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June 17, 2016

Alligator Attack at Disney World Resort Was a Preventable Tragedy

Orlando, Florida has been in the news recently for terrible tragedies that have occurred in that popular vacation destination. As has been widely reported, a 2-year old boy was the victim of an alligator attack while playing on the beach at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. Information has now been revealed which indicates that this terrible..

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June 15, 2016

Deadly Car Accident on Wantagh State Parkway Results in Two Deaths and Critical Injuries to a Three-Year Old Child

Two people were killed and a child critically injured when an apparently minor rear-end collision cascaded into a deadly multi-vehicle crash. According to a report by CBS New York, two vehicles were initially involved in an accident and the occupants exited their vehicles to exchange information related to the initial accident. Following this initial accident,..

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June 14, 2016

New York Lawmakers Attempt to Reduce Railroad Crossing Accidents

While travel by train is statistically safer than driving a car, accidents do happen. In most cases, train accidents prove devastating for the passengers and railroad workers aboard the train. Train accidents can leave passengers dead or facing debilitating injuries. In light of recent high-profile train accidents in New York, lawmakers are planning to pass..

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June 13, 2016

NYSTLA Names Barry Washor as a Class of 2019 Director

The New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) have named our partner, Barry Washor, as a Class of 2019 Director with the installation taking place on June 14, 2016. The partners and staff of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP, take this opportunity to congratulate Barry on this honor and continued success in the..

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June 7, 2016

Brooklyn Pedestrian Killed by SUV in Mid-Town Manhattan

A 67-year old Brooklyn woman was struck and killed by an SUV in Manhattan on Monday. The accident occurred on 8th Avenue by 38th Street. According to a report by CBS New York, the pedestrian was taken via ambulance to Bellevue Hospital where she was pronounced dead. The driver of the SUV was charged by..

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June 1, 2016

Three Dead in Fatal Tractor-Trailer Crash on I-84 in Orange County

Truck accidents can be among the most catastrophic motor vehicles accidents on New York roadways. On Wednesday, June 1, 2016, a fatal tractor-trailer accident was reported by the Putnam Daily Voice. Reports indicated that 3 people were killed in this accident which occurred on I-84 in Orange County between exits 2 and 3 in Wawayanda,..

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May 31, 2016

Fatal Car Crash in Midtown Manhattan

A single-vehicle accident in Midtown Manhattan early Tuesday morning resulted in the death of the passenger and injuries to the driver. According to a report by CBS New York, the accident occurred on 6th Avenue and 54th Street. A witness said that the car was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempted to..

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May 26, 2016

Four-year Old Brooklyn Boy Dies in Fall Down Elevator Shaft

In New York City, injuries resulting from elevator accidents are surprisingly common. Elevator and escalator accidents kill about 30 people each year and injure 17,000 nationwide, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. A tragic death occurred in Park Slope, Brooklyn when a 4 year..

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May 25, 2016

Deadly Accident on Long Island Expressway Results in the Deaths of Two Young New Yorkers

An off-duty New York City Police officer struck a disabled BMW which was stopped on the side of the Long Island Expressway. Two of the four occupants standing outside the vehicle were killed when they were struck by the large SUV – a 2016 GMC Yukon. The impact sent the victims flying over the dividers..

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May 20, 2016

Scaffold Collapse at East Harlem Building

Falls from scaffolds are a common source of construction site injuries. Unfortunately, scaffold falls can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries. New York Labor Law Section 240 provides for damages for workers injured in elevation-related accidents, including accidents that involve worker falls and accidents caused by falling objects that strike workers. On Friday, May 20, 2016,..

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