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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Crash, Not Accident: How to Survive the Subliminal Name-Game

{2:40 minutes to read) Until recently, insurance companies, as well as industrial and manufacturing companies have been unchallenged in their long-term, effort to replace the word “crash” with the word “accident.”

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NYC Cyclists: Be Clear-eyed About Vision Zero!

{2:40 minutes to read) Summer’s here. Riding a Citi Bike? Get a helmet!

Biking can be a great way to see the New York City sights and to get around town. In 2013, New York City rolled out the Citi Bike Program. It features thousands of bikes for public use, in hundreds of stations—available 24/7—all across New York City.


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cellar Doors: A Hidden New York City Sidewalk Hazard

{3:20 minutes to read} Sidewalk Cellar doors can be hazardous to your well-being!  

You probably have seen lots of these on New York City sidewalks and may have even worried that they could collapse, if you stepped on them. A more realistic risk is that you could trip over an open cellar door and fall.  

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Involved in a Lawsuit? Here are 3 Tips for Testifying (Part 3)

{2:00 minutes to read} In my last article <link once published>, I shared a few tips to consider when preparing for a deposition. In this article I share the final tip below.  

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Monday, May 23, 2016

Involved in a Lawsuit? Here are 3 Tips for Testifying (Part 2)

{1:30 minutes to read} My last article covered the basics of a deposition - what it is, why it is important and how your statements are used. To make your strongest case, keep these helpful tips in mind:

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Involved in a Lawsuit? Here are 3 Tips for Testifying (Part 1)


{6:00 minutes to read} A witness who is prepared will be the most effective witness for their own case. This advice may seem obvious, but it's not always followed by clients and their lawyers. This brief note will help you (and your lawyer) to testify successfully at a deposition and in turn to help your case.

Let’s start with the basics: What is a deposition and why is it important?

After a lawsuit is filed, each side, also known as a party, has the right to have their lawyer question the other side about the facts supporting their position. The questioning is usually done at the lawyer’s office.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Switched at Death: A True Story of Major Bronx Funeral Home’s Mix-up

{2:35 minutes to read} Even for a Bronx and Brooklyn funeral home lawyer, I was shocked by reading this tragic story.

In December 2015, a Bronx woman lost her battle with cancer, leaving behind eight sons, more than a dozen grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren. Her numerous friends and loved-ones came from as far away as Australia to attend her open-casket funeral.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Deadly Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak in Australia


{1:15 minutes to read} Legionnaires’ Disease is truly a global public health risk. In the latest outbreak, nine cases, with one death, occurred in Sydney, Australia. Australian health authorities have concluded the victims were exposed to Legionella bacteria in Sydney’s Central Business District. Although the health department reported that it believes the outbreak is over, it is still searching for the source.

Despite the fact that there were regulations to try and prevent the spread of Legionnaire’s Disease, there was still a deadly outbreak.


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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Are New York’s Nursing Home Regulators a Safety Backstop or an Industry Rubber Stamp?

{3:40 minutes to read} Do New York’s nursing home regulators turn a blind-eye to nursing home mistreatment?

New Yorkers might assume that State of New York Department of Health reviews nursing home operators for past violations, before it allows them to operate a new home. One would think that operators with a history of poor patient care would not be allowed to continue to manage one nursing home, let alone many. Sadly, New York’s nursing home regulators don't seem to apply that common sense.  


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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What Can the Bronx Teach Michigan?

{2:00 minutes to read} Every year, between 8,000-18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease. Regrettably, local outbreaks are becoming more common. The different responses by officials in New York and Michigan are case studies of how public health authorities can make a difference in protecting people from this disease.   

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

6 Things You Should Know Before You Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer

{2:30 minutes to read} If you’ve been hurt in an accident, here are 6 important things you should know before you  hire a lawyer.  

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