Construction accident can result in fatalities for victims. For those who do not suffer this fate, the injuries suffered affect the entire course of life. That’s right! These severe injuries can result in the loss of limbs or bodily function, or a reduction in the victim’s ability to perform daily routine tasks and earn money. Extreme weather conditions, heights and heavy-duty machines are some things that increase the chance of a life-threatening accident at construction sites.

These accidents can affect a victim’s personal, family and professional lives in many ways. This is exactly where our experienced construction accident lawyers prove their value in a victim’s life by protecting their financial interests.Before moving further, it is important to know the factors that lead to fatal accidents at construction sites.

Some reasons for construction accidents:

According to the experienced construction site attorneys in the Bronx, below are the leading factors behind construction accidents:

  • Scaffolding/decking malfunction
  • Defective machinery
  • Crane and heavy equipment accidents
  • Falling heavy objects and machinery
  • Failure to use proper safety equipment
  • Slips and falls from heights/roofs/ladders
  • Machinery’s collision with construction workers
  • Fall into trenches or some other areas that are excavated
  • In short, failure to comply with Industrial Codes

How construction accident attorneys help victims?

Most importantly, this is the key thing you should seek an answer to. Life after a construction site accident changes significantly for the victim. How? Let’s see below:

  • You can die.
  • You can be injured badly resulting in time and money spent in the hospital.
  • You could be in a coma.
  • The expense of your recovery, medical and healthcare procedures can affect you, as well as, your family’s financial life.
  • You lose income because you are not able to go to work unless you recover fully.
  • Your ability to work and earn is reduced due to ongoing conditions.

More to the point, you need someone who can safeguard your financial interests to help make sure you have money available to handle your daily needs, and the needs of your family. This is where the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, a group of experienced construction accident lawyers in Bronx, Queens, Nassau County, Brooklyn, New York, Manhattan, Long Island, and Staten Island, can help you move in the right direction.


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If you are buried under debt and need a way out, hiring a bankruptcy attorney in may be the best option for you. With the help of an experienced attorney, you can be victorious in your legal battle! However, before filing for bankruptcy, you should do a little research and learn more about it. You may get unreliable information from some sources, especially on the internet. This article is written by an experienced bankruptcy attorney in Long Island to clear the confusion of some myths surrounding bankruptcy.

Let’s take a look at a couple of common bankruptcy myths that you may encounter:

  • Myth – Bankruptcy Ruins Your Credit
  • Truth – Actually, filing for bankruptcy can save your credit. If you are mired in debt, chances are your credit has already been hit! To save your credit score in the long run, filing bankruptcy can help if it enables you to make timely payments on your obligations moving forward. Once your bankruptcy discharge is awarded, you can start rebuilding your credit.
  • Myth – Filing For Bankruptcy Will Take Away Your Prized Possessions
  • Truth – This question related to bankruptcy is commonly asked during a free consultation with attorneys in New York. Filing for bankruptcy doesn’t mean your car, house, and other personal assets would be automatically taken away from you. Allowing for some exemptions, personal bankruptcy can help you preserve some of your property.  Pre-bankruptcy planning can be very effective in this regard.

These are the two main myths that often prevent people from filing a bankruptcy!

If you are concerned about getting out from underneath your debts, filing for bankruptcy with the right legal assistance is the right step to take. Don’t waste your precious time while stressing over these silly myths! If you are having concerns, relax and contact the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, an experienced group of bankruptcy lawyers serving the Bronx, New York, Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau County, Long Island, Manhattan, and Staten Island.


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New York Mourns the Deadliest Motor Vehicle Accident

On November 5, 2018, in Motor Vehicle Accident, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Motor Vehicle Accident

New York has just witnessed one of the most deadliest motor vehicle accidents since 2009. At least 20 people lost their lives due to this critical accident.

More Details About This Accident:

This life-ending accident happened in the upstate New York area when a group of 17 friends piled into a white stretch limousine heading to an Upstate New York Brewery. They were supposed to be going there for a birthday celebration.

Who are among the deceased?

The list of causalities in this motor vehicle accident includes two newlywed couples, four sisters, two brothers, and the limousine’s driver.

How did it happen?

It happened when a 2001 Ford Excursion limousine sped downhill on Saturday. The giant size car approached the intersection of two highways, already considered dangerous and notorious for such mishaps by residents.

Their worst fear soon turned into a deadly reality when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It careened through the intersection, then continued on and hit an empty 2015 Toyota Highlander nearby, crashing into a shallow ravine beyond the road.

According to Jessica Kirby, 36, The Manager of Apple Barrel Country Store, she witnessed the car coming downhill. She estimated a speed of 60 miles per hour, which crushed two customers near the parking lot when it impacted and rammed the Toyota Highlander into them.

Federal Investigators arrived late on Sunday. They are carrying out the investigation, seeking clues to figure out the actual reason of this motor vehicle accident.

Even Robert. L. Sumwalt, the Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board has called it a horrible accident. NTSB has decided to investigate this accident at their own level.

This was a devastating accident, to say the least.

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21-Year-Old Bicyclist Dead in Car Crash Auto Accident

On October 29, 2018, in Motor Vehicle Accident, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Auto Accident

The safety of your life is in your own hands on New York roads. Another motor vehicle accident has added to the long list of young lives that have ended prematurely on New York’s roads.

Details About This Accident:

This deadly crash happened on Friday August 31, 2018 at about 7:30 in the evening. A 21-year-old Treadwell based cyclist named Aaron Tubbs was riding his bicycle on State Highway 10, roughly one mile to the east of the village of Walton. A vehicle being driven by Michelle Mason, 66, from Hamden, struck him fatally, say media reports.

According to the police, Aaron was rushed to Delaware Hospital in Walton where doctors pronounced him dead.

A passenger, who hasn’t been identified was also in Mason’s car at the time of the accident; both of them were unharmed by the crash. As for Tubbs, he wasn’t wearing any headgear (helmet) at the time of the crash, said the police.

The police are investigating this crash further. Deputies and Investigators were assisted by the following organizations in this process:

  • NYC DEP Police (New York City Department of Environmental Protection Police).
  • NYSPCRU (New York State Police Collision Reconstruction Unit)
  • WFEMS Departments (Walton Fire and EMS Departments)


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