of other manholes throughout our region belonging to the City of New York and other entities. The failure of Con Ed and the City of New York, or other owners of manholes, to coordinate their activities and comply with industry standards can lead to catastrophic results.
This winter's record cold and snowfall have rendered New York City's sidewalks slippery and dangerous. Everyone has either fallen or knows someone who has fallen on snow, ice, or slush. In maintaining a lawsuit against the party responsible for snow and ice removal in the area where you fell, it is important to take notice of and be able to describe the particular icy condition that caused you to slip.