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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

What Are the Most Common Public Transit Injuries?

Public transportation is an integral part of New York City Life. The residents depend on it and so do the visitors. Whether it is a bus, train, or subway, public transportation is a convenient and cost effective way to get around town. Countless people rely on the New York City public transit to get them safely to where they need to go every day. Operators of buses, subways, and trains are required to be properly trained and operate their respective modes of transportation in a safe way.
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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Tiger Woods

Wrongful Death Liability

A wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action where the plaintiff files suit against the defendant for causing a death due to negligence or a wrongful act. In New York, a wrongful death claim may only be brought by the personal representative of a deceased individual’s estate. The claim may, however, pursue damages for losses suffered heirs or beneficiaries of the deceased person’s estate.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Against Tiger Woods

A 24-year-old employee at Tiger Wood’s flagship restaurant died in a car crash after being served alcohol at the restaurant while working as a bartender. A wrongful death lawsuit followed.
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Monday, June 24, 2019

Injured Taxi Passenger

The New York City taxi has become a kind of symbol of the city. Taxis are all over the place and are often used to transport residents and visitors throughout the five boroughs. Just like other vehicles on the city roads, however, taxis can and do get into crashes. Taxi passengers may even be injured in these crashes. If you have been injured as a passenger in a New York City taxi, one of the questions running through your mind is probable, what happens now?

What Happens When You Are a Taxi Passenger Injured in a Crash?

The priority after being injured in any type of motor vehicle accident is to seek medical attention.
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Friday, June 21, 2019

What to Avoid After Getting Injured in a Car Crash

After getting injured in a car crash, you should absolutely seek out medical care. You should definitely try to take pictures at the scene and get the names of any witnesses to the crash. These are all good things to do after getting injured in a car crash, but is there anything you shouldn’t do? There are several important things you should avoid after getting injured in a car crash. Failure to avoid these things can jeopardize your health and any personal injury claim you may wish to file to recover monetary compensation for your injuries and losses associated with the crash.

What Should You Avoid After Getting Injured in a Car Crash?

First thing is first, if you have been involved in a car crash, contact the police.
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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Common Construction Site OSHA Violations

Construction sites are dangerous places even when all safety regulations have been met. There are often toxic chemicals, large machines, heavy materials, and working at great heights. When the proper safety measures are not observed on a construction site, catastrophic injuries can occur all too easily. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put detailed regulations in place pertaining to constructions sites. These regulations mandate specific safety measures that must be complied with on construction sites.
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Don’t See Any Injuries Post-Crash? Doesn’t Mean They Aren’t There

Car accidents can have many effects on us. Whether they cause mental and emotional, physical, or property damage, it can have a negative impact. Though you may not feel sore after a car accident, it is not uncommon to feel sore the next day. And in much the same way, even if you do not see any physical injuries, it is extremely important to remember that they may still be present – and life threatening. 

More Going on Than Meets the Eye

When you feel even minor pain after impact you should take it seriously – especially if the pain is located around your torso or abdominal area.
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Thursday, April 25, 2019

Hit by an Uninsured Driver

The days following a car crash can pass in a whirlwind of activity and uncertainty. You may have been injured. You may have some post-accident anxiety. You may be in pain and unable to work. In addition to all of this, you may have an ever increasing pile of medical bills as you seek the care you need to address your accident injuries.
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Thursday, April 18, 2019

NYC Construction Worker Killed by Falling Stone While on Scaffold

When it comes to injuries, one of the most dangerous industries is construction. On Monday, April 8, this proved to be all too true when a construction worker was killed by a falling rock that struck his head. Nelson Salinas, a 51-year-old construction worker from Queens was on a scaffold repairing the façade of a building on an Upper East Side residential building when the accident occurred. Salinas was rushed to the hospital after a deliveryman noticed him hanging in mid-air with his head covered in blood and called 911. Unfortunately, Salinas could not be saved.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kim Kardashian West plans to become a lawyer in the same unusual way as Abraham Lincoln

I'll be happy to explain tort law to Kim Kardashian. The Katter Law Firm has successfully applied tort law to realize the maximum dollar recoveries for our personally injured clients for more than 30 years.

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Saturday, March 30, 2019

Who is Responsible When an Airplane Crashes?

Whenever an airplane crashes it tends to make the top news and is sensationalized by the media. This has been especially true in a post-9/11 society. However, it is important to note that despite these crashes more frequently resulting in fatalities than cars or other modes of transportation, airplane travel is considered to be relatively safe, with far fewer accidents occurring.However, while not common, there are cases in which individuals survive airplane crashes. In 2008, musician Travis Barker survived a horrible plane crash that left four others dead.
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Thursday, March 28, 2019

What is Lavern’s Law?

Sometimes you can be suffering from an illness for a long time and not even know. And sometimes, that illness which may now be extremely serious or terminal could have been prevented. That is exactly what happened to the law’s namesake, Lavern Wilkinson. 

A Fatal Misdiagnosis

After being misdiagnosed by physicians at Kings County Hospital, Wilkinson, a mother of a fifteen-year-old daughter with autism, passed away at the age of 41 from a treatable form of lung cancer; her diagnosis reasonably should have come in 2013, but it wasn’t until two years later that she finally received the correct diagnosis. However, by that point the cancer had progressed to terminal.
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