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Blog Posts in August, 2016

  • Kayaker Nearly Has Arm Severed After Being Struck by Ferry Boat on Hudson River

    A group of kayakers enjoying some exercise and activity on the Hudson River were struck by a ferry boat that pulled out of Pier 84. The ferry boat apparently did not see the kayakers as it plowed straight into them. Among the injuries reported by the New York Post was a man who nearly had his arm severed. Like any other vehicle, ferries are capable of crashing and causing serious injuries to their ...
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  • Queens Accident Kills 3 and Injures 10

    A multi-vehicle chain reaction crash on Wednesday resulted in thee deaths and 10 injuries according to a report by the New York Daily News . A driver of a motor vehicle lost control and hit a guardrail on a Long Island Expressway exit ramp in Queens. The vehicle was split in half and caused a multi-vehicle crash. The extent of the injuries to the victims is not yet known. Due to the complex ...
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  • Pokemon Go Takes Distracted Driving to a Lethal Level

    Distracted driving, usually thought of as texting while driving, is an ever-increasing hazard on our roadways. The advent of new applications, such as Pokemon Go, has provided yet another distraction to operators of motor vehicles. In Japan, a truck driver struck two pedestrians, killing one of them, while being distracted playing Pokemon Go, according to an article in the New York Post . ...
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  • Will This Labor Day Weekend Be the Deadliest in Years?

    Beaches, picnics, barbecues - all things that make Labor Day special. Unfortunately, traffic accidents are also well-known to be associated with Labor Day weekend. In an article by the New York Post , experts are predicting that this Labor Day weekend could be the deadliest in years in terms of motor vehicle accidents. Traffic injuries and fatalities are up this year and more people are driving ...
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  • Five Killed in Horrific Crash on Long Island Expressway

    Five people died, including a former aide to Governor Cuomo, in a terrible cross-over accident on the Long Island Expressway. The New York Daily News reported that the driver of a Subaru Outback lost control of his vehicle and crossed the grassy median. His vehicle went airborne into oncoming traffic. A 10-year old boy lost his life as well as 4 others including Scott Martella, a former aide to ...
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  • Deadly Bus Crash in Newark

    A deadly collision between two New Jersey Transit buses in Newark left the driver of one bus dead and caused injuries to several passengers. The full details of the crash are still under investigation, according to a report by CBS New York . The buses were found in a classic T-Bone collision pattern. At least 18 people have been reported injured. Due to their massive size, buses can cause ...
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  • Six Children Injured by Electrical Shock at Connecticut Boardwalk Ride

    The summer months continue to provide examples of negligence and improper maintenance concerning amusement parks, carnivals and other seasonal attractions. In a report by the New York Daily News , on Tuesday, 6 children received electrical shocks from a Boardwalk ride at Ocean Beach Park in New London, Connecticut. All were rushed to the hospital, with one child suffering burns to his hand from ...
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  • Three Girls Injured in Fall from Faulty Ferris Wheel

    On August 8, 2016, three girls were riding a gondola-style ferris wheel at the Greene County Fair in Tennessee. According to a report by the New York Daily News , the car in which they were riding became stuck on another car and began tipping as the ferris wheel rotated. The girls fell about 35-40 feet to the ground. One of the girls sustained a traumatic brain injury and another sustained a ...
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  • Drunken Hedge-Fund Executive Injures Motorist in Hamptons Accident

    On Saturday at approximately 3:00am, a cross-over accident in the Hamptons resulted in injuries to a motorist involved and criminal charges against a hedge-fund executive driving the other vehicle. In a report by the New York Post , Sahm Adrangi, was charged with drunken driving and cocaine possession over the weekend after getting into the crash. People who are injured by a drunk driver are ...
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  • Barry A. Washor and Christopher L. Sallay Included in The Best Lawyers in America 2017

    The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP wish to congratulate our partners, Barry A. Washor and Christopher L. Sallay for their inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2017 . Mr. Washor was included in Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs. He has been listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2010 and in the field of Medical ...
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  • Three People Injured in Fire at Lower Manhattan Skyscraper

    A fire in a New York City skyscraper is a serious and potentially deadly occurrence. On Tuesday, August 9, 2016, a fire broke out around 10:15 a.m. in a 12th floor machinery room in a skyscraper at 30 Broad Street near Exchange Place. According to a report by CBS New York , the New York City Fire Department had 26 units and 84 firefighters at the scene. A spokesman from the FDNY said three people ...
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