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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Two Construction Workers Killed by Falling Beam at Construction Site in Queens When Hoisting Cable Snapped

    In what was originally reported as a crane collapse, it has now been confirmed that two construction workers were killed when a wire hoisting a beam snapped causing the beam to fall. According to the Gothamist , the beam crushed two construction workers resulting in fatal injuries. The deceased workers were the crane operator and his flag man. The construction site is located in the in the ...
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  • Horrible School Bus Crash in Tennessee Kills Six Children

    Parents rely on school buses to safely transport their children to and from school. They expect the operators of those school buses to drive with the safety of their children as the first and foremost concern. Every parent's worst nightmare was realized when they learned that the operator of a school bus in Chattanooga, Tennessee crashed the bus into a tree resulting in the deaths of 6 children. ...
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  • 21-Year-Old Man Dies After Falling 40-Feet from Forklift Due to "Mechanical Failure"

    A 21-year-old Belleville, New Jersey man died after sustaining injuries in a fall from a forklift on Friday. According to the Star Ledger , the man was working at a construction site at the Castle Banquet Hall on Route 23 in Pequannock, New Jersey. The worker was standing on a wooden pallet on the fork end of the forklift when an apparent mechanical failure occurred and the fork end detached, ...
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  • Will Platform Barriers Prevent Subway Riders from Falling Onto Tracks?

    New York City straphangers have been falling onto subway tracks with increasing frequency. This has renewed a call from MTA Board members to install doors on subway platforms according to the New York Post . Since September, 27 people have been struck by subway trains, resulting in numerous injuries and fatalities. It is unclear as to how much platform doors would cost and how such doors would ...
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  • Christopher L. Sallay Named “Top 100″ Lawyer in New York by Super Lawyers

    Christopher L.Sallay, a partner at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP , has been named one of the “Top 100 Lawyers” of 2016 in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers . Each year, Super Lawyers recognizes the top attorneys in different regions via a multi-phase selection process that involves peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation. The New York Metro lawyers who receive ...
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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 ...
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  • Five Construction Workers Fall Off Bridge Into Kingsbury Canal Resulting in One Drowning Death and Four Injuries

    Five contract workers for the New York State Department of Transportation fell into the water below the Smiths Basin Bridge on Route 149 in Kingsbury shortly after 11:30 a.m. on Friday. According to a report by Time Warner Cable News , it is believed that a cable broke causing the workers to plunge into Kingsbury Canal. The body of the deceased worker, 41-year old Rahssan Smith of Albany, was ...
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  • 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 ...
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  • Fire in Brooklyn RIps Through Two Buildings and Results in Death of One Person, Injuries to Others

    Fire accidents occur in New York with an overwhelming propensity and are among the more devastating incidents to New York City Residents. On Tuesday night, according to a report by the New York Post , a fire in Brooklyn damaged two buildings in the Cypress Hills section. The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. in a vacant three-story building at 420 Lincoln Avenue and quickly spread to an adjacent ...
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  • Heroic School Crossing Guard Struck and Killed by Tractor Trailer in Hempstead New York While Saving Student

    A beloved school crossing guard affectionately known as "Miss Carol" was struck and killed by a tractor trailer at the corner of South Franklin and Grove Streets in Hempstead at around 10:20 a.m. Friday morning. CBS New York reported that she was attempting to stop the truck for a crossing child when she was killed. She left behind a husband, 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Eyewitnesses stated ...
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  • Can the Australian Amusement Park Tragedy Happen in the United States of America?

    The tragic accident in Australia at Dreamworld amusement park resulted in the tragic deaths of 4 people. A recent article by USA Today investigated the issue of whether such an accident could occur in the United States of America. The sobering answer was that such an accident was entirely possible given the lack of oversight over amusement parks in the USA. Amusement parks in America are not ...
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  • Four People Killed in Horrific Amusement Park Accident in Australia

    Guests at an amusement park place their complete faith in the operators of the amusement park that their safety and well-being will be given the highest priority as it involves the maintenance and operation of their rides. At Dreamworld theme park in Queensland, Australia, four people were killed when a ride malfunctioned, according to a report by CNN . Two men, ages 35 and 32, and two women, ages ...
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