Bronx Personal Injury & Real Estate Blog

Monday, May 22, 2017

Off-duty NYPD Officer Crash Kills One Sister and Injures Another

Q: What charges and consequences may a police officer face for off-duty conduct unbecoming an officer?

A drunken driving car accident in the pre-dawn hours in New York City is not necessarily newsworthy these days. But when it results in the serious personal injury and wrongful death of two sisters and their friend, people take notice. Add to that the allegation that the accident was caused by an off-duty NYPD officer driving while intoxicated-- and it’s front page news.
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Bronx Trash Truck Accident Takes Tiny Dancer’s Life

Q: Is New York City to blame for a truck accident due to conditions on a milled and unpaved road?

A Saturday morning family drive on Bruckner Boulevard went horribly awry when a sanitation truck hit and crushed the family’s sedan, killing one of the four occupants and leaving the remaining three injured.

The fatality was a three-year-old girl on her way to dance class with her parents and grandmother. The girl was pronounced dead at the hospital and the others sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The privately-owned sanitation truck driver was not criminally charged.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Mold Busters: Who Ya Gonna Call for Toxic Tort Claims?

Q: Will the new Mold Busters program eradicate dangerous mold in NYCHA housing?

Admit it, when you heard the program was named Mold Busters, the tune from the 1984 epic movie Ghostbusters popped into your head. Maybe you even laughed.

But mold is no laughing matter – – especially for those who suffering from the many health problems and diseases caused and/or worsened by exposure to toxic mold. Many tenants in NYC housing projects have been suffering for years with unabated mold problems in their apartments, despite a court settlement to fix the problems four years ago.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

When a Cop Dodges a Bullet

Q: How many levels of police brutality or misconduct charges can an officer face?

In New York, police officer misconduct and brutality accusations can expose the accused officer to several different types of charges, investigations and/or lawsuits.

In some cases, the police officer may be arrested and charged with a crime. The officer may also be subject to an internal police department investigation.

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Flight from Shooting Scene Leads to Car Accident

Q: Is fleeing from gunshots an excuse for causing a car accident?

Car accidents in the Bronx are a daily occurrence. New York City shootings, sadly, happen more often than they should. But when you combine a shooting and a car accident, you get a newsworthy event.
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Saturday, April 15, 2017

When an Ambulance is a Weapon

When people think of a personal injury lawsuit, they may think of any number of situations-- like a car accident or a slip, trip, and fall accident-- where an ambulance arrived and Emergency Medical Technicians (“EMTs”) saved the victim’s life. Certainly no one thinks of an ambulance as an instrument of death. But it can be.
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Friday, March 17, 2017

Bronx New York Lawsuits: The "Plaintiff’s Paradise"

Q: Will I get a more sympathetic jury in the Bronx, New York?

If you are suing New York City for personal injury or medical malpractice the Bronx is the borough in which to bring the suit.

While you can't always choose to start your lawsuit in the Bronx if your case has no connection to that county, Read more . . .

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Sharing the Blame in a Car-Pedestrian Accident

Q: Who’s responsible if a drunk driver hits and kills a pedestrian walking in the middle of the road?

When you’re in a car accident it's not uncommon for the front and side airbags to deploy...
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Rookie Cop Bride-to-Be Killed in Fiery Bronx Crash

Q: Can an off-duty police officer face police misconduct charges?

Two police officers allegedly speeding through the streets of the Bronx, New York just before midnight sounds about normal. But for one pair of NYPD officers, it was anything but.

A rookie female NYPD officer was killed in a horrific single car accident in the early morning hours of Groundhog’s Day.
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Friday, February 24, 2017

Avoid the Window Table

Q: Who is responsible for patrons’ personal injuries or property damage after a car drives through a store-front?

There’s a new drive-thru pizzeria in the Bronx, New York. At least, that’s how it looked when the dust from the accident had settled.

On the first business day of 2017, Famous Pizza Express on Kappock Street in Riverdale underwent a drastic involuntary renovation.

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Friday, February 17, 2017

Engineer Escapes Criminal Prosecution in Fatal New York Train Crash and Joins Victims List

Q: Is it possible to cause an accident, but also be a victim?

When a train accident occurs and leaves personal injury and wrongful death victims in its wake, people want answers and accountability. Very often, fingers initially point to the engineer when mechanical failures or track problems are apparently not involved.

But what if the engineer is merely another victim?

In December, 2013 a Metro North train took a turn at 82 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone, causing the train to fly off the tracks.

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