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    Slip and Fall Accidents Are a Leading Cause of Brain Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    When an unlucky grandmother slipped and fell down a New York City subway station staircase, her life changed forever. The fall resulted in a traumatic brain injury, leaving the once active woman hardly able to communicate.  Maria Alcantara, a 69-year-old mother of four, had just finished work and was on her way to meet her […]

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  • Personal Injury

    What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

    By Michael Barasch

    A catastrophic injury is a life-changing condition that often occurs in car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Survivors of near-fatal auto wrecks and other serious accidents typically require extensive, lifelong and costly medical treatments and procedures. As a result, settlements in catastrophic injury cases are usually higher than for non-catastrophic personal injury matters. Some examples of […]

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    Deadly Negligence: Metro-North Train Crash

    By Michael Barasch

    A speeding Metro-North train carrying 100 passengers derailed in the Bronx on Sunday December 1, killing four people and injuring dozens more. At least 11 passengers remain in critical condition.  However uncommon, tragic accidents like these can change people’s lives forever — and the people and/or company responsible must be held accountable. In legal terms, […]

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