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September 5, 2022

Top Ten OSHA Construction Violations

Statistically, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has done a bang-up job protecting worker safety, especially since this agency, which is one of the smallest in the federal government, has such limited resources. Since 1970, just before a federal law created OSHA, the number of fatal workplace accidents has dropped over 50 percent. The number […]

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September 1, 2022

Bicyclist Killed in Brooklyn Crosswalk

A 44-year-old man is dead after a semi-truck hit him in a crosswalk and, according to a witness, dragged him under its wheels. The wreck happened in East New York near the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Linden Blvd. “I saw the truck making the turn,” one witness remarked. “Those wheels ran over him. I […]

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August 30, 2022

Q&A with Maurice Pianko About Insurance Company Defenses in Slip-and-Fall Claims

Every year, slip-and-fall incidents send over eight million Americans to hospital emergency rooms, making these incidents the leading cause of ER visits in New York. Almost all these victims are treated and released. That could be a good sign or a bad sign.  In general, coming home from the hospital is almost always a good […]

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August 27, 2022

Four Passengers Seriously Injured in Riverhead Crash

Authorities believe an 18-year-old man was intoxicated when he left the road and slammed into a tree, injuring four people. All four van passengers were seriously injured in the wreck that happened on Main Street in Riverhead. One victim was airlifted to a hospital. The others were transported by ambulance. Authorities arrested the driver, who […]

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August 25, 2022

If a U-Haul Truck Hit Me, Can I Sue the Company?

In all states, the answer to this question is complicated, mostly because of the federal Graves Amendment. But in New York, the answer to this question is really, really complicated. Alas, this question is also a common one. A standard, fully-loaded U-Haul truck weighs over 22,000 pounds. Normally, vehicles that large require a commercial drivers’ […]

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August 19, 2022

Church Bus Crash in Upstate NY

Emergency responders rushed multiple victims from a Queens church to an area hospital following a wreck on the New York State Thruway. According to investigators, the van’s driver swerved to avoid another vehicle, lost control of the passenger van, hit a guardrail, and plummeted over the side of a cliff. All fourteen passengers were treated […]

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