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Friday, March 11, 2016

Crazy Taxi Driver Hits Cyclist, Car, Pedestrian & Building In One Accident

By Louis Grandelli

Earlier this week, an New York City cabbie caused mayhem when his taxi hit a bicyclist, an SUV, a pedestrian in the crosswalk, and a building, all at the intersection of 1st Avenue and 33rd Street in Manhattan. The impatient hack was speeding up and trying to move around the cars in front of him,…

Friday, December 4, 2015

Pedestrian Accidents Decrease in New York City

By Louis Grandelli

The summer of 2015 marked the lowest three month period of pedestrians injured or killed in traffic accidents in New York City on record. Between July and September of this year, 2186 pedestrians were injured while 21 died as a result of motor vehicle accidents, compared to 2270 injured and 38 killed in 2014, and…

Friday, October 23, 2015

City Pays $138 Million To Settle Pothole Injury Suits

By Louis Grandelli

The City of New York is experiencing the growing and increasingly expensive problem of potholes. The potholes create a hazard to pedestrians and often give rise to costly litigation, requiring the City to pay a high aggregate sum to settle the growing number of lawsuits due to pothole related injuries. Over the past six years,…

Thursday, July 2, 2015

New York City’s Right of Way Law May Soon Exempt Taxi, Livery, and Bus Drivers

By Louis Grandelli

New York City’s Right of Way law, which makes it a misdemeanor for a driver to fail to yield to a pedestrian or cyclist with the right of way and injures them as a result, may soon have a significant exception. The State Senate recently voted 54-6 to pass a bill exempting taxi, livery, and…

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

MTA Driver Arrested After Fatally Hitting Pedestrian In Brooklyn

By Louis Grandelli

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. The driver…

Friday, December 26, 2014

Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street

By Louis Grandelli

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…

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