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Blog Posts in June, 2016

  • Hicksville Car Accident Kills One Bicyclist and Injures Another

    A woman in her 40s and her father were riding bicycles on Wednesday afternoon on New South Rd. in Hicksville, New York, when tragedy struck. According to a report by CBS New York , a passing SUV struck the unidentified bicyclists before striking another vehicle and finally crashing into a house. The female bicyclist was pronounced dead at the scene and her father was taken to a local area ...
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  • Is Defective Jeep to Blame for Death of Star Trek Actor Anton Yelchin?

    The Jeep SUV model that killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin had been known to cause confusion to drivers as to whether the vehicle was in Park or Neutral. According to a report by CNN Money , "Fiat Chrysler ( FCAM ) filed a recall notice in April with federal safety regulators for the 2015 Grand Cherokee, the model Yelchin owned, along with 1.1 million cars and SUVs in April. More than 100 ...
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  • Another Pedestrian Killed in New York City Car Accident

    The pedestrian death toll has now risen to 49 in 2016. This time, a 21-year old man from North Carolina was struck and killed on East 23rd Street near Madison Avenue. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the pedestrian may have run out into traffic when he was struck. He died from his fatal injuries a few days later. When an individual dies after being struck by a vehicle, their ...
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  • Alligator Attack at Disney World Resort Was a Preventable Tragedy

    Orlando, Florida has been in the news recently for terrible tragedies that have occurred in that popular vacation destination. As has been widely reported, a 2-year old boy was the victim of an alligator attack while playing on the beach at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. Information has now been revealed which indicates that this terrible tragedy was both foreseeable and preventable if Disney ...
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  • Elevator Can Be Falling Object Pursuant to New York Labor Law 240(1)

    The Appellate Division, First Department held in the case McCrea v Arnlie Realty Co. LLC that an elevator under repair can be a "falling object" within the meaning of New York Labor Law 240(1) . The Court upheld Summary Judgment to the inured plaintiff under Labor Law 240(1) stating: "The evidence here establishes that at the time of the accident, McCrea was engaged in "repair" work because the ...
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  • Deadly Car Accident on Wantagh State Parkway Results in Two Deaths and Critical Injuries to a Three-Year Old Child

    Two people were killed and a child critically injured when an apparently minor rear-end collision cascaded into a deadly multi-vehicle crash. According to a report by CBS New York , two vehicles were initially involved in an accident and the occupants exited their vehicles to exchange information related to the initial accident. Following this initial accident, another vehicle approaching the ...
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  • New York Lawmakers Attempt to Reduce Railroad Crossing Accidents

    While travel by train is statistically safer than driving a car, accidents do happen. In most cases, train accidents prove devastating for the passengers and railroad workers aboard the train. Train accidents can leave passengers dead or facing debilitating injuries. In light of recent high-profile train accidents in New York, lawmakers are planning to pass legislation which would require ...
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  • NYSTLA Names Barry Washor as a Class of 2019 Director

    The New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) have named our partner, Barry Washor , as a Class of 2019 Director with the installation taking place on June 14, 2016. The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP , take this opportunity to congratulate Barry on this honor and continued success in the future. NYSTLA was founded more than 60 years ago and continues ...
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  • Second Department Grants Summary Judgment to Labor Law 240(1) Plaintiff who Fell from Scaffold after Receiving Electric Shock

    In the case Viera v WFJ Realty Corp. , the plaintiff was working on a scaffold, affixing aluminum siding to the roof of a grocery store. The plaintiff allegedly was injured when a piece of the siding that he was handling came into contact with overhead power lines, causing him to sustain an electric shock and fall off the scaffold. The Appellate Division, Second Department, held that the injured ...
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  • Brooklyn Pedestrian Killed by SUV in Mid-Town Manhattan

    A 67-year old Brooklyn woman was struck and killed by an SUV in Manhattan on Monday. The accident occurred on 8th Avenue by 38th Street. According to a report by CBS New York , the pedestrian was taken via ambulance to Bellevue Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV was charged by the New York City Police with "Failing to yield to a pedestrian." Pedestrians represent half of ...
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  • Three Dead in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-84 in Orange County

    Truck accidents can be among the most catastrophic motor vehicles accidents on New York roadways. On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, a fatal tractor-trailer accident was reported by the Putnam Daily Voice . Reports indicated that 3 people were killed in this accident which occurred on I-84 in Orange County between exits 2 and 3 in Wawayanda, New York. A picture accompanying the story shows the front end ...
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