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Two Amtrak workers hurt, one killed in electrical accident near railyard in the Bronx

December 06, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

 

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UPDATE: Cyclist hurt in hit-and-run taxi accident needs significant rehabilitation

December 06, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

 

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Two Vehicle Crash In Bohemia Sends Two to Hospital

December 05, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A collision involving two SUVs in Bohemia sent two people to the hospital on Wednesday morning. According to police reports, a 51-year old man was driving his 2019 Chevy Tahoe southbound on Sycamore Avenue when he struck a 2017 Hyundai SUV heading northbound while making a left turn into a parking lot. The accident occurred shortly before 9:00 a.m. near the intersection of Sycamore Avenue and Veterans Memorial Highway. 

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New York tour company bus crashes into overturned SUV on Route 80 in New Jersey

December 05, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

 

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Investigators asking for help finding hit-and-run driver in West New York

December 04, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, December 2019) - West New York police investigators are seeking information on a hit-and-run auto-pedestrian accident that occurred on Sunday, December 1st. Police responded to reports of a man unconscious on the ground at 4:00 p.m. at 66th Street and Boulevard East. At the scene, they found a 65-year-old New York man who had apparently been struck by a vehicle that had left the scene.

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BREAKING NEWS - Pedestrian Struck and Killed While Crossing the Street in Brooklyn

December 04, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(BROOKLYN, NY, December 2019) - A fatal auto-pedestrian accident occurred this morning shortly before 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of Pearl and Willoughby streets in Brooklyn. According to early reports, the victim, a 40-year old woman, was hit by a car driven by an 81-year-old man while she was crossing the street. 

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Cab Driver charged after hit-and-run accident with a cyclist in Manhattan

December 04, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(NEW YORK, December 2019) - Police have charged a Manhattan cab driver with leaving the scene of an accident without reporting serious physical injury and assault after he struck a cyclist on Monday. According to police reports, the cabbie, 55-year-old Karamjit Singh from Flushing, Queens, was transporting a passenger when he hit a 38-year-old (as yet unidentified) cyclist from behind. The accident occurred at around 12:50 a.m. at W. 110th St. near Manhattan Ave. 

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NYPD Tow Truck Driver Dead After Suspected Medical Episode Causes Crash

December 03, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A 61-year-old police tow truck driver is dead after a single-vehicle accident in Brooklyn, according to authorities. The accident happened shortly before 7:00 p.m. on Monday at Flatbush Avenue near Avenue R in Marine Park. NYPD officials say the driver potentially suffered a heart attack while driving, causing him to veer off the roadway, mount a curb, and hit a tree. 

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Port Authority Police arrest father and son in Lincoln Tunnel street racing crash

December 03, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

A father and son have been arrested and charged with reckless driving, reckless endangerment in the first degree, and illegal speed contest after posting dash cam footage on Instagram of a crash in the Lincoln Tunnel's North Tube. 

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Two people sentenced in Long Island crash that killed newly engaged couple

December 03, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

(LONG ISLAND, December 2019) - Today, sentences were handed down in connection with a 2018 crash in Inwood that killed a newly engaged couple and seriously injuring five others.

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What Responsibility Do Property Owners Have for Sidewalks in New York?

November 27, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

One common misconception that people in New York have when it comes to premises liability questions is that the city is solely responsible for the upkeep of sidewalks. In reality, since Local Law 49 amended the Administrative Code of the City of New York in 2003, property owners are (for the most part) solely liable for injuries that occur due to poorly maintained sidewalks abutting their property. 

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What Are Dooring Accidents?

November 26, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

As anyone who lives in New York knows, cyclists and motorists have a responsibility to share busy streets and must exercise caution at all times to avoid serious accidents. But did you know that in New York City and New York State, it is a violation of the Vehicle and Traffic law to open a vehicle door into moving traffic? 

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What You Need to Know About New York Dog Bite Laws

November 25, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

If you or a loved one has been bitten by a dog in New York, it is vital to know the laws regarding animal attacks and what type of compensation might be available to you. Being bitten by a dog can be devastating, leaving physical and emotional scars that can last a lifetime. In the most severe cases, victims may not survive their injuries. 

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Injured As a Passenger in an Uber? Insurance Coverage, Explained

November 21, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

For people across New York and Long Island, the explosion of Uber and other ridesharing services has been a welcome relief for many of our transportation headaches. The ability to hail and pay for a ride through a smartphone app has revolutionized the way we get around. 

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What is Shoulder Dystocia, and What Causes It?

November 20, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Shoulder dystocia is a delivery complication that occurs when an infant’s shoulders become lodged in the mother’s pelvis. The infant’s brachial plexus nerves could be damaged, causing complications like Erb’s Palsy or Klumpke’s Palsy. 

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How to Order a Motor Vehicle Accident Report in New York

November 19, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

If you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident in New York, you’ll want to make sure to obtain an official copy of the accident report that was filed with the state. This report will be essential when dealing with your own insurance company for repairs after the crash, and will be vital to your injury attorney should you need to pursue an injury claim against another driver. 

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Off-Duty Officer Killed, Two Others Seriously Injured in Saturday Morning Crash

November 18, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

An off-duty NYPD officer was killed in a crash at 2:30 a.m. on Saturday on the FDR Drive. Two passengers in the vehicle were ejected from the car and landed in the FDR’s southbound lanes. Both were severely injured and were immediately transported to Bellevue Hospital for treatment. 

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MTA Safety Tips

November 15, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is the largest public transit authority in the country, serving not only New York City but also 12 counties in the State of New York. Whether it is buses, trains, or subways, accidents on MTA vehicles are common and the agency tries to encourage people to conduct themselves safely to help reduce the chances of certain accidents.

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Common Causes of Bus Accidents in New York and Long Island

November 14, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The New York Daily News reported on October 31, 2019, that 10 people suffered injuries when a bus on the BxM11 route on Madison Avenue rear-ended a BxM10 bus stopped at a red light. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) spokesman Tim Minton told the Daily News that the collision was a low-speed accident and an investigation was underway.

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Truck Loading: What Responsibility Does the Driver Have?

November 13, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

According to the Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2017 from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), the overloading or improper loading of vehicles with passengers was the cause of 16 large truck accidents in 2017, and caused 12 accidents in 2016, and 15 accidents in 2015. 

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