Congratulations to our partner, Jonny Kool, for his outstanding work in settling a Bronx County action for $5.25 million on behalf of a 31-year old construction worker. The plaintiff, a union Laborer for Local 79, was performing demolition work at a major commercial building project that involved the removal of a freight elevator. Pursuant to..
The Child Victims Act is a piece of New York State legislation which extended the statute of limitations for a survivor of child sexual abuse to bring a lawsuit against those responsible in New York. Prior to the Child Victims Act becoming law, the previous statute of limitations required victims who suffered sexual abuse as..
NEW YORK CAR ACCIDENT CASES I was injured in an auto accident, and I need to hire an attorney. How much does your office charge? People assume lawyers are very expensive to hire, particularly those with experience handling car accident cases. In reality, the law in New York provides that virtually all car accident cases..
A Queens man was struck and killed by a driver who allegedly ran a stop sign hitting the pedestrian who was lawfully within the crosswalk according to a story published in the New York Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/ny-bmw-blows-stop-sign-kills-pedestrian-20191216-d73zuvbxdbdovpatkm2oz37aky-story.html Pedestrian accidents represent approximately half of the fatalities caused by traffic accidents in New York City. Despite city-wide..
Elevator accidents in New York are an infrequent occurrence. When they occur, they can be extremely scary for passengers as passengers are often helpless and have done nothing to cause the accident. As reported by the New York Post, a 50-year old woman was trapped inside an elevator for the entire weekend at the premises..
The winter weather season is rapidly approaching. During this season, snow and ice accidents are a major cause of personal injuries. If you have an accident and fall on snow and ice, these are the Top Six things you or someone on your behalf should do as soon as possible: 1. Call for help –..
The United States of America has the highest mortality rate for women during childbirth than any other developed country. Pregnancy-related deaths in the United States have risen since 2000 while other countries’ rates have gone down. Recently, the New England Journal of Medicine has called for standardized care for the treatment of women in labor..
U.S. News & World Report released their annual listing of “Best Law Firms” rankings. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP was included in the New York City rankings in three practice areas – Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs, Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. The partners and staff are..
Drunk driving continues to plague our country and state. This time, a drunk driver drove his vehicle into a troop of Boy Scouts on Sunday, September 30, 2018, just before 2:00pm. The accident occurred in Manorville, New York in Suffolk County on David Terry Road. According to a report by the Riverhead Patch, Boy Scout..