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Effort to Reduce Bike Accidents: New Brooklyn Bicycle Lanes

By David J. Hernandez |

New bicycle lanes are being constructed for the city of Brooklyn. There are plans to develop 10 miles of new bike lanes for the city of Brooklyn in 2020, with more to come. We wholly applaud this move. As we have written about repeatedly in this blog for over a year, bicycle injuries and… Read More »

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Cancer Misdiagnosis

By David J. Hernandez |

A young mother who was misdiagnosed with cancer is speaking out. She is imploring doctors and hospitals to start using the latest in AI technology, so other women won’t have to go through what she has. The young mother was initially diagnosed with breast cancer. After having a double mastectomy and receiving chemotherapy, it… Read More »

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Kobe Bryant Helicopter Accident

By David J. Hernandez |

The recent news of Kobe Bryant’s death in a helicopter accident has touched  many of us. Kobe, along with his daughter and seven others were killed when the helicopter they were riding in crashed during patchy heavy fog. They were apparently on their way to Kobe’s daughter Gianna’s basketball game. Many of us marveled… Read More »

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Brooklyn Construction Accident: Company Charged with Construction Worker’s Death

By David J. Hernandez |

A construction accident in Brooklyn that turned tragic over a year ago in Sunset Park has been the subject of recent indictments and charges against the construction company that was involved. Construction worker Luis Sanchez Almonte was killed during a wet day when a masonry wall collapsed, burying and trapping him until the following… Read More »

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NYC Travel Safety Tips and What to Do if Injured in NYC

By David J. Hernandez |

The holidays are a busy time of year for all of us. Many of us travel to visit relatives and family. Others travel for a vacation, or even a shopping trip. A lot of people come to NYC for those reasons and more – to see a show, to see the ball drop in… Read More »

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Brooklyn Wrongful Deaths

By David J. Hernandez |

A Brooklyn subway stop was the scene of a wrongful death recently, as alleged by the father of a man who was running from the police at the time of the incident. The man’s son, who was 25 years old, was being chased by the police when he was electrocuted by the third rail… Read More »

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Municipal Liability Cases in New York

By David J. Hernandez |

Recently a woman was struck by a falling tree branch while sitting on a park bench at Washington Square Park. She was struck in the head and received serious spine and head injuries from the falling limb. Luckily her son, as well as various bystanders, were there to help. The limb itself was large… Read More »

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Types of Bone Fractures

By David J. Hernandez |

High-impact collisions can damage soft tissue like muscles, joints, and ligaments. But the force can also cause bones to fracture. Unlike soft-tissue injuries, fractures don’t clear up in a matter of weeks with rest, ice, and heat. Instead, bones require immediate medical intervention to set the bone so that it can heal properly. Fractured… Read More »

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Several More Bicycle Accidents Rock Brooklyn

By David J. Hernandez |

Several bicycle fatalities in Brooklyn have been in the news recently. These stories serve as a timely reminder that riding a bicycle is still dangerous, despite the mayor’s professed goal of increasing safety by creating more dedicated bicycle lanes in Brooklyn. These accidents are all tragic—yet, they offer important lessons for cyclists and for… Read More »

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Citi Bike Pulls All Its Electric Bicycles from New York City Due to Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Bikeshare companies have not yet reached the same level of popularity as rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft. Recent accidents involving Citi Bike electric bicycles look to impede the popularity even further. According to the New York Times, recent accidents involving these electric bicycles have prompted Citi Bike to pull thousands of its bicycles… Read More »

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