New York Legal Blog

The Cost of Crashes

2015 has been a terrible year for East Coast rail riders, earning the dubious distinction of being one of the most lethal years in recent memory, as there were multiple high-profile train accidents, responsible for hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths. When tragedies of such...

Road Rage

Road Rage. Anyone who’s attempted to traverse the Cross Bronx Expressway at the wrong time, or have been subject to midtown Manhattan’s rush hour traffic crunch, is bound to know the feeling. Most New Yorkers have experienced some form of road rage- either personally or secon...

Hydraulic Drill Tips in Midtown Manhattan

The project? A 38-story super luxe hotel, which is due to sprout out of midtown Manhattan sometime in the near future. The heavy equipment? A gargantuan hydraulic drill known as the “Casa Grande,” which is Spanish for “Big House.” As the driver of the mobile drill atte...

Man Falls From Building

At Kaplan Lawyers PC, we try and see every misfortunate accident as an opportunity to inform our readers of what exactly went wrong, so as to try and avoid similar mishaps in the future. Last weekend, a terrible tragedy occurred. A man in South Paterson, New Jersey fell off the r...

East River Ferry Crashes Into South Street Seaport

What Happened? Last Wednesday, an East River Ferry made hard impact with a pier on Wall Street, leaving a half dozen people injured and everyone else involved a little shaken up. As the sun was setting over the South Street Seaport, a ferry operator mi...

Dangerous Road Debris

Have you ever been driving down a bridge or through a tunnel, trapped behind a commercial vehicle whose supplies seemed only tenuously bound to the flatbed or to the roof? Items that seemed only very precariously attached to the truck or van itself? Not to confirm your worst fea...

Firework Safety on the Fourth of July

We at Kaplan lawyers PC hope that you had a happy and healthy 4th of July. Truly a proud and fun-filled day for America, the "4th" is best known for barbecues sprouting up across backyards everywhere by day, and then firework shows painting the scenery of ...

Elevator Accidents

In 1854, Elisha Graves Otis, innovator and dramatist extraordinaire, ascended a transparent-sided mock-up of an elevator shaft way with an axe and a dream. He’d long toiled with a design that would improve the safety and braking systems of elevators. He was set on proving that ...

Parading Safely

A big part of what makes New York City so special is its diversity. New York’s multitudinous neighborhoods are veritable salmagundis of intermingled races and religions, ethnicities and age groups, occupations and opinions. It’s this diversity that led to New York assuming th...