There are a lot of different aspects to the litigation process that you will get to experience and understand if you file a personal injury lawsuit. One of the most known aspects of the process is cross-examination. Cross-examination is an opportunity for each attorney to ask questions of the witnesses brought forth by the other..
A Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx early Sunday morning. The accident left over 70 people injured and another four dead. The train had been headed toward Grand Central terminal when it careened at high speed around a sharp turn next to the Hudson River and derailed. The crash was the deadliest New York City..
A tragic car accident occurred on the Hutchinson River Parkway around 7a.m. on Saturday morning, leaving cab driver Ata Noorzi and Wells Fargo banker Patrick Sheehan dead. According to the Daily News, Noorzi had picked up Sheehan earlier that morning at his home in Larchmont, NY. The cab had been traveling toward LaGuardia International Airport..
According to the Daily News, New York City’s Citi Bike program may be facing its first round of personal injury lawsuits. Lashonne Shelton, Howard Orlick, and Diane Mathes have all filed notice of claims against the city alleging that the placement of the Citi Bike docking stations are health hazards. All three plaintiffs have alleged..
The parents of Michael Simermeyer—a construction worker who was killed in a crane accident last year—have agreed to a $1 million settlement with Liberty Mutual. Simermeyer’s parents filed suit in October of 2012 claiming negligence on the part of Yonker’s Contracting Company—the manager of the construction project. The parents claimed several inspections were missed resulting..
California Group Propose Ballot Measure to Raise Limit on Pain and Suffering Compensation Consumer Watchdog California(CWC), a nonprofit organization committed to protecting taxpayers from special interest groups, are pursuing a ballot measure to raise the cap on pain and suffering damages in California medical malpractice cases from $250,000 to $1.1 million. CWC anticipate they will..
Traffic Accident Lawsuits Traffic is one of the top causes of accidents in the United States, and can result in injuries to drivers and their passengers. The injuries suffered in a traffic accident can range from minor cuts and bruises to major injuries such as fractures, amputations, and in some cases death. The injuries suffered..
New York Tort law New York law considers a tort to be a civil wrong. A “tort” is a wrongful act, not including breach of contract or trust, that results in injury to another person, their property, reputation, or the like, and for which the injured party is entitled to compensation. In other words, a..
New York personal injury attorneys have learned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched a federal investigation into the deaths of dozens of elderly people killed due to problems relating to bed rails. These devices are intended to help prevent people from falling out of the bed. However, what’s often happening is people are..
In December, ESPN Anchor Hannah Storm was cooking dinner on a propane gas grill in her home when she noticed that the grill had gone out. Storm went to relight the grill, triggering an explosion so loud her neighbor thought a tree had fallen on the house. The grill doors blew off and a ball..