April 25, 2017

Top 3 Causes of Premature Death in New York City

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 21, 2017

Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Spring Valley Injures 3-Year Old Boy

Vicious Pit Bull Attack in Spring Valley Injures 3-Year Old Boy

Animal attacks are a startlingly regular occurrence that can lead to serious injury or even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are more than four million bite victims each year. Unfortunately, many of these injuries were easily preventable and caused by the negligent action of the pet’s owner. Such is..

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April 7, 2017

Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

Top 5 Things To Do If You Have Been Involved in a Truck Accident

Individuals who have been involved in a truck accident can suffer major injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. Due to the massive size of semis and 18 wheelers, truck accidents often inflict catastrophic injuries on the individuals involved, such as spinal cord fractures, amputations, brain injuries, or burns. Many of..

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April 5, 2017

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

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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April 3, 2017

5 People Hurt in Derailment at Penn Station Which NJ Transit Official Laughably Describes as Minor

5 People Hurt in Derailment at Penn Station Which NJ Transit Official Laughably Describes as Minor

Sometimes, the response from culpable parties is reasonable. Other times, the response is absurdly laughable on their face. On Monday morning, three NJ Transit cars derailed at Penn Station causing injuries to 5 people. According to a report by CBS New York, a spokesperson for NJ Transit stated that the derailment was “minor”, despite the..

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March 28, 2017

Drunken Truck Driver Causes Deadly Accident on Cross Bronx Expressway

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

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 22, 2017

Can Undocumented Persons Bring a Lawsuit in New York?

Can Undocumented Persons Bring a Lawsuit in New York?

The answer is YES! There is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there in the public, with fear and intimidation often dominating truth and justice. If you have been injured in an accident due to someone’s negligence, you have the absolute right to bring a lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. In such..

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March 21, 2017

3D-Printed Plastic Spinal Scaffold Could Revolutionize Spinal Fusion Surgery

3D-Printed Plastic Spinal Scaffold Could Revolutionize Spinal Fusion Surgery

Whiplash and other accidents that cause the head to move rapidly back and forth on the spine can cause vertebrae fractures or compression of the spinal disks and nerves. Degenerative disk disease, which can be worsened by an accident, can also cause severe pain when vertebrae rub against one another or a spinal nerve is..

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March 16, 2017

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

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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