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  • Deadly Cross-Over Accident on Grand Central Parkway Leaves One Dead and Eight Injured

    Cross-over accidents resulting in head-on collisions are among the most serious types of motor vehicle accidents due to their unexpected suddenness and the forces typically involved. According to CBS New York , a cross-over accident on the Grand Central Parkway claimed the life of one person and left 8 others injured. According to this report,the accident occurred at approximately 6:30am on Sunday ...
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  • Lung Cancer and What You Should Know About Its Diagnosis and Treatment

    Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today. Due to the high fatality rate associated with lung cancer, successful treatment relies on the cancer being identified in its earliest stages. Early and accurate diagnoses often make the difference between life and death. In a recent article by CNN Health , doctors reveal 10 things they want the public to know about lung ...
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  • The Real Dangers of Insurance Companies Denying Medical Treatment for Immunodeficient Patients

    Health insurance is a business. Often times, their decisions are driven by loopholes, finances and bureaucracy. In a recent article, CNN reports about the effects that health insurance denials have on a class of patients suffering from immunodeficiency. These patients require this treatment to enable them to lead normal lives. According to the CNN Article , "35,000 to 50,000 people in the U.S. are ...
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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 ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 ...
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  • Off-Duty Police Officer Killed in Cross-over Collision on Route 78

    Cross-over accidents are often the most deadly and tragic type of motor vehicle accident because of the forces involved and their sudden, unexpected nature. On Tuesday morning, an off-duty Summit police officer, Matthew Tarentino, was on his way to work when the tragedy occurred. According to a report by CBS New York , a vehicle heading westbound on Interstate 78 crossed over the grass median and ...
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  • 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. ...
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  • Fatal Head-On-Collision on Route 22 in Putnam County

    On Tuesday afternoon at around 1:30pm, a fatal car accident occurred on Route 22 just north of the Milltown Road intersection in Brewster, New York. According to a report by the Chappaqua Daily Voice , one person was killed and two others were seriously injured as a result of this head-on-collision. The nature and extent of the injuries remains unknown as the victims were transported to nearby ...
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  • Do Simultaneous Surgeries Increase the Risk of Medical Malpractice?

    Simultaneous or concurrent surgeries are an accepted, if not widely-known, practice among many hospitals and medical providers. As reported by CBS New York , this practice is a profit-driven practice wherein a surgeon has multiple operations occurring at the same facility at the same time. The surgeon does the important parts of the multiple procedures while assistants perform those "routine" ...
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  • Most Construction Worker Deaths in New York City Are to Immigrants from Central and South America

    In 2015, there were 25 deaths involving construction workers in New York City. Of those 25 deaths, 18 involved immigrants, with 13 being from Central and South America according to a report published in Crain's New York Business Magazine . Attorneys who practice construction accident law in New York City are well aware that a large percentage of construction workers are Latin-American immigrants ...
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  • Escalator Malfunction at World Trade Center Oculus Injures 2 People

    An escalator at the Oculus at the World Trade Center buckled causing injuries to two men riding the escalator. According to a report by CBS New York , the incident occurred at approximately 7:00am on Thursday morning. The escalator was shut down by the Port Authority pending further investigation. Escalator accidents, such at the one described above, generally result from negligent inspection and ...
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  • Lead Paint Poisoning a Risk Due to Falling Paint Chips at Queens Elevated Subway Trestle

    Lead poisoning is still a risk endured by residents of New York, particularly children. A recent report by CBS New York indicates that the #7 Train trestle in Queens is under toxic decay with lead levels 44 times greater than acceptable lead levels. Additionally, this problem has existed for decades as that section has not been painted in 35 years. Falling paint chips containing lead pose a ...
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  • Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

    Benjamin Franklin famously said, "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Of course, death is a natural part of the circle of life. It is when death comes prematurely that people often seek the counsel and assistance of an attorney. Not all deaths will form the subject of a lawsuit. According to the New York State Department of Health , the 3 most common causes of ...
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  • Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Spring Valley Injures 3-Year Old Boy

    Animal attacks are a startlingly regular occurrence that can lead to serious injury or even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than four million bite victims each year. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were easily preventable and caused by the negligent action of the pet's owner. Such is exactly what occurred on Thursday afternoon. A 3-year old ...
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  • 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 ...
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