BMW was recently forced to recall over 1 million cars and SUVs due to faulty crankcase heaters. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the heater, which is used to prevent the positive crankcase ventilation valve from freezing, was found to have manufacturing irregularities. BMW stated that valve wiring and connectors can corrode, resulting in fires.
Earlier this month in New York City, a woman was seriously injured when the elevator she was riding in at her apartment building fell and crashed more than four floors. The force from the impact caused the woman to break her spine and other bones.
The Law Office of Louis Grandelli recently obtained a $1 million settlement for a Staten Island construction worker who was injured at a construction site in Manhattan. The settlement was obtained by Louis Grandelli and Ari Lieberman during a mediation following the close of discovery.
This morning, at approximately 9 a.m., an Amtrak train derailed at Penn Station in New York City. The Amtrak Acela Express 2151 had been bound for Washington D.C., when it derailed and hit a New Jersey Transit passenger train. The impact caused a window on the train to blow out and significant damage to the cars of the trains.
A doorman was tragically killed on the Upper East Side while shoveling snow during the snowstorm this week. In what the New York Post dubbed a freak accident, Miguel Gonzalez, 59, slipped while he was shoveling snow, fell down a set of stairs, and had his throat slashed as he crashed through a window pane.
A New York resident was seriously injured while smoking an e-cigarette. The device, alternatively known as a vaporizer, exploded in his face. The blast knocked out his teeth, ripped a hole in his tongue, and caused his hands to be covered in burns. "It was like an M80 bomb went off in my mouth," the man, Kenneth Barbero, told CNN.
A Long Island Rail Road train derailed during rush hour this morning in Brooklyn, injuring 103 people. Fire Department officials stated that the train from Far Rockaway derailed at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn when it struck a bumping block at track 6 in the terminal around 8:20 a.m., causing the first car to come off of the rail. Approximately 700 people were on board the train at the time of the incident.
Tragedy struck a family in the Bronx this week when a faulty radiator led to the deaths of two young sisters.
A six-alarm fire ripped through an apartment building on the Upper East Side of Manhattan last week, leaving one dead and more than a dozen injured.
The federal government has instituted a rule which will make it easier for victims of elder abuse and nursing home negligence to obtain justice. As the New York Times reports, the decision by the United States Health and Human Services Department this week forbids nursing homes that receive federal funding through Medicare and Medicaid from imposing forced arbitration on its patients.