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  • Bicycle Accidents

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    • 56-Year Old Woman on a Citi Bike Sustains Serious Leg Injury When Struck by Van on 6th Avenue

      A 56-year old woman, whose name was not released, was seriously injured in an accident with a van on 6th Avenue in Manhattan. As reported by DNAINFO.COM , she was struck by a white van outside 1211 Sixth Ave., between West 47th and 48th streets, about 9:16 a.m. on Thursday. Witnesses report that she sustained a serious injury to her leg describing it as being mangled/ She was taken via ambulance ...
    • 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 ...
    • New Bike Sharing Program and Increased Bicycle Accidents -- NY Personal Injury Lawyer Dallin Fuchs

      Bicycling is a way of life for many residents of New York City. Bikes offer convenient and affordable transportation and are an excellent means of exercise and recreation for thousands. New York City has the highest rate of bicycle commuters of any city in the nation, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. In June 2009, New York City finished adding 200 miles of bike lanes and other safety ...

    Burn Injury

    The latest posts for Burn Injury are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • Fire in Times Square Restaurant Injures Two

      Fires are a dangerous reality in New York City given the number of buildings and large population. Early in the morning, more than 200 firefighters responded to a 3-alarm fire, which began around 4:47 a.m. at an 11-story building on 48th Street and 7th Avenue. According to a report by CBS New York , the fire started in the ductwork of a Times Square restaurant called "TSQ Brasserie." Two injuries ...
    • Baby Killed, Two Adults Critically Injured in Brooklyn Building Fire

      Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as reported by CBS New York . There was serious fire, smoke and water damage to the building. ...

    Car Accidents

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    • Top 5 Tips for New York Car Accident Victims

      Car accidents can have long term negative effects on injured individuals and their families. Victims of car accidents may face debilitating injuries, such as brain damage , burns, broken bones, amputations, and internal bleeding. The injuries suffered in car accidents may force the victims and their families to face a number of hardships, such as emotional and financial strain. In addition to ...
    • Deadly Bus Crash in Queens Kills 3 and Injures At Least 15

      An MTA bus and a tour bus collided in Flushing Queens this morning. As reported by CBS New York , the charter bus was heading east on Northern Boulevard when it struck the MTA bus attempting to turn right onto Northern Boulevard. Among the three dead are the driver of the charter bus, a passenger on the MTA bus and a pedestrian was was pinned between the buses as a results of the collision. The ...
    • SUV Hops Curb and Injures Two Pedestrians Near Lincoln Center

      The injuries suffered by a pedestrian who has been hit by a vehicle may permanently alter the course of their life. On Wednesday morning, an SUV lost control, jumped the curb and struck two pedestrians by the 66th Street- Lincoln Center subway entrance. According to the New York Daily News article , the accident occurred early Wednesday morning and it is unclear what caused the driver of the SUV ...

    Construction Accidents

    The latest posts for Construction Accidents are listed below.
    • Roof Collapse in Brooklyn Injures 6 Construction Workers - a Labor Law 240 Case?

      This morning, at approximately 9:47am, 6 construction workers were injured in Brooklyn when the roof they were working on collapsed to the basement of the Brownstone building. According to CBS New York , the workers were putting up cinder blocks on the roof when the collapse occurred. 6 workers were reported injured with 4 in serious condition. A roof collapse like the one described above could ...
    • 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 ...
    • Scaffold Collapse in Mid-town Manhattan Injures One

      Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. On Wednesday. a scaffold collapsed at a construction site at 36th Street and Eighth Avenue. As reported by CBS New York , the collapse occurred on Wednesday afternoon after 4:00pm. The extent of the injuries remains unknown at this time. Due to the complex ...

    Elevator Accidents

    The latest posts for Elevator Accidents are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • New York City Housing Authority to Blame in Fatal Elevator Accident

      In a report issued by the New York City Department of Investigation, a fatal elevator accident which occurred on Christmas Eve of 2015 was entirely preventable as the New York City Housing Authority knew of the defective elevator and did nothing about it. Furthermore, an important safety device was disconnected for no apparent reason. As reported in the New York Daily News , this fatal accident ...

    Fire and Explosion

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    • 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 ...
    • Fire in Times Square Restaurant Injures Two

      Fires are a dangerous reality in New York City given the number of buildings and large population. Early in the morning, more than 200 firefighters responded to a 3-alarm fire, which began around 4:47 a.m. at an 11-story building on 48th Street and 7th Avenue. According to a report by CBS New York , the fire started in the ductwork of a Times Square restaurant called "TSQ Brasserie." Two injuries ...
    • Baby Killed, Two Adults Critically Injured in Brooklyn Building Fire

      Once again, a serious fire has been reported in New York City resulting in the death of a 1-year old baby and critical injuries to two adults. This time, the fire apparently started inside an apartment on the 13th floor of the Howard Houses on Mother Gaston Boulevard in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn as reported by CBS New York . There was serious fire, smoke and water damage to the building. ...

    Medical Malpractice

    The latest posts for Medical Malpractice are listed below.
    • Five Attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP Included in New York Super Lawyers for 2017

      The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to offer a heart-felt congratulations to the five (5) attorneys in our office who were named as Personal Injury Super Lawyers in New York for 2017. Barry A. Washor, Dallin M. Fuchs, Jonny Kool, Christopher L. Sallay and Matthew Maiorana each were recognized in this way and have been so recognized for multiple consecutive ...
    • Christopher L. Sallay Included in 2017 New York Super Lawyers for FIfth Straight Year

      The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to extend congratulations to our partner, Christopher L. Sallay, for his inclusion in the 2017 New York Edition of Super Lawyers. This marks the 5th year in a row that Chris has been included in Super Lawyers. Additionally, our firm is incredibly proud to have five(5) of our lawyers included in Super Lawyers. Chris has ...
    • Negligence or Not? 6 Nursing Home Residents in Florida Dead Due to Power Loss from Hurricane Irma

      An air conditioning failure due to power loss resulting from Hurricane Irma claimed the lives of 6 elderly residents of a Florida nursing home. According to CBS New York, a criminal investigation is underway concerning the nursing home for their failure to evacuate the residents and a failure to have the air conditioning connected to the backup generator. Reports indicated that the facility did ...

    Negligent Security

    The latest posts for Negligent Security are listed below.
    • Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

      A settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, wherein Oquendo’s family agreed to a $2.7-million payout from the city, CBS2 reported. In October of 2013, the 14-year-old autistic boy vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found on a beach in College Point, Queens. When an individual suffers an injury or death in an accident caused by ...
    • 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 ...

    Negligent Supervision

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    • Dozens of Children Injured in Crash on Palisades Parkway Involving Two School Buses

      Every parent fears hearing news that their son or daughter was injured while in the care of another. The reality is that our society relies upon school buses to transport our children back and forth to school. The further reality is that these school buses can be involved in accidents in which our children can be injured. As reported by CBS New York , Two school buses from Northern Valley Regional ...
    • Settlement Reached in Wrongful Death Lawsuit Where Autistic Teen Elopes from Queens Public School

      A settlement has been reached in the death of Avonte Oquendo, wherein Oquendo’s family agreed to a $2.7-million payout from the city, CBS2 reported. In October of 2013, the 14-year-old autistic boy vanished from the Riverview School in Long Island City. Three months later, his body was found on a beach in College Point, Queens. When an individual suffers an injury or death in an accident caused by ...
    • 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 ...

    News

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    • Roof Collapse in Brooklyn Injures 6 Construction Workers - a Labor Law 240 Case?

      This morning, at approximately 9:47am, 6 construction workers were injured in Brooklyn when the roof they were working on collapsed to the basement of the Brownstone building. According to CBS New York , the workers were putting up cinder blocks on the roof when the collapse occurred. 6 workers were reported injured with 4 in serious condition. A roof collapse like the one described above could ...
    • The Danger of Drones Colliding With Airplanes Becomes a Reality

      Just because something has not happened yet does not make it unlikely or not foreseeable. Worries about drones colliding with aircraft have been there for a long time now. Those worries became reality when a drone collided with a small commercial plane in Canada last week according to a report in the New York Post . This marks the first time in North America that such a collision has occurred ...
    • Harvey Weinstein - Could The Weinstein Group Be Liable for His Sexual Harassment?

      The news recently has been filled with stories of the actions of famous movie producer, Harvey Weinstein. Various women accuse him of sexual harassment and assault claiming unwanted sexual advances and his use of the notorious "casting couch." According to various news reports, including People Magazine , numerous movie stars have made such accusations and Mr. Weinstein has reached private ...

    Personal Injury

    The latest posts for Personal Injury are listed below.
    • Roof Collapse in Brooklyn Injures 6 Construction Workers - a Labor Law 240 Case?

      This morning, at approximately 9:47am, 6 construction workers were injured in Brooklyn when the roof they were working on collapsed to the basement of the Brownstone building. According to CBS New York , the workers were putting up cinder blocks on the roof when the collapse occurred. 6 workers were reported injured with 4 in serious condition. A roof collapse like the one described above could ...
    • The Danger of Drones Colliding With Airplanes Becomes a Reality

      Just because something has not happened yet does not make it unlikely or not foreseeable. Worries about drones colliding with aircraft have been there for a long time now. Those worries became reality when a drone collided with a small commercial plane in Canada last week according to a report in the New York Post . This marks the first time in North America that such a collision has occurred ...
    • Harvey Weinstein - Could The Weinstein Group Be Liable for His Sexual Harassment?

      The news recently has been filled with stories of the actions of famous movie producer, Harvey Weinstein. Various women accuse him of sexual harassment and assault claiming unwanted sexual advances and his use of the notorious "casting couch." According to various news reports, including People Magazine , numerous movie stars have made such accusations and Mr. Weinstein has reached private ...

    Police Brutality

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    • Dallin M. Fuchs Settles NYPD Police Brutality Case in the Bronx for $500,000

      The partners and employees of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partner, Dallin M. Fuchs, on his recent settlement of a Bronx police brutality case involving the New York City Police Department. The case involved a 35-year old man detained by store security at a Target store in the Bronx on suspicion of shoplifting. Following his detention by store security, the ...
    • NYPD Commissioner Admits Police Failed in Fatal Shooting of Emotionally Disturbed Bronx Woman

      An emotionally disturbed Bronx woman was shot and killed on Tuesday by a Sergeant in the New York City Police Department inside her Bronx apartment. According to a report by CBS New York , the woman was known to the police and known to be emotionally disturbed. Apparently, she attempted to grab a baseball bat and strike the police officer, who responded by firing two fatal shots with his service ...
    • Some NYPD Officers Still Using Banned Choke Hold

      When a New York City police officer or other law enforcement personnel use excessive force , civilians, suspects and prisoners can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries . In cases such as these, injury victims and their families may be entitled to compensation from the City of New York. To obtain a successful verdict or settlement in an excessive force case, you need a law firm with the trial ...

    Premises Liability

    The latest posts for Premises Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Scaffold Collapse in Mid-town Manhattan Injures One

      Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. On Wednesday. a scaffold collapsed at a construction site at 36th Street and Eighth Avenue. As reported by CBS New York , the collapse occurred on Wednesday afternoon after 4:00pm. The extent of the injuries remains unknown at this time. Due to the complex ...

    Products Liability

    The latest posts for Products Liability are listed below.
    • 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 ...
    • White House Dog Bite Raises Questions About Owner Liablity for Animal Attacks

      Dog bites do not often make national headlines, but such was the case recently, and at the highest level imaginable. This week, an 18-year old girl visiting the White House was bitten on the face by Sunny, the First Family's dog. As reported in the New York Daily News , the dog had no prior vicious propensities and was more than likely simply over-excited. The young lady was seen by the Obama's ...
    • 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, ...

    Slip and Fall

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    • Top 6 Things to do if You Are Injured in a Slip and Fall Accident Due to Snow and Ice in New York

      During the winter season, snow and ice accidents are a major cause of personal injuries. If you have suffered an injury as a result of a fall on snow and ice, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help - you or someone on your behalf should call 911 so that the Police can come and assess the situation and document the happening of the ...
    • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Wins Appeal in Snow and Ice Case

      The Appellate Division, First Department, in the case Lowenstern v. Sherman Square Realty Corp . , determined that the Decision of the Supreme Court, which denied defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint pursuant to CPLR 3211(a)(1) and (7), was properly rendered in this case. Our partners, Jonny Kool and Christopher L. Sallay, successfully argued that the complaint adequately pleaded a cause of ...
    • Top 6 Things to do if You Are Injured in a Trip and Fall Accident on a Broken Sidewalk in New York

      If you have suffered an injury as a result of a fall on a broken or defective sidewalk, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help - you or someone on your behalf should call 911 so that the Police can come and assess the situation and document the happening of the accident. In New York, the police will prepare what is called an Aided ...

    Traffic Accidents

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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 ...
    • Over 30 Injured in New Jersey Turnpike Bus Accident

      A tractor-trailer collided with a bus on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 12:30am on Friday. According to a report by CBS New York , the accident occurred in the southbound lane in West Deptford Township. The bus was traveling from New York City to Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina. As a result of the collision, the bus flipped onto its side resulting in injuries to over 30 passengers. ...
    • Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

      Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can suffer major injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Due to the massive size of semis and 18 wheelers, truck accidents often inflict catastrophic injuries on the individuals involved, such as spinal cord fractures, amputations , brain injuries , or burns . Many of the catastrophic injuries inflicted in truck accidents ...

    Utility Injuries

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    • Utility Truck Kills Pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday Night

      Another pedestrian fatality has been reported this year. This time, a utility truck struck and killed a pedestrian in Midtown Manhattan on Monday night. As reported by CBS New York , a woman was struck by a utility truck at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street. Further details have not been reported at this time. When an individual dies after being struck by a vehicle, their family may have grounds to ...
    • Subway Train in Brooklyn Kills One MTA Worker and Injures Another Working on Tracks

      Two MTA workers were working on the tracks as flagman around 12:15am when they were struck by a southbound G train as it rounded a corner by East 3rd Street and Canton Avenue. According to CBS New York , the two were acting as flagman in preparation for construction by an outside contractor. Both of the men hit by the train were experienced MTA employees and, according to reports, were where they ...
    • Murray Hill Ceiling Collapse Injures Three Workers

      On January 8, 2013, NY1 reported that a ceiling collapsed in a historic building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill section. The building was undergoing renovations at the time of the collapse. Unfortunately, this is not the first incident of a ceiling collapse in recent years, but it is the most recent example of the potential dangers presented by older buildings throughout the city. Our New York City ...

    Wrongful Death

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    • Negligence or Not? 6 Nursing Home Residents in Florida Dead Due to Power Loss from Hurricane Irma

      An air conditioning failure due to power loss resulting from Hurricane Irma claimed the lives of 6 elderly residents of a Florida nursing home. According to CBS New York, a criminal investigation is underway concerning the nursing home for their failure to evacuate the residents and a failure to have the air conditioning connected to the backup generator. Reports indicated that the facility did ...
    • Cosmetic Buttocks Injection Takes Life of 31-year Old Harlem Woman - "Clinic" Under Investigation

      Cosmetic procedures at New York clinics are the subject of much scrutiny and publicity in recent years. Questions exist over their regulation, licensing, and safety protocols. Another tragedy, reported by CBS New York , involved the death of a 31-year old Harlem woman named Latesha Bynum who passed away shortly after she received a cosmetic injection into her buttocks. Questions arose as the ...
    • Medical Malpractice in Foreign Countries - What You Need to Know

      Individuals who have suffered an injury due to a botched surgery can face many hardships. Surgical malpractice may cause patients to suffer serious injuries and may be fatal in some cases. A recent trend involves patients seeking medical treatment overseas due to a variety of reasons, mainly involving the costs associated with elective procedures which are not covered by insurance. Unfortunately, ...
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