A maintenance train side-swiped a passenger train on Saturday resulting in a derailment and injuries to 33 passengers on the Ronkonkoma line of the Long Island Railroad(LIRR). According to an article by the New York Daily News, this was likely caused by human error as it is believed that someone left a switch in the..
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A 48-year old man was struck while crossing the street on Atlantic Ave. at Norwood Ave. in Cypress Hills at about 7:49 p.m Thursday evening. The New York Daily News reported that the driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and the victim was transported to Brookdale Hospital in critical condition. Further details were..
It has been widely reported that people dressing up as clowns have been seen in increasing numbers across the United States. Some of these clowns are now behaving in threatening manners which can and will force owners of public places to be vigilant and could result in them being found negligent for improper security should..
New Jersey experienced three fatal motor vehicle accidents last night in separate incidents reported on their roadways. The details of each accident remain under investigation, but a report in the Brick, NJ Patch confirms that tow of the fatal accident occurred on the Garden State Parkway, while the other occurred on I-295. The Garden State..
The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP are delighted to announce that 5 of our partners have been named to Super Lawyers in 2016 for the New York Metro area. This marks the 10th Straight year that Barry Washor has been named as a Super Lawyer. Jonny Kool has been..
In direct contradiction to the train engineer who believed the train was traveling at 10mph at the time of the crash, investigators from the National Transportation Safety Bureau(NTSB) believe the train was traveling 20-30mph, which is well in excess of the posted 10mph speed limit. In a report by the Gothamist, The engineer’s claim will..
Prostate cancer is among the most deadly cancer types for men, but it is also the most detectable and treatable if caught in a timely fashion. Ben Stiller explained the important of having a PSA test as a 48-year old man. In an article by the New York Daily News stemming from an interview with..
An Event Data Recorder is a device used in various vehicles which is designed to record information related to crashes and accidents. They are automatically triggered through electronic sensors when a problem is detected such as a sudden deceleration. Analysis of an Event Date Recorder is useful as they often provide critical information about what..
At approximately 8:45am, a New Jersey Transit commuter train crashed into the Hoboken Train Terminal resulting in several critical injuries and at least one fatality up to this point. The train was a Spring Valley Line train which runs through Rockland County New York and northern New Jersey. Although details of the crash are still..
As most New Yorkers know, the New York City Transit Authority is in charge of the public buses and trains that are relied upon by millions of people each year. Unfortunately, New York residents and visitors cal also rely on them performing many of their duties in a negligent manner, resulting in serious injuries to..