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Train Derailment

(Image from CBS New York) TRAIN DERAILMENT For the second time within one year, the New York Tri-State area has seen a train derailment due to human error, poor maintenance and otherwise negligent behavior cause serious injuries to patrons who are simply trying to get to work. Whether the train conductor fell asleep at the […]


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Premises Liability

Premises Liability This article is intended to give some insight into some interesting New York caselaw with regards to premises liability. Eischelbaum v. Douglas Elliman, LLC, 52 AD3d 210 – a real estate broker does not possess the required level of control over a property they are showing to be held liable for dangerous conditions […]


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Hit and Run

Hit and Run We tend to not think of hit and run car accidents as a major issue in New York.  Unfortunately in a large city such as New York, there are many selfish people living amongst us as we go about our daily lives. We often take our own safety for granted when we […]


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MTA accidents result in Personal Injuries

(Image from ABC7NY.com) MTA Accident Injures Several People It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into an overpass as it jumped the curb. You can read the ABC New York, channel […]


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Car Accident Leads to 1.5 Million Dollar Verdict

Car Accident Verdict Barclay Taylor v. Ilenia Cangelosi & Joseph Robles, No. 15650/12 (Kings – Supreme) Plaintiff alleged that he was driving east across New York’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, when the rear of his vehicle was struck by a car being driven by Ilenia Cangelosi. Plaintiff alleged that his vehicle was pushed forward and struck the […]


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Dangers of Gravity on Construction Sites

Gravity and Construction Sites The obvious thought that comes to mind when thinking about how gravity can play an important role in construction site injuries is a construction worker falling to the ground from an elevated position.  An equally important and equally dangerous scenario arises when objects fall from an elevated position.  The New York […]


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Injured at Work

Construction Injury Recently, we have fielded some phone calls regarding workplace injuries.  There seems to be some confusion as to when an employer can be sued.  There are also several misconceptions with regards to bringing suit against property owners, general contractors and subcontractors.  These questions are answered statutorily by New York Labor Law.  Sections 200, […]


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Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

Car Accident Injuries An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the aforementioned site.  The ruling in this case points to the fact that a driver having […]


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Notice of Claim

Filing Notice of Claim in Personal Injury Lawsuit A Notice of Claim must be served on any Municipality or Department of a Municipality before an action can be commenced against that Municipality.  It is important to remember that The Uniform Notice of Claim Act took effect on June 15, 2013.   Several rules were amended […]


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Picking a Jury in a Personal Injury Case

Jury Selection for Personal Injury Trial The jury selection process in Personal Injury cases is very important.  Questioning the potential jurors is a process known as “Voir Dire.”  This may be the single most important process in the whole trial.  Selecting the jurors who will give you the best chance to win your case is […]


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