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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Top 5 Elevator Accident Causes

Every day, millions of people walk into elevators expecting to be whisked to their desired floor safely. Some people, however, do not get to their destination safely. Accidents occur in elevators causing approximately 17,000 injuries and 30 deaths per year. These accidents may be caused by defective doors, poorly maintained machinery, faulty equipment or even because of the negligence of building contractors or elevator technicians.

If you have been injured in an elevator accident, consult aRead more . . .

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wrong-Way Driver Plows into Pedestrians in Times Square

How might the outcome of a DUI case impact your car accident claim?

A shocking accident recently resulted in the death of one pedestrian and injuries to nearly two dozen more in Times Square.  The accident occurred when a wrong-way driver crashed into the bustling heart of Manhattan just before noon on a Thursday.  The driver has been identified as a 26-year-old male driving a Honda Accord.  He is in custody on charges of second-degree murder and 20 counts of attempted murder.  Investigations have revealed this wrong-way driver has a history of arrests for driving while intoxicated.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Drugged Driving Becomes Tremendous National Problem

What are my legal rights if I am hit by a drugged driver?

A horrific crash involving a driver allegedly high on drugs recently claimed the lives of a married couple in their 60s. The accident happened at a Rockland County intersection when a 23-year-old man ran a red light, crashing violently into a car carrying the couple. Investigations revealed that the driver, who suffered injuries in the crash, was high on Xanax at the time of the accident. He also did not have a valid license because it had been suspended for failure to appear in court on a traffic violation. For the family members of those killed and the greater community, this New York car accident serves as a reminder of the grave dangers of driving while under the influence of prescription and illegal drugs.
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Proposed Law Limits Medical Malpractice Claims for the Poor and Elderly

After their futile attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in March, Republicans in congress are proposing a new law that will impose federal limits on the amounts plaintiffs can be awarded in medical malpractice and defective drug claims. Proponents say the bill will reduce the cost of medical care in the long run while critics say it will make it harder for adults with vulnerabilities and people from under-served backgrounds to win medical malpractice lawsuits.

If you have a defective drug or medical malpractice case against a hospital, talk to a Read more . . .

Monday, May 29, 2017

Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

Can I file a claim for damages if I have been injured in an accident in New York?

Unintentional accidents are a leading cause of death and injury across the United States, killing some 136,000 people annually and injuring upwards of 28.1 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering whether you have the right to seek compensation for your injury-related damages from the individual or entity that injured you.  Our Read more . . .

Sunday, May 28, 2017

NY Considers Use of “Textalyzer” To Combat Distracted Driving

What is a textalyzer and how could it help to deter texting drivers?

We have all likely witnessed other drivers looking down at their phones while driving.  With the advent of the smartphone, Americans have become glued to their mobile devices.  Many have us have become so hooked on texting, searching the web, emailing, and accessing social media that we are reluctant to put down our cell phones even while engaging in the complex and potentially dangerous task of driving.  This reliance on our phones has led to a massive national problem.  Read more . . .

Monday, May 15, 2017

Off Duty New York Detective Involved in Drunk Driving Accident

What are the Victims’ Rights?

A 22-year old woman severely injured in a car accident with a drunk driver passed away on April 24, 2017. The drunk driver, an off-duty detective, was charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault, and refusal to take a breath test.

Hurting someone using a car is considered a felony carrying a charge of numerous years in prison. If you know someone who has been injured on the road because of someone else’s negligence, contact a Read more . . .

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The 411 on Construction Accidents in NYC

What are my rights if I am injured while working on a construction site in New York?

Construction workers perform vital tasks across New York City, building and repairing homes businesses, roads, bridges, and much more.  While the construction industry is critically important, it can also be dangerous.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 4,000 employees are killed on the job each year, and approximately 20 percent of these deaths are in construction.  Nearly 1,000 construction workers will die on the job annually due to a Read more . . .

Thursday, April 27, 2017

NYC Tugboat Worker Loses Arm in Horrific Accident

What are some dangers of working on tugboats?

An urgent situation recently unfolded when a tugboat worker got his arm caught in a rope.  NYPD Harbor Unit responded quickly to find a mariner with his arm disconnected from his body.  The tugboat was operating near the Statue of Liberty in the evening hours when the worker’s arm got snagged on a rope and became severed below the elbow.  Arriving officers applied a tourniquet to stop the flow of blood and the injured worker was transported to the hospital.

This recent New York City tugboat accident serves as a reminder of the dangers that tugboat workers face.
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Monday, April 17, 2017

Who Is Liable When You Are Injured Due To A Police Chase?

If you are a driver or pedestrian, at one time you must have heard that blaring sound of sirens from police cars speeding past you. If you’re a driver, you may have pulled over to let the police cars pass. While this may sound like an easy thing to do, during a high-speed chase, you may not have enough time to do it. Even if you do, the speeding cars may still recklessly ram into your vehicle, injuring you and any passengers you may have. According to state accident statistics, this happens often.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

What Are The Leading Causes Of Pedestrian Deaths In New York?

Every person is a pedestrian at some point during the day. As you cross a road or walk on the sidewalks, you want to feel safe, assured that every road user is aware of New York’s traffic rules and is following them religiously. However, as data shows, that is not always the case.

Out-of-control vehicles and rogue drivers are a dangerous menace on New York roads. If someone you love has been injured or killed while walking the streets of New York, talk to a Read more . . .

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