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Here’s Why Most Burn Injuries Happen in New York

Recently, a fire started on the first floor of an apartment building around 10:40 p.m. in Long Island City. Eight people were injured, including one with serious injuries. What happened? One resident said a “wall of smoke” was near her door, and another resident said the smoke prevented her from exiting down the hall. Firefighters responded to the call and worked on rescuing a man who was trapped by clutter and unable to move. The […]

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Here’s Why Most Burn Injuries Happen in New York

Recently, a fire started on the first floor of an apartment building around 10:40 p.m. in Long Island City. Eight people were injured, including one with serious injuries.   What happened?   One resident said a “wall of smoke” was near her door, and another resident said the smoke prevented her from exiting down the hall.   Firefighters responded to the call and worked on rescuing a man who was unable to move. The man […]

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How Opioid Injury Lawsuits Work in New York

  Major manufacturers of opioids are facing class action suits across the country and here in New York. The claims say that several major manufacturers were negligent and deceptive in their marketing and distribution of opioids. Manufacturers knew the drugs were unsafe and misrepresented the risks.   Among the claimants are the states of New Mexico and Michigan, as well as the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, as American Indians have disproportionately experienced many detrimental […]

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New Yorkers Can Sue for These Types of Damages Due to Asbestos

  It was only a few decades ago that people everywhere were singing the praises of asbestos. After all, it was naturally occurring, strong, a good insulator, and resistant to heat. Because of this, asbestos was used just about everywhere – in pipe wrappings, roof coatings, for brake pads, and more. There was particularly heavy use in building construction.   Now, of course, we know better. When dust from asbestos gets into our lungs, it […]

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MTA Operators Poorly Trained – Could That Impact Your Injury Claim?

  When you use public transit in New York, you entrust your safety to MTA operators. However, a recent audit suggests that the MTA may not be as safe as it seems – and that the MTA could be held liable for more injuries.   The report gave a failing grade for the training of MTA subway operators and conductors. The audit found that the MTA did not provide sufficient training for new operators. Additionally, […]

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Hurt While Biking in NY? Here’s What You Need to Do

Biking is one of the best ways to get around in the city. You’re not subject to traffic and parking issues that make ride-sharing and driving cumbersome. And it’s often faster than taking public transit.   However, collisions with automobiles are a major risk for cyclists here, making bicycle accidents a common cause of serious injury. A recent accident involving bicyclists on the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour illustrates this point. An unlicensed driver […]

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What You Need to Prove to Win a NY Slip and Fall Suit

  If you slip and fall in New York due to someone else’s mistake, you should not have to pay for the costs related to your accident.   Unfortunately, that’s often the way it works unless you file – and win – a slip and fall lawsuit.   Below, we’re going to detail what you have to prove in order to win a slip and fall case in New York and get the compensation that […]

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Drunk St. Paddy’s Day Drivers: What New Yorkers Can Do

  St. Patrick’s Day is well-known for higher incidents of drunk driving. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the roads this holiday, and what to do if you are in a St. Patrick’s Day car accident.   St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Statistics   In 2013, 40 percent of all St. Patrick’s Day fatal car crashes involved drunk driving. There were 276 St. Patrick’s Day drunk driving deaths from 2009 to […]

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Numbers on Elevator and Escalator Accidents – in NY and Beyond

If you have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident in New York, you are not alone. In fact, many New Yorkers are injured every year by these transportation methods. In this post, we’ll share elevator and escalator facts and statistics with you, along with the most common reasons accidents occur. We’ll also tell you how we can help if you are injured by an elevator or escalator in New York. Statistics on Elevator and […]

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Your Guide to Finding a New York Personal Injury Doctor

  One of the most important elements of a successful personal injury case in New York is finding the right doctor to treat you. In many cases, it’s just as important as finding the right personal injury attorney.   Why is it such a big deal? A couple of different reasons.   First, you want the best possible medical care. That means finding someone who has a thorough and specific knowledge of your particular issue. […]

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