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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Liability for Mass Shootings

Could better airport security have prevented the Fort Lauderdale, Florida shooting?

Lives were lost and the nation left in shock after a shooter opened fire in the Fort Lauderdale airport earlier this month.  Security footage and witness accounts depict Esteban Santiago pulling a handgun from his waistband and opening fire on the unsuspecting travelers who were attempting to collect their bags and greet their loved ones.  Five people were killed in the rampage and several others injured.  As authorities continue to unravel the unfortunate series of events that gave way to this horrific tragedy, questions have arisen concerning the role of the airport in the shooting.  Many are left wondering, would better security in the airport have prevented the shooting?

Mass Shootings and Negligent Security

Mass shootings have become increasingly common in recent years.


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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

School Bus and NJ Transit Bus Collide, Sending Several to the Hospital


Who is liable for school bus accidents?

Two buses recently collided on Route 18, injuring several children and adults.  A New Jersey Transit bus was stopped in the southbound right lane, when a school bus changing lanes suddenly rear-ended it.  The accident happened shortly after 9 a.m.  Police report that 15 children were transported to the hospital for evaluation, including one four-year-old with a broken leg.


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Friday, January 27, 2017

What are the top personal injury causes in New York?

Personal injury attorneys deal with a wide variety of injuries and causes. We handle cases involving a broad range of injuries, from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries and death, from many different causes. People always ask us what the most common causes are, so we thought we’d break down the numbers for you.



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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries


What are the signs of a brain injury after a car accident?

Every year, 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.  Due to the force involved in a car accident, both the driver and passengers are at risk of brain injury.  Even if your head does not hit another object during the accident, the sudden back and forth motion of the crash can cause your brain to move within your skull, resulting in a brain injury.


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Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Wrong-way Crash in Long Island Kills Two


What causes wrong-way accidents?

A horrific wrong-way accident recently resulted in the deaths of two individuals in Long Island.  Police report that a white Infiniti sedan was driving eastbound in the westbound lane on Sunrise Highway in Brookhaven.  The driver was celebrating his birthday with his cousin.  This wrong way vehicle struck a Chrysler van around four a.m.


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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Authorities Continue to Investigate New York City Ferry Collision with Kayakers


Who is legally responsible for the kayak accident that happened on the Hudson River? 

What should have been a peaceful day on the water turned catastrophic when a ferry carrying passengers on the Hudson River crashed into a group of ten kayakers, critically injuring one and knocking several others into the river.  The accident happened in the evening hours.  Witnesses described the scene with horror.


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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

New York City Worker Killed in Elevator Accident


What causes elevator accidents?

A sudden elevator accident claimed the life of a 43-year-old discount store worker.  The employee was in the basement loading boxes onto the elevator when it unexpectedly launched upwards, pinning him to the ceiling.


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

New York Driver Crashes Into Tree While Catching Pokémon


Who is liable for Pokémon Go accidents?

“Pokémon Go” is officially the latest gaming craze, with over 7.5 million downloads just weeks after its initial release.  This augmented reality game requires players to walk or move in order to capture all of their favorite Pokémon creatures.  While the game has been praised for getting gamers outside and moving, it has also been linked to several serious accidents.  In Auburn, New York, located near Syracuse, a driver recently ran his car off the road and hit a tree because he was playing Pokémon Go.


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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Dog Bites Housekeeper’s Toe Off in New York City


Is a dog’s owner liable if it bites someone in New York?

A housekeeper recently lost her toe in a dog attack in Greenpoint.  Authorities report the woman arrived at the residence to start her shift at around 1:40 p.m.  A dog present within the home started to act nervously then suddenly lunged.  It bit the 62-year-old woman’s left foot and detached her toe.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Car Accidents--What To Do When Tragedy Strikes


Imagine being involved in a hit-and-run accident caused by a drunk driver.  If that is not bad enough, imagine being the mother who was left in desperation while trying to save her injured son, daughter, and husband from the burning vehicle at the scene of the accident. 

This was the tragic reality of one wife and mother, age 35, who was returning home from a party with her family—a husband of 37, a daughter of 4 years old, and a son of 8 years old.  The family was currently living in Queens and originally from Haiti.


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Hit and Run

After running a light and driving an expensive Porsche into two individuals, the culpable driver literally ran away, by foot, from the accident scene.  A person riding a bike, and two others operating vehicles had to be rushed to the hospital.  It was reported that the bicyclist endured a head and shoulder injury.  A pedestrian was also pronounced dead after sustaining severe head injury. 

Apparently, the driver’s vehicle sped across the sidewalk and then collided with a tree before striking the victims.


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