Bronx Personal Injury & Real Estate Blog

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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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Bronx Police Officer Faces Possible Disciplinary Action in Shooting Death

Q: Is a police officer’s shooting of an unarmed suspect ever justified?

Unfortunately, in New York City police brutality and police misconduct cases are not uncommon.

In fact on a national scope, tension between the police and the public has escalated over the past several years due in part to numerous high profile fatal interactions between the police and minority members of the public. This deterioration of relations has led in part to the rise of the Black Lives Matters and Blue Lives Matter movements.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Tweeting and Terrorists: A Connection?

Q: Can social media companies be held liable in personal injury and wrongful death actions resulting from terrorist acts?

In the years since ISIS has launched frequent global terrorist attacks, people all over the world live in fear of when the next event occur. Will it be in an airport or train station abroad, or a marathon or nightclub at home?

For the families of some victims killed in the Brussels airport and metro bombings, the Paris attack, and countless others events at home and abroad, the shock, grief, and disbelief turned to anger, frustration, and the need for justice and accountability.

That need for justice has led some survivors of the fallen to file a wrongful death actions against “online conglomerates” such as Twitter and others for a "allowing the rise of ISIS".
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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Would You Leave Your Friend to Die After a Car Accident?

When it comes to automobile accidents, sometimes even New York City firefighters and the “jaws of life” aren't enough to save victims’ lives.

What could've been a typical evening outing of four friends in the Bronx turned ugly when alcohol and speed reportedly entered the picture.

According to court papers and news reports, firefighters recently responded to a crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver veering into oncoming traffic.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Fatal New York City Trucking Accident Pile-up

Q: Are commercial trucks and their drivers subject to additional rules and regulations that don’t apply to cars and ordinary drivers?

If you’ve travelled through the Bronx, New York, you know that nothing is worse than the usual traffic on the George Washington Bridge--unless of course the bridge is closed as a result of a multiple-fatality trucking accident.

Such was the case two days after Christmas when a car, two big rigs, and a pick-up truck were involved in a chain reaction pile up that took three lives and injured five others at the George Washington Bridge.

In an accident too horrific to imagine, the pick-up truck was reportedly idling behind a stopped 18 wheel tractor trailer and was crushed when a second big rig barreled into its rear.

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

Apparent Radiator Blast in New York City Kills 2 Baby Sisters

Q: Who is responsible for injuries occurring in a New York City apartment building?

Every day, people are seriously injured or killed as a result of the reckless, negligent, or intentional actions or inactions of another person or entity. Because each case is different and different rules may apply, it's important to contact a skilled personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one has been hurt through no fault of your own.

Some of the factors that come into play when establishing a personal injury lawsuit include causation, which means proving that the actions or inactions of the individual or company actually caused the injury and then establishing that the injury resulted from the negligence or malicious intent to do harm.
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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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