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Category Archives: personal injury

Explosion Rocks New Jersey Home

Authorities are actively investigating the cause of a devastating explosion in Elizabeth, New Jersey. According to officials at approximately 8am on Wednesday, November 11th a blast was reported on Magnolia Avenue, not far from Newark-Liberty International airport. The explosion killed one and injured over a dozen people. The cause of the explosion has yet to […]

Massive Mount Vernon Fire Rips Through Multiple Buildings

On Monday, October 20th dozens of firefighters were called to the scene of a fire on Gramatan Avenue. The fire, which started in the basement of Sal’s deli, had spread to two apartments by the time the firefighters arrived. “Upon arrival we had tremendous smoke pushing out intense heat in the basement and it ran […]

Georgia Baby Dies after Being Left in the Car

This month a baby in Georgia was left in a vehicle for nearly two hours after the family returned from church. Tragically the 11-month-year-old baby died as a result. According to the county Sheriff “…there was a lack of communication within the three adults. They assumed that one of the others had brought in the child […]

Tree Crashes Down in Bryant Park, 5 Pedestrians Injured

Early this month five people were injured when a 25-foot tree snapped in half in Bryant Park. According to officials the tree was severely rotted. The Parks Department is investigating the matter although a private management company, Bryant Park Corporation manages the park. Every day thousands of people commute through New York City parks. It’s […]

Everything You Need to Know About the Dangers of Lead Poisoning

What is Lead Poisoning? Lead poisoning occurs when lead builds up in the body, often over a period of months or years. Even small amounts of lead can cause serious health and developmental problems. Young children under 6 are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning, which can severely impact their mental and physical development. At very […]

Rocket Scientist’s Idea Could Put an End to Distracted Driving

After a Rocket Scientist, Scott Tibbitts lost a friend in a texting and driving crash, Tibbitts found himself searching for a way to prevent another death from this growing epidemic. Cellphones are involved in 1.6 million motor vehicle crashes every year that cause 500,000 injuries and kill 6,000, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. […]

Central Park Cyclists are Injuring More Pedestrians and Getting More Tickets

Cops have so far issued 810 summonses to cyclists for a spread of violations, according to the NYPD. These violations include failure to yield, running red lights and wearing headphones while riding. Additionally, 38 pedestrians have reported being struck by cyclists, versus 25 over the same time period last year. The increased enforcement comes after […]

The Most Dangerous Cities in New York State

A social media website, www.mylife.com released a list of the top 10 most dangerous cities in New York State. The rankings were based on five factors: the number of law enforcement officers, violent crime rates, property crime rates, the number of registered sex offenders, and the percentage of population enrolled in health care. #10: Auburn […]

Railroads Agree to Increase Oil Train Safety

The country’s major freight railroads announced last week that they will abide by a series of measures to increase the safety of crude oil transportation. Due to the lack of pipelines in the region to transport this immense quantity of oil to other states to be refined into gasoline, companies have chosen to transport the […]

Stronger Efforts Needed to Protect Nurses from Violence

A qualitative study from the Emergency Nurses Association shows that culture change and training are needed to help prevent violence against nurses. The study involved 46 emergency department nurses who wrote about their experiences with violence in the workplace. The respondents described a culture in which hospital administrators, prosecutors and judges accepted violence against nurses […]