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June 2014 Archives

Car strikes cruiser, injures New York police officer

Almost no one ever expects to be involved in a car accident. It is one of those occurrences that many people expect to happen to someone else, but not them. Unfortunately, even though some people are at greater risk of becoming involved in accidents, car accidents can happen to just about anyone who decides to travel via motor vehicle. This is why it is important that motorists know their rights.

Tracy Morgan, others in crash with truck en route to New York

Drivers of commercial vehicles need to be alert at all times. Because of the immense size and weight of their vehicles, commercial truck drivers pose a threat to everyone they share the road with. Accidents involving semi-trucks can have devastating results. Victims are lucky to walk away from such accidents with their lives. If they can prove that a truck driver violated one of the many federal trucking regulations or acted negligently in another way, victims may be able to obtain monetary compensation from a trucker or trucking company.

1 injured, 1 killed in New York construction accident

Construction workers are at constant risk of becoming involved in an accident. One minor mishap can result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Even with all the safety training and necessary precautions that such workers are required to take, some accidents are simply inevitable. These accidents can have a serious and lasting impact on a person's livelihood and ability to secure income. Thankfully, workers have certain rights that allow them to claim benefits in some cases.

Forklift Fatally Crushes Crushes Brooklyn Worker, Gustavo Tapia, Against Wall

A 22 year-old Brooklyn man was killed in a forklift accident shortly before 6 p.m. yesterday. According to police, Gustavo Tapia was using an electric pallet stacker to push a Yale forklift up a ramp leading to a parking area on the roof of a Midwood supermarket. The forklift was manned by another employee, but somehow it rolled backward and pinned Tapia against a wall.

Multiple People Seriously Injured, Including Tracy Morgan, in New Jersey Bus Limo Accident

Multiple injured people were in critical condition, including actor Tracy Morgan, after a tractor-trailer struck the limo bus he was riding in early Saturday on the New Jersey Turnpike.  One person, James McNair, 63, of Peekskill, New York was a passenger in the limo bus and died.

New York hit-and-run car accident leaves 3 injured

Drivers are legally obligated to remain on the scene of an accident. Fleeing the scene of an accident is often times seen as an admission of guilt. A hit-and-run driver can face serious criminal penalties, especially when there are victims who have suffered injuries as a result of the crash. Those who have suffered at the hands of a hit-and-run driver have rights. If accident investigators later discover the location of a hit-and-run driver and that driver is arrested, victims may be able to pursue compensation from the driver.