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October 9, 2016

LIRR Train Derailment – Human Error Is Likely Cause of Accident

LIRR Train Derailment - Human Error Is Likely Cause of Accident

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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October 7, 2016

The Pedestrian Knockdown – 48-Year Old Man Critically Injured in Brooklyn Intersection Accident

The Pedestrian Knockdown - 48-Year Old Man Critically Injured in Brooklyn Intersection Accident

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..

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October 6, 2016

Clown Threats Raise Issues Concerning the Security of Premises

Clown Threats Raise Issues Concerning the Security of Premises

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..

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October 6, 2016

Three Fatal New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accidents Overnight

Three Fatal New Jersey Motor Vehicle Accidents Overnight

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..

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October 5, 2016

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Has Five Partners Named to Super Lawyers for New York Metro Area

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Has Five Partners Named to Super Lawyers for New York Metro Area

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..

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October 5, 2016

NTSB Believes NJ Transit Train Was Speeding When It Crashed into Hoboken Terminal

NTSB Believes NJ Transit Train Was Speeding When It Crashed into Hoboken Terminal

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..

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Posted in: News, Wrongful Death

October 4, 2016

Ben Stiller Discusses Importance of PSA Test for Early Detection and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

Ben Stiller Discusses Importance of PSA Test for Early Detection and Treatment of Prostate Cancer

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..

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September 30, 2016

Answers Coming in New Jersey Transit Train Crash as Event Data Recorder Is Recovered

Answers Coming in New Jersey Transit Train Crash as Event Data Recorder Is Recovered

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..

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September 29, 2016

Deadly New Jersey Transit Train Crash in Hoboken

Deadly New Jersey Transit Train Crash in Hoboken

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..

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September 26, 2016

Over $400 Million Paid Out by New York City Transit in Past 5 Years to Settle Lawsuits Based on Their Negligence

Over $400 Million Paid Out by New York City Transit in Past 5 Years to Settle Lawsuits Based on Their Negligence

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..

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