Plagued by two derailment accidents in the past year that killed four people and injured 140 others, Metro-North Railroad has submitted a 100-day improvement plan with a focus on improving safety and performance.
British Tourist Loses Leg in Manhattan Pedestrian Accident
Approximately 45 million people have visited New York City each year for tourist or business purposes over the past few years. And of those, about eight million come from other countries.
MTA Bus Accident Kills Woman in Williamsburg
A 21-year-old woman was killed after she was involved in an MTA bus accident in Williamsburg while she was walking along Union Avenue. Marisol Martinez was pronounced dead on arrival at Woodhull Hospital...
Tragic Case of Hospital Error Refocuses Look at Hospitals
Thirteen-year-old Jahi McMath went in to Children’s Hospital & Research Center Oakland to have her tonsils removed. Three days after she went in for the routine procedure, she was pronounced brain dead by the hospital authorities.
Citi Program Not Increasing Biking Accidents in NYC, At Least Not Yet
Since its inception in New York City on May 29th, Citi Bike, the privately-managed bike sharing program, has revolutionized the manner in which thousands of New Yorkers get around their city.
How to File a Claim Against a New York Municipality
If you or a loved one has been injured on city property or by a local government-owned vehicle, there is a way for you to fight City Hall when it comes to being compensated for your injuries. In New York, this process begins with filing a Notice of Claim...
Mental Error by Engineer May Be Cause of Train Accident in NY
Four people were killed in the crash that occurred in early December when a MTA train, traveling about 50 miles per hour in excess of the recommended speed, failed to handle a curve as it approached the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx.
Snow, Ice and the Accidents They Cause
Winter weather can cause a variety of accidents resulting in personal injuries. Due to the significant number of pedestrians in New York City and the surrounding boroughs, slip and fall accidents are common when there is snow and ice on the sidewalks.
Construction Accidents - The High Price of Progress in a Dangerous World
A person works while standing on a structure of scaffolding that, unbeknownst to the worker, has not been properly secured down below. When he shifts his weight to perform his job, the scaffolding collapses and he falls dozens of feet and suffers serious injuries.
Pedestrian Accidents Rising Nationally - Always Rampant in New York City
According to the most recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the number of annual automobile accidents involving pedestrians is rising. In 2010, the most recent year with updated figures...