New York Legal Blog

Focusing on Subway Safety

Earlier this month, 15-year-old Xinyi Huang was pushed from a subway platform in front of an oncoming train. Thinking quickly, she rolled herself out of the way, saving her life. It’s important to always stay alert in order to stay safe on NYC subway platforms. Here, you can learn more about what you can do to stay safe.

Sewer Leak Causes Unpleasant Subway Smell

A sewer leak has been determined as the cause of an unpleasant smell in a Brooklyn subway station. Some gas leaks can pose significant danger to your health, while others are completely harmless. Being able to determine the difference can save your life.

Twin Elevator Tragedies

Elevator accidents are rare occurrences. However, just this month, two high-profile elevator deaths have made the news. What’s behind this recent spate of elevator-related deaths? Click here to read up on what you can do to keep yourself safe.

Hiking Accident in Upstate New York

A 35-year-old Long Island man strayed from a trail in Hook Mountain State Park, where he lost his balance and slid down a steep cliff face. When hiking, you should never leave the trail. Click here to find more tips that will keep you safe when you hike.

Apartment Overcrowding in NYC

Overcrowding is becoming more and more of a problem in New York City, as evidence by a recent story out of Elmhurst, Queens. Landlord Eddie Shiew claims two of his tenants converted a 3-bedroom unit into a 10-bedroom “illegal hotel.” Here, we’ll take a closer look at your rights as a tenant.

NYC Subway Shaft Accidents

In this article, we’ll discuss two separate subway shaft accidents, and the events that led up to them. While these incidents are infrequent, it’s not uncommon for pedestrians to injure themselves while navigating the sometimes perilous streets of New York City. If you’ve been injured, it’s important that you know what to do next.

Hit and Run in Patchogue

A 64-year-old man was killed in a hit and run accident on Route 112 in Patchogue this Sunday. These accidents occur at an alarming rate; not only on Long Island but all across New York state. Mayor Bill de Blasio has implemented a three-pronged system, looking to reduce hit and runs in the future.

Driving in the Snow

Snow and ice can sometimes spell disaster for drivers. Luckily, studded snow-tires have recently been legalized for use in New York, and they provide a much-needed boost in traction and control.

Plane Crashes Off Breezy Point

Earlier this week, a small, private plane crashed off the coast of Queens. Private planes are, statistically, much more dangerous than commercial planes. Click here to see why, and to learn valuable safety information you can use when flying.