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Thursday, August 8, 2019

5 Tips for Keeping You and Your Children Safe at the Pool This Summer


Most of us relish the summertime. Longer, sunnier days mean time spent lazily in and around the pool to stay cool and refreshed. Unfortunately, what begins as fun sometimes ends in tragedy. Accidental drownings are not an uncommon occurrence during the summer. The worst part about them is that they are 100% preventable.
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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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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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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weather-Related Accidents in NYC


In a city that sees all four seasons, New York is no stranger to the cold, inclement months of winter and the dangers that come with it. Whether slip and falls from icy sidewalks or electrical accidents from rain water, bad weather can certainly increase the risk of accidents. 

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Monday, January 28, 2019

New York City Sees Alarming Increase in Workplace Fatalities

According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (recently featured in the Wall Street Journal), workplace deaths in New York City saw a dramatic increase in 2017. The Department’s report summarizes the findings of other reports concerning workplace safety in the city. Just prior, New York City data was released demonstrating that 2018 was one of the most dangerous years for construction accidents and injuries in the city throughout the post-recession era thus far.


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Prepared to Win Your Personal Injury Case? Here’s How to Do It!

{1:30 minutes to read} Preparation is 99% of winning a personal injury case.

I’m often asked how many of my personal injury cases wind up being tried in court. Even considering that most cases settle before trial, my answer is that I prepare all of them for trial. In my experience, I’ve found I can obtain the highest dollar recoveries for my personal injury clients when their cases have been thoroughly prepared, as if they were going to be tried in front of a judge and jury.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Dog Bites Can Be Devastating. Is the Law on Your Side?

{2:30 minutes to read} Dog bites often cause the most severe physical and emotional injuries. When a seemingly friendly dog unexpectedly bites someone, deep tissue injuries and infection can occur. Treatment for these injuries often includes many surgeries and a slow, painful, recovery. Dog bites can leave disfiguring scars on parts of the body that are visible when the person is in public, such as on their face, arms, or legs, and are a permanent reminder of the animal’s attack.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Vision Zero Revised for Better Crosswalk Protection

{2.40 minutes to read] As my previous blog explained, one of New York City’s Vision Zero’s objectives has been to reduce traffic injuries to cyclists. Pedestrian safety is another major goal. Mayor DeBlasio has just signed a law to strengthen pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks. This change in the law should significantly reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths on New York City roads.

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