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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 . . .

Friday, March 24, 2017

Survey Reveals Most Americans Fear Self-Driving Cars

Are self-driving cars safe modes of transportation?

Self-driving vehicles are widely considered the wave of the future.  Several industry giants have been frantically expanding their technology in a rush to produce the first self-driving car available for mass production.  Despite the nearly universal movement among car makers towards the creation of self-driving vehicles, a recent survey suggests perhaps the public does not share the same focus.  The survey, conducted by AAA, revealed that the majority of Americans, some 78 percent polled, are afraid of traveling in self-driving cars.

The Safety of Self-Driving vehicles

Americans polled by AAA seem to want to embrace some of the technologies that go into self-driving vehicles, with most wanting autonomous technologies in their next vehicle.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

NY Man Indicted for Hit and Run Crash That Killed NBA Player’s Cousin

What are my legal rights if I am injured by a hit and run driver?

Recently, a Hudson County grand jury indicted a New York City man who allegedly struck and killed 21-year-old Zackhary Simmons, the cousin of NBA player Ben Simmons.  Simmons was hit by a black Cadillac Escalade while crossing the street in the afternoon hours. The vehicle, which was traveling at least 70 miles per hour at the time of the crash, never stopped.  Now, a 51-year old from Brooklyn has been charged with Death by Auto and Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident Resulting in Death.  He could be sentenced to jail time if convicted of these crimes, and may additionally face civil litigation for his actions in the death of a young man revered in the local community.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bushwick Teen Killed by Police Was Shot 14 Times, Medical Examiner Says

What constitutes “excessive force” in New York?

Many stories have unfortunately made their way into the media about alleged instances of police shootings and other misconduct. Some of these cases center around the use of excessive force by police officers on the job.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

What can I do when the government causes my injury?

What can I do when the government causes my injury?

If you have been injured due to the negligence of a government agency, they can be held liable in certain situations. Some of these scenarios could include slip and fall accidents, accidents on the bus subway, or even an escalator, student injuries on school grounds, or accidents involving a city vehicle. You might be able to bring a claim of injury against a public entity like an agency, department, public corporation, or even against the state itself for Read more . . .

Friday, March 3, 2017

Elderly New Yorker Struck First By Uber Driver, Then Taxi Cab

What should I do if I am struck by a car while walking in New York?

An elderly woman is lucky to be alive following a double pedestrian accident.  The 84-year-old woman, who resides half of the year in New York and the remainder in the UK, was crossing the street at York Avenue in the evening hours when an Uber driver crashed his vehicle into her, sending her spiraling to the ground.  While she lay there, a yellow taxi struck her.  She was rushed to the hospital with injuries to the head, leg, and elsewhere across her body.  She remembers little about the accident and will require several procedures to mend her injuries.

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Family of Deceased Nursing Home Patient Files Medical Malpractice Suit

How can I hold a nursing home accountable for injuries to my loved one?

The family members of a deceased nursing home patient have filed suit against the U.S. government, alleging that the elderly veteran died after falling twice in a government run nursing home in New York City. 

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