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Friday, December 9, 2016

Baby Sisters Tragically Killed in Radiator Accident

By Stephen Wagner III

Tragedy struck a family in the Bronx this week when a faulty radiator led to the deaths of two young sisters. The sisters, Ibanez Ambrose, 2-years-old, and Scylee, one-years old, were sleeping near the radiator in their family’s apartment. A law-enforcement source told the New York Post that the cause of their deaths was “probably a…

Friday, November 4, 2016

Manhattan Fire Kills One and Destroys Building

By Stephen Wagner III
Posted in Personal Injury

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. According to the FDNY, the fire started at about 3:20 a.m. in an apartment building on East 93rd Street in Yorkville. After extinguishing the flames, firefighters found the body…

Monday, October 3, 2016

New Rule Gives Nursing Home Victims Their Day In Court

By Stephen Wagner III

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…

Friday, August 12, 2016

Ten Year Old Boy Killed In Waterslide Accident

By Louis Grandelli

Caleb Schwab, a 10 year boy, was fatally injured while riding the world’s tallest water slide, “Verruckt”, at a Kansas City water park. Park goers described hearing “a noise that didn’t sound like it was supposed to come from that kind of ride.” Reports state that the child’s body was thrown from his seat and…

Friday, August 5, 2016

NYC Can Be Liable For Not Providing Helmets For Citi Bikes

By Stephen Wagner III

An appellate court in New York recently held that a man who suffered brain damage after flipping his rented Citi Bike and landing on his head is free to make a claim against the City of New York that it was negligent in not providing helmets to riders. The man, 75-year-old Ronald Corwin, crashed into a concrete…

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dangers Of The Daily Commute

By Stephen Wagner III

From the Bronx to Staten Island, millions of New Yorkers are potentially exposed to the dangers presented by one of the most expansive and sprawling public transportation systems on the planet. Just last week, a woman was gravely injured when she fell on the subway tracks at the Gun Hill Road station in the Bronx. She…

Friday, July 22, 2016

Pokémon Go App Causing Unexpected Accidents and Injuries

By Louis Grandelli

On Wednesday July 6th 2016, the much anticipated release of Pokémon Go finally came. The game allows players to “capture” Pokémon in real world situations. The game has taken the New York City area by storm. With already over 15 million downloads nationwide, the new app is overflowing with success. However this early success has…

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Star Trek Actor Tragically Killed By Faulty Jeep Gearshift

By Benjamin Zepnick

On Sunday, June 19th, actor, Anton Yelchin, was found by friends, crushed between his 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee and his home mailbox, after not arriving for rehearsal earlier that day. Yelchin, best known for his most recent role in the Star Trek movies, is said to have died within a minute of his car rolling…

Friday, May 13, 2016

Snapchat May Be Liable For Accidents Caused By Users

By Louis Grandelli

With the rising popularity of the social media app, Snapchat, comes the potential for a wave of lawsuits implicating the photo and video sharing app. Attorneys have recently set up web sites, and sent out press releases detailing Snapchat’s involvement in certain motor vehicle accidents. Particularly at issue, are the app’s “speed filter”, which allows…

Friday, April 29, 2016

‘Textalyzer’ Being Developed To Deter Texting While Driving

By Louis Grandelli

Distracted driving has become an increasingly dangerous problem for drivers. According to the National Safety Council, nearly 330,000 injuries occur each year as a result of texting while driving. Indeed, drivers who text are six times more likely to cause an accident when compared to driving while drunk. This is, in part, a result of…

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