Auto car crash accident

Motor vehicle accidents in New York are becoming an everyday occurrence. Suffolk County Police have arrested a man for a crash resulting in injuries to himself, as well as his passenger.  

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Suffolk County police responded to a crash that happened around 8:00 P.M. on Sunrise Highway eastbound, near Waverly Avenue.

How did this motor vehicle crash happen?

The accident happened when a 2011 Chevy Tahoe, towing a car trailer, collided with a 2002 Honda Odyssey. The 39-year-old Odyssey driver has been identified as Michael Smartino. He suffered non-life threatening injuries in the crash and was immediately rushed to the Long Island Community Hospital located in East Patchogue.

What about the passenger in the Tahoe?

He complained about minor neck and back pain. He was also taken to the Long Island Community Hospital in East Patchogue.

What else? This motor vehicle crash closed the Eastbound Sunrise Highway for about one hour and thirty minutes. As for Smartino, he has been arrested and charged with DWI by the police.

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A Construction Worker Killed At Brooklyn Work Site

On March 11, 2019, in Message/News Board, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.
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Construction workers always work in challenging conditions. Their lives are always at risk due to the nature of the jobs they do on a daily basis. The injuries construction workers often face are catastrophic and life changing, with the capacity to kill them prematurely. One such tragic incident occurred in Brooklyn when the life a construction worker was cut-short by a fatal construction site accident.

Where did this happen?

According to sources, this tragedy happened just before noon in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The location of the construction site is near the corner of Myrtle and Marcy Avenues.

Cause of Accident?

The police investigated the accident and found that falling material was responsible for this fatal accident. Over Paredes, 44, who hailed from Newark, was hit by a falling object during on-going work at the site.

Emergency help wasn’t enough.

Emergency response crews arrived quickly and Over was rushed to NYC Health + Hospitals/Woodhull. While the response and transport were quick, he succumbed to the injuries he suffered, and died shortly after.

What Else?

The DOB (Department of Buildings) is conducting an investigation of the worksite.

Keep coming back to our site. We will update you as soon as the Department of Building’s or police release any further information about this accident.

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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer in Long Island

On March 4, 2019, in Personal Injury, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

Being injured can be a frightening experience. Individuals are not only injured physically, but financially and psychologically as well. While recovering from physical injuries, financial losses can mount and survival can be a big challenge.

Typically, when someone is injured, they have one opportunity to make a claim for compensation which covers all the damages they suffered. Hiring a personal injury lawyer is the right approach to seek the compensation you deserve. They have the knowledge and experience to help you handle your claim correctly.

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What makes hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer in Long Island the right choice?

They determine the value of your case:

A knowledgeable personal injury attorney will study your case completely and assign adequate compensation for the emotional and physical impacts on your quality of life. With their help, you stand a better chance of receiving the compensation you deserve for rebuilding your life.

They protect you from harassment:

Without legal protection, there are higher chances that you may be taken advantage of by the defendant’s insurance company. Without legal help, you may never receive the compensation your injuries deserve.

A personal injury lawyer in Long Island is aware of the procedures and processes and help protect you from threats and harassment.

They understand the legal system:

Insurance companies and third parties always look for ways to derail your claim. Personal injury lawyers have years of knowledge and experience to use in representing you aggressively.

Without representation, you leave yourself open to being taken advantage of because of your own lack of knowledge and experience. The legal process requires navigating many steps, which you will be unaware of. A personal injury attorney helps you file in the right and accurate way.

Is it worth it financially?

There is no financial risk when you hire a personal injury attorney, plus, you stand to gain financially. Personal injury lawyers in Long Island receive compensation ONLY when you receive compensation, and not before. So, make the wise decision.

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Safety Tips for Construction Site Workers in NYC

On February 25, 2019, in Construction Accident/Labor Law, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ.

A construction site is a dangerous place. Even small inattentiveness can result in catastrophic accidents on a construction site.

Failure to take certain safety precautions, or lack of proper safety gear, can lead to construction site accidents. These construction accidents are dangerous and can severely impact the lives of individuals and their families.

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People reach out to personal injury lawyers in NY, or construction accident attorneys, in the event they meet with such a tragedy. Remember, not all accidents are avoidable; however, some injuries are preventable. Here are a few tips that can help you prevent these kinds of injuries.

Dangerous excavation work at NY construction sites

Excavation is the deadliest form of construction work performed today, as per OSHA. Statistics show – There is a 112 percent higher fatality rate for the excavation work as compared to general construction work. Also, OSHA released statistics that indicate that 23 workers were killed in trench collapses in 2016.

Three protective measures for construction trench accidents:

  • Shoring – Using aluminium hydraulics to prevent a trench from caving in.
  • Sloping – It is the process of cutting the trench wall back at an angle that inclines away from the trench.
  • Shielding – Use of trench boxes to prevent a cave-in of the trench.

If an accident does occur, a personal injury lawyer in NY can help you proceed in the right direction and help you get the compensation you deserve.

Other safety tips to include:

  • Make sure to wear the appropriate safety gear
  • Participate in all safety training programs offered by your employer
  • It is very important that you get proper training whenever you begin a new job or use new machinery
  • Don’t work in bad weather conditions. In case of storm, wind or icy weather, one should avoid working. The dangers can be as severe as electrocution
  • Learn to lift items properly as it will avoid back problems. Also, a back brace is suggested

If you or your loved one has been injured in a construction accident, or any other type of accident, it is important that you get in touch with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Queens, who will give the right advice and help you proceed in the right direction. Call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 today!

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