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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 »

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 »

Determining the Value of Damages in Personal Injury Claims

Unlike criminal cases, personal injury cases are a form of civil dispute and they are designed to compensate a person for their injuries. Successful plaintiffs are commonly awarded what are known as compensatory damages. These damages are meant to compensate a person for both their medical costs and property damage as well as future costs… Read More »

The Various Types of Burn Injuries

Almost everyone will suffer some form of burn at some point. From minor burns sustained while cooking or splashing hot liquids on your skin to serious chemical burns, these occurrences are among the most common and varied types of injuries.   At some point or another, almost everyone will be injured due to heat. These… Read More »

Building Code Violations and Premises Liability

If you are injured in a trip and fall accident, you may be able to file a lawsuit against the property owner, depending on the circumstances of that accident. Under New York law, property owners are required to adhere to certain building safety codes that were created to protect occupants and visitors.   However, occasionally… Read More »

Common Causes of New York Truck Accidents

In the past two decades, the incidence of accidents involving trucks has increased by nearly 20 percent. These accidents can be more devastating than those involving other motor vehicles because of the size and weight of trucks. When such an accident involves another vehicle, that vehicle is often outmatched and serious injuries or deaths can… Read More »

Texting and Driving: The New Drunk Driving

A new study released by Car and Driver Magazine has frightening news for drivers glued to their cell phones. It showed that texting while driving is actually a far more dangerous activity than drunk driving.  To reach this conclusion, the magazine conducted a study in which a car was rigged with a light to alert… Read More »