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Established more than 50 years ago, the law firm of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool has successfully represented seriously injured clients in personal injury and medical malpractice cases throughout the State of New York. The firm’s lawyers are highly regarded in the profession for their excellence in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. Over the years, our firm has won verdicts and settlements of over $1 billion for our clients.

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  • Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

    Benjamin Franklin famously said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Of course, death is a natural part of the circle of life. It is when death comes prematurely that people often seek the counsel and assistance of an attorney. Not all deaths will form the subject of a lawsuit. According to the New York State Department of Health , the 3 most common causes of ...
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  • Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Spring Valley Injures 3-Year Old Boy

    Animal attacks are a startlingly regular occurrence that can lead to serious injury or even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than four million bite victims each year. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were easily preventable and caused by the negligent action of the pet's owner. Such is exactly what occurred on Thursday afternoon. A 3-year old ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

    Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can suffer major injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Due to the massive size of semis and 18 wheelers, truck accidents often inflict catastrophic injuries on the individuals involved, such as spinal cord fractures, amputations , brain injuries , or burns . Many of the catastrophic injuries inflicted in truck accidents ...
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  • A Patient's Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

    Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today, causing 150,000 deaths in 2012 alone. CNN has released a simple guide entitled Lung Cancer by the Numbers to help people understand the types of lung cancer, the symptoms and the potential treatment options. Due to the high fatality rate associated with lung cancer, successful treatment relies on the cancer being ...
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  • 5 People Hurt in Derailment at Penn Station Which NJ Transit Official Laughably Describes as Minor

    Sometimes, the response from culpable parties is reasonable. Other times, the response is absurdly laughable on their face. On Monday morning, three NJ Transit cars derailed at Penn Station causing injuries to 5 people. According to a report by CBS New York , a spokesperson for NJ Transit stated that the derailment was "minor", despite the fact that 5 people were injured when three cars from ...
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  • Drunken Truck Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Cross Bronx Expressway

    An intoxicated driver of a semi-trailer truck took the life of a fellow driver on Monday night when his truck slammed into a 1997 Toyota sedan killing the 25-year old driver, Caesar Contreras of New Brunswick, New Jersey. CBS New York reported that the truck driver fled the scene but was later tracked down in Ridgefield, New Jersey where a breathalyzer test confirmed his intoxication. Criminal ...
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  • Zone of Danger: Mother Witnesses One-Year Old Daughter Killed by Driver Who Failed to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk

    A terrible tragedy occurred in Queens on Thursday evening which implicates both New York's "Zone of Danger" rule as well as illustrates New York's cruel and antiquated Wrongful Death laws. A 1-year old Queens girl named Skylar Perkins was in her stroller being pushed by her mother on Thursday night in Queens at 23rd Avenue and 94th Street in Queens at 8:42 p.m. According to a report by CBS New ...
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  • Can Undocumented Persons Bring a Lawsuit in New York?

    The answer is YES! There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there in the public, with fear and intimidation often dominating truth and justice. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone's negligence, you have the absolute right to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. In such an instance, you should seek the counsel and advice of a qualified personal ...
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  • 3D-Printed Plastic Spinal Scaffold Could Revolutionize Spinal Fusion Surgery

    Whiplash and other accidents that cause the head to move rapidly back and forth on the spine can cause vertebrae fractures or compression of the spinal disks and nerves. Degenerative disk disease, which can be worsened by an accident, can also cause severe pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is pinched. Doctors often recommend cervical fusion surgery for these types of ...
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  • New York Should Pass Law Making It Illegal to Fail to Clear Snow and Ice From Your Car

    Winter time presents many hazards and increased chance of injury. Often, simple steps and precautions can be taken to minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others. If your car is covered in snow and ice, please take the time to clean your car thoroughly so as not to drive with chunks of snow and ice being able to fall off of your car. A failure to do so, could cause injury or property damage ...
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  • Brooklyn Woman Killed on Williamsburg Bridge in Accident Involving Intoxicated NYPD Officer

    A crash on the Williamsburg Bridge left a 21-year old Brooklyn woman dead and a NYPD traffic enforcement agent facing criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among other charges. According to a report by CBS New York, the accident involved a single vehicle traveling eastbound on the bridge at approximately 3:15am. The driver and a male passenger were injured, ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do After a Construction Site Accident

    Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool , our firm represents workers who have suffered any type of negligence-related injury on the work site. These are the top 5 things you should do if you have been injured at a construction site in New York: Report the ...
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  • 5 Most Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Not all birth injuries are the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice. Some brain injuries can still occur, even in the most competent and careful medical hands. However, medical professionals do make mistakes that can lead to severe injury, and sometimes even death of an infant. When this happens, it is important to consult with a team of knowledgeable legal professionals who ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles New York Labor Law Case for $3.7 Million on Behalf of Injured Construction Worker from Local 79

    On October 18, 2012, the plaintiff, a 31 year old Local 79 construction worker was performing demolition work at 675 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan . He was using a power saw to cut and remove overhead metal ducts. The ladder was placed on a work surface that was not cleared of dirt and demolition debris. In addition, a co-worker who was holding the ladder steady left the area at the time of ...
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  • What to Do After Being Involved in a Car Accident With a Drunk Driver - NY Attorney Dallin Fuchs

    New York personal injury attorney Dallin Fuchs talks about how to prove your accident case if you've been injured by someone who was driving while under the influence of alcohol. Drunk driving is dangerous not only for the person who is intoxicated but tenfold for the other drivers on the road, not to mention innocent passersby. But yet year after ...
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