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Thursday, August 15, 2019

NYC High School Science Lab Burn Injury Suit


Q: Is the City Responsible for Injuries in Public High School Science Experiments?

New York City personal injury attorneys are watching with interest the long-awaited jury trial in a lawsuit against the city and a high school chemistry teacher for injuries allegedly sustained in a lab experiment gone horribly awry.

The victim, a 16-year-old boy at the time, was allegedly engulfed in a fireball that erupted during a reportedly potentially-dangerous experiment according to witnesses. According to the lawsuit, the “Rainbow Experiment” was performed in an unvented lab, where no students were wearing recommended protective gear. Further, the suit alleges that the high school never passed safety videos it received to its teachers “warning that the rainbow demonstration posed a risk of severe injuries if performed”. 

The fireball erupted when the teacher reportedly “opened a jug of methyl”, releasing potentially flammable vapors that ignited--resulting in the victim “suffering third-degree burns on 30% of his body, including to his head, face, neck, torso and hands” leaving him with disfiguring scars and physical and psychological damages.
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Monday, August 12, 2019

Lawsuits Over Dangerous or Defective Baby Products


Q: Are Baby Sleeper Products Dangerous?

Countless products are recalled each day, generally following findings that they’re responsible for serious personal injury or and/or deaths of the number of people. When the victims are babies, the product recall gets a lot of media attention.

Dangerous and defective product lawsuits, sometimes referred to as product liability lawsuits, generally fall within the umbrella of personal injury law. When consumers buy a product, they assume it will be safe. 

Product liability cases generally fall into one of three categories: 

  • Design defect cases – These cases are where the product is inherently dangerous based upon its initial design.
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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

New York Man Burned by Exploding Electronic Cigarette


Q: Are e-cigarettes dangerous?

While experts debate on whether inhaling the vapor of e-cigarettes is harmful, mounting allegations may support the claim that the electronic device itself could be hazardous—even when it is turned off.

Bronx personal injury attorneys are watching the story of the Westchester man who allegedly suffered first- and second-degree burns when an electronic cigarette reportedly exploded in his pocket. Many people have sued for injuries allegedly received by exploding e-cigarettes.
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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Personal Injuries in Airports


Q: Who is responsible for personal injuries that happen in airports?

New York City airport accident attorneys know there are more to airport-related lawsuits than those involving airplane crashes. 

Each day, hundreds of thousands of business and leisure travelers arrive and depart from the many New York City airports. Unfortunately, some of them sustain unexpected and serious injuries that may result in a Read more . . .


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Holding Bars Responsible for Alcohol-Related Deaths


Q: What are Dram Shop laws?

The headlines are full of stories of auto accidents caused by drunk drivers. Often, the victims in these cases are left dead or seriously injured. Is anyone responsible—besides the drunk driver? 

Personal injury lawsuits arise when a person or entity-- through their negligent, reckless, or intentional actions or inactions-- cause injury to somebody else.


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Strengthening Your Own Personal Injury Case


How can I help my own case?

Hiring a skilled New York City personal injury attorney as soon as possible after being injured due to someone else’s actions is the most important step in positively impacting the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit for monetary damages.

The reality is that the sooner a lawyer is on your side the sooner they can start building your case, starting with staying on top of the investigation, identifying and/or interviewing witnesses, safeguarding evidence, taking photos, and most importantly speaking on your behalf to authorities and insurance companies-- so you can focus on healing and don’t unwittingly say something that can hurt your claim.

Personal injury lawsuits arise from many different situations such as automobile accidents and slip and fall accidents. Sometimes your injuries may be so serious that you are not conscious or are too distracted in the moment to take note of the surroundings and circumstances of the incident that led to your injuries. However, keeping evidence is important if you’re able to do so.
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Monday, June 17, 2019

Hit and Injured by a Responding Ambulance


What happens when an ambulance strikes someone on its way to a call?

New York City accident attorneys are frequently contacted by victims who have been seriously injured by an ambulance that was on its way to a call when it collided with the victim. The victim may have been in another car, a bus, on a motorcycle or bicycle, or have been a pedestrian at the time of the accident.

To prevail in a personal injury lawsuit, the victim must prove the defendant was liable for their serious injuries.
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Monday, June 10, 2019

Support Dog Bite Cases on Airlines


Are airlines responsible when a support dog bites a passenger?

New York City personal injury attorneys may have noticed an uptick in lawsuits involving so-called “emotional support” animals in recent years due to what appears to be increasing cases of untrained animals being passed off as formally-trained and certified ones-- then biting or otherwise injuring people.

Historically, service animals like guide dogs for the blind and other service companions have gone through a lengthy, rigorous training program by professional agencies in order to properly and safely help their designated disabled person through the various situations a person may encounter in everyday life – – including air travel.

Unfortunately, the headlines are now full of people who have been injured by pets of those who claim their animals are emotional support dogs when they may not have had the proper – – or any – – formal training. This can obviously put the public at risk for
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Monday, May 27, 2019

Who is responsible for a worker’s injuries in a house renovation accident?


What happens when you mix construction workers, a neat-freak house staff, a tall ladder, and a multibillionaire’s East Hampton home? You might get a New York personal injury lawsuit, especially if a shoeless worker fell from the ladder and was seriously injured. 

Reportedly, the project in the mansion involved installing automatic curtains in a private home gymnasium. The injured electrician alleges that house staff directed the workers-- verbally and through signage in English and Spanish--to remove their shoes and wear slippery blue booties on their feet so as not to dirty or damage the expensive wood floors.
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are colleges liable for deaths on college grounds?


When parents send their children away to college, they hope they will grow, mature, explore, learn, and become adults in a safe college environment. At the same time, many parents secretly worry that their child could be injured or even killed on or off university property due to their own poor decision-making, hazing, sexual or other violence, or other unfortunate circumstances. 

New York City personal injury and wrongful death attorneys know all too well what horrific scenarios college students may encounter.
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Is not knowing you ran someone over a defense to criminal charges?


New York City automobile accident attorneys know the challenges of hit-and-run accidents, especially ones involving pedestrians or bicyclists. As a result of the widespread use of video surveillance cameras in populated and/or commercial areas, and the fast and easy sharing of footage on social media, the odds of apprehending a driver who flees the scene of an accident are better than they’ve ever been.

But there’s a disturbing practice which Read more . . .


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