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Yearly Archives: 2011

  • Series of New York Elevator Accidents Causes Concern

    Posted By David Hernandez || December 30, 2011

    Thousands of New Yorkers take elevators every day without a second thought. Some riders may occasionally worry about being temporarily stuck in an elevator, but hardly anyone considers the possibility that they could be physically injured. That may be changing. A series of recent New York elevator injuries have recently made news as riders have been seriously injured and killed. ...
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  • Distracted Driving Simulator Demonstrates Dangers to New York Teens

    Posted By David Hernandez || November 22, 2011

    Students at nine New York-area high schools have the opportunity to take part in a unique type of video game: a driving simulator complete with an irritating passenger who demands that the driver call her brother and send a text message for her. While this may sound odd at first, the driving simulator has the lofty purpose of teaching teen ...
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  • Fifteen people died in a terrible bus accident in March of this year in the Bronx. The bus was owned and operated by World Wide Travel in Brooklyn. According to the New York Times, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) investigation of the tour bus accident turned up serious safety violations. The company’s driver had violated the “hours of ...
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  • Brooklyn Man Becomes City’s Tenth Bicycle Fatality

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 20, 2011

    Earlier this month, New York City experienced its tenth fatal bicycle accident. The 24-year-old Brooklyn man died after he ran a red light and was struck by an SUV. According to Transportation Alternatives, the number of fatal bicycle-accidents appears to be on the decline in New York City. Last year, 18 bicyclists were killed in the city and just two ...
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  • Distracted Driving? There’s an App for That

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 1, 2011

    It may sound odd that now there is a cell phone app to prevent you from using phone apps, but that is exactly what has been developed. The aim of the new app is to improve road safety by decreasing distracted driving accidents. The new app is called PhoneGuard. This free app shuts down most applications when it detects that ...
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  • Bronx Bus Crash Highlights Need for Safety Measures

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 23, 2011

    Earlier this month 15 passengers were injured in when an MTA bus crashed into two other vehicles in the Bronx. The accident occurred when the bus made an unscheduled stop and struck a sports car and livery cab at the intersection of Third Avenue and 170th Street. One witness to the public transportation accident reported hearing a “boom” and then ...
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  • Not Everyone On Board With FMCSA Plan to Reduce Truck Accidents

    Posted By David Hernandez || August 18, 2011

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 30,000 Americans are killed each year in automobile accidents. In fact, such accidents are the leading cause of death for Americans ages 5-34. Approximately nine percent of those accidents involve commercial trucks, according to trucking.net. What is the FMCSA Strategic Plan? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) was formed ...
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  • Recent Decline in National and New York Bankruptcy Filings

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 29, 2011

    Despite the economic downturn, recently a rather surprising statistic was announced, June ended with a decline in bankruptcy filings. This dip is welcomed news after a long stretch of the same old depressing economic downward spiral. The drop in filed bankruptcies was a fairly impressive 6.2 percent drop from May, and an even better 10 percent decrease compared to June ...
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  • Bus Travel: Not Always as Safe as It Seems

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 25, 2011

    If you think bus travel is perfectly safe, think again. According to the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (the research arm of the U.S. Department of Transportation), there were a whopping 60,247 crashes involving buses in 2008. Those 60, 247 crashes resulted in 67 deaths and approximately 15,000 reported injuries. Just such a bus accident occurred in the early hours ...
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  • The Automobile Association of America (AAA) is advocating for an immediate redesign of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. Within a two month time span, there have been three serious auto accidents on a dangerous ramp off the bridge with a hair-pin curve. One accident in late March resulted in the death of an innocent pedestrian. Robert Sinclair, of AAA New ...
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  • Welcome to Our Brooklyn, New York Personal Injury Law Blog

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 3, 2011

    The Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates help individuals and families in the legal areas that impact their lives the most. We serve clients in each of the following legal areas: Personal injury Family law Criminal defense Bankruptcy Trusts and estates Civil litigation Commercial litigation The following information is intended to discuss changes in the law and notable ...
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