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April 14, 2017

Keurig Settlement Over Burn Injuries

In just a few short years, single-serve pod coffeemakers have replaced standard coffee machines in many offices and homes across the country. Recently, however, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Keurig, one of the most popular brands of pod coffee machines, will pay $5.8 million in penalties for failing to report a burn risk it knew about. CPSC Says Keurig Knew ...
Keurig Settlement Over Burn Injuries
April 12, 2017

Are Escalator Injuries More Common Than You Realize? Lawyer Discusses

Most people ride escalators without giving much thought to safety. Compared to elevators, the “moving stairs” of escalators tend to seem relatively benign. However, a number of recent escalator accidents has brought new attention to the very real dangers posed by escalators. Recently, an escalator in a busy Hong Kong shopping mall unexpectedly reversed, injuring 18 people. One man suffere...
Are Escalator Injuries More Common Than You Realize? Lawyer Discusses
April 11, 2017

Are Pedestrian Deaths Higher In Economically Disadvantaged Areas?

According to a newly released joint report from the New York City Department of Health and the Department of Transportation, individuals in poorer areas are more likely to be struck and killed by a motor vehicle. In fact, the report found that pedestrian deaths are an astounding three times higher in economically challenged neighborhoods compared to more affluent areas of the city. Pede...
Are Pedestrian Deaths Higher In Economically Disadvantaged Areas?
April 10, 2017

Spring Break Injuries

As the last few weeks of cold weather wrap up, many teens and college students are gearing up for a spring vacation. Although spring break can provide a much-needed respite from studying and other responsibilities, it can also lead to serious injuries, as well as complicated legal matters if you’re injured far away from home. Here are four spring break injuries to keep in mind, along with...
Spring Break Injuries
April 06, 2017

Airline Accident Lawyer Discusses NTSB Report On Alaska Airplane Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a new report giving more insight into what caused the 2015 crash of a sightseeing plane near Ketchikan, Alaska. According to the story covering the report’s release, the plane crashed into a rock face, killing everyone on board, including the pilot and eight passengers, who were tourists from a nearby cruise ship. Report Says ...
Airline Accident Lawyer Discusses NTSB Report On Alaska Airplane Crash
March 28, 2017

NYC Accident Lawyer Discusses Rise In NYC Cycling And Pedestrian Deaths

Overall, the big picture view of New York City traffic fatalities is promising — the city saw an historic low for traffic deaths in 2016. Although even a single fatality is one too many, city administrators say that the 229 traffic deaths last year — a decrease over previous years — is a sign that new safety measures are working to reduce the number of serious and catastrophic accidents. ...
NYC Accident Lawyer Discusses Rise In NYC Cycling And Pedestrian Deaths
March 27, 2017

Lawyer Talks About Dangerous Magnets Being Allowed Back In Stores

A few years ago, desktop magnet sculptures were a popular gift, especially around the holidays. Made up of dozens of tiny magnetic balls, they decorated the offices of numerous executives and hard-to-shop-for bosses. Sometimes marketed under the name Buckyballs, Zen Magnets, Magnicube, or Neoballs, the little metal balls are actually rare earth magnets. As such, they are extremely powerful—...
Lawyer Talks About Dangerous Magnets Being Allowed Back In Stores
March 23, 2017

Aviation Lawyer Discusses Pilots Removed From Flight For Being Drunk

The end of the year and the New Year’s holiday brought two disturbing stories of commercial airline pilots prevented from taking to the skies while intoxicated. In one case, flight crew members noticed the pilot of a Sunwing Airlines flight acting strangely and slumped over in his seat before the plane was scheduled to take off from a Calgary, Alberta airport in Canada. The flight had 99 ...
Aviation Lawyer Discusses Pilots Removed From Flight For Being Drunk
March 21, 2017

Lawyer Discusses Dentist Turned Foot Doctor Called “Incompetent” In Second Case

Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and kills more Americans each year than respiratory disease, strokes, or Alzheimer’s disease. However, it is also a top cause of death in Canada, where it has been described as a “silent killer.” According to one report, medical errors claim the lives of between 30,000 and 60,000 Canadians annually. The problem has become...
Lawyer Discusses Dentist Turned Foot Doctor Called “Incompetent” In Second Case
March 20, 2017

NY Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses 2016 As The Year Of Unsolved Plane Crashes

As the New Year gets underway, it’s customary to reflect on the previous year. 2016 was a busy year with plenty of ups and downs. Unfortunately, it was also a bad year for aviation accidents. Specifically, there were numerous unsolved plane crashes, including Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which was lost in 2014. New York City aviation accident lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter explains, “Aviation...
NY Aviation Accident Lawyer Discusses 2016 As The Year Of Unsolved Plane Crashes