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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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  • Deadly Cross-over Accident in Bronx Kills one, Injures 4 Others

    Head on collisions can have devastating, life-altering consequences for all individuals involved. When a vehicle enters the opposite lane of oncoming traffic, a head-on collision or a "Cross-over accident" occurs. According to a report by CBS New York , this is what happened Thursday night at Boston Road and Wallace Avenue in the Allerton section of the Bronx. The police reported a Toyota Camry ...
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  • NTSB Investigating LIRR Train Crash in Brooklyn

    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the Long Island Railroad Crash at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn in which more than 100 passengers were injured. According to a report by CBS New York , the investigation into the crash could take days. About 430 people were on board the train Wednesday when authorities said the train failed to stop. As a result of the impact , the ...
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  • Over 100 Injured in LIRR Train Crash at Atlantic Terminal in Brooklyn

    Another train crash where an engineer failed to stop has occurred. This time, it was in Brooklyn at the Atlantic Terminal where an LIRR train failed to stop resulting in a crash causing injuries to more than 100 people. According to a report by CBS New York , the engineer failed to stop the train in time causing it to crash and derail. Authorities are investigating why the train operator failed to ...
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  • Fatal Brooklyn Hit-and-Run leaves 29-year Old Woman Dead

    The rash of hit-and-run accidents that seemed to plague New York City in 2016 has apparently continued into 2017. This time, 29-year old Hermanda Booker was struck was crossing Kings Highway near Nostrand Ave. in Midwood at about 6:45 a.m. when she was struck by a white SUV. The SUV fled the scene and officials are still looking for the vehicle according to a report by CBS New York . After she was ...
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  • Brooklyn Mall Escalator Goes Out of Control and Injures Seven Holiday Shoppers

    Holiday shoppers at the Atlantic Terminal Mall on Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn fell victim to a malfunctioning escalator on Monday evening. Seven people were injured as a result of the malfunction, two of them seriously according to a report by the Gothamist . According to witnesses, the down escalator suddenly sped up then stopped abruptly throwing people forward causing the injuries. The cause of ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles Brooklyn Pedestrian Knockdown Case for $2.3 Million

    Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wishes to congratulate our partner, Jonny Kool, on his recent settlement of a Brooklyn case involving a pedestrian struck by a commercial van owned and operated by Staten Island University Hospital. The pedestrian/plaintiff was a 60 year old dental assistant and receptionist who was struck and run over by defendants’ commercial van that was making a wide ...
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  • 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. ...
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  • 4 Injured When Car Crashes Through Store Window in Park Slope

    Car crashes can happen in many different ways. Among the more unusual types of car accidents is when a car crashes into a building injuring people inside. Unfortunately, this very thing happened in Brooklyn on Monday evening. A car crashed into a store in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood Monday afternoon just before 5:30 p.m. near the intersection of 9th St. and 5th. Ave. According to a report ...
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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 ...
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  • Two Children Sustain Life-Threatening Burns in Bronx Radiator Steam Explosion

    Winter time in New York often results in increased reports of explosions from radiators, boilers and steam pipes in apartment buildings due their increased use as the weather gets colder. A tragedy was reported by the New York Daily News involving a radiator explosion in a Bronx apartment on Hunts Avenue near Lafayette Avenue in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx. Two young girls, both under the ...
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  • Impaired Driver Arrested Following Wrong-Way Crash That Injured Three on Long Island

    Impaired driving continues to be a major problem on our roadways that only seems to worsen around the holidays. In a report from CBS New York , the police reported that a 42-year old man was driving a 2009 Toyota northbound in the southbound lane of the William Floyd Parkway near Flintlock Drive at around 6:30 p.m. when he crashed into a 2004 Ford, a 2012 Volkswagen and a 2013 Ford traveling ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles Orange County Labor Law Case for $1.7 Million on Behalf of Bridge Painter Who Fell Off Scissor-Lift Truck Which Moved Unexpectedly

    Our partner, Jonny Kool, recently settled a New York State Labor Law case on behalf of a 34-year old bridge painter from Orange County who was seriously injured while painting the Newbugh-Beacon Bridge. On November 8, 2013, the plaintiff was working as a bridge painter for Kiska Construction, Inc. which was hired by defendant New York State Bridge Authority in the capacity of general contractor to ...
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