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Blog Posts in June, 2017

  • 9-Year Old Wisconsin Boy Burned When Playground Slide Explodes

    Playgrounds and their equipment are heavily regulated and must meet certain safety requirements. However, new and unexpected hazards can still arise. Last week, a 9-year old Wisconsin boy was burned when the slide he was using suddenly bubbled up and exploded according to a report by Fox News . The cause of this accident is still under investigation as slides of this type are installed in ...
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  • Happy 4th of July From Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP! Please Don't Drink and Drive!

    The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP would like to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July holiday weekend! It is an unfortunate truth that the incidents of drunk driving in New York increase during holiday weekends such as the 4th of July. Please be careful and responsible so you that and your family and everyone else can have a safe and fun holiday. The ...
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  • New York's Transit System Is Broken According to Governor Cuomo

    The epidemic of transit problems plaguing New York in recent months is well-known to New Yorkers and anyone else who relies on the transit system on a regular basis. Delays, failures, emergencies and injuries have become the norm. As reported by CBS New York, Governor Cuomo will be signing an executive order declaring a state of emergency for the MTA. What this means exactly is unclear. ...
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  • "A" Train Derailment in Harlem Injures 17 Straphangers

    On Tuesday, a Brooklyn-bound A Train derailed in Harlem following a power outage. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the incident occurred at approximately 9:45am. Riders reported that the power went out first, and hen the train slammed into the side of the tunnel near 125th Street. Hundreds of passengers were evacuated with 17 reported injuries so far. The New York City subway ...
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  • 26-Year Old Jet-Skier Collides with Boat Near Liberty Island and Sustains Critical Injuries

    In the summer, the number of accidents involving boats and other water activities sharply rise for obvious reasons. As reported by CBS New York , a 26-year old jet skier is in critical condition as a result of injuries he sustained in a collision with a boat near Liberty Island. The exact cause of the accident is unknown at this time. While the details on the accident remain unknown, the described ...
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  • Defective Refrigerator and Unsafe Building Materials Are to Blame for London Fire that Killed 79 People

    The June 14, 2017 fire at Grenfell Towers Apartment building in London, England was a tragedy of incalculable proportions as 79 victims perished and hundreds had their homes destroyed. The enormity of this devastation is magnified by this shocking report in the New York Daily News that this tragic event was entirely avoidable and preventable. Police Investigators have concluded that the fire was ...
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  • Gold Handle Exhibits by John Afrides Explains the Day-in-the-Life Video

    A Day-in-the-LIfe video is a powerful tool in the arsenal of an experienced personal injury trial attorney. The well-known and well-respected John Afrides of Gold Handle Exhibits explains the importance of this type of documentary in personal injury litigation. We encourage readers of our blog to visit this website and read the valuable information it contains. We are proud to be a law firm that ...
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  • 9 People Injured in Hell's Kitchen Accident Resulting in SUV Jumping Curb

    A driver's attempt to beat a red light resulted in a chain of collisions ending up with the SUV on the sidewalk and 9 people injured. According to CBS New York , the SUV accelerated through the light and contacted multiple vehicles prior to jumping the curb. Eyewitnesses report that the SUV struck one person on the sidewalk. Eight passengers of vehicles were also injured. The full extent of the ...
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  • Please Support Lavern's Law to Aid Victims of New York's Unjust Medical Malpractice Laws

    In New York, a victim of medical malpractice may be precluded from suing a negligent doctor because the Statute of Limitations has expired before they even knew that medical malpractice was committed. This unjust reality is the subject of Lavern's Law which would allow victims of medical malpractice the right to sue within a certain time period running from the date of discovery that medical ...
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  • Carbon Monoxide Leak Overcomes 32 People in Tribeca

    A likely carbon monoxide leak in the basement below Amish Market in Tribeca resulted in 32 people becoming overcome by the deadly gas. The incident occurred at the intersection of Murray Street and West Broadway and the Amish Market was shut down as dozens of fire crews responded to a call for a carbon monoxide leak, according to a report by CBS New York . The entire building was evacuated as ...
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  • Pedestrian Knockdown in Queens Leaves Mother and Two Children Injured

    Pedestrian knockdowns on New York sidewalks are a frightening experience for the victims because the accident usually comes out of nowhere when the victims believe they are in the relative safety of a sidewalk. As reported by CBS New York, a 2-year-old, a 3-year-old and their mother were hit by a car that jumped a curb in Far Rockaway, Queens Wednesday. The victims were all taken to a local ...
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  • Gary Pillersdorf - June 5, 2017

    The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to offer our condolences to the Pillersdorf family and the legal community on the passing of our colleague, Gary Pillersdorf. His Obituary may be found here. Gary was a prominent member of the New York State Trial Lawyers community and his advocacy skills and leadership will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his fami ...
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  • Fatal Fall at Manhattan Construction Site Results in Stop-Work Order from New York City Buildings Department

    A worker at a Manhattan construction site plunged 10 stories to his death on Monday when the wooden platform on which he as standing collapsed. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the 62-year old man was doing a survey on the 16th floor when the tragedy occurred. He fell 10 stories before landing on the 6th floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The New York City Buildings ...
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