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How Did A Few Steps Result In A Serious Injury?

Authorities are still trying to piece together the events that led to a serious pedestrian-car crash in West New York. 72-year-old Nicolas Valencia was rushed to the hospital with a serious head injury after he was struck by 22-year-old Francis Clerie, who was behind the wheel of a 2000 Nissan Altima. Mr. Valencia was attempting … Continued

Costly Rescue From Dangerous Elevator Shaft

A New Year’s Eve hero pushed a woman out of a faulty elevator moments before it trapped and killed him. The incident took place on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. 25-year-old Stephen Hewett-Brown came out of the high-rise apartment building’s elevator shortly before midnight, passing Erude Sanchez as he did so. At that moment, the elevator … Continued

Three Serious Pedestrian Crashes In Queens/Brooklyn On Christmas Day

It was anything but a Merry Christmas for three metro-area residents and their families, after three auto-pedestrian crashes in three hours on Christmas afternoon. At about 3:30 p.m., a 67-year-old woman, whose name was not released, was struck by a 2016 Jeep Cherokee at the intersection of 39th Street and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. First … Continued

Serious Questions Regarding Taxicab Safety

The Taxi and Limousine Commission delayed safety inspections for the next series of taxicabs, despite clear evidence that the vehicles leave occupants vulnerable to head injuries in the event of a collision. The TLC approved the rule in 2013, after Dr. John Sherman, chief of plastic surgery at St. Barnabas Hospital, announced that sharp edges … Continued

Prosecutions In Workers’ Compensation Fraud Matters

Two Elmira men were arraigned on charges of workers’ compensation fraud, according to New York State Inspector General Catherine Leahy Scott, but the real problem still exists. 56-year-old James Hooks, Jr. was charged with a number of offenses, including third degree larceny, after he allegedly collected almost $25,000 in workers’ compensation benefits that he was … Continued

Partial Settlement Reached In Celebrity Car Crash

Reality star Caitlyn Jenner recently settled a lawsuit concerning a fatal four car pile-up crash that took place on the Pacific Coast Highway. Injured victim and Hollywood agent Jessica Steindorff received an undisclosed sum from Ms. Jenner’s insurance company in exchange for a liability release. Ms. Steindorff had demanded compensation for her economic losses, like … Continued

NFL Refuses To Support CTE Study

Despite its promise to fund brain injury research, the National Football League will contribute no money to a forthcoming study into chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the condition which is linked to multiple concussions sustained by athletes. The National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke issued a $16 million, seven-year grant to … Continued

What Happened To The Three Second Rule?

Eight people were injured, at least three of whom were immobilized on backboards, following a multi-car collision in East Harlem involving the NYPD’s new Strategic Response Group. First responders had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate several crash victims; the wreck took place near the intersection of the FDR Drive and East 116th … Continued

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Road Rage Incident

Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.

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Hit and Run

Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.

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Ferry Disaster

Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.