Many people are confused at how someone who avoids conviction on criminal charges like homicide for a person's death can wind up being successfully sued for that person's wrongful death in civil court.
For years, falling off ladders on the job has remained a leading cause of injuries and even workplace fatalities, according to studies done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Suffolk County police officer was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 27 after getting into a fatal collision in West Islip. The Long Island policeman, who was not on duty at the time of the deadly accident, was charged with reckless endangerment after he headed east around 4:30 a.m. in the westbound lane of the Sunrise Highway.
As we head into the long Labor Day weekend, it's a good time to review the consequences for boating under the influence.
In 2015, there was a 7.2 percent increase in deaths in traffic accidents over the previous year. This is the largest increase in traffic fatalities since the 1960s. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were more than 35,000 deaths in motor vehicle accidents last year alone.
A Brooklyn landlord and pastor was arraigned this week on charges stemming from his alleged role in the deadly fire that consumed the apartments he owned on Nov. 19, 2014.
According to a recent report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, as many as 20 percent of deaths resulting from traumatic injuries like the kind suffered by victims of gunshots and car accidents are preventable.
While an argument could be made that there are no routine surgical procedures, as any use of anesthesia can cause complications, patients do not usually expect to die during outpatient surgeries.
As spring temperatures rise, more and more New Yorkers will be heading out on local waterways for enjoyable boating adventures. But there could be hidden danger lurking in the form of deadly carbon monoxide gasses.