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Woman Hit by a Bicyclist in Central Park Dies

A 58-year-old woman walking in New York City’s Central Park has died a week after being struck by a bicyclist on September 8, 2014.

According to police reports, the bicyclist was traveling south on West Drive when he swerved to avoid pedestrians and struck the unsuspecting woman. Other sources, the New York Post to be […]

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What is the Scaffold Law?

The Scaffold law (NY Labor Law Section 240) was enacted in New York in 1885, to protect workers from unsafe conditions. Essentially, the law holds that general contractors and property owners are 100% liable for any gravity-related (falling) accident in which they are at least somewhat at fault.  This means that employers need to proactively […]

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Pregnant Victim of Slip and Fall Accident Receives $1.3 Million from Walmart

A Georgia jury recently awarded $1.3 million to a young woman who claimed she suffered a permanent and painful back injury from a slip and fall accident in a Walmart store.

According to the report, at the time of the accident (August 2010), the victim was walking down an aisle between clothing and frozen foods […]

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Collision between Unlicensed Cab Driver and Bicyclist Results in Fatality

An unlicensed livery cab driver was recently arrested after he fatally struck a bicyclist in East Harlem on the morning of August 18, 2014.

According to the NYPD, the 65-year-old cab driver was headed south on Park Avenue alongside the 25-year-old bicyclist at about 5:15 a.m. When he turned his vehicle left onto East 108th […]

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