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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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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 . . .


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, 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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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 . . .


Friday, April 26, 2019

Did my baby powder cause my cancer?


New York tort litigation attorneys bring lawsuits on behalf of people who have been injured by their exposure to harmful substances-- whether it’s a single individual or a class action lawsuit on behalf of many individuals at once.

As toxic tort litigation falls within


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Friday, April 19, 2019

Can I sue for personal injury if I got hurt in a concert stampede?


Picture yourself at a crowded concert venue anticipating watching your favorite rock or pop superstar or band take stage. Now picture that superstar telling the audience they can “come down a little closer so I can see you a little better”. 

According to a personal injury lawsuit, that comment, allegedly uttered by pop star Gwen Stefani, set off a stampede as countless starstruck fans rushed the stage.


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Thursday, March 7, 2019

Can I sue for injuries in a dirt bike accident in New York?


New York automobile accidents can play out through so many different scenarios. They may involve traditional automobiles, tractor trailers, trains, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians, and more. Often, serious injuries or fatalities may result in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits.
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Can I sue my child’s daycare center for injuries?


New York personal injury lawsuits often arise from daycare negligence. The headlines are full of grieving parents’ stories of injuries and abuse allegedly suffered by their vulnerable children at the hands of those they entrusted with their child’s care. 


Recently, allegations of daycare negligence made the news regarding a Westchester daycare center where a couple claims their toddler son’s fingertip was severed and the daycare allegedly failed to notify them of the severity of the injury or call 911.


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