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  • Can Undocumented Persons Bring a Lawsuit in New York?

    The answer is YES! There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there in the public, with fear and intimidation often dominating truth and justice. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone's negligence, you have the absolute right to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. In such an instance, you should seek the counsel and advice of a qualified personal ...
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  • 3D-Printed Plastic Spinal Scaffold Could Revolutionize Spinal Fusion Surgery

    Whiplash and other accidents that cause the head to move rapidly back and forth on the spine can cause vertebrae fractures or compression of the spinal disks and nerves. Degenerative disk disease, which can be worsened by an accident, can also cause severe pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is pinched. Doctors often recommend cervical fusion surgery for these types of ...
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  • New York Should Pass Law Making It Illegal to Fail to Clear Snow and Ice From Your Car

    Winter time presents many hazards and increased chance of injury. Often, simple steps and precautions can be taken to minimize the risk of injury to yourself and others. If your car is covered in snow and ice, please take the time to clean your car thoroughly so as not to drive with chunks of snow and ice being able to fall off of your car. A failure to do so, could cause injury or property damage ...
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  • Brooklyn Woman Killed on Williamsburg Bridge in Accident Involving Intoxicated NYPD Officer

    A crash on the Williamsburg Bridge left a 21-year old Brooklyn woman dead and a NYPD traffic enforcement agent facing criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among other charges. According to a report by CBS New York, the accident involved a single vehicle traveling eastbound on the bridge at approximately 3:15am. The driver and a male passenger were injured, ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do After a Construction Site Accident

    Construction sites present many potential hazards to workers. As a result, many serious injuries can occur if workers fail to act responsibly. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool , our firm represents workers who have suffered any type of negligence-related injury on the work site. These are the top 5 things you should do if you have been injured at a construction site in New York: Report the ...
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  • 5 Most Common Causes of Cerebral Palsy in Medical Malpractice Litigation

    Not all birth injuries are the result of medical negligence or medical malpractice. Some brain injuries can still occur, even in the most competent and careful medical hands. However, medical professionals do make mistakes that can lead to severe injury, and sometimes even death of an infant. When this happens, it is important to consult with a team of knowledgeable legal professionals who ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles New York Labor Law Case for $3.7 Million on Behalf of Injured Construction Worker from Local 79

    On October 18, 2012, the plaintiff, a 31 year old Local 79 construction worker was performing demolition work at 675 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan . He was using a power saw to cut and remove overhead metal ducts. The ladder was placed on a work surface that was not cleared of dirt and demolition debris. In addition, a co-worker who was holding the ladder steady left the area at the time of ...
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  • What to Do After Being Involved in a Car Accident With a Drunk Driver - NY Attorney Dallin Fuchs

    New York personal injury attorney Dallin Fuchs talks about how to prove your accident case if you've been injured by someone who was driving while under the influence of alcohol. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0YLMHiJm24&t=22s Drunk driving is dangerous not only for the person who is intoxicated but tenfold for the other drivers on the road, not to mention innocent passersby. But yet year after ...
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  • Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Car Accident

    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 ...
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  • Five Common Signs That You May Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice

    Medical malpractice cases are among the most complex types of personal injury lawsuits. Often, it is not clear if you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice. There are very few absolutes in the field of medicine and a good outcome is rarely guaranteed. However, patterns tend to emerge and there are frequently signs that medical malpractice may have occurred. In many cases, ...
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  • What To Do After Settlement of Your Personal Injury Case

    My Personal Injury Case Has Settled, Now What? Many personal injury cases settle before or during trial. When that happens, that does not mean that your involvement in the case has concluded as there are several steps necessary before the settlement can be finalized and payment received. In New York, for a settlement to be effective, it must be memorialized in an accepted legal way pursuant to ...
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  • Medical Malpractice or Not? Bill Paxton Dies from Complications Due to Heart Surgery

    Famous actor, Bill Paxton, passed away due to complications from heart surgery over the weekend. According to various news reports, including NewsMax Health , the 61-year old movie and television star had a fatal stroke following the heart procedure. Heart procedures carry a very small percentage of risk as related to the possibility of a stroke. When a stroke occurs, the damages can be ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • A Guide to Finding the Best Law Firm for You

    An accident is among the most traumatic and life-altering experiences an individual can endure. If that accident also results in a serious injury or the death of a loved one, the physical, emotional and financial stress that is caused can be catastrophic. If an accident results in an inability to work, the burden can be unbearable. That is why it is critical to choose a law firm who understands ...
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  • 11-Year Old Girl Sustains Serious Head Injury When She Is Run Over by School Bus in Crown Heights, Brooklyn

    An 11-year old girl was in the crosswalk when she was struck and run over by a school bus on Wednesday afternoon. According to CBS New York , the accident occurred around 3:30 p.m. at Nostrand Avenue and St. John’s Place in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. According to an eyewitness report, the girl was in the crosswalk when the bus turned into her. She was struck and run over by the bus sustaining ...
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  • High Winds Pose Danger to New Yorkers, Particularly at Construction Sites

    In New York City, there are many dangers that New Yorkers must be aware of. When a "high wind" warning is issued, another danger is added to the list. In recent years, news reports have identified the risks of high winds particularly at construction sites where cranes, equipment and other debris affected by high winds have resulted in catastrophic or fatal accidents. Recently, this warning had to ...
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  • 67-Year Old Woman Killed in Brighton Beach Pedestrian Accident While Shopping at a Deli

    While shopping at a deli in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, a 67-year old woman was struck and killed by a motor vehicle that jumped the curb. According to a report from the New York Daily News , the 85-year old driver of the vehicle involved in the deadly crash was trying to park his vehicle. The car was in reverse and the driver hit the gas causing the vehicle to mount the curb. In ...
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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 ...
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  • Erin Andrews' Story Affirms Importance of Proper Physicals and Early Diagnosis of Cervical Cancer

    Cervical Cancer has been in the news of late given the recent article in the journal Cancer documenting that cervical cancer has a higher death rate than experts previously believed. Today, another story about cervical cancer garnered media attention when it was revealed that Erin Andrews, a well-known sports reporter for Fox Sports, overcame a battle with cervical cancer in 2016 and was able to ...
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  • Recent Study Shows that Cervical Cancer Has a Higher Death Rate than Experts Previously Thought

    Cervical cancer is a highly preventable form of cancer in the United States due to the availability of screening tests and a vaccine to prevent human papilloma virus, or HPV, which can cause cervical cancer. Unfortunately, a recent study shows that woman are dying from cervical cancer at a much higher rate than previously thought. According to an article from CNN , based upon a study from the ...
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  • Auto Transport Truck Kills Woman in Brooklyn as She is Crossing Caton Avenue

    Yet another fatal pedestrian accident has occurred in New York City. This time, a woman was crossing Caton Avenue at St. Paul's Place in the Prospect Park South section of Brooklyn. According to CBS New York , the accident happened at around 8:25pm on Wednesday evening. The offending vehicle was an auto transport truck. Apparently, the driver was unaware that he had struck and killed the ...
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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • New York City Pedestrian Traffic Deaths Are Up, But Traffic Deaths Overall Are Down in 2016

    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 ...
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  • Dallin M. Fuchs Settles Brooklyn Case Involving 14-Year old Boy Struck by Car for $450,000

    The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP congratulate our partner, Dallin M. Fuchs, on his recent settlement of this pedestrian knockdown case in Brooklyn, New York. The accident at issue occurred on Veterans Boulevard in Massapequa near the intersection of Ocean Avenue when the infant-plaintiff was struck by a Volkswagon sedan driven by an 18-year old woman and owned by her ...
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