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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Ghosts in the Courtroom


Q: What does a “ghost bike” have to do with a New York City wrongful death lawsuit?

New York wrongful death attorneys know all too well what a “ghost bike” represents. Scattered all across New York City intersections, ghost bikes are regular bicycles that have been eerily dipped entirely in white paint and chained as a permanent part of memorials at the sites where a bicyclist has been hit and killed.
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Friday, October 20, 2017

Experimental Treatment Could Help Those Suffering from TBIs


How long does a traumatic brain injury take to heal?

Each year, over 1.3 million Americans are treated for traumatic brain injuries in emergency rooms across the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Approximately 50,000 people will die from brain injuries, while another nearly 300,000 will require hospitalization.  Evidence has emerged in recent years demonstrating that traumatic brain injuries or TBIs may have a more significant long term impact than previously believed. Our Read more . . .


Monday, October 16, 2017

Liability for Mass Shootings


Should Mandalay Bay be held liable for victim injuries and deaths in the Las Vegas shooting?

On October 1, 2017, a gunman opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers, leaving 58 people dead and another 489 injured.  The shooting is regarded as the largest mass shooting in history and it is believed to have been carried out by a lone gunman.  Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada checked into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas three days before the shooting.  It was from the hotel that he opened fire on the unsuspecting crowd below.  Now, it is anticipated that some of the families of those killed in the shooting may file Read more . . .


Friday, October 6, 2017

Do I Have to Report a Traffic Accident?


Not in all circumstances. While it is always advisable to report a car accident to the relevant authorities, New York Vehicle and Traffic laws have very


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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Should I Accept A Settlement or Take My Personal Injury Case to Trial?


Let’s say you were involved in a serious car accident and want to sue the liable party. Or maybe you now have lifelong injuries due to a defective medical device and want to hold the manufacturer liable. Maybe you are suffering serious back and neck injuries from a slip and fall at your local grocery store.

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Friday, September 29, 2017

NYC Subway Slip and Falls


Who is liable if I fall and injure myself in the subway?

A recent slip and fall case filed against MTA calls attention to the high number of slip and fall accidents that occur in and around the New York City subway system.  The plaintiff in the case is a 69-year-old woman who had just finished her shift at work and headed to meet her husband.  The plaintiff stepped onto the landing of the Graham Av. subway station and did not see a crack in the platform leading to the stairs.  She tripped and fell down the flight of stairs.


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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What To Do If You Have Been Bitten By A Dog In New York


A dog bite is not something to take lightly. Whether the bite was from a small dog or from a large hound, it can cause serious injury to the person including rapturing crucial blood vessels, tearing away body tissues and transmitting serious (sometimes life threatening) diseases such as rabies.

If you or your child has been bitten by a dog in New York, consult a


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Friday, September 22, 2017

Electricians Face Job Hazards


What are the most common work-related injuries for electricians?

Recently, an electrician in western New York was killed while performing routine work at a high school.  The electrician was working in the electrical closet at Kenmore West High School when he died.  Investigations into the tragic accident remain ongoing.  Sadly, this New York electrician’s death is likely to be just one of several this year.  Over 175 deaths are caused each year in the electrical trade, with electricians comprising about seven percent of all victims.


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Monday, September 11, 2017

What Are The Most Common Birth Injuries and Their Causes?

After nine months of pregnancy, every mother wants to give birth to a healthy baby. Sometimes, however, by the fault of the physician, care giver or drug manufacturer, babies suffer injuries at birth. Some of these


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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

NYC Water Taxi Accident Injures 30


Who is liable if you are injured while traveling around NYC?

Recently, a New York Water Taxi made a hard landing in Hell’s Kitchen, inflicting injuries on at least 30 passengers.  FDNY officials report that all passengers were removed from the boat to the pier, with some requiring treatment for severe injuries, though none were life threatening.  This accident is one of several to involve transportation vehicles in and around New York City.  Our


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Friday, August 25, 2017

The Stages of a Personal Injury Case in NY


How does a personal injury case begin?

Every personal injury case starts with an accident.  The types of accidents that could give rise to a personal injury case include car accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and falls, injuries due to defective products, and the like.  While every personal injury case is unique, there are several common elements that every accident victim that elects to pursue legal action will encounter.  Our


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