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A Queens man sues Turkish Airlines for turbulent flight injuries

A Forest Hills man filed a lawsuit against Turkish Airlines on March 11. In his filing, the plaintiff alleges that he suffered serious injuries that resulted in him becoming permanently disabled while on a turbulent flight on March 9. He was traveling between Turkey and John Fitzgerald Kennedy (JFK) Airport in New York City that evening.

How can you keep yourself safe when you're walking alone?

According to ABC News, each year, just under two million American women are assaulted. Research that's been previously conducted by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Justice Department shows that as many as 25 percent of all women will be raped or sexually assaulted at some point in their lives.

Time is of the essence when filing subway accident injury claims

Subways stations can be dangerous. First, you have to descend a staircase in order to get the platform, then you have to stand there among crowds waiting as fast-moving trains pass you by. There are even more hazards that you encounter as you move aboard your subway car or once you make it inside. If you've been hurt at a station or on a train, you may be wondering who you can hold accountable to cover your medical bills and other expenses.

A five-alarm Sunnyside mall fire injures 12

A five-alarm fire broke out early in the morning at a Sunnyside strip mall on Dec. 13. By the time it was finally put out hours later, 12 people were transported to the hospital with injuries. At least seven of those who were hurt were firefighters. Many of the restaurants and other businesses in the Queens shopping center were destroyed.

The dangers of smartphones in the operating room

Smartphones can put a wealth of critical information at a doctor's fingertips. However, they can also present a temptation to check emails, read texts and find out how many likes their latest Twitter post got. That's why the presence of smartphones in the operating room has become a safety concern.

Are you at risk of a Black Friday shopping injury?

There's a certain irony that Black Friday -- a day of unbridled greed -- falls right after the holiday we celebrate by giving thanks for what we have. Nevertheless, New Yorkers will be out in force soon queuing up outside of department stores to snap up discounted bargains.