April 5, 2016

Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool Named a “Best Law Firm” in 2016 by U.S. News & World Report

The partners of Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool are proud to announce that we have been named as a Best Law Firm for 2016 by U.S. News & World Report. Two of our partners, Barry Washor and Christopher L. Sallay have been named as Best Lawyers in the fields of medical malpractice and personal..

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Posted in: News

April 4, 2016

Amtrak Crash Kills 2, Injures Dozens

Amtrak Crash Kills 2, Injures Dozens On Sunday morning, an Amtrak train collided with a backhoe that was left on the railroad tracks. As a result, two people were killed and dozens were injured. According to a report in the New York Daily News, this train accident occurred just south of Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania…

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Posted in: Personal Injury

March 31, 2016

First Department Rules Where Plaintiff Is Sole Witness to Accident, He May Not Be Entitled to Summary Judgment Where Credibility In Issue

First Department Rules Where Plaintiff Is Sole Witness to Accident, He May Not Be Entitled to Summary Judgment Where Credibility In Issue In a brief decision, the Appellate Division, First Department ruled that a decision denying the plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) was properly denied. In the case Smigelski v…

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March 24, 2016

First Department Affirms Summary Judgment to Plaintiff Pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) Where Ladder Wobbles Resulting in Fall

First Department Affirms Summary Judgment to Plaintiff Pursuant to Labor Law 240(1) Where Ladder Wobbles Resulting in Fall In the case, Ocana v. Quasar Realty Partners, L.P., the Appellate Division, First Department ruled on two issues which often appear in New York Labor Law cases. Both of these issues were decided in favor of the..

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March 21, 2016

Cement Truck Crushes Man in Queens When Jack Fails

Cement Truck Crushes Man in Queens When Jack Fails A 30–year old man repairing a cement truck in Queens was critically injured Saturday when a jack failed and the huge vehicle fell on top of him. According to a report in the New York Post, the man was repairing the axle of the cement truck..

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March 16, 2016

New York City Health and Hospitals Executive Resigns Due to Concerns Over Medical-Records System

Proper medical record-keeping is a vital part of patient care in both a hospital and private clinic/office setting in New York. A failure to keep proper records is a violation of the standard of care in New York, can result in serious medical errors, and can form the basis for a claim of medical malpractice…

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Posted in: Medical Malpractice

March 15, 2016

Medical Records Concerns Loom for New York City Health & Hospitals

A new medical record-keeping system is being hastily implemented by New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation which is in charge of several City-owned hospitals in New York. According to an article published in the New York Post, the EPIC system is being rolled out in April despite concerns that it has not been adequately..

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March 14, 2016

Queens Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Accident

Hit and run accidents involving pedestrians in New York City seem to be approaching epidemic status. On Monday, the New York City Police Department found an unconscious 53-year old man lying in the street on the Queens side of the Midtown Tunnel. According to a report by CBS New York, the injured man was taken..

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Posted in: Car Accidents

March 11, 2016

Billboard Distracting West Side Highway Drivers in New York City

Distracted driving is a common problem throughout New York and is a growing area of personal injury law. Car accidents due to distracted driving can often result in serious injuries. Usually, accidents involved in distracted driving litigation center around cell phone use or texting while driving. A new potential cause of distracted driving accidents and,..

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Posted in: Car Accidents