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March 2018 Archives

Were you hurt in a subway accident?

When you ride the subway, you may face any number of surprising threats to your safety. For some individuals, this is simply part of the "subway experience" one might have living in New York, contending with the wide variety of individuals who use the subway to get around or seek shelter.

NYC implements new initiative re hit-and-run instances

Reportedly, at least 32 pedestrians across the New York City metro died last year in hit-and-run accidents. A city councilman who introduced a bill recently enacted into law that seeks to better identify and punish hit-and-run drivers says that arrests are only sparingly made in such cases.

Steps to take in the aftermath of a bus crash

When people are involved in a New York bus accident, there are certain steps that hthey should take. For example, it is important to determine the extent of a person's injuries as well as the extent of the injuries others have suffered. Furthermore, those who were on the bus or who witnessed the crash should record as many details about the accident as possible.

Charter bus accident kills driver, injures teens and adults

New York residents may have heard about the March 13 bus accident that killed the bus driver and left many school students and adults injured. The charter bus was transporting a group of band students and adult chaperones back home after a trip to Disney World when it went over an embankment and into a ravine near the Florida-Alabama border.

Why people slip and fall

There are a variety of slip-and-fall claims that an individual in New York or elsewhere may try to pursue. Those who fall on an elevator or a motorized walkway could claim that negligence occurred because an equipment failure caused them to fall. When there isn't enough lighting in a building or there are objects on the floor, a person may claim that an inadequate facility caused their injuries.

Tennis player, sports association settle premises liability case

A Canadian tennis player has reached a settlement in her liability lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association after she slipped and fell at the 2015 U.S. Open tennis tournament that took place at the Billie Jean National Tennis Center in New York City. Eugenie Bouchard, who was once ranked among the top five tennis players in the world, slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor, leading to a head injury that prevented her from playing the rest of the season.

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