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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Bus Travelling from New York Catches Fire

A bus that originated from New York City recently caught fire and eventually exploded outside of Boston on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Video released later showed fire and smoke coming from the Bolt Bus during the evening rush hour. The windows were also blown out in an apparent explosion. No injuries were reported to any of… Read More »

When You Bring a Law Suit, You Give Up Certain Rights to Privacy

When you bring a law suit for personal injuries, you are required to waive privileges you otherwise have to keep certain matters private or confidential. For example, a person’s medical records are ordinarily confidential.  But if you sue someone, claiming that they caused you injury, you waive the right to keep records of treatment for… Read More »

Amtrak Faces Only Limited Liability for the Crash in Philadelphia

Regardless of how negligent Amtrak may have been in causing the train derailment and crash in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more, its liability for the accident cannot exceed $200 million.  The cap applies to all passenger railroads, and it includes punitive damages, which may come into play if the train… Read More »

Common Road Hazards for Motorcycles – The Importance of Defensive Driving

There are many different hazards to motorcycle riders, which means that these drivers should be prepared for anything that could come their way whenever they take the road. The following are some tips that should help you to avoid common road hazards that could cause an accident while out on your bike: Avoid heavy traffic…. Read More »

UFA Delegate Convention 2015 Updates!

Once again, we’re privileged to attend the annual UFA Delegate Education Seminar in Atlantic City, where we continue to learn about the various issues and challenges facing the firefighter community. Here are some important highlights we’d like to share with you. Social Media Dangers Whether it’s posting photographs or commenting about our latest adventures, we… Read More »

“Pill Mill” doctor not liable for killing committed by Patient

A drug addict shot and killed four people during a robbery to procure drugs at a pharmacy  in Suffolk County, New York.  In the ensuing law suits for wrongful death, the families of the victims claimed that a physician who had prescribed narcotics to the killer, was partly responsible for the deaths.  The families claimed… Read More »

Studies Show 2014 was the Safest Year for NYC Pedestrians in a Century

Mayor Bill de Blasio has made curbing the number of pedestrian deaths in New York City a huge priority during his tenure so far. His administration implemented the Vision Zero plan in early 2014 with the goal of bringing the number of pedestrian deaths down to zero over the course of the next decade. So… Read More »

Firm Attended UFA Delegate Seminar Program

Michael Barasch and firm partners Barry Salzman, Ed Marcowitz and Bruce Kaye  attended this week’s UFA Delegate Seminar Program.   Michael met with with IAFF President Harold Schaitberger (see photo) and IAFF VP Pete Gorman about their joint efforts to extend the Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund.  Schaitberger and Gorman recently joined Barasch and his client… Read More »

Claim against Quest Diagnostics for Misreading a tissue Sample Involves Medical Malpractice Not Ordinary Negligence

An appeals court has held that a claim against Quest Diagnostics for misreading a pap smear tissue sample sounded in medical malpractice, not ordinary negligence.  The ruling, in Annuziata v. Quest Diagnostics, resulted in the dismissal of plaintiff’s case because it was not brought within the 2 ½ year time limitation applicable to a medical malpractice… Read More »

Trial of Bus Driver in Fatal Accident to be Delayed

By now, the case involving a bus driver who was charged with a crime after a fatal accident under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan was supposed to have gone to trial. But that trial was put on hold as of late February, prompting speculation that prosecutors would soon drop it altogether. A Metropolitan… Read More »