Bronx Personal Injury & Real Estate Blog

Monday, December 26, 2016

Justice for School Bus Accident Victims

Q: What compensation can victims of a school bus accident recover?

In New York City, accidents happen all day, every day. So often in fact that news of truck, bus, or car accidents rarely raises an eyebrow. But when a school bus filled with young children has an accident with fatalities, the entire nation rightfully takes notice.
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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Grandma Got Run Over By Her Grandson

Can I be sued if I injure or kill a relative in a car accident?

Imagine the horror for a teenaged boy to discover that he accidentally ran over and killed his own grandmother while he was backing the family’s SUV into their narrow driveway. His grandmother and grandfather lived with him and his family. She reportedly took care of her grandchildren after school. No charges were filed against the teen.

When someone is injured as a result of the negligent, reckless, or intentional actions of another, they can pursue a

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When a Misdiagnosis is Medical Malpractice

Q: Can I sue for malpractice if I was misdiagnosed?

Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, hospital or other medical provider “deviates from the accepted standard of practice” and that deviation results in an injury to the patient. So, there is a two-pronged test. First, prove the treatment deviated from the usual standard of care; then prove the injury resulted from that deviation.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Beyond a Band-aid®: When to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

Q: How do I know if I need a personal injury attorney?

People get hurt every day in accidents that are not their fault on the roads, at work, while shopping, at school, or anywhere at all. If you’ve been injured as a result of the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another person, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your damages. Depending on your particular situation, you could be entitled to compensation for things like medical bills, property damage, lost income, future medical bills related to your injuries, pain and suffering and more.

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Police Brutality and Misconduct in Spotlight

Q: How much force by police is considered “excessive”?

Headlines remind us almost daily that the relationship between the police and the public has deteriorated. Images on the news are reminiscent of volatile scenes from the civil rights era. Minorities and others repeatedly make accusations of police brutality and misconduct, racial profiling, and civil rights violations--especially in cases where victims die in police custody or during arrests.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Lawmakers Propose Speed Capping Technology for Trucks

What is being done to protect motorists from truck accidents?

In August, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Federal  Motor Carrier Safety Administration proposed a rule that would require commercial trucking companies to install speed-capping technology in all vehicles in their fleets. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, in the midst of his reelection campaign, recently called on the Department of Transportation to approve the rule.
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Pursuing Personal Injury Lawsuits against Politicians and Celebrities

Q: What happens if a politician or celebrity causes an accident that results in a personal injury to someone else?

Politicians and celebrities are people just like you and me. They put their pants on one leg at a time. They just happen to be well-known or famous and are often more wealthy than the rest of society. So while it may be a bit intimidating to be involved in an accident with one of them, they are not above the law; they may be sued and held accountable for damages resulting from the injuries they caused.

The former mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, is the subject of a recent

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Monday, October 31, 2016

Tractor Trailer Accidents on the Rise

Q: Are the laws regarding tractor trailer accidents different from automobile accidents?

If you’ve ever driven in New York City and the Tri-State area, you’ve likely lived through the white-knuckle experience of sharing the poorly maintained, very congested roadways and bridges with big bulky tractor trailers. Who knows what these road- hogging, line-crossing big rigs are even hauling? It’s enough to make you trade in your car for a Metro card.

The latest available statistics show that tractor trailer accidents are up 17% nationwide, and it’s even worse in the Tri-State area due to the much higher percentage of freight being hauled here by tractor trailers instead of by rail. Whereas most cities get half of their freight by rail, the Tri-State area gets only 5% by rail, with the remaining 95% of freight coming via tractor trailers. It’s no wonder traffic, pollution, and accidents are on the rise and people are intimidated while driving beside the big rigs.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Star Trek Actor's Loved Ones File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Automaker

 Personal injury laws are designed to protect us from unreasonably dangerous conduct by others. Sometimes, injuries occur due to another person’s negligent behavior (e.g., driving while intoxicated). Other times, injuries occur due to unreasonably dangerous items or consumer goods – an area of the law known as “products liability.

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Apparent U.S. Epidemic of Hit-and-Run Accidents with Bicyclists

Are there more hit-and-run accidents with cyclists or does it just seem that way?

Throughout the country, the number of bicyclists involved in hit-and-run accidents has been increasing at an alarming rate. Just during one week in mid-August the following occurred: a 54-year-old cyclist in Baltimore was killed by a truck driver who fled the scene, an 11-year-old boy was struck and seriously injured by a young man who left the child lying in the street, a Chicago man was killed as a result of being hit by a cargo van, and a woman in Minnesota was struck by a pick-up truck which took off after causing her to fly over its hood and land in the roadway. All of these crashes are presently under investigation, although in most the driver has been identified. As those of us in the New York area know, there are an increasing number of such horrific accidents here as well.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries as a result of a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx, you should contact a

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Federal Courts Continue to Sift Through Residential Home Loan Lawsuits

The residential home loan fallout may be nearly a decade in the rearview mirror, however the legal and financial impact of the economic meltdown remain at the forefront of federal dockets across the United States. In a recent article published by the Economist, the author described the current residential mortgage situation as “a menace to the world’s biggest economy” as well as “ vast, nationalized, unprofitable and undercapitalized.”

In other words, the mortgage debt crisis is not quite American history just yet – especially considering the lingering litigation concerning several home loan-related issues. One such issue, involving the use of Marketing Services Agreements, has been on the radar of the Consumer Fraud Protection Bureau for years – with many cases still left unresolved. These agreements, known as MSA’s, permit lenders to offer incentives (i.

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