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Blog Posts in 2016

  • Brooklyn Mall Escalator Goes Out of Control and Injures Seven Holiday Shoppers

    Holiday shoppers at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn fell victim to a malfunctioning escalator on Monday evening. Seven people were injured as a result of the malfunction, two of them seriously according to a report by the Gothamist . According to witnesses, the down escalator suddenly sped up then stopped abruptly throwing people forward causing the injuries. The cause of ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles Brooklyn Pedestrian Knockdown Case for $2.3 Million

    Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wishes to congratulate our partner, Jonny Kool, on his recent settlement of a Brooklyn case involving a pedestrian struck by a commercial van owned and operated by Staten Island University Hospital. The pedestrian/plaintiff was a 60 year old dental assistant and receptionist who was struck and run over by defendants’ commercial van that was making a wide ...
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  • Baby Killed, Two Adults Critically Injured in Brooklyn Building Fire

    Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as reported by CBS New York . There was serious fire, smoke and water damage to the building. ...
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  • 4 Injured When Car Crashes Through Store Window in Park Slope

    Car crashes can happen in many different ways. Among the more unusual types of car accidents is when a car crashes into a building injuring people inside. Unfortunately, this very thing happened in Brooklyn on Monday evening. A car crashed into a store in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood Monday afternoon just before 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of 9th St. and 5th. Ave. According to a report ...
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  • 56-Year Old Woman on a Citi Bike Sustains Serious Leg Injury When Struck by Van on 6th Avenue

    A 56-year old woman, whose name was not released, was seriously injured in an accident with a van on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. As reported by DNAINFO.COM , she was struck by a white van outside 1211 Sixth Ave., between West 47th and 48th streets, about 9:16 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses report that she sustained a serious injury to her leg describing it as being mangled/ She was taken via ambulance ...
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  • 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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