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Brooklyn Wrongful Deaths

By David J. Hernandez |

A Brooklyn subway stop was the scene of a wrongful death recently, as alleged by the father of a man who was running from the police at the time of the incident. The man’s son, who was 25 years old, was being chased by the police when he was electrocuted by the third rail… Read More »

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Thanksgiving Travel Statistics

By David J. Hernandez |

With Thanksgiving around the corner most of us are thinking about upcoming plans with family, friends, food and holiday travel – and of everything we need to get done.  While the Thanksgiving holiday might bring to mind Norman Rockwell pictures of holiday feasts and families gathering to celebrate, we should be reminded that it… Read More »

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OTR Truck Accidents – Trucking Accident Causes and Statistics

By David J. Hernandez |

Recently an over the road (OTR) truck driver was involved in a crash that killed four people and injured four others. He was charged with vehicular homicide as well as an additional 39 counts. The truck crash caused a chain reaction of accidents, which involved over 27 vehicles. An accident involving an over the… Read More »

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Municipal Liability Cases in New York

By David J. Hernandez |

Recently a woman was struck by a falling tree branch while sitting on a park bench at Washington Square Park. She was struck in the head and received serious spine and head injuries from the falling limb. Luckily her son, as well as various bystanders, were there to help. The limb itself was large… Read More »

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New York Construction Labor Laws

By David J. Hernandez |

The recent collapse of a hotel under construction in New Orleans that caused 2 deaths and 19 injuries (with one still missing) brings to mind the importance of construction labor laws in our community of Brooklyn, New York and all throughout the NYC metro area. Although the reason for the collapse is still under… Read More »

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Amusement Park Accident in New Jersey

By David J. Hernandez |

At the annual Deerfield Township Harvest Festival in New Jersey this year a young 10 year old girl was thrown from one of the festival amusement rides. The ride itself is described as rotating the riders in a horizontal circle. The seriously injured girl was airlifted to a nearby hospital where she was sadly… Read More »

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Brooklyn Sidewalk Accidents

By David J. Hernandez |

Brooklyn and NYC sidewalks can be dangerous for pedestrians. One moment you are minding your own business, walking to your destination, maybe thinking of tasks you need to complete, a conversation or what to have for dinner. The last thing on your mind is the peril that you could be in from an out… Read More »

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Brooklyn Jury Awards $5M in Medical Malpractice Case

By David J. Hernandez |

In a complicated case medical malpractice case involving both a surgical error as well as a missed diagnosis, Brooklyn jurors found the defendants guilty of medical injury, but not for the death that resulted from it, and the plaintiffs were awarded $5,000,000. The plaintiffs in the case were the family of a Brooklyn, NY… Read More »

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Pelvic Injury Caused by Transvaginal Mesh Implants

By David J. Hernandez |

For decades hundreds of thousands of women have been affected by the use of a transvaginal mesh that were implanted by doctors, surgeons, clinics and hospitals across the nation, and the world. The mesh was used to treat pelvic organ prolapse (POP) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI), mostly in older women, and caused damage… Read More »

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Brooklyn Fire Destroys Homes

By David J. Hernandez |

A recent four alarm fire in the Brooklyn, NY community of Midwood caused extensive damage to 3 homes and injuries to 12 people including one firefighter. It is currently being viewed as a possible arson. Another recent fire in Brooklyn (Greenpoint) burned a restaurant equipment warehouse and injured 5 firefighters. Luckily, no deaths were… Read More »

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