Category: Personal Injury

September 23, 2020

Barry Washor and Christopher L. Sallay Recognized in Best Lawyers in America for 2021

NY Supreme Court

The partners and staff at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool and the Law Office of William A, Gallina, LLP wish to congratulate our partners Barry Washor and Christopher L. Sallay for their inclusion the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2021. Barry Washor, our senior partner, has long been recognized as..

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August 31, 2020

Jonny Kool Recovers $5.25 Million on Behalf of Injured Construction Worker

Labor Law, Construciton accident

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..

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April 28, 2020

What is the Legal Fee for a Car Accident Case? Is Your Office Handling Cases During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

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..

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January 28, 2019

Scary New York Elevator Incident

Scary New York Elevator Incident

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..

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January 15, 2019

What You Should Do If You Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

What You Should Do If You Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

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 –..

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November 19, 2018

U.S. News & World Report Includes Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP in Listing of 2019 Best Law Firms in New York City

U.S. News & World Report Includes Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP in Listing of 2019 Best Law Firms in New York City

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..

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July 10, 2018

George Clooney Injured in Scooter Accident in Sardinia

George Clooney Injured in Scooter Accident in Sardinia

Many people often assume a motor vehicle accident always involves a car.   While the majority of motor vehicle accidents in New York will involve a car, attorneys practicing in New York understand that motor vehicle accidents can and often do involve any number of different motor vehicles, as well as bicycles, in-line skaters and pedestrians. ..

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February 6, 2018

Sleep Apnea a Cause of Hoboken Train Crash According to NTSB

Sleep Apnea a Cause of Hoboken Train Crash According to NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board found that a failure to screen NJ Transit engineer for sleeping disorder caused Hoboken crash.  Obstructive sleep apnea was a factor in the tragic accident according to an article on Lohud.com. Perhaps more disturbing is that legislation to require the screening of employees for this sleeping disorder was withdrawn by..

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January 19, 2018

The “Tide Pod” Challenge – An Attorney’s Perspective

The "Tide Pod" Challenge - An Attorney's Perspective

The “Tide Pod” Challenge has been in the news recently as a result of its increasing popularity and general awareness in social media circles. In essence, the “Tide Pod” Challenge involves primarily kids biting into brightly colored liquid laundry detergent packets, or cooking them in frying pans, then chewing them up before spewing the soap..

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