Slip and Falls: One of the Most Common Restaurant Accidents

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According to the National Safety Council, more than 25,000 slip-and-fall accidents occur at restaurants across the United States each day.

Be Mindful of Cooking Oil and Greasy Substances

Commonly, the use of cooking oil in restaurants can result in serious fryer burns. In addition, spills from cooking oil have been commonly linked to slip and fall injuries by both workers and patrons. Oftentimes, this occurs when the oil is improperly disposed or leaks onto the floor from a waste bag while being taken out to the trash. To help decrease the number of burns and slip and falls associated with … Read the rest

Train Accidents

train accident lawyer NYCTrain accidents have taken the lives of many, whether by a train derailing or at a railroad crossing. In 2015, there were 11,762 train accidents in the United States. These accidents caused approximately 9,013 injuries and 752 fatalities. The Federal Railroad Administration indicated that 96 percent of injuries and deaths are related to train accidents that occur at railroad crossings and by trespassing. Furthermore, railroad crossing accidents are the second leading cause of rail-related fatalities in the United States.

If you have been injured while on a train or subway and the transit line is deemed to have been liable, … Read the rest

Fire Escape Fall Leads to 29-Million Dollar Settlement

The New York County Supreme Court awarded $29.3 million to a New York University student who fell from a faulty East Village fire escape in 2008. After a four-week long trial to ascertain damages, Anastasia Klupchak succeeded in her claim against the owner and managing agent of 82 Second Avenue. The complaint alleged that the owner and managing agent were negligent in their failure to update the outdated fire escape.

In 2008, the 22-year-old Klupchak was visiting her friend in the East Village apartment when she stepped out onto a vertical ladder fire escape platform that only had railings on … Read the rest

Motorcycle Accidents

As the warm weather is approaching, many people are beginning to dust off their motorcycles. While riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating, it also exposes an individual to a high risk of injury. According to The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists are five times more likely to be injured than people in passenger motor vehicles due to the lack of enclosure around a person while riding a motorcycle.

Different parties may be held liable in a serious motorcycle accident, including the cyclist themselves, another driver, a state agency or private party responsible for maintaining the road, or even … Read the rest

Are Millennial Drivers Hazardous?

This week the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released a report revealing that millennial drivers engage in risky behavior at a disturbingly high rate. The report was issued after the foundation surveyed 2,511 millennial drivers from August 25th to September 6th of 2016. The survey compiled not only the driver’s habits but also their reactions to dangerous driving behaviors.

The survey reported that nearly 60 percent of millennial drivers admit to using their cell phones behind the wheel to send a text or email. That is nearly twice as much as the rate of all other drivers (31.4%). Furthermore, 40.2 … Read the rest

Slip and Falls Named One of the Top Contributor to Workplace Fatality

In 1992 the first workplace fatalities census was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to provide insight into insight into the safety of workplaces in America and reveal professions of people most at risk for fatal workplace injuries. Although the census revealed a steady, downward trend in on-the-job fatalities since the 1990s, the the annual total of fatal workplace injuries in 2015 was the highest number reported since 2008. The data also revealed that in 2015 slips, trips and falls accounted for the second-highest common cause of workplace fatalities and men accounted for 93 percent of workplace … Read the rest

General Contractor Subject to Pay Fine in Avoidable Death of Worker

In April 2015, 22-year-old Carlos Moncayo was killed when a 14-foot deep, unshored trench collapsed. Mr. Moncayo was an undocumented laborer from Ecuador who worked for Sky Materials, which is an excavation subcontractor based in Calverton, Long Island, New York. Alfonso Prestia, the site supervisor plead guilty to criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to serve community service. The foreman of Sky Materials was convicted of criminally negligent homicide and was sentenced to a year in jail. The company Sky Materials, has yet to be tried.

The general contractor in this incident was Harco Construction LLC. Harco was convicted of … Read the rest

Single-Engine Plane Crashes in New York Residential Neighborhood

On April 10, 2016 a small Piper 28 plane crashed in a residential neighborhood on Long Island, injuring both the pilot and passenger. The plane was heading to Upstate New York from the Bayport Aerodrome, and hit the tops of trees and utility lines, causing the crash to occur.

The plane reportedly contained a single engine which had some sort of failure. Luckily the plane crashed onto an intersection of two streets in a residential area, instead of crashing into a home or other structure in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, the pilot suffered serious injuries including two broken legs and a … Read the rest

Understaffing May Contribute to Nursing Home Neglect

NBC recently reported that a family filed a nursing home neglect lawsuit on behalf of their elderly loved one against Woodcrest Health Center in New Milford, New Jersey and its parent company, Care One. The claimants released graphic photos alleging that the nursing home staff ignored the elder’s calls to use the restroom, so the resident — who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease — used her hands to wipe herself, inadvertently smearing excrement on her face, body, bed and tray of food. The family cites understaffing as a contributing factor in the elderly resident’s neglect. The family also claims that there … Read the rest

Construction Groups File a Lawsuit Over New Crane Regulations

On February 5, 2016 a 500-foot crawler crane collapsed during an approaching winter storm. The crane damaged buildings in Tribeca and killed 30-year old David Wichs. Following the incident, the Department of Buildings temporarily banned the use of crawler crane’s around the five boroughs.

Additionally, the Department of Buildings drafted new regulations to make crane operations safer. However, the construction industry groups were not given a seat at the table during the drafting process.

According to Crain’s New York Business, the new rules were released in March and June. The construction trade groups believe that the new regulations add … Read the rest