As discussed more generally in the Childbirth Injuries section, the birth of a child is a wonderful yet fraught time in any parent’s life. While medical advances have made childbirth exponentially safer than it was even 100 years ago, one type of birth injury is still quite common: brachial plexus injuries. [1] The brachial plexus…

New York prosecutors assert that a pickup truck driver was likely legally intoxicated when his vehicle collided with a limousine and have charged him accordingly. However, the accident may be more complicated than claims of a drunk driver causing a car accident. The preliminary evidence regarding the crash implies that the driver of the limousine…

When an accident occurs on a busy New York street, there will more than likely be witnesses. Often, the witnesses to a car accident will do what they can to help the victims. Sometimes, however, the intervention of bystanders might actually do more harm than good. Take, for instance, a recent pedestrian vs. car accident…

Many New York motorcycle accidents involve larger vehicles whose drivers failed to see the smaller vehicles. Every so often, however, news stories report an accident that only involves these two-wheeled vehicles. Sadly, a fatal accident can still occur even if a larger car or truck is not involved. The Queensboro Bridge in New York City…

Far too many accidents involving pedestrians occur on the streets of New York City. Tragically, a man simply sitting on a park bench in Staten Island recently lost his life in a fatal accident. Police suspect the driver of one of the two vehicles involved was impaired. Reports indicate that the 25-year-old driver of a…

One of the most unenviable duties law enforcement officials across the nation and here in New York have is informing families that their loved ones were killed. No one wants to tell a parent, spouse or child that a loved one was in a fatal accident. Worse than giving this type of news, however, is…

The word “accident” implies that an event was unforeseen or unexpected. We use the term to describe a crash in which the New York resident responsible was engaged in drunk driving. In reality, though, few crashes are more preventable. When a person drinks and then gets behind the wheel of a car, the probability of…

People who know the 73-year-old man who drove his vehicle into a restaurant say that accidents happen, and the New York man is not evil. However, police say that his actions say otherwise since he fled the scene of a car wreck. The crash took the life of one child and injured his father and…

According to the New York City Health Department, any apartment building in which children age 10 and under are residing must have protective bars or guards on the windows in the common areas, such as the stairwells. On Thursday, May 21, there was no protective guard on the window of the fifth floor landing of…

When New York law enforcement agencies investigate accidents, some of the actions of drivers might leave them scratching their heads in wonder. For instance, a driver recently came to a stop on Interstate 90, which led to a truck vs. car accident. It could be some time before authorities are able to understand what happened….

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