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    Riddle of the Dump Truck: One “Unfortunate Event” or Three?

    By Michael Barasch

    How many accidents does a dump truck have when it strikes an overpass and loses its dump box in traffic? That’s what happened in April 2010, when the driver of a truck owned by Stony Ridge Top Soil and insured by the National Liability and Fire Insurance Co. misjudged the clearance on I-90. The impact […]

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    Landmark Decision Reached in California in Uber Case

    By Dominique A. Penson

    On March 11, a judge in California reached a decision in a case involving ride-sharing service Uber that could have some major consequences in New York. The class action suit brought by Uber drivers sought to have the company pay for all maintenance and fuel costs, as well as workers’ compensation insurance. The judge’s decision […]

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    NYPD Detective Killed in Wrong-Way Accident

    By Dominique A. Penson

    A detective with the New York Police Department was driving to work in Queens when he was involved in a car accident on a highway in Westchester, resulting in his death. A motorist going the wrong way on the highway allegedly caused the crash. According to police, the wrong-way driver was behind the wheel of […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Proving Negligence in a Car Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    The results of car accident cases often hinge on the ability of an attorney to prove negligence on the part of one of the parties involved in the accident. In car accident cases, negligence typically means driving in a reckless or careless manner. There are certain standards of behavior on the road that drivers must […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Actor Tracy Morgan Sues Wal-Mart After Deadly New Jersey Turnpike Crash

    By Michael Barasch

    Actor and comedian Tracy Morgan was in a highly publicized car accident earlier this summer on the New Jersey turnpike that left him in critical condition and a friend and fellow comedian, James McNair, dead. Now he has filed a lawsuit against Wal-Mart, alleging negligence on the part of the company after one of its […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Surviving a Car Crash: Minicars Come Up Short

    By Michael Barasch

    A recent study found minicars do not measure up in a common crash scenario. Small cars offer savings in size and cost, but the difference in safety could be deadly in an accident.  To respond to consumer demand for highly maneuverable, economic transportation, auto manufacturers offer minicars, lightweight vehicles that are easy on fuel and […]

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    Danger on the Job: Firefighters at Risk

    By Michael Barasch

    Not many careers require entering burning buildings on a daily basis. As a firefighter in New York, saving lives and property is just part of the job — even when hazardous to your health. In recent months, several blazes have caused multiple firefighter injuries, including: A two-alarm fire in a Brooklyn building injured 13 firefighters […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    What to Do After a Taxi Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    If you are driving your car and you are involved in an accident, chances are that you have some idea about who is at fault. Knowing whom to blame when you suffer injury in a NY taxi collision, however, may be more difficult. Here is what to do if you are involved in a taxicab […]

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    Driving Distracted: More Measures to Save Lives

    By Michael Barasch

    As a dedicated personal injury law firm, we work hard to help clients and families injured by the carelessness and negligence of others. Distracted driving is a leading factor behind many serious motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents in New York City. This year in New York, legislative changes are being enacted to increase driver attention […]

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    Early Warning Signs of a Head Injury after an Automobile Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    More and more evidence emerges every year that even mild head injuries can lead to serious long-term consequences. You never lose consciousness to have suffered a significant traumatic brain injury (TBI). Many people walk away from car accidents thinking they escaped unscathed, when in fact the sudden deceleration and jarring movement have jostled the brain […]

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