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  • Happy Thanksgiving from Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP! Please Don't Drink and Drive!

    The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish our clients, colleagues, families and friends a happy and healthy Thanksgiving!! We are thankful to be part of such a wonderful office and extend our holiday wishes to all. As a reminder, please enjoy the holiday in a safe and responsible manner!! If you or a loved one have suffered serious injuries or death as a result of ...
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  • Jonny Kool Settles Bronx Labor Law 240(1) Case on Behalf of Injured 57-year old Bridge Painter for $3.8 Million

    Congratulations to our partner, Jonny Kool, for the settlement of a Bronx Labor Law case in the amount of $3.8 million. The case involved multiple injuries sustained by a 57-year old bridge painter on May 10, 2013, at the High Bridge Rehabilitation project in Bronx County. The plaintiff was seriously injured when the end of a 400 pound vacuum hose (used in sand-blasting operations) came loose as ...
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  • Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP Included in 2018 Best Law Firms in New York City by U.S. News & World Report

    U.S. News & World Report released their annual listing of "Best Law Firms" rankings. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP was included in the New York City rankings in three practice areas - Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs. The partners and staff are truly honored to receive this recognition and wish ...
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  • Happy Halloween From Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP!!!

    Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuhcs & Kool, LLP wish all of our friends and families a safe and happy Halloween. Please remember to pay special attention to your children so they can safely "Trick or Treat on this fun and festive day. A special thank you is necessary for our very own Tara Kelly who decorated the conference room seen above and truly is in the Halloween spirit. If you or a loved one have ...
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  • The T-Bone Collision

    Have you ever the expression that a car was "T-Boned" and wondered what it meant? A T-bone accident is one in which the front of a vehicle collides with the side of another vehicle. These collisions thus form the shape of a "T". Such accidents are also commonly referred to as "side impact" collisions or "broadside" type accidents, since the broad or long side of a vehicle is struck by another ...
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  • 10 Safety Tips to Prepare for a Safe Winter in New York

    Winter is that time of year which can bring its own unique circumstances that make accidents more likely and dangers more catastrophic. Of course, not all accidents are preventable, but there are steps that can be taken to minimize accidents and the potential impact on yourself and your family. Below are a list of 10 Safety Tips to prepare for the upcoming winter from the perspective of experts in ...
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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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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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 ...
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  • Surveillance Video Tips and Thoughts for the Personal Injury Plaintiff

    Victims of negligence often ask if the defendants and their insurance companies have the right to follow them and videotape them in connection with personal injury lawsuits. They unquestionably do and it is imperative that plaintiffs in a personal injury lawsuit understand this and accept this as reality. Personal injury lawsuits often resolve for significant sums of money. An insurance company ...
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  • Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation - A Plaintiff's Guide

    Social Media in Personal Injury Litigation - A Plaintiff's Guide If you have recently become a plaintiff in a personal injury case please print these words out and read them everyday: “ANYTHING you say online can and WILL be used against you.” As the popularity of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media channels continue to grow, so does their usage in court cases... You are one post, share, ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay Listed as Top 100 Lawyer in New York by Super Lawyers for Third Straight Year

    The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partner, Christopher L. Sallay for being listed in the Top 100: 2017 New York — Metro Super Lawyers List. This marks the third year in a row that Chris has been included on this list. We are proud of Chris and congratulate him for receiving this honor. Over the course of his career, Chris has consistently ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Matthew Maiorana Included in New York Super Lawyers for the 5th Straight Year

    The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partner, Matthew Maiorana, for being included in the 2017 edition of New York Super Lawyers . This marks the 5th straight year that Matt has been included in this publication. After spending years in practice defending the City of New York, Matt decided to represent private individuals injured through the ...
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  • Jonny Kool Named to New York Superlawyers for Ninth Straight Year

    The recognition for our partners and leaders continues as Jonny Kool has been included in the 2017 New York Super Lawyers, which marks the 9th straight year Jonny has been included in Super Lawyers. The staff and attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP extend our congratulations to Jonny for this achievement. At the firm, Mr. Kool is known for specializing in particularly difficult ...
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  • Dallin Fuchs Named as New York Super Lawyer for Eighth Straight Year

    Once again, the partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate one of our partners, Dallin Fuchs, for being included in the 2017 edition of New York Super Lawyers. This marks the 8th straight year that Mr. Fuchs has been honored in this way. Mr. Fuchs is well-known throughout the Courts of New York as a fierce trial attorney with incisive courtroom ...
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  • Barry Washor Named to Super Lawyers for 11th Straight Year

    The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partner, Barry Washor , for being named to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers. This is the 11th straight year that Barry has been included in Super Lawyers. We are all proud of Barry and this recognition of his incredible legal acumen and outstanding career in the law. If you or a loved one have suffered ...
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  • 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 ...
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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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