Every day we choose and purchase products, relying on federal law and industry standards to ensure that they are safe to use and that their package labeling is compliant with all health and safety warnings. Sadly, that is not always the case.
Road rage is blamed in the recent death of an off-duty New York City firefighter. The victim was involved in a minor car accident on the Belt Parkway near the Verrazzano Bridge. When he pulled over to the side of the road, the second driver allegedly attacked him, stuck him in the head with a heavy object and fled the scene. The 33-year old victim's death was ruled a homicide, with the cause of death determined to be blunt force trauma of the head.
If the December holidays follow the trend of this year's Thanksgiving weekend in terms of holiday travelers, then U.S. roads, rails and air space will experience a 5% increase over last year.
A 44-year old construction worker was killed recently when a falling piece of metal that had been dropped from a forklift struck him. Responders were unable to save him and he died at the scene of the construction accident.
It's party season, and whether you are planning a holiday party, a New Year's celebration or game day bash, you need to understand how New York social host liability laws might apply.
Hit and run accidents are on the rise everywhere and that includes New York too.
A recent study from the University of Chicago and Rice University reports that the rise of ride-sharing services has increased traffic deaths by 2-3% since 2011. The increase is equivalent to up to 1,100 fatalities each year.
The community of Amsterdam, New York has rallied around the families of the victims who died in last month's devastating limousine crash in Schoharie. Even before the last funeral for the 20 victims ended, friends and community members have worked to create fundraisers to help the children impacted by the crash.