Category: Wrongful Death - page 3

April 25, 2017

Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Of course, death is a natural part of the circle of life. It is when death comes prematurely that people often seek the counsel and assistance of an attorney. Not all deaths will form the subject of..

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April 5, 2017

A Patient’s Guide to Lung Cancer and Failure to Diagnose

Lung cancer is among the deadliest form of cancer in the United States today, causing 150,000 deaths in 2012 alone. CNN has released a simple guide entitled Lung Cancer by the Numbers to help people understand the types of lung cancer, the symptoms and the potential treatment options. Due to the high fatality rate associated..

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March 28, 2017

Drunken Truck Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Cross Bronx Expressway

An intoxicated driver of a semi-trailer truck took the life of a fellow driver on Monday night when his truck slammed into a 1997 Toyota sedan killing the 25-year old driver, Caesar Contreras of New Brunswick, New Jersey. CBS New York reported that the truck driver fled the scene but was later tracked down in..

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March 24, 2017

Zone of Danger: Mother Witnesses One-Year Old Daughter Killed by Driver Who Failed to Yield to Pedestrians in Crosswalk

A terrible tragedy occurred in Queens on Thursday evening which implicates both New York’s “Zone of Danger” rule as well as illustrates New York’s cruel and antiquated Wrongful Death laws. A 1-year old Queens girl named Skylar Perkins was in her stroller being pushed by her mother on Thursday night in Queens at 23rd Avenue..

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March 16, 2017

Brooklyn Woman Killed on Williamsburg Bridge in Accident Involving Intoxicated NYPD Officer

A crash on the Williamsburg Bridge left a 21-year old Brooklyn woman dead and a NYPD traffic enforcement agent facing criminal charges for vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated, among other charges. According to a report by CBS New York, the accident involved a single vehicle traveling eastbound on the bridge at approximately 3:15am. The..

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March 2, 2017

Five Common Signs That You May Have Been a Victim of Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice cases are among the most complex types of personal injury lawsuits. Often, it is not clear if you or a loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice. There are very few absolutes in the field of medicine and a good outcome is rarely guaranteed. However, patterns tend to emerge and there..

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February 27, 2017

Medical Malpractice or Not? Bill Paxton Dies from Complications Due to Heart Surgery

Famous actor, Bill Paxton, passed away due to complications from heart surgery over the weekend. According to various news reports, including NewsMax Health, the 61-year old movie and television star had a fatal stroke following the heart procedure. Heart procedures carry a very small percentage of risk as related to the possibility of a stroke…

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February 16, 2017

A Guide to Finding the Best Law Firm for You

An accident is among the most traumatic and life-altering experiences an individual can endure. If that accident also results in a serious injury or the death of a loved one, the physical, emotional and financial stress that is caused can be catastrophic. If an accident results in an inability to work, the burden can be..

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February 15, 2017

High Winds Pose Danger to New Yorkers, Particularly at Construction Sites

In New York City, there are many dangers that New Yorkers must be aware of. When a “high wind” warning is issued, another danger is added to the list. In recent years, news reports have identified the risks of high winds particularly at construction sites where cranes, equipment and other debris affected by high winds..

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January 31, 2017

67-Year Old Woman Killed in Brighton Beach Pedestrian Accident While Shopping at a Deli

While shopping at a deli in the Brighton Beach section of Brooklyn, a 67-year old woman was struck and killed by a motor vehicle that jumped the curb. According to a report from the New York Daily News, the 85-year old driver of the vehicle involved in the deadly crash was trying to park his..

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