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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Commercial Truck Inspection Effort Postponed Indefinitely

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International Roadcheck, a 72-hour inspection blitz in which thousands of inspectors pull over truck drivers in an attempt to assess them for safety, has been postponed indefinitely. According to a report in Business Insider, the move is a result of the coronavirus pandemic as well as the accompanying spike in demand for goods that requires […]

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Speeding Car Injures Two People in Brooklyn

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Two people were transported to hospital emergency rooms with serious injuries after a car accident, which officials say was caused by a speeding driver. According to Streetsblog.com, NYPD officials said the driver of an SUV was traveling at a “high rate of speed” down Ocean Parkway when he or she crashed into a second vehicle […]

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Motorcyclist in Queens

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A 32-year-old Queens woman was struck and killed by a motorcyclist who witnesses say was traveling at an “extremely high rate of speed”. According to a report on Streetsblog, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred near the corner of Summerfield Street and Myrtle Avenue. Police said the 28-year-old motorcyclist was heading eastbound on Myrtle when he […]

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EPA Faces Lawsuit after Re-Approving Roundup Chemical

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Multiple safety and advocacy groups have sued the Environmental Protection Agency over its decision to re-approve a chemical that is used in the Roundup weed killer. According to a news report on The Hill’s website, the agency re-approved the chemical known as glyphosate in January claiming that it does not pose a serious threat to […]

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Truck Safety Laws Suspended by Trump Administration

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The Trump Administration, in an unprecedented move, has put a hold on an 82-year-old truck safety law because of pressures from retailers and hospitals to maintain cleaning and medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a report in Business Insider, the federal hours-of-service laws, which mandate how many hours a truck driver may work, […]

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NYCHA (The Projects) Moves Slowly on Lead Paint Testing

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The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) (The Projects) has admitted that it has made slow progress in evaluating homes and centers for lead paint. According to a recent news report, it has now been several months since Mayor Bill de Blasio’s office ramped up lead testing across the city after a WNYC investigation found […]

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StuyTown Tenants and Lead Paint Hazards

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New York State’s new rent regulation law is pitting tenants at New York City’s largest rental complex, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, and its majority owner, real estate giant Blackstone Group Inc. According to a report in The Wall Street Journal, at issue is whether the new law should apply to thousands of the […]

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Federal Agency to Study Causes of Large Truck Accidents

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The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) plans to conduct an updated study into what’s causing large truck accidents. According to a report, the federal transportation safety agency that oversees safety of large trucks and buses, has asked for public comment on how best to design and conduct the Large Truck Crash Causal Factors Study, […]

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Spike in New York City Traffic Fatalities Raises Concerns

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At least 221 people were killed in traffic accidents in New York City in 2019, five years after Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed to eliminate all traffic accident deaths. According to a report in The New York Times, traffic accident deaths began to rise last year and have continued the upward trend this year despite […]

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Property Manager Sued by New York State Over Lead Paint Compliance

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A property manager who oversees more than 6,000 apartment units in 134 buildings in New York City has been non-compliant with lead-paint regulations, the state’s attorney general said. According to a news report in The Wall Street Journal, Attorney General Letitia James accused the property manager of failing to identify which apartments house children under […]

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