The Blame Game
Accidents are an unavoidable fact of life. Or are they? This podcast discusses current events through a personal injury lawyer’s perspective. In each episode, your host, Jonathan R. Ratchik Esq, will focus on one such event and attempt to answer one oftentimes not-so-simple question: “Who’s to blame?”
Tuesday 11 January 2022
: In the late morning hours of Saturday, January 8, 2022, a five-alarm fire broke out in the Twin Parks North West apartment complex in the...
Wednesday 10 November 2021
: On October 21st, an acclaimed cinematographer, 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, was fatally shot by Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin on the set of...
Friday 01 October 2021
: On September 1, 2021, the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which had just pummeled Louisiana as a Category 4 hurricane several days earlier, swept...
Champlain Towers Collapse - Part II
Thursday 15 July 2021
: On the morning of June 24, 2021, Champlain Tower South, a 13-story oceanfront condominium in south Florida, collapsed. So far, rescue...
Champlain Towers Collapse
Wednesday 07 July 2021
: In the early morning of June 24, 2021, Champlain Towers South, a 13-story condominium in Surfside Florida, collapsed without warning. For...
E-Bikes v. Pedestrians on the Streets of New York
Tuesday 25 May 2021
: On Saturday April 17th, 2021, 71-year-old Hing Chung, manager of a Dim Sum restaurant at the corner of West 78th Street and Amsterdam Avenue...
Tuesday 23 March 2021
: During the Covid-19 pandemic and due to social distancing restrictions imposed on indoor fitness facilities across the country, millions of...
Carnage on Capitol Hill
Tuesday 12 January 2021
: January 6, 2021. A day that will go down as one of the darkest in American history. Thousands of supporters of President Trump assembled...
Nightmare on Third Avenue
Monday 09 November 2020
: On Saturday, October 24th, 33-year-old Leonard Shoulders experienced every New Yorker’s worst nightmare. Mr. Shoulders is walking...
Tuesday 04 August 2020
: On July 18, 2020, Nina Kapur, a 26-year-old news reporter for CBS, was tragically killed when the Revel scooter on which she was a passenger...
License to Neglect
Monday 08 June 2020
: Nursing homes have been the ground zero of the COVID-19 pandemic. Of the more than thirty thousand people who have died from the virus in...
No Dignity in Death
Thursday 30 April 2020
: The coronavirus continues to ravage New York. Heading into the last week of April, almost 300,000 people across New York State have been...
You gave me COVID-19!
Monday 23 March 2020
: COVID-19 is crippling the United States and countries all over the world. Since being first diagnosed in the city of Wuhan, China back on...
The Sky is Falling
Friday 20 December 2019
: On December 17, 2019, Erica Tishman, a New York City architect, wife and mother of three, was walking through Times Square on her way to...
Cycle at your own Risk
Tuesday 15 October 2019
: On October 13, 2019, a 65-year-old man was struck and killed by an SUV while his bike on Cross Bay Boulevard in Queens. This marks the...
Take Me Out to the Ballgame
Monday 24 June 2019
: On May 29, 2019, a four year old girl was seriously injured after getting struck by a foul ball during a baseball game between the the...
Terror in the Skies
Wednesday 27 March 2019
: On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed en route to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 passengers on board, including eight...
Monday 29 October 2018
: On October 6, 2018, Axel and Amy Steenburg of Amsterdam, New York, together with fifteen of their closest friends and family members, were...