New York Legal Blog

Stay Safe While Driving in the Rain

At almost 2:30 in the morning last Monday, on the approach to the George Washington Bridge near Amsterdam Avenue and 180th street, a driver lost control of their vehicle and struck a divider. Unbeknownst to some, rain is actually the deadliest driving hazard facing Americans today. In this article, we’ll take a close look at driving tips that will help keep drivers safe as they drive in the rain.

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Exploding Manhole Covers in Queens

On Monday, February 20th, residents of Forest Hills, Queens reported hearing explosions near Queens Boulevard and 68th Street. Buildings were physically rocked by the force of the blasts, and power went out in the immediate vicinity but, fortunately, no injuries were reported.

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Teens Fall Through Frozen Ice

In a terrifying tale that turned out well, seven teens plunged through the frozen ice of a Central Park pond last Tuesday, but were saved thanks to the quick-thinking of some Good Samaritans.

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Snow & Snow Plows

Snow plows are a necessary tool in clearing up our roads after a snowfall. However, they must abide by the same rules all drivers must when dealing with icy and snowy conditions. This article features winter driving tips that will keep all motorists safe during the winter months.

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Burglary Begets Violence in Brooklyn

A 42-year-old Queens man broke into the home of an elderly Brooklyn woman this week, in an attempted burglary that ended with the intruder slashing the face and torso of the victim. In this article, we’ll review some precautionary measures you can take to keep your home safe.

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Brooklyn Girl Struck by Wayward Cab

On January 12, 2017, in Borough Park, Brooklyn, the driver behind the wheel of a livery cab had a heart attack, lost control of his vehicle, ran a curb, and struck a pedestrian. Miraculously, the pedestrian, an as-of-yet unidentified 13-year-old girl, survived the accident with only minor injuries, despite being thrown onto a nearby lawn.

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Driving Safely in the Snow & Ice

A spate of deadly car accidents that’ve occurred over the past few days has re-emphasized for New York motorists the importance of driving safely in snowy months. In this article, we’ll examine the causes and costs of these crashes, and then present a list of safe driving tips which can, if followed, help you keep yourself, your family, and others on the roadway safe.

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