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Category Archives: Personal Injury

New Yorkers Brave Hazardous Conditions After Recent Snowstorms

It has been a tough winter in New York City this year. Big snowstorms and subsequent cold weather have led to icy roadways across the state, including around the city. Drivers along city streets and freeways alike need to be more careful in such weather. Speeding becomes even more treacherous, as it’s easier to lose… Read More »

Determining Fault in Pedestrian Accidents

Fault in pedestrian-car accidents isn’t always as clear-cut as one might think. While the tendency is for people to believe the driver is always at fault, there are situations in which the pedestrian may be liable for the accident that occurs, even though the pedestrian is far more likely to be more severely injured than… Read More »

New York Father and Daughter Charged in Fatal Car Accident

A 15-year-old girl from Scarsdale, New York and her father have been charged in a car crash that led to three deaths. According to authorities, the underage daughter of Michael Ware was behind the wheel of a car despite not having her driver’s license, then got into an accident that led to the deaths of… Read More »

Queens Jury Gives $62 Million Payout in Construction Accident Claim

Zeng Guang Lin, a 26-year-old Chinese immigrant, was awarded $62 million by a jury in Queens in a personal injury lawsuit in 2008. Lin, who was working for Hutch Realty at the time of the accident, was not provided a safety harness while working on a roof for his construction job. As a result, he… Read More »

Volunteer Firefighter Dies After Suffering Injuries in Line of Duty

A Long Island volunteer firefighter recently passed away after he sustained injuries while battling a blaze on Friday, December 19. Joseph Sanford, Jr. passed away at North Shore-LIJ Hospital after suffering injuries in the tragic accident.  The 43-year-old Sanford was a volunteer with the Inwood Fire Department on Long Island. He was helping to battle… Read More »

Protect your home from a fire

One of the unique areas of our practice is representing New York City firefighters injured in the line of duty.  In the course of investigating hundreds of such cases, we have found that most fires start in very predictable ways, and are usually entirely preventable.  We want to share with you some of the recurring… Read More »

Chrysler Issues Major Pickup Truck Recall

It has been a turbulent year for automakers across the world, with high-profile recalls reaching record numbers. Now Fiat Chrysler has added a new slate of recalled vehicles to the 2014 totals at the close of the year, recalling approximately 67,000 model year 2006 and 2007 pickup trucks.  The recall was issued after a problem… Read More »

Huge Keurig Recall Affects Seven Million Machines

Keurig made big news around the holiday season when it issued a recall of approximately seven million of its single-serve coffee brewing machines. According to the company, the recall was to address the issue of reported burns associated with using the machines.  The specific product recalled was the Keurig Mini Plus Brewing System with model… Read More »

New Ruling Could Pave the Way for Malpractice Claims Against Cruise Lines

A New York City policeman and Korean War veteran named Pasquale Vaglio was on a cruise in 2001 with his family when he fell and hit his head after getting off the ship to go on a sightseeing trip. A nurse examined the 82-year-old man, determining that he should get some rest in his cabin…. Read More »

Potential New Breakthrough Emerges for Assessing Brain Injuries

A new breakthrough in the way that medical professionals assess brain injuries may have just emerged through a new study at NYU’s Langone Medical Center. Researchers used a brand new technology to track eye movements of patients watching music videos of under four minutes in length, helping them to assess the location of the brain… Read More »