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Brooklyn Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

A 35-year-old woman from Brooklyn was reportedly walking just a block and a half away from her home when a driver struck her and fled the scene. The woman later died of her injuries while under close supervision at Brookdale University Hospital, according to law enforcement authorities. The woman was walking across the street at… Read More »

South Carolina Officer Charged with Murder After Shooting

A 33-year old police officer from North Charleston, South Carolina was charged with the murder of 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 7. The incident rose to national notoriety after a video surfaced online that showed Officer Michael Slager shooting Scott in the back as he ran away from the officer. The case sparked yet another… Read More »

Study: Construction Accidents Injure One Pedestrian a Month in NYC

The New York City Department of Buildings has compiled data showing that, on average, one pedestrian per month is injured in a construction-related accident. The Wall Street Journal analyzed the data, choosing to focus on injuries to passersby rather than construction workers. According to the analysis, there were 96 total construction accidents involving injuries to… Read More »

What Exactly Constitutes Medical Malpractice?

It’s somewhat common for patients to suffer from injuries or medical conditions resulting from the errors of doctors or healthcare professionals. However, just because a person is harmed when receiving medical care does not mean that the physician has committed medical malpractice. There has to be a clear indication of negligent or reckless action on… Read More »

Man Sentenced to Minimum of 25 Years for Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

A 46-year-old man was convicted in February on one count of criminally negligent homicide and two counts of second-degree manslaughter related to a hit-and-run accident that killed a 21-year-old couple and their newborn son. On April 13, he received his sentence: 25 years to life in prison. The sentence was unusually harsh for this type… Read More »

Judge Rules Nassau County Man May Proceed with False Imprisonment Law Suit

An Eastern District judge recently decided that a man who was shot multiple times by a police stun gun during an involuntary hospitalization will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit that includes allegations of false imprisonment, municipal liability and excessive force. According to the judge, the case, Greenaway v. County of Nassau, has enough… Read More »

One Person Killed in New York City Crane Accident

An April 24 crane accident at a New York City construction site led to the death of one person, according to reports from the New York Fire Department. The construction site was on East 44th Street in Manhattan between Second and Third avenues. A representative from the fire department told the media that the accident… Read More »

Failure to Diagnose Cancer Could Be a Type of Medical Malpractice

The ability to properly treat cancer often depends on diagnosing it in its early stages. If doctors fail to diagnose cancer in a patient in a timely manner or at all, it could constitute medical malpractice, depending on the circumstances. A doctor has an implied duty of care to provide a quality of treatment consistent… Read More »

New York’s Citi Bike Continues to Expand as Injury Issues Persist

New York’s new Citi Bike program has largely been a success since it was launched at transit stations throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2013. The program has led to the city having one of the highest bike share rates in the world, as every bike in New York is ridden approximately 8.3 times per day…. Read More »

Girlfriend of NYPD Shooting Victim Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit

On November 20, 2014, NYPD Officer Peter Liang fatally shot 28-year-old Akai Gurley in a darkened stairwell of the Pink Houses in East New York. The incident reportedly occurred when Gurley opened a door into the stairwell and startled the officer, who fired his weapon and hit Gurley in the chest. Gurley’s girlfriend, Kimberly Ballinger,… Read More »

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