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Monday, June 26, 2017

No One Stops After Man is Run Over Multiple Times in the Bronx


Q: Who is at fault if multiple drivers hit a pedestrian?

A hit-and-run automobile accident literally adds insult to injury. It is bad enough when a driver’s reckless, negligent, or intentional actions or inactions cause personal injury or wrongful death to someone else, but failing to stop and render aid or call for help makes the situation worse for both the driver and the victim.

It's even harder to imagine multiple vehicles following suit, striking the same victim and also driving away.


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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

A Mother’s Love Transcends Death and Incarceration


Q: Is there legal and emotional support for mothers of police brutality victims?

It seems every day that headlines and video footage demonstrate the brutality and violence escalating worldwide. Bronx police brutality and police misconduct lawyers see the violence, too.

But while some may argue the current political climate is responsible for what may feel like an uptick in police brutality or misconduct incidents, there has been a long history of so-called “bad blood” between NYPD officers and some of the people they've arrested or killed and their families.
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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Pedestrian Massacre by Car in Times Square


Q: Is intent to injure or kill required in a personal injury or wrongful death action?

One Bronx man is allegedly responsible for killing one person and injuring almost 2 dozen others in a single incident in Times Square in New York City. The victims were not taken down by a gun, but rather by a car. Each day hundreds of Americans are injured or killed in automobile accidents.
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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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