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Blog Posts in February, 2016

  • Cross Examination Leads Driver to Admit He Acted Unreasonably - New York Attorney Jonny Kool

    Our partner, Jonny Kool, explains trial technique utilizing the art of cross-examination, to obtain key admissions in a New York automobile accident case. If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident , the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free consultation to determine your legal options. To see if you have grounds for a claim, call 212-406-1700 or ...
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  • Deadly Weekend for Pedestrians in New York City

    It was a deadly weekend for pedestrians in New York City. Four pedestrians were killed in separate motor vehicle accidents . 3 of the pedestrians were killed in hit-and-run accidents . The fourth was a pedestrian struck and killed in the Bronx where the driver waited for the authorities. Bicyclists and pedestrians are some of the most likely accident victims of hit-and-run drivers, according to a ...
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  • New York City Car Accident Attorney Jonny Kool Explains the Three Elements You Must Prove in Every Motor Vehicle Case

    New York City Car Accident Attorney Jonny Kool Explains the Three Elements You Must Prove in Every Motor Vehicle Case. Our partner and top New York personal injury trial attorney, Jonny Kool, offers his expertise on the factors necessary to successfully litigate a motor vehicle accident case in New York: If you or someone you love recently suffered a serious injury after being struck by a car, you ...
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  • 6 People Injured in Bronx Apartment Building Fire

    Another fire occurred in an apartment building fire in the Bronx . This time, it has been reported that at least 6 people were injured on Monday. Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate as the flames spread. Most of the reported injuries were due to smoke inhalation. Fires in New York City apartment buildings are a very common and dangerous occurrence. Often, these fires are due to the ...
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  • A 44-year-old woman was raped and robbed inside a Staten Island office building

    In New York City, property owners of establishments such as office and apartment buildings, restaurants, schools, and bars have a duty of care to take certain security measures to ensure a safe environment for individuals who are visiting, live, or work on their premises. When an owner fails to take adequate precautions to secure their property, they may be liable for any attacks that result from ...
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  • E-Cigarette Battery Explosion Seriously Burns British Man

    A British man sustained serious burn injuries when the battery of his e-cigarette exploded while in his pants causing them to catch fire. He sustained serious burn injuries to his leg necessitating skin graft surgeries and leaving him with permanent scarring . Consumer products have become remarkably safe over the years, but there is still the potential for certain products to cause injury to ...
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  • Pedestrian Killed by Tow Truck in Manhattan

    Due to New York City's massive size and heavy traffic, accidents causing severe injury or death to pedestrians occur frequently. Pedestrians represent half of the fatalities caused by traffic accidents in New York City. A study by the New York City Department of Transportation from 1996 through 2005 found that 1,944 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. On Wednesday, a 63-year old ...
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  • Slip and Fall Accidents in New York

    Business owners, landlords, and private property owners have a duty to provide safe and secure premises for their guests. When an owner neglects to repair or warn guests of a hazardous area on their property, they may be liable for any injuries that result. Individuals who have suffered an injury due to a property owner's negligence may be able to file a lawsuit to recoup compensation for any ...
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  • Queens Tour Bus Overturns on I-95 in Connecticut

    Yet another tour bus accident has occurred. This time, a Dahlia tour bus from Queens heading to Mohegan Sun flipped over on I-95 in Connecticut on Monday injuring 30 people. Initial reports indicate that the weather may have played a role in the crash. 55 passengers were reported to be on board, and 30 were injured. The injured passengers were taken to local area hospitals for treatment. Due to ...
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  • Bronx Fire Injures 20

    Once again, an apartment building fire in the Bronx resulted in 20 people being injured on Sunday. Although the cause is under investigation, reports indicate that most of the injuries were due to smoke inhalation. Smoke is among the leading cause of injuries when there is a fire in an apartment building in New York. This is particularly true for both children and the elderly. It is expected that ...
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  • Another Deadly Crane Collapse in Lower Manhattan

    A young man was killed and others were seriously injured when a construction crane owned by Bay Crane came crashing down this morning in Tribeca. Reports are that a 38-year old man was killed while he was walking on the street when he was struck by the crane. Crane accidents have been a common occurrence in New York City in recent years. If you or someone you love have been injured or killed in a ...
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  • New York City Construction Worker Impaled on Rebar After Fall

    Construction accidents are a serious and common occurrence in New York. A New York City Construction worker was severly injured on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 when he fell down an unguarded shaft 5 stories and was impaled on uncapped rebar in the basement. According to the New York Daily News , the shaft was not guarded, the rebar was not capped and the worker was not provided with the proper fall ...
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