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  • Auto Accidents

    Poor Driving: Bad Prognosis

    By Michael Barasch

    It happens every day. In traffic, one vehicle cuts off another vehicle, an accident occurs and oftentimes, someone is hurt. In mid-May, a Fresh Meadows, Queens man was walking the tree-lined sidewalk of his neighborhood in the early morning. Even at that hour, passing traffic jockeyed for position on Utopia Parkway. As the man took […]

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  • Auto AccidentsWrongful Death

    Tragic Motor Vehicle Accident Kills New York Woman

    By Michael Barasch

    With her longtime love at her side, 65-year-old Olga Rivera was strolling on a sidewalk at midday on a Monday in November. The couple was startled by a truck heading straight at them. Unable to get out of the way, Ms. Rivera was struck by the truck after it was hit by a taxi at […]

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  • Auto AccidentsPersonal Injury

    Preventing Vehicle-Pedestrian Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    Although New York City’s stats have improved a bit over the past few years, New York City still has the largest share of pedestrians dying in traffic accidents of any metropolitan area in the country — pedestrians make up 31 percent of all traffic fatalities. Every year, more than 250 pedestrians die in NYC after […]

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