Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

Victim In Taxi Wreck

What started out as a great day on vacation for British tourist Sian Green turned into a nightmare after a cabbie drove onto the sidewalk and crushed Green’s leg under his taxi. The aspiring model was visiting New York with her best friend when the crash happened. Her leg was severed below the knee, and she was in danger of losing her life from blood loss.   If there was any silver lining to be found that day, it was that

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Auto Accidents Involving Pedestrians

Earlier this week, 8-year-old Noshat Nashian was walking to school with his sister. The Wall Street Journal reports that he walked the same way he did every day and crossed the street at the same cross walk that all his classmates do. Despite the fact that the road is very busy, no crossing guard has been assigned to the crosswalk.   That day, the third grader never made it to school. He was stuck in the crosswalk by the rear tires

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2 New York Auto Accidents

In recent years, the penalties for negligent driving have increased to combat the growing problem of distracted drivers. Cell phone laws have been put into place all over the country, and driving while intoxicated (DWI) penalties have steadily become more strict. Even so, new stories are perpetually in the news that keep everyone aware of the fact that distracted driving is still a problem.   The day after Christmas, two eerily similar accidents occurred in New York that should serve as

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Queens Residents File Personal–Injury Lawsuits

Behind all the myths and negative connotations surrounding personal-injury laws lies the truth: These are laws that are set up to protect us from the negligent and malicious actions of others. Without these laws, store owners would not have a reason to warn you about potential hazards, and employers would not be responsible for providing a safe work environment for their employees. Anyone who has been injured in an accident that was caused by negligence can tell you that

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NYC Mayor Responds To Fatal Auto Accident

Last month, Queens residents were devastated by the news that an 8-year-old boy was killed by a tractor-trailer driver who was operating the vehicle without a license. Noshat Nahian was just a block away from his school when he was struck in the notoriously dangerous crosswalk at Northern Blvd. and 61st Street.                                           NY Daily News reports that his death has not gone unnoticed. Mayor de Blasio held a press conference near the intersection that claimed Nahian’s life. The boy’s father

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Queens Woman Who Was Hit By Bus Hires Personal-Injury Lawyer

Earlier this month, Gertrude Schnabel was crossing the street at a Queens Boulevard intersection when she was struck by a city bus. She was on the crosswalk before the incident.   During the collision, her lower legs were run over by the bus’s rear wheel. She was rushed to Bellevue Hospital where she underwent two surgeries. 84-year-old Schnabel’s left leg was amputated below the knee, and she will soon have a surgery on her right leg, as well. Now, she faces months

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2 Pedestrian Accidents In Queens

Having the highest number of commuters in the nation can have its drawbacks: The subway is packed, coffee lines are always long in the morning, and the city has one of the highest rates of fatal pedestrian accidents. According the Department of Transportation, 52 percent of all traffic deaths in New York City are pedestrians. Queens, in particular, is dangerous for pedestrians, and 93 lost their lives in car accidents last year.   In addition to those 93, negligent drivers injured

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2 Recent Personal-Injury Lawyer News Articles

In Queens, we aren’t strangers to personal injuries. They occur every day in the hustle and bustle of city life, and they replay every night on the news. Besides pizza and the Yankees, we’re known around the world for our high injury rates.   According to the New York Department of Health, the number of people who visit emergency rooms each year has steadily increased since the year 2000. That is why it is important to spread the word about these

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Personal-Injury Lawyer News – 2 Lawsuits Filed In New York

Can you imagine being mauled by a guard dog while perusing a dress shop in Queens? Can you imagine how you’d feel if it happened two weeks before your wedding? One unlucky bride-to-be doesn’t have to wonder because she lived through it, and now, she is suing the man who owns both the store and the dog.   NY Daily News reports Dean Jacklove owns an Akita named Franki that he uses as a watchdog for his garment store. There’s nothing

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Queens Personal Injury Lawyer News

New York was in the news last week for a variety of negligence-related accidents. Personal injuries are never far from the news in a city as large ours. First, the NY Daily Newsreported that a Queens man was stuck by a driver as he crossed the street. At nearly 10:30 p.m., Kumar Rahunath was crossing Northern Boulevard when a dark-colored SUV hit him.   By the time that police arrived, the driver was nowhere to be found. Emergency medical personnel rushed

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