Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

Auto Accidents Are Leading Cause of Child Deaths

A report by the Child Fatality Review Team, indicated that children in New York City are safer than any place else in the nation. The report which was released by the Health Department illustrated that the injury death rate among children in New York City is half the national rate due to lower rates of homicide and car passenger deaths. Yet, while children may be 7 times less likely to die as a result of a car accident in

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Truck Driver Dies after Accident with another Semi-Truck on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

On Tuesday night a fatal accident occurred that left one truck driver dead. The accident happened on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway when two semi-trucks collided. At around 11:20pm on Tuesday October 16, 2012, fifty year old William Gardner Jr. from Pennsylvania was heading east on the expressway when he rear ended another semi-truck causing a big accident. Gardner’s truck had hit a wall and he was ejected from the passenger side window. The other semi-truck hit the median. Gardner had died immediately

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12 Year Old Struck by Car on the Way to School in the Bronx

12 Year Old Struck by Car on the Way to School in the Bronx A 12 year old girl was struck by a car on the early morning of October 15, 2012. She is currently in critical condition. Does your child walk to school? Has your child been hit by a car? If so, then you can relate to this accident. On Tuesday morning at around 7:00 am, Brianna Guzman was on her way to school and had to cross the intersection

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Drunk Teen Kills Two Homeless People Sleeping on Los Angeles Sidewalk

Los Angeles, CA- A 17 year-old girl has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and DUI after she ran over two sleeping homeless people sleeping on a sidewalk early Sunday morning. Los Angeles police said that Carmen Elena Chavez, 19, was allegedly drunk and speeding when she made a hard right turn in her Mercedes, lost control of her car, jumped a curb, and ran over a homeless couple.   KTLA reported that Chavez drug the unidentified couple 50 feet before stopping. When emergency personnel arrived they

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Elderly New York Pedestrian Killed By National Guard Convoy

New York, NY- An elderly man was killed Tuesday when a National Guardsman, driving a large military truck, struck him as he crossed an intersection on Canal Street. Just after 1:00, a convoy of six large military vehicles, part of the New York National Guard, was traveling along Centre Street when they began to make a left turn onto Canal Street. However, when the light turned red one 22 year-old guardsman sped through the intersection striking an 82 year-old unidentified

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Eleven New York Firefighters Injured in Morning Collision

New York, NY- An early morning emergency call ended when two fire trucks collided, taking out a cab and causing injuries to eleven firefighters. Two Brooklyn trucks, one from Ladder 107 and another from Engine 257 were traveling to the same call on different routes when they both approached a four-way stop. One was speeding west on Avenue J while the other was barreling down 103rd heading south. As they approached the intersection they both blew through the stop sign,

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Personal-Injury Suits Filed

A commuter train derailed this week in New York, injuring more than 70 people and killing four. The train was only 10 miles away from its destination, Grand Central Station, and was travelling fast enough that all seven passenger cars derailed after the locomotive lost contact with the tracks. At the time of the accident (about 7:20 a.m.), the train was carrying more than 150 people.   Since the accident, investigators found that the cause of the derailment was linked to

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Queens, New York – Auto Accident News: Man Killed in Car Accident was Going the Wrong Way

Recently, a man was killed in an auto accident going the wrong way on a service road in Queens, New York. The man who was killed was a 37 year-old in a delivery cab heading east on 58th Road in Maspeth when a Chrysler Sebring heading the wrong way on the one way street slammed into the vehicle head on. The impact of the accident was so severe it broke the frame of the cab and sent the victim

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Woman Burned By Doctor

NY Daily News reports that an OB/GYN faces a medical malpractice suit after he gave a woman third degree burns during a liposuction procedure. The 26-year-old mother paid Dr. Muruga Raj $8,000 for the procedure in order to lose the weight that she gained during her pregnancy.   The laser-liposuction procedure is often chosen over traditional liposuction because it is advertised as non-invasive and low risk. It also offers a much lower healing time; however, as the young mother found out,

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Personal Injury Suit Moves Forward

When patients schedule a routine surgery, they may feel a slight pang of anxiety that there will be complications, but a quick review of common problems and their causes can give a patient confidence to undergo the procedure. The truth is, unfortunately, that simple surgeries do carry very real risks, especially if a doctor acts negligently.   New York Daily News reports that Stacey Galette is suing a hospital after she received life-threatening injuries during a simple procedure. The 33-year-old woman

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