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Car Crash Victim Sues the New York Times for Writer’s Negligent Driving

The New York Post recently reported that the victim of a car crash is suing the New York Times for $4.75 million because her friend, a Times writer, allegedly caused an accident in which she was injured. In September 2015, Leah Epstein was traveling in Scotland with Sarah Maslin Nir, a writer covering their trip […]

Will the Republican Plan to “Repeal and Replace” Obamacare Limit Malpractice Claims?

Republicans have long viewed medical malpractice litigation as a factor in the escalating cost of healthcare services. Now that the GOP has control of the legislative and executive branches of government, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Rep. Tom Price, whom Mr. Trump has nominated as Secretary of Health & Human Services, are considering plans to […]

New Hoosick Falls Law Extends Statute of Limitations for Toxic Personal Injuries

A law passed last year designed to give residents of Hoosick Falls, New York additional time to sue over injuries from toxic groundwater could revive personal injury claims throughout the state that had lapsed due to the statute of limitations and perhaps give new substantive rights to sue for toxic injuries. The Hoosick Falls controversy […]

Epileptic Driver Faces Homicide Charges in 2015 Halloween Crash

Generally speaking, a person with epilepsy cannot be found guilty or held civilly liable for injuries that occur while in the throes of a seizure. However, Howard Unger, 53, has been charged with three counts of second-degree manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the deaths of three people killed on Halloween 2015, when Mr. Unger […]

Fatal Accident Shows NYC Crossings Still Dangerous for Elderly Pedestrians

At about 6:30 p.m. on October 16, an SUV struck and killed a 79-year-old man who was crossing the intersection of Northern Boulevard and Prince Street in Flushing, Queens. According to the New York Daily News, the driver remained at the scene and likely won’t face charges because police believe the pedestrian was crossing against […]

Road Debris Active in More Than 200,000 U.S. Crashes

A study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety in August 2016 that tracked the prevalence of motor vehicle crashes involving road debris over a four-year period  found that there were more than 200,000 such crashes throughout the United States. The data showed that from 2011 to 2014, road debris accidents caused about 39,000 […]

What to Make of the Central Park “Homemade Firecracker” Explosion?

Officers for NYPD’s Bomb Squad were quick to announce that a teenager injured in a July 3 explosion in Central Park was the victim of discarded “homemade” fireworks. Dismissing any connection with terrorism, Lt. Mark Torre speculated that a hobbyist had made the explosive compound and brought it to Central Park “to test it.” A […]

Getting the Picture: Make Smart Use of Your Smartphone at an Accident Scene

We’ve all heard the old adage: a picture is worth a thousand words. That’s certainly true in the courtroom, where pictures can be invaluable. It is no easy thing for jurors to form a clear understanding of a place or a thing or an event purely from a description. Lawyers can use photographs to help […]

Lawsuit Alleges TSA Assaulted Disabled Woman

Ever since Congress established the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, there have been complaints about the way TSA agents do their job. Accusations of unnecessary searches, groping during searches and other misconduct have plagued the agency since its inception. Now, a disabled patient of St. Jude […]

Phillies’ Pitching Prospect Loses Eye in Freak Accident

In late June, 22-year-old Matt Imhof, a minor league pitcher in the Philadelphia Phillies organization, lost his right eye when a resistance band he was training with tore loose from a wall and its metal base was hurled into the player’s face. Imhof suffered a fractured nose, two fractured orbital bones, and complete loss of […]

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