Scaffolding Collapse Bring $50 Million Lawsuit

A Brooklyn woman injured in the construction accident in SoHo is suing the contractors and building owner A former model that was partially trapped beneath collapsed scaffolding in SoHo, NY has filed a $50 million lawsuit against multiple parties. Katherine Lefavre, 33, of Brooklyn, claims she suffered multiple injuries when heavy wind gusts caused scaffolding and other debris to collapse. The Nov. 19 construction accident happened near the intersection of Broadway and Prince Street in SoHo. The lawsuit filed by Lefavre on Dec. 19 is seeking to recover $50 million against various contractors connected to the scaffolding at 568 Broadway. The lawsuit says that Lefavre was [...]

By | 2018-05-24T18:13:24+00:00 January 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Spinal Cord Injury – Diagnosis and Treatment

The spinal cord is a bundle of nervous tissue and support cells that extends from the brain to the lumbar region of the spinal column. There are 31 pairs of nerves that extend from the spinal cord and lead to the arms, legs, chest and abdomen. Signals from the brain use these nerves to command muscles and cause movements of the arms and legs. The nerves from the upper portion of the spinal cord control the arms while those from the lower portion control the legs. The nerves also control heart rate, breathing rate, bowel and bladder function. Other nerves travel back through the arms and [...]

By | 2018-05-24T18:16:32+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Spinal Cord Injury|0 Comments

Liability in an Overloaded Truck Accident

Be it out of indifference or ignorance, trucking companies may push beyond the legal limits when loading their trucks, creating the possibility for catastrophe on the highway. The risk to motorists from overloaded trucks exists at anytime and anyplace in the U.S. Overloading a truck increases its stopping distance, adversely effects maneuverability and stability. An overloaded truck can also fail structurally leading to disastrous consequences. […]

By | 2018-05-24T18:21:04+00:00 January 17th, 2018|Truck Accidents|0 Comments

The Aftermath for Southern California Wildfire Victims

The Thomas wildfire, which broke out on Dec. 4, consumed over over 281,000 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara, destroyed an estimated 1,063 structures and took the life of one fire fighter and a civilian. 200,000 residents were forced to evacuate. Tragically, after evacuees returned to their homes, rains deluged the area causing mud and rockslides in the fire-ravaged hills which destroyed more homes, carrying away vehicles, and literally closing the 101 freeway. At the time of this article, at least 20 people were killed while several others are still missing. The loss of trees and other vegetation from the fire left nothing to prevent the [...]

By | 2018-05-24T18:27:31+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Wildfires|0 Comments

California Wildfire Investigations Spark New Utility Regulations

In the years preceding 1995, the entire country averaged only one “mega-fire” per year. The U.S. Fire Service that reported the information applies the term to fires that consume over 100,000 acres. California wildfires alone have met that that annual average over the past ten years. As a whole, the United States is now averaging ten times the pre-1995 amount; a statistic predicted by researchers to double by the middle of this century. Lightning was once the most common cause of wildfires but with more people on the landscape today, most of the fires are started by humans or their equipment. The search for causes of [...]

By | 2018-05-24T18:28:50+00:00 January 9th, 2018|Wildfires|0 Comments

Safety Group: GM In-Dash Marketplace Means More Distracted Driving Fatalities

Drivers of new GM cars will soon be able to order food, find the nearest gas station and even locate a hotel room, thanks to an in-car application named Marketplace. Despite GM claiming it will make driving time ” more productive, enjoyable and safer” the app is being met with protest by the National Safety Council. “There is nothing about this that’s safe,” said National Safety Council President Deborah Hersman. “If this is why they want Wi-Fi in the car we’re going to see fatality numbers go up even higher than they are now. She contends that the app, which allows touchscreen deal browsing and ordering [...]

By | 2018-05-24T18:32:34+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|Car Accidents|0 Comments

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