Gair, Gair, Conason, Steigman, Mackauf, Bloom & Rubinowitz is a New York Plaintiff's personal injury law firm specializing in automobile accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, police misconduct and all types of New York personal injury litigation.

October 20, 2014

Two construction workers prepping for asbestos removal from a government building were injured when a part of a ceiling fell off in Mineola, Long Island, NY

Two New York construction workers got trapped in dangerous asbestos debris and suffered personal injury after a ceiling collapsed and a 30x50 piece of concrete with metal reinforcing rods fell on them. The two workers were part of a crew of 19 people prepping the old Social Services building in Mineola for asbestos removal when the accident happened. The 17 other workers had to be decontaminated for asbestos. See video below

October 20, 2014

Truck Accident Prevention on the FDR Drive: new steel beam installed under the 90th street overpass to prevent trucks from striking the bridge

After many accidents during which trucks have been striking the E. 90th street overpass on the FDR drive in Manhattan, the city installed a metal beam to prevent future accidents. A section of the FDR drive was closed on Saturday for this purpose.
Read more in the New York Daily News and ABC7

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Source: Google map

October 20, 2014

Queens pedestrian severely injured in car accident

A man lost control of his car and struck another car causing it to jump the curb and hit a pedestrian who was knocked down to the pavement in St Albans, Queens, NYC. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital in critical conditions. the driver stayed at the scene and told the police that his brakes failed. The accident is still being investigated by the police.

Read more in the Gothamist


October 20, 2014

A special-needs student from the Bronx, NYC, is in a coma after he fell from a moving school bus

12 year old Ajene Pediford was on his way back from school when he managed to open the school bus emergency door and fell out of the bus. He was critically injured. The family said that the bus accident was preventable and that they had previously warned the school that the boy had a history of acting out, especially on buses.
Ajene Pediford is a special needs student at the Brooklyn Children's Psychiatric Center. He was traveling back from the school to his foster family in the Bronx when the accident happened.

Read more in the New York Daily News

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October 17, 2014

The cab driver who killed 9 year old Cooper Stock last January was charged with failure to exercise due care, a traffic infraction that carries a maximum of 15 days in jail

Boy%20killed%20by%20taxi.jpgLast January, 9 year old Cooper Stock was walking on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with his father when he was struck by a taxi making a left turn at the intersection of West End and West 97th Street (see previous blog). The cab driver who struck the young boy was charged this month with failure to exercise due care, a traffic violation that carries a maximum of 15 days in jail, fines up to $750, a license suspension of up to 6 months and a mandatory drivers'ed course.

Read more in Street Blog

October 17, 2014

A young couple died in a dramatic motorcycle accident last night in Brooklyn, NYC

30 year old Jose Cheverez and his 24 year old girlfriend, Jalissa Otero were riding a motorcycle on the Gowanus Expressway when Cheverez lost control of the bike in a turn and hit a cement wall. The couple flew over the guard rail and landed 40 feet below on 17th Street and 3rd Ave in Brooklyn, NYC., resulting in their death.

October 16, 2014

Since the beginning of the year the total number of traffic fatalities in NYC is down by 5.6% with pedestrian deaths down by 16.6% compared to 2013 however the number of cyclists dying in accidents has more than doubled during the same period of time

167 people, including 80 pedestrians, 15 cyclists, 17 vehicle passengers and 55 motorists died in traffic accidents in New York City between the beginning of January and the end of August 2013 compared to a total of 177 including 96 pedestrians, 7 cyclists, 18 vehicle passengers and 56 motorists for the same period of time in 2013. The number of motorists and passengers vehicle deaths is stable while pedestrian deaths have been declining following some intense Zero Vision campaigning. However not everything looks good in this picture: the number of cyclists dying in traffic accidents more than doubled during that time.

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October 14, 2014

Top New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer Jeffrey Bloom to speak at the Mt. Sinai Update 2014: Breast Imaging

Jeff%20Bloom.pngOur partner Jeffrey Bloom will be speaking about Breast Imaging Malpractice tomorrow, October 15th, at the Mt. Sinai Update 2014: Breast Imaging, a CME program designed to cover clinical aspects of breast imaging including digital mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and interventional procedures, as well as medicolegal issues. The faculty consists of twelve nationally and internationally recognized experts.

Since joining the firm following his graduation from law school in 1979, Jeffrey Bloom has carved out a reputation as one of the top medical malpractice and personal injury attorneys in New York. Known and respected by both the bench and bar as a fierce advocate on behalf of his clients. He has helped his clients successfully achieve numerous multi-million dollar recoveries.

October 14, 2014

70 year old pedestrian dies after being struck by SUV in Chinatown, downtown Manhattan

A 70 year old woman was fatally hit by a SUV in Chinatown early this morning. According to the NY Daily news, the SUV driver was waiting at a red light on Elizabeth Street and Canal. When the light turned green, the man started to drive. He didn't see the woman crossing in front of the car and hit her.

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The nyccrashmapper.com heat map highlights how dangerous Canal Street is. There is an average of 2.71 accidents per month at the intersection where the woman was hit by the SUV.

October 14, 2014

New York ATV accident left one man dead and another one injured

ATV.jpgA man driving his ATV in the Bronx, NYC died in the hospital after he was inadvertently rear ended by his friend who was also driving an ATV. None of the two men were wearing a helmet when the accident happened. The friend who suffered a leg injury was charged with reckless endangerment and reckless driving and was issued violations for unregistered reckless driving, riding without an authorized helmet, and for having no insurance. Read more in the New York Post