December 21, 2015

Flame Erupts from Long Island City Construction Site

On Saturday, a construction crew's drilling rig struck a high-pressure gas line in Long Island City. The result was an eruption of flame and two-alarm fire at the construction site. Though the fire was hot enough to melt windows, it didn't spread and was contained to the rig. Fortunately injuries were minimal as one work..

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December 18, 2015

Fatal Car Accident Occurs on LIE

James Rosentel of Plainview, Long Island died early Thursday morning in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway. The accident occurred on the eastbound side of the LIE at 5:06am Thursday after Mr. Rosentel's Toyota sedan struck a tractor trailer parked on the shoulder of the highway. This tragic accident highlights a type of..

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Posted in: Car Accidents

December 8, 2015

Shocking Data Regarding Hit-and-Run Investigations Emerge

So far, in 2015, there have been 38,000 hit-and-run accidents in New York City. While these statistics aren't too alarming in a city of 8 million plus people, one shocking statistic just emerged: of those 38,000 accidents, the NYPD has only investigated 48 of them. While it's true, that only 4,000 of these accidents resulted..

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Posted in: Car Accidents

December 7, 2015

The Most Dangerous Toy

Once thought of as among of the hottest toys of the 2015 holiday season, hoverboards are clearly among the most dangerous, but not for the reason that you may think. Instead of causing the usual scrapes and bruises most associate with skateboards, hoverboards have been reported to catch fire and even explode while being charged…

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Posted in: Products Liability

October 21, 2015

Construction Accident In NYC Injures Three People

In a year filled with construction accidents, another serious accident injured three people last Thursday. In this case however, it was regular people rather than construction workers who suffered the injuries. According to the Daily News, a pane of glass fell 17 stories from a Midtown building and struck three individuals on the street below…

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September 17, 2015

Death of 19-Year-Old Construction Worker May Have Been Avoidable

19-year-old Fernando Vanegas died on Thursday in a construction accident according to the New York Times. Vanegas reportedly noticed an issue with the retaining wall a month prior to the accident. Additionally, there is evidence that the construction company did not take proper safety precautions when securing the retaining wall, leaving them potentially liable. Mr…

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September 10, 2015

Public Perception vs. Reality in Slip-and-Fall Cases

Personal injury lawsuits, in particular slip and fall cases, are very different than how they are perceived by the public. For instance, one common misconception widely held is that an injury on another’s property provides an individual grounds to sue the property owner. While in some cases the injured individual may indeed have a lawsuit,..

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Posted in: Slip and Fall

September 4, 2015

How Demonstrative Evidence is Used in Medical Malpractice Cases

The term “Evidence” refers to proof that is legally admissible at trial and is intended to convince the judge and/or jury of alleged facts material to the case. There are two types of evidence typically used in a medical malpractice trial: Testimony by witnesses and experts and demonstrative evidence. Demonstrative evidence, if used correctly, can..

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Posted in: Wrongful Death