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Blog Posts in September, 2016

  • Answers Coming in New Jersey Transit Train Crash as Event Data Recorder Is Recovered

    An Event Data Recorder is a device used in various vehicles which is designed to record information related to crashes and accidents. They are automatically triggered through electronic sensors when a problem is detected such as a sudden deceleration. Analysis of an Event Date Recorder is useful as they often provide critical information about what a vehicle was doing immediately before, during ...
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  • Deadly New Jersey Transit Train Crash in Hoboken

    At approximately 8:45am, a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the Hoboken Train Terminal resulting in several critical injuries and at least one fatality up to this point. The train was a Spring Valley Line train which runs through Rockland County New York and northern New Jersey. Although details of the crash are still being reported, witnesses thus far confirm that the train simply ...
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  • Over $400 Million Paid Out by New York City Transit in Past 5 Years to Settle Lawsuits Based on Their Negligence

    As most New Yorkers know, the New York City Transit Authority is in charge of the public buses and trains that are relied upon by millions of people each year. Unfortunately, New York residents and visitors cal also rely on them performing many of their duties in a negligent manner, resulting in serious injuries to members of the public. In a report by the New York Daily News , it has been learned ...
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  • Surveillance Videos: The Dos and Donts for a Personal Injury Plaintiff

    Victims of negligence often ask if the defendants and their insurance companies have the right to follow them and videotape them in connection with personal injury lawsuits. They unquestionably do and it is imperative that plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit understand this and accept this as reality. Personal injury lawsuits often resolve for significant sums of money. An insurance company ...
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  • Eggo Waffles Recalled by Kellogg's Over Listeria Concerns

    Kellogg's has recalled 10,000 cases of its Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles because they could be contaminated with the bacteria listeria. According to a report by CBS New York , the recall comes after the company found evidence of the bacteria during routine tests. The waffles — available in 10-count packs with “Used by” dates of Nov. 21, 2017 and Nov. 22, 2017 — were sold in 25 states, ...
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  • Codeine in Cough Syrup Presents Risk of Death and Should Not Be Prescribed to Children

    Codeine has long been included as a cough suppressant in cough syrup. Recently, the American Academy of Pediatrics has urged doctors to stop prescribing medications which contain codeine to children under the age of 18. Codeine is converted into morphine by the liver and has resulted in life-threatening or fatal breathing reactions. The AAP report, published online Sept. 19, calls for improved ...
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  • 14 Social Media Do's and Don'ts: A Guide for Personal Injury Plaintiffs

    14 Social Media Do's and Don'ts: A Guide for Personal Injury Plaintiffs If you have recently become a plaintiff in a personal injury case please print these words out and read them everyday: “ANYTHING you say online can and WILL be used against you.” As the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels continue to grow, so does their usage in court cases... You are one post, ...
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  • Architect Killed in Fall from Mid-Town Manhattan Skyscraper Under Construction

    A tragedy occurred on Thursday afternoon when a 52-year old architect from New Jersey fell to his death from a skyscraper under construction in Mid-town Manhattan. According to a report by the New York Daily News, the victim, fell to the ground from the 42nd floor of the 46-floor skyscraper near W. 53rd St. and Sixth Ave. about 2:15 p.m. The building itself is apparently under construction and the ...
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  • Out of Control Truck Crashes Into Citibank in Brooklyn

    Three people were injured when on out-of-control truck plowed through the window of a Citibank in the Flatlands section of Brooklyn near Ralph Avenue on Thursday morning. According to a report by the New York Post , the injuries did not appear to be serious. The cause of the accident is unknown a this time. Individuals who have been hit by a vehicle while walking may have several types of ...
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  • Department of Labor Finds Crane Operator to Blame in Deadly TriBeCa Crane Collapse

    The deadly TriBeCa crane collapse which occurred in February was initially blamed on high winds. However, in a report by ABC Eyewitness News , it has been revealed that the United States Department of Labor (OSHA) has determined that it was operator error which caused this terrible incident. Specifically, the crane operator, in a rush to get the crane out of the wind, lowered the boom angle below ...
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  • Samsung Smartphone Burns 6-year Old Brooklyn Boy

    In a follow-up to a recent Blog post, and in furtherance of reports concerning Samsung phones, a report from CBS New York reveals that a 6-year old Brooklyn boy was burned while playing a game on his grandmother's Samsung Galaxy Core cell phone. As described by his mother, the boy was playing on the phone, which was not being charged at the time, when the phone burst into flames. The little boy ...
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  • Samsung Galaxy Note7 and the Exploding Battery

    While the details of an obvious recall are being worked out, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission is urging users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 to turn the off and to stop charging and using them. The risk of fire and explosion associated with the battery for the popular cell phone is a great risk to the health and safety of the consumer. In a report by ABC News , the dangers and ...
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  • Fatal Car Accident in Suffern Results in the Death of 17-Year Old Yeshiva Student

    A group of Yeshiva students were standing outside their dormitory last night when on off-duty police officer plowed into them after side-swiping another vehicle. In a report by CBS New York , a vehicle was turning into a driveway when the off-duty officer attempted to pass. Contact was made between the vehicles and the passing vehicle veered into two students, killing a 17-year old Marcos Tawil ...
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  • Drunk Driver Stopped by Police on Long Island Expressway

    Thankfully, due to multiple calls to 911, the police were able to stop and arrest a drunken Queens man driving the wrong way on the Long Island Expressway before somebody was injured or killed. The offender was pulled over and arrested on Tuesday near Exit 52 in Commack about 2:20 a.m. According to a report by the New York Daily News , he was caught driving eastbound on the westbound side of the ...
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