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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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Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Look at Catastrophic Personal Injuries That Cause Paralysis


Serious accidents can lead to life changing injuries, and paralysis is one of them.  Accident victims that suffer from paralysis may require ongoing medical treatment and physical therapy, as well potentially a caregiver and assistive devices.  Paralysis can bring about tremendous financial challenges, as the accident victim experiences mounting expenses and may be unable to work to cover these costs.  Our


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Friday, July 14, 2017

What is my Personal Injury Case Worth?


Most people have heard some version of the “McDonald’s Coffee Case”: an elderly woman accidentally spilled some hot McDonald’s coffee on herself, got burned, and ended up suing for millions of dollars.  While this version of events can be considered to be “based on a true story,” what actually happened in that case is much, much more complicated, and is a good example of why it’s so hard to predict what any particular personal injury case will be worth.

Compensatory Damages – Medical Expenses

Generally speaking, the purpose of a


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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 a


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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


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