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Your Options When Injured in a Motorcycle Accident

What are the most common injuries after a motorcycle accident?

Motorcycle accidents are more deadly than car accidents and also cause more serious injuries. The most common injuries after a motorcycle accident include

  • broken bones
  • head injuries
  • Internal organ injury
  • Road rash
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Fractures
  • Brain injuries

They can be caused by dangerous driving conditions like rain or snow, taking curves too fast, collisions with cars who aren’t paying attention and driving too fast.

What to do Immediately After a Motorcycle Accident

It is always desirable to get medical help as soon as possible after a motorcycle accident has occurred.

The first thing that should be done after a motorcycle accident is to call 911 or the emergency number for your country.

The next thing to do is to assess your injuries. This includes checking for glass in the eyes, bleeding, broken bones, and other severe injuries.

It is also best to try and remain calm and not move too much

After assessing the injuries, it’s important to take note of any remaining hazards – such as cars or animals – so you can move away from them with caution before emergency crews arrive.

If possible you should try to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident, so they can start to gather evidence, speak with witnesses. And protect your rights.

How to Deal with Pain and Soreness Following an Accident

Here are some useful tips for reducing pain and soreness after a bike crash.

Tip 1:

If you are experiencing neck pain, be sure to align your neck so that your head is in a neutral position. It may also be helpful to place an icepack on the neck.

Tip 2:

If you are experiencing shoulder pain or dislocation, use an ice pack or ice massage therapy to reduce inflammation and pain.

Tip 3:

Foam rollers can also be used for self-massage therapy on the back of the legs or other areas where there is muscle tightness or knots.

Rehabilitative Care Following an accident

There are many different avenues to take following a bike accident. The most important thing to do is to contact your doctor or healthcare provider for an examination and diagnosis of any possible injuries. Your accident lawyer can help advise on healthcare providers who are experienced with motorcycle accidents so you get the best emergency and rehabilitative care.

Physical therapy is an essential part of rehabilitation following an accident. There are many different options available to choose from, including in-home treatment, surgery, surgery with physical therapy, and surgery with surgery followed by physical rehabilitation.

Following a bike crash, it is important to be aware of symptoms that might indicate the need for further medical attention or treatment including pain in the neck or back, headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or loss of balance.

The Different lawsuit options Available for Motorcycle accident victims

Motorcycle accidents can be quite traumatic and leave victims with a host of physical and financial damages. The first option for motorcycle accident victims is to file a claim against the other party’s insurance company through their own insurer. Another option is to sue the other driver in court where they might be held accountable for medical costs, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Speak with Michael Ribowsky for a free consultation if you have been injured in a motorcycle accident today!

Ribowsky Law- Queens Personal Injury & Accident Lawyer 109-12 Jamaica Ave, Richmond Hill, NY 11418 (718) 659-5333


Drive-by-shooting slays man in Glendale

A passenger was fatally shot when a driver pulled up at a traffic light and opened fire in Glendale, Queens early Friday.

The 25-year-old victim was in the front seat of a Chevy Malibu at the intersection of Myrtle Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard in Glendale when a black sedan pulled alongside them just after midnight.

The driver of the Chevy Malibu crashed into a pole following the shooting, but was not injured.
(Photo from ABC7 New York)

After a verbal dispute, the driver of the black sedan opened fire on the other vehicle, hitting the 25-year-old passenger who was later pronounced dead at Jamaica Hospital.

The Malibu then crashed into a pole, but the driver was not injured. The suspect in the sedan fled North via Woodhaven Boulevard.

No arrests were initially made. Anyone with information is urged to contact police

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DSNY cracks down on illegal dumping in Liberty Park


The Department of Sanitation’s Enforcement Division, using information provided by Councilman Bob Holden’s office, has conducted numerous investigations into illegal dumping in Liberty Park in Glendale.

As a result, six offenders were caught over a two-week period.

Illegal dumping is defined as trash bags, construction debris or appliances being left on public or private property. Both the vehicle owner and drivers are legally responsible for dumping.

Fines for the vehicle owner range from $4,000 to $18,000. The vehicle used may be impounded.

“Illegal dumping has been a problem in my district for a very long time because we have a lot of open spaces surrounding parks, cemeteries and railroad trucks,” Holden said. “But the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting budget crisis have made matters even worse.”

Officers conducted surveillance on Cypress Hills Street and watched a vehicle pull in between two large trucks. The driver exited the vehicle, opened the rear passenger side door and dumped one cubic yard of black bags containing household waste and a chandelier.

Another person was seen removing black bags and placing them on the grassy area on Cypress Hills Street.

Two other people were caught illegally dumping a mattress and box spring.

Residents who witness illegal dumping should contact 311 or go here to file a report.


NYBC holds blood drive at Atlas Park tomorrow

nybc_power1080x1080   New York Blood Center (NYBC) will host a blood drive this tomorrow, August 28, at the Shops at Atlas Park. It will last from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. The event is part of a series of weekly blood drives each Friday through September 11th. This week, NYBC aims to collect 50 donations, which can serve up to 150 patients. According to NYBC, the organization has collected 722 donations so far this year from blood drives at the Shops at Atlas Park. Extra precautions will be taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Those experiencing a cold, sore throat, respiratory infection or flu-like symptoms are not eligible to donate. Additional information on donor eligibility and COVID-19 precautions is available here. Before COVID-19, mobile blood drives hosted by high schools, colleges, businesses and other organizations made up about 75% of the region’s incoming blood supply, but the number of blood drives has dropped by two-thirds this year due to the pandemic. Anyone with space available to host a blood drive can sign up

Spend your weekend at the Ridgewood Reservoir

IW5V_IMG_6376 Join NYC H2O for an upcoming weekend of events at the Ridgewood Reservoir. On Saturday, September 5th at 3 p.m., NYC H2O and artist Colleen Tighe will host a virtual afternoon sketching session. The focus will be on the natural oasis. The session is open to everyone aged 13 and over. Participants will need pencils, paper, colored pencils, pen and/or watercolor. The class will take place over Zoom. Register here. The following day, NYC H2O and the Parks Department will remove invasive plants from the path around the Ridgewood Reservoir. For this project, volunteers will pull invasive weeds and plant native flowers on the causeway between Basins 2 and 3. Meet in the parking lot on Vermont Place on the Brooklyn side. Due to COVID-19 precautions, only 25 socially-distanced volunteers are permitted to work at a time. Register for the event here.

Glendale to be sprayed to reduce risk of West Nile Virus


The Health Department is conducting aerial larviciding treatment to parts of central Queens to reduce mosquito activity and reduce the risk of West Nile virus on Tuesday, August 18 from 8:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning.

In case of bad weather, the application will be delayed for Wednesday, August 19.

The department will use very low concentrations of DeltaGard or Anvil. The risks of the pesticides for mosquito control are low to people and pets.

Some people who are sensitive to spray ingredients may experience short-term eye or throat irritation or a rash.

To stay safe during spraying, residents are advised to stay indoors whenever possible. Air conditioners can remain on.

That area that will be sprayed is  bordered by 64th Street, Mount Olivet Circle, Metropolitan Avenue, LIRR, 78th Place, Myrtle Avenue, Forest Park Drive, and Forest Parkway to the West; Long Island Expressway, Queens Boulevard, 63rd Drive, Woodhaven Boulevard, Metropolitan Avenue, and Union Turnpike to the North; Van Wyck Expressway to the East; and, Jamaica Avenue, 107th Street, Atlantic Avenue, Woodhaven Boulevard, and Jamaica Avenue to the South.


New seating and dining coming to Myrtle-Cooper Plaza

Screen shot via Google Maps
Screen shot via Google Maps

New York City is opening up some pedestrian plazas starting this week.

City officials announced that Myrtle-Cooper plaza in Glendale will be opened to include exclusive seating, collective dining and open public seating.

“New Yorkers deserve more public space in our ongoing fight against COVID-19, and we’re proud to offer more places to get a safe outdoor meal on the weekends,” Mayor de Blasio said.

“With two extra months of outdoor dining now approved, restaurants will have more chances than ever to get back on their feet.”

The city’s Open Restaurants program now has more than 9,500 participants. They will be allowed to host outdoor dining through October.


Blood drive every Friday at Atlas Park Mall


You can donate blood every Friday at The Shops at Atlas Park until September 11, 2020.

The demand for red blood cells is increasing as local hospitals resume surgeries, according to the New York Blood Center, making donations more important than ever.

Due to COVID-19, NYBC has implemented safety procedures. As a result, all donors must make an appointment, wear a mask, and come alone.

NYBC says donors should bring their donor ID cards. They should also eat well and drink fluids before donation.

To make an appointment, click the link here.


Con Ed asks Glendale residents to conserve energy

Photo: Con Edison/ Twitter
Photo: Con Edison/ Twitter

Amid a days-long heat wave, Con Edison is asking customers in Glendale, as well as in Forest Hills and Middle Village to conserve energy while company crews repair equipment.

Con Ed has also reduced voltage by 8 percent in the area, bounded by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway and 51st Avenue, the Jackie Robinson Parkway, Queens Boulevard and the Brooklyn borough line, as a precaution to protect equipment and maintain service as crews make repairs.

This zone houses 116,300 Con Ed customers, many of whom have experienced blackouts since the utilities provider posted its request Monday night.

Customers have been asked “not to use energy-intensive appliances such as washers, dryers, microwaves and, if not needed for health or medical reasons, air conditioners, until the equipment problems are resolved.”

According to Con Ed, the number of power outages in Queens is recorded at 179 as of 3:15 p.m., down from nearly 900 this morning. As of the same hour, the company anticipates service to be restored to these households no later than 11:30 a.m. tomorrow.

New Yorkers can report outages, in addition to checking service restoration statuses, at, with the mobile app, or by calling 1-800-75-CONED.


Holden votes “no” on the city budget

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On Tuesday night, the New York City Council passed an $88 billion budget for Fiscal Year 2021. The budget process was particularly difficult this year given the billions of dollars the city is losing in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic lockdown. Among the more contentious parts of the budget was the decision to cut nearly $1 billion from the NYPD’s $6 billion operating budget. For weeks, activists have marched and protested calling for defunding the NYPD by at least $1 billion. While the budget falls short of that, it reduces overtime pay for police officers, transfers school safety to the Department of Education and cancels two cadet classes. In the late hours on Tuesday night, 37 members voted for the budget, while 12 rejected it. Councilman Bob Holden was among those who voted no. Here’s why. “As one of the very few Council members who has lived through several crime waves in our great city, I am very concerned that the protest-driven moment to defund the NYPD will lead us toward another high-crime era,” he said. “While the intention of diverting more funds toward education and services for those who need it most sounds noble, supporters of this movement seem to be unaware of the billions this city has already wasted with no tangible results.” Ultimately, nine members of the City Council voted no because they believe the cuts don’t go far enough. Eight members said no because they opposed cuts to the NYPD. Holden noted that the budget has soared $25 billion under de Blasio’s tenure. “So will taking $1 billion from the NYPD accomplish anything other than appeasing this movement while damaging the morale of police officers?” Holden said. “As legislators, we cannot create policy based solely on what’s trending at the moment. “We must maintain balance, order and logic while holding public safety as the highest priority,” he added.