Bicycling is a way of life for many residents of New York City. Bikes offer convenient and affordable transportation and are an excellent means of exercise and recreation for thousands. New York City has the highest rate of bicycle commuters of any city in the nation, according to the 2000 U.S. Census. In June 2009,..
When a New York City police officer or other law enforcement personnel use excessive force, civilians, suspects and prisoners can suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries. In cases such as these, injury victims and their families may be entitled to compensation from the City of New York. To obtain a successful verdict or settlement in an..
As reported by CBS New York, 5 people were hospitalized following a Carbon Monoxide leak in Queens, New York. The exact cause and source of this poisoning is not yet known. In homes and other buildings, Carbon Monoxide(CO) comes from the boiler or furnace as a result of the burning of a fuel source. Carbon..
When being admitted to the emergency room, injured and sick patients assume that they can trust the doctors and nurses to stabilize their injuries and illnesses. Unfortunately, emergency room physicians and nurses do not always succeed in effectively stabilizing the conditions of patients. Recently, as reported by the New York Post, a 47-year old woman’s..
In a report issued by the New York City Department of Investigation, a fatal elevator accident which occurred on Christmas Eve of 2015 was entirely preventable as the New York City Housing Authority knew of the defective elevator and did nothing about it. Furthermore, an important safety device was disconnected for no apparent reason. As..
Another pedestrian was killed in New York City on Monday. This time, a 77-year old woman was struck and killed by a black livery cab on Madison Avenue and 36th Street. The fatal accident as reported by the New York Times, can be found here. According to statistics posted in the article, at least 20..
Our partner, Jonny Kool, explains trial technique utilizing the art of cross-examination, to obtain key admissions in a New York automobile accident case. If you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, the attorneys at Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will give you a free consultation to determine your legal options. To see..
It was a deadly weekend for pedestrians in New York City. Four pedestrians were killed in separate motor vehicle accidents. 3 of the pedestrians were killed in hit-and-run accidents. The fourth was a pedestrian struck and killed in the Bronx where the driver waited for the authorities. Bicyclists and pedestrians are some of the most..
Another fire occurred in an apartment building fire in the Bronx. This time, it has been reported that at least 6 people were injured on Monday. Hundreds of residents were forced to evacuate as the flames spread. Most of the reported injuries were due to smoke inhalation. Fires in New York City apartment buildings are..
New York City Car Accident Attorney Jonny Kool Explains the Three Elements You Must Prove in Every Motor Vehicle Case. Our partner and top New York personal injury trial attorney, Jonny Kool, offers his expertise on the factors necessary to successfully litigate a motor vehicle accident case in New York: If you or someone you..