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  • PRESS RELEASE Law Office of David J. Hernandez & Associates Wins Prestigious 2015 Litigator Award Law Office of David J. Hernandez & Associates named 2015 Litigator Award Winner. Having been conferred this prestigious National Award, the firm ranks among the Top 1% of all lawyers for: Wrongful Death Litigation. BELLEVUE, WASHINGTON: JAN. 14, 2016 Law Office of David J. Hernandez ...
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  • Recent Taser Injuries, Deaths Prompt Law Enforcement Bans

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 30, 2014

    Here in New York and across the country, Tasers have become the police weapon of choice for subduing out-of-control suspects. The point of the device is to shock a subject’s muscles, causing him or her to collapse.The strong electric shock administered through a Taser, however, has proven to be fatal in some cases, causing cardiac and sudden death. In the ...
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  • Taxi Traffic Accident…Now What?

    Posted By David Hernandez || September 3, 2014

    There are plenty of advantages to living in a place that has a plethora of public transportation options such as cabs. For one, you can typically get any place you need to go without owning a car, which can save you some major money not only on a car itself but on insurance, gas, maintenance, and more. Unfortunately, just because ...
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  • Are Amusement Parks Liable for Injuries?

    Posted By David Hernandez || July 11, 2014

    Picture this: the kids are out of school for the summer and have already worn out the many activities that New York City has to offer, and they have been begging for something fun to do. One of the most exciting and fun-filled places to go is, of course, Coney Island. While your kids are enjoying the ride, something goes ...
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  • Most Common Types of Car Accidents

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 25, 2014

    In a city as busy as New York, car accidents occur at an alarming rate. As an experienced Brooklyn car accident injury attorney, I’m often asked by friends which type of accidents I see occurring with the most frequency. While the Law Offices of David J. Hernandez & Associates deals with a broad range of car and auto crash injuries, ...
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  • Steps of a Slip and Fall Injury Claim

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 11, 2014

    After a slip and fall injury in New York City, it can be difficult to decide how to proceed. Do I have a case? Who will pay for my injuries? Will I keep my job? As an experienced Brooklyn slip and fall injury attorney, I recently found a helpful site giving a quick overview of slip and fall cases. WikiHow ...
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  • Man Seriously Injured after Being Hit by Police Car

    Posted By David Hernandez || June 2, 2014

    Pedestrian accidents are a serious issue in Brooklyn as well as across the entire state. A recent pedestrian accident that caught media attention occurred in Yonkers, New York, last month as a radio patrol car left a pedestrian with broken bones and internal injuries. According to a report from, the police cruiser was transporting two prisoners to the city ...
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  • Should I Sue for My Injury?

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 29, 2014

    When a potential client calls or emails our firm, or walks into my office for the first time, the conversation usually leads to one question: should I sue for my injury? As an experienced Brooklyn personal injury attorney, I have explained time and time again the necessary elements for bringing a successful lawsuit forth. A legal claim can be made ...
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  • Most Dangerous Intersections in New York City

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 22, 2014

    Each day, you head out into the busy New York streets to commute to your job, visit a friend, or simply run you weekly errands. With so much hustle and bustle in the Big Apple, pedestrians are unfortunately not always safe. While a majority of drivers keep a keen eye out for anyone straying from the crosswalks, distracted driving has ...
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  • Crime Spikes in New York’s Housing Projects

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 5, 2014

    There is a rather frightening trend that many in New York may be completely unaware of. Over the last five years, housing projects in New York City saw major crimes shoot up a staggering 31 percent, whereas the rest of the city saw just a 3.3 percent increase. Those living outside of the housing projects may be shocked by this ...
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  • Family Sues City for School Slashing

    Posted By David Hernandez || May 1, 2014

    If another child at school injured your child, whose fault is it? Does the blame and any legal consequences rest on the other child and his or her family or guardians? Should the blame lie on the shoulders of the school? One mother, whose son was cut on the face by another student while at school, says the blame actually ...
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  • Breaking News: Harlem Building Collapse

    Posted By David Hernandez || March 12, 2014

    We were all shocked to hear that two five-story buildings collapsed on Park Avenue in Harlem at 9:30 a.m. today following an explosion and raging fire. Hundreds of firefighters were called to battle the blaze. Earlyreports show at least two fatality and 22 injuries. Debris from the explosion landed on train tracks for the Metro-North line, causing service to be ...
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  • The “Knockout” Game: A Disturbing Trend

    Posted By David Hernandez || March 6, 2014

    Law enforcement officials across the nation are concerned about a disturbing new game that has surfaced known simply as “knockout”. The aim of this game is to knock a stranger out (render him or her unconscious) with a single blow. This game may be driven in part by social media. This game is dangerous and has already proved fatal. CNN ...
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  • When we send our children to school, we want to believe that every stepto possibly keep them safe has been taken. School administrators and staff, we hope, have the best interest of our children in mind and will do everything in their power to ensure no hazards are present on the premises. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. In ...
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  • NYC DOT Launches Reckless Driving Ad Campaign

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 29, 2014

    Reckless driving is a serious problem in New York, tragically taking the lives of countless pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, reckless driving accounts for 40 percent of all fatalities in NYC car crashes. Drivers who operate their vehicle negligently or carelessly by speeding, failing to yield to pedestrians, or moving their attention ...
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  • Hazing Death at Baruch College Fraternity

    Posted By David Hernandez || January 9, 2014

    As an experienced wrongful death attorney, hearing of a young life lost is one of the most difficult parts of my job. What’s worse, many of these accidents are caused by actions that should have been avoided. Such a case from Eastern Pennsylvania grabbed my attention recently, as a Baruch College student died in a hazing ritual. Nineteen-year-old Chun (Michael) ...
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  • 75 Fatal Injuries to New York City Workers in 2012

    Posted By David Hernandez || December 23, 2013

    As a personal injury attorney in New York City, I realize the potential hazards of the workplace. Whetheryou’re on a construction site or in an enclosed office, there is always some risk of injury while on the job—or worse,fatality. Unfortunately, not everyone takes these risks seriously. In some cases,it is the employer who fails to take the necessary step of ...
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  • Brooklyn Residents: Be Aware of “Knockout” Attacks in Area

    Posted By David Hernandez || December 9, 2013

    As a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn, I have to keep a close eye on crime trends in New York City. Many people would be surprised by the crime “fads” that hit the city, rising and falling in popularity as new trends are ushered in. Unfortunately, a new “game” has many in New York fearing for their ...
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  • For many of us in Brooklyn, New York, the June death of a former librarian at the intersection of Church Avenue and Ocean Parkway still haunts our memory. As a Brooklyn car accident injury attorney, this incident truly sticks in my mind, as I am well-educated in the danger of that particular intersection. Luckily, a vote last year approved $200,000 ...
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  • How Do I Know If I Have Lead Poisoning?

    Posted By David Hernandez || December 3, 2013

    In an extremely developed and urban area such as New York City, the risk of lead poisoning is typically higher than in other areas of the country where the urban landscape is less dense. As an experienced personal injury attorney in Brooklyn, I have helped many clients who have suffered through the negative effects of lead poisoning. Lead poisoning occurs ...
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  • Take These Dangerous Toys off of Your Holiday Shopping List

    Posted By David Hernandez || November 29, 2013

    Many New York residents are just as eager for the day after Thanksgiving as Thanksgiving Day. For bargain-hunters, the shopping extravaganza known as Black Friday is a highly anticipated annual event. Many people plan to purchase one big-ticket item at a discount today; others impressively muster enough energy the morning after a turkey feast to get the majority of their ...
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  • Don’t Let an Injury Ruin Your Thanksgiving

    Posted By David Hernandez || November 28, 2013

    In New York, holidays seem to make everyone hurry even more than usual.Streets become more crowded, lines become longer, and, in correlation,accidents and injuries become more likely. As a New York personal injury attorney, I often see injuries caused in November, December, and January by people who are in a hurry, are negligent, or simply act carelessly. By cutting corners, ...
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  • What Is a Soft Tissue Injury Caused by a Car Accident?

    Posted By David Hernandez || November 26, 2013

    As a personal injury attorney in Brooklyn, New York, I am often asked about different types of injuries sustained after an auto accident. It is no secret that New York roads are constantly packed to the max,leading to all kinds of crashes, and unfortunately, a variety of resulting in injuries. One of the most common injuries I see with clients ...
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  • Taxicab Accident Severs Foot of New York Tourist

    Posted By David Hernandez || November 7, 2013

    Taxicabs truly help Brooklyn function. Without them, we would have streets overpopulated with personal vehicles (as if New York traffic wasn’t bad enough) and an overcrowded subway system. Unfortunately, taxi drivers have been known to drive carelessly-sometimes at the expense of a rider, or worse, an unprotected pedestrian. You’ve likely heard the recent news story of a British tourist hit ...
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  • NYU Student Falls Ten Stories, Rescued after Two Days

    Posted By David Hernandez || November 2, 2013

    As a New York University alumnus, I truly appreciate the opportunity and education the school provides. Growing as a student and person right in the heart of the greatest city in the world has helped to prepare me for my career as a Brooklyn personal injury attorney. This is why a recent story from the New York Daily News caught ...
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