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Blog Posts in May, 2016

  • Fatal Car Crash in Midtown Manhattan

    A single-vehicle accident in Midtown Manhattan early Tuesday morning resulted in the death of the passenger and injuries to the driver. According to a report by CBS New York , the accident occurred on 6th Avenue and 54th Street. A witness said that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to stop for a red light. The car then went out of control and struck a fire hydrant. A ...
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  • Four-year Old Brooklyn Boy Dies in Fall Down Elevator Shaft

    In New York City, injuries resulting from elevator accidents are surprisingly common. Elevator and escalator accidents kill about 30 people each year and injure 17,000 nationwide, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A tragic death occurred in Park Slope, Brooklyn when a 4 year old boy fell down an elevator shaft after having ...
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  • Deadly Accident on Long Island Expressway Results in the Deaths of Two Young New Yorkers

    An off-duty New York City Police officer struck a disabled BMW which was stopped on the side of the Long Island Expressway. Two of the four occupants standing outside the vehicle were killed when they were struck by the large SUV - a 2016 GMC Yukon. The impact sent the victims flying over the dividers and into the eastbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway. According to a report by the New York ...
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  • First Department Holds Worker Knocked off Flatbed Truck While Preparing a Crate for Hoisting is Entitled to Labor Law 240(1) Protection

    Commonly known as the "Scaffold Law," New York Labor Law 240(1) offers financial protection to construction workers who have suffered elevation-related injuries. The labor law places absolute liability-meaning that liability is imposed regardless of fault–on the property owner and general contractor when a worker suffers an injury due to a fall from elevation or is struck by a falling object. By ...
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  • Scaffold Collapse at East Harlem Building

    Falls from scaffolds are a common source of construction site injuries. Unfortunately, scaffold falls can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. New York Labor Law Section 240 provides for damages for workers injured in elevation-related accidents, including accidents that involve worker falls and accidents caused by falling objects that strike workers. On Friday, May 20, 2016, a scaffold became ...
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  • Bringing a Case Against a Municipality Like New York City

    Cases against public entities and municipalities are subject to different time and other legal limitations. Attorneys who practice personal injury law in New York must be experts in the areas of Municipal Liability in order to effectively represent injured persons. Our partner, Jonny Kool, explains the issues and nuances associated with Municipal Liability : Due to the time constraints imposed by ...
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  • 11 Injured in Queens School Bus Crash

    A yellow school bus collided with a car in Queens on Tuesday morning causing the bus to crash into a light pole. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the accident occurred on 167th St. and 73rd Ave. in Fresh Meadows at about 8:10 a.m., Among the 11 people hospitalized, more than half were teenagers. The injuries were reported to range from minor to serious, with none being considered ...
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  • Brooklyn SUV Crash Injures Four

    Three people were critically injured when two SUVs lost control and jumped the curbs, slamming into pedestrians near Rutland Rd. in East Flatbush at about 9:15 a.m. on Monday. A fourth person was listed with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the cause of the accident is not yet known, but the NYPD Collision Investigation Squad was ...
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  • How Do I Prove My Injury Case After A Slip And Fall Accident? -- NY Attorney Dallin Fuchs explains

    Top Slip and Fall Lawyers in New York Our Partner, Dallin Fuchs, shares his expertise on the elements necessary to prove a case arising from a Slip and Fall Accident: Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in New York Slip and Fall Accident trial law. Six of our attorneys have achieved AV Preeminent status with Martindale-Hubbell representing the highest ranking for ethical standards and legal ...
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  • Upper West Side Taxi Accident Nearly Severs Woman's Arm

    Due to the fact that over 240 million passengers are transported each year, taxi cab accidents tend to happen more often in New York City than in other areas of the country. These accidents can have serious consequences for the passengers, other drivers and pedestrians. Accidents involving taxi cabs are responsible for thousands of serious injuries across the city each year. A recent accident, as ...
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  • Construction Accident in Brooklyn Seriously Injures Three Workers

    Construction Accident in Brooklyn Seriously Injures Three Workers Construction accidents can range from minor to debilitating to fatal. Individuals who have been the victims of construction accidents may face a number of difficulties including physical limitations, debilitating injuries, emotional trauma and financial losses. As reported in the New York Post , three construction workers at a ...
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  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Accepting New York IVC Filter Cases

    Our Attorneys Protect the Rights of New York Victims of Defective IVC Filters The IVC (Inferior Vena Cava) is a major vein in the human body which transports blood from the lower body to the heart. Retrievable IVC Filters are cage-like, spider-shaped wire devices purportedly designed to protect patients who are at a high risk of pulmonary embolism (a PE is a condition whereby one or more of the ...
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  • Medical Errors are Third-leading Cause of Death in the United States of America

    According to a Study by Johns Hopkins Medical Errors are Third-leading Cause of Death in U.S. In a recent study performed at Johns Hopkins and published in 2016, medical errors are the third-leading cause of death in the United States of America. Dr. Martin Makary, a professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and an authority on health reform. authored a 2016 letter to ...
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  • Possible Carbon Monoxide Death of 10-Year Old Boy

    Carbon Monoxide - The Silent Killer Another tragedy is being reported regarding a potentially defective boiler. In a report by CBS New York , a 10-year old boy has died and his 9-year old sister remains hospitalized apparently due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning results in multiple deaths and injuries each year. Often, these tragedies occur due to a defective or ...
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