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    Upper East Side Crane Accident Leads to Wrongful Death Trial

    By Michael Barasch

    A May 2008 accident featuring the collapse of a 200-foot-tall crane on Manhattan’s Upper East Side has had a lasting legal impact. Now, a wrongful death trial that had previously been postponed is once again up and running, and the owner of the crane is the defendant in yet another lawsuit stemming from the accident.  […]

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  • Medical MalpracticePersonal Injury

    New York Man Wins $2.3 Million in Malpractice Lawsuit

    By Michael Barasch

    A New York man recently won a $2.3 million medical malpractice lawsuit after an orthopedic surgeon was found liable for his failure to treat the victim’s infection. According to details from the case, the plaintiff visited Hudson Valley Radiology Associations to have an MRI done in 2010. A routine injection allegedly resulted in causing a […]

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  • Personal InjuryWorkplace Injury

    Firefighter Files Lawsuit After Suffering Injury in Gas Explosion

    By Michael Barasch

    A New York firefighter is filing a lawsuit against the city, Con Edison and a landlord of a building in East Harlem after being injured while responding to a major explosion caused by a gas leak this past March. While responding to the explosion, which caused several fatalities, the firefighter says that he suffered a […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Queens Man in Critical Condition After Pedestrian Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    A car accident in Queens caused some collateral damage recently, and now a pedestrian who suffered some severe injuries as a result of the accident is in critical condition in a New York hospital.  According to one of the drivers involved in the accident, the driver of a dark green Toyota Camry was exiting the […]

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  • Personal InjuryAuto Accidents

    Eight Injured After Car Collides with Bus in Brooklyn

    By Michael Barasch

    Eight people suffered injuries recently when a car collided with a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus in Brooklyn. The collision forced the bus off its trajectory, sending it careening into nearby parked cars and a building.  Witnesses indicate that the car, which was a black Toyota Camry, was driving down Coffey Street and ignored the stop […]

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    Children Face Greater Risk on Foot

    By Michael Barasch

    In June, during her last week of kindergarten, a six-year-old girl and her mother were walking to school in Jackson Heights. They were almost to school and passing through a crosswalk when an off-duty police officer made a left turn and hit them. The young girl suffered six broken ribs, a broken pelvis and femur […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Improving Your Visibility as a Motorcyclist

    By Michael Barasch

    One of the most common excuses you’ll hear from drivers that cause accidents with motorcyclists is, “I didn’t see them!” Their defense will most likely be that motorcycles are smaller and easily hidden by other objects or vehicles on the road, which makes them difficult to see, particularly at intersections. While there certainly are many […]

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  • Personal InjurySlip and Fall

    Don’t Spend Summer in a Cast

    By Michael Barasch

    Now that summer is finally here, you and your family are likely anxious to indulge in all sorts of outdoor activities. In order to avoid having your summer fun cut short by an accidental injury such as a slip and fall, make sure you do whatever you can to stay safe while having fun. Some […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Staying Safe While You Get Fit

    By Michael Barasch

    When you visit the gym, it’s good to think about more than what you’ll look like at the beach. Give a thought or two to safety. According to Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates quoted on NBCNews.com, thousands of people are treated in emergency rooms each year as a result of injuries from gym equipment […]

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  • Personal Injury

    The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    Traumatic brain injuries disrupt the normal functioning of the brain. They can occur in a wide variety of ways, such as a motor vehicle accident, falling debris from a construction site, or a slip and fall injury in a grocery store. In a split second, your life can change forever. According to the Centers for […]

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