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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Legal Options After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

If you find yourself in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you have a high likelihood of being able to get compensation for your injuries and for your pain and suffering. However, it’s important to take a step back and analyze the legal options you have available to you before jumping right into a… Read More »

The Fatal Metro North Train Accident

How safe is traveling by train? After a Metro North train crashed into a Mercedes SUV at a Valhalla railroad crossing, tragically killing the SUV’s driver and five passengers on the train, many commuters said they would never ride in the front car of a train again. Experts, however, say that all crashes are different… Read More »

Hospital’s Bid to Perform Leg Amputation Upheld

A reminder why it’s so important to designate a health care proxy for yourself A Brooklyn appellate panel said doctors at North Shore LIJ/Forest Hills Hospital adequately showed they had to perform a leg amputation on a woman with mental health issues, despite her objections. The hospital petitioned for court permission to perform the below-the-knee… Read More »

Seeking Additional Damages in Hit-and-Run Cases

A hit-and-run differs from standard accident cases in a variety of ways, most notably that it will result in criminal charges when the offender is found. This means that in addition to the major fines that a person could face in civil litigation, he or she could also face probation, license revocation and prison time… Read More »

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 »