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Citi Bike Slammed with $15M Injury Suit

A Connecticut man and his wife are suing New York City and Citi Bike's private operator for the serious injuries he sustained after a Citi Bike accident.

Ronald Corwin, 73, alleges he suffered traumatic nerve palsy after the bike he was riding on struck a low barrier installed next to the docking station and caused him to flip over, according to the New York Daily News.

Corwin has accused the city and the private operator of negligence in installing the barrier and is seeking $15 million in damages.

Truck Arrives With Damaged Goods: Whom to Sue?

If a delivery truck carrying your package arrives with damaged goods, who can you sue?

While the delivery truck driver may have mishandled your package, the transport company could also be liable if it didn't properly train the driver. The seller could also be liable if he or she didn't properly pack your goods.

How can these potential defendants be liable for damaged packages?

Driver Killed After Crash With Stolen Truck

A MTA bus driver was killed after a stolen delivery truck collided with the bus.

Dominic Whilby, 23, allegedly stole a delivery truck and drove it through New York City where it crashed into a bus in Greenwich Village, according to New York's WABC.

When it comes to the bus driver's death and passengers' injuries, who will be responsible?

If Your Burger Bites Back, Can You Sue?

A German chef allegedly lost his ability to taste after biting into a burger at a Gordon Ramsey-owned restaurant in New York City.

The chef claims that he bit into a sharp object while dining and had to get surgery for his injuries. The injury apparently left him without an ability to taste which could be why he's claiming loss of employment as a chef.

In light of this lawsuit, can you sue for injuries you suffered while dining out?

What's Your Liability for Parking Lot Fender Benders?

As surprising as it may be, parking lot accidents can be just as costly and serious as those that occur on the road. Just like any other car accident, parking lot fender benders can expose you to potential liability.

A bump in a parking garage may not result in any significant injury or car damage, but the dings and dents can add up.

Who's Responsible For School Accidents?

A tragic school accident that left two students with serious burns have New Yorkers wondering who's at fault.

A chemistry teacher at Beacon High School was hoping to present her students with a fun demonstration when it turned into a fiery disaster that resulted in one student with second and third degree burns and another with less severe burns.

With this accident occurring at school, who's responsible for the injuries?

Biker Run Over in SUV Chase May Be Paralyzed

A biker who was run over by an SUV during a motorcycle outing is now paralyzed and in a coma. 32-year-old Edwin Mieses was allegedly trying to defuse a violent confrontation that was occurring when he was run over, New York's WABC reports.

The SUV driver, Alexian Lien, is alleged to have initially tapped one of the bikers, which then prompted a swarm of bikers to go after him. The group chased him until they hit the George Washington Bridge ramp, where a biker apparently ripped open his car door. Lien then took off again and ran over Mieses. The bikers then chased after Lien, pulled him from his car, and beat him in front of his wife and two-year-old, to the point where he needed stitches.

What sort of liability could Lien face for Mieses' injuries?

In a Rental Car Crash, Who's Liable?

If you've ever been involved in a rental car crash, you may have been left wondering: who's liable? Questions about liability are circling after a New York rental car accident on the Sprain Brook Parkway early Sunday claimed four lives, reports Westchester County's The Journal News. The New York state police authorities reported that a rental vehicle veered off a New York parkway, drove up the grassy shoulder, and then collided into a bridge abutment.

The four victims ranged from the ages 18 to 20, and although police confirmed no evidence of drugs or alcohol thus far, authorities are still awaiting autopsy results, reports The Journal News

This tragic accident leaves many questions still lingering. In seeking to answer "who is liable in a rental car crash in New York?" here are things to consider.

How to Sue NYC Schools

Do you know how to sue a school in NYC? For parents, this obviously isn't the first question we'd want to contemplate in the midst of back-to-school season in New York, but, unfortunately, some might need to know. Because children have to attend school, this means can't always be under the watchful eye of their parents at all times. This also means that if they do get harmed or injured for some reason while at school, parents may need to track who's responsible for that injury, whether it be the child's own fault or another student.

Sometimes, the school itself may be responsible. So, with that said, here is a general overview of how to sue a school:

Over the last couple of years, the amount of lawsuits for false arrest and other civil rights violations against the NYPD has increased significantly.

It could be due to increased police violence and disregard for civil rights, or it may be because NYC residents are becoming more aware of their rights.

If you're a victim of false arrest, follow these five steps to make sure you're compensated for your rights violations: