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New York Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

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.

New York Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyers

  • Two Children Sustain Life-Threatening Burns in Bronx Radiator Steam Explosion

    Winter time in New York often results in increased reports of explosions from radiators, boilers and steam pipes in apartment buildings due their increased use as the weather gets colder. A tragedy was reported by the New York Daily News involving a radiator explosion in a Bronx apartment on Hunts Avenue near Lafayette Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Two young girls, both under the ...
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  • Impaired Driver Arrested Following Wrong-Way Crash That Injured Three on Long Island

    Impaired driving continues to be a major problem on our roadways that only seems to worsen around the holidays. In a report from CBS New York , the police reported that a 42-year old man was driving a 2009 Toyota northbound in the southbound lane of the William Floyd Parkway near Flintlock Drive at around 6:30 p.m. when he crashed into a 2004 Ford, a 2012 Volkswagen and a 2013 Ford traveling ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles Orange County Labor Law Case for $1.7 Million on Behalf of Bridge Painter Who Fell Off Scissor-Lift Truck Which Moved Unexpectedly

    Our partner, Jonny Kool, recently settled a New York State Labor Law case on behalf of a 34-year old bridge painter from Orange County who was seriously injured while painting the Newbugh-Beacon Bridge. On November 8, 2013, the plaintiff was working as a bridge painter for Kiska Construction, Inc. which was hired by defendant New York State Bridge Authority in the capacity of general contractor to ...
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  • Barry Washor Settles Brooklyn Case on Behalf of Injured Construction Worker for $2.75 Million

    Our partner, Barry Washor, recently settled a case shortly before trial in Kings County Supreme Court for $2.75 million. The case involved an undocumented Mexican national who was 37 years old at the time of the accident. The plaintiff was working as a laborer doing sheet rocking on a construction project. He was standing on the top rung of a 10' high ladder, when the ladder began to shake while ...
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  • Dallin M. Fuchs Settles Construction Accident Case for $1.55 Million Where Laborer Lost Vision in One Eye

    Our partner, Dallin M. Fuchs, settled a Labor Law 241(6) claim on behalf of a 53 year old construction worker who was injured at a New York City-owned construction site in Queens for the sum of $1,55 million. The worker was attempting to attach a cap onto a pipe. The safety glasses he was using were worn and scratched. He was forced to take them off to see what he was doing. When he struck the cap ...
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  • Rash of School Bus Crashes Continues - 8 Injured in Queens School Bus Crash

    School bus crashes have been reported with increasing frequency the past couple of weeks. Another was reported by the Daily News today. Six children and two adults were injured at approximately 7:30am when a school bus lost control and crashed in Queens. The incident occurred in Fresh Meadows at 75th Ave. and 181st Street. The injured adults and children were taken to Long Island Jewish Medical ...
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  • Another School Bus Crash: 13 Students Hurt in Ossining School Bus Accident

    A school bus crashed into a telephone pole is Ossining on Tuesday morning resulting in injuries to 13 students according to the Journal News . The cause of the crash is under investigation as the bus left the roadway and struck the telephone pole. The Injured students were taken to local area hospitals. This is the second school bus crash reported in as many days. Although not as severe as the ...
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  • Two Construction Workers Killed by Falling Beam at Construction Site in Queens When Hoisting Cable Snapped

    In what was originally reported as a crane collapse, it has now been confirmed that two construction workers were killed when a wire hoisting a beam snapped causing the beam to fall. According to the Gothamist , the beam crushed two construction workers resulting in fatal injuries. The deceased workers were the crane operator and his flag man. The construction site is located in the in the ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay, Esq. Designated as General Counsel for Ethical Issues

    The partners at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP are pleased to announce that our partner, Christopher L. Sallay , has been designated as our firm's General Counsel for all Ethical Issues. We wish him all the success in fulfilling this role. High standards of professionalism, concerned diligence, integrity and skill are demanded from our attorneys and support staff. Our reputable ...
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  • Horrible School Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Six Children

    Parents rely on school buses to safely transport their children to and from school. They expect the operators of those school buses to drive with the safety of their children as the first and foremost concern. Every parent's worst nightmare was realized when they learned that the operator of a school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee crashed the bus into a tree resulting in the deaths of 6 children. ...
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  • Barry Washor Included in Gerry Oginski's List of 10 Great Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys in New York

    Gerry Oginski is a top New York Medical Malpractice attorney and expert on legal issues. He is well-known for his use of technology and social media to educate consumers and those in the legal profession. As a trusted expert in the legal profession, he named 10 Great New York Medical Malpractice Trial Attorneys which included our partner, Barry Washor. The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, ...
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  • 21-Year-Old Man Dies After Falling 40-Feet from Forklift Due to "Mechanical Failure"

    A 21-year-old Belleville, New Jersey man died after sustaining injuries in a fall from a forklift on Friday. According to the Star Ledger , the man was working at a construction site at the Castle Banquet Hall on Route 23 in Pequannock, New Jersey. The worker was standing on a wooden pallet on the fork end of the forklift when an apparent mechanical failure occurred and the fork end detached, ...
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  • Car Jumps Curb and Strikes Pedestrians on Upper West Side

    At approximately 11:00am, an SUV was attempting to park on 96th Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Witnesses saw the SUV strike a van while trying to park. The SUV then jumped the curb and struck at least two pedestrians before coming to a stop on the sidewalk. According to a report by CBS New York , Three people were taken via ambulance to St;. Luke's Hospital. One of the ...
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  • Will Platform Barriers Prevent Subway Riders from Falling Onto Tracks?

    New York City straphangers have been falling onto subway tracks with increasing frequency. This has renewed a call from MTA Board members to install doors on subway platforms according to the New York Post . Since September, 27 people have been struck by subway trains, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities. It is unclear as to how much platform doors would cost and how such doors would ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay Named “Top 100″ Lawyer in New York by Super Lawyers

    Christopher L.Sallay, a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP , has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” of 2016 in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers . Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys in different regions via a multi-phase selection process that involves peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The New York Metro lawyers who receive ...
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