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August 2012 Archives

Former-intern for Bronx DA defends against drug charges

Last week, a former-intern for the Bronx district attorney's office was arrested with three others in connection to a drug bust at a stash house. The 17-year-old reportedly worked in the complaint room at Bronx Criminal Court, unpaid, reports a spokesperson for the Bronx DA.

94-year-old New York woman killed in head-on collision

When a car accident occurs, insurance investigators or the police will make a determination about who caused the accident. Responsibility for the crash can be decided based on a variety of factors, including distracted driving, recklessness, speeding, drug use or some other impairment. If negligence is thought to be a factor in the crash, the victims of the accident can pursue compensation through civil litigation.

21-year-old facing DWI and vehicular manslaughter charges

Early in the morning last Friday, a 21-year-old out-of-state driver struck a pedestrian that was crossing the street in the Bronx. Soon after the collision, responders arrived at the scene and pronounced the 24-year-old pedestrian dead.

Bronx fatal crash reminds us to appreciate the typical

Think for a minute about what you did on Tuesday night. What is a typical Tuesday night like for you? Maybe you took the bus home from work, made some dinner and settled in for a quiet night. Or maybe you met some friends for dinner or happy hour and didn't get home until later. Whatever you did, sometimes it can be easy to take the "typical" weeknight for granted. Unfortunately, a fatal accident that happened Tuesday night reminds us that a typical night can quickly turn into tragedy.

Bronx driver strikes 13-year-old pedestrian, flees the scene

The term automobile accident covers a variety of vehicle collision combinations. Whether you are the victim of an accident involving a small car, a pickup, motorcycle or commercial vehicle, the results are most often injury. One of the victims most exposed to injury during an accident involving a motor vehicle are pedestrians.

96 percent of students arrested in 2011 were black or Latino

We've explored this issue before: The number of students arrested by the New York Police Department, and how many of them are minorities. The New York Civil Liberties Union recently released information for all of 2011, and the numbers, as predicted, show that most of the students arrested were black or Latino.

Man charged with insurance fraud in alleged fake death scheme

A 22-year-old New York man, whose girlfriend says his father "put him through hell" his entire life, was charged with conspiracy to commit insurance fraud and other charges related to his father's alleged fake death plot.

Bronx women suffer serious injuries in recent crash

People in the Bronx usually get in their cars each day expecting that they will arrive at their destination safely. However, a negligent driver can deter their plans and leave them with serious injuries.

Man wanted on drug charges arrested on New York golf course

It happens a lot: A routine traffic stop turns into something more serious when police do some checking. A Bronx man was stopped as he drove on the Hutchinson River Parkway one recent evening for a minor traffic violation, and now he's seeing serious criminal charges related to drugs.

Bronx accident leaves 5 injured on New England Thruway

Traffic in the Bronx is busy, especially on the New England Thruway. Busy roads require a lot of trust for those who drive on them. A driver can take all of the necessary precautions to stay safe, but they must still rely on those that they share the road with to do the same. Some drivers fail to follow the rules that are supposed to keep everyone safe, and we know that because accidents happen every day.

U.S. attorney's office: 5 jailed in killing are innocent of crime

It's an unfortunate reality that some people are wrongfully convicted of crimes and spend time in prison when they are innocent. That appears to be the case with a 1995 crime, for which five people were arrested and imprisoned. New evidence suggests that they were all wrongfully convicted.

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Frequently Asked Questions Personal Injury In New York City

    • Q: I've been injured — now what? A: First, see an experienced doctor. Your injuries should be taken care of before you even consider making a claim against someone for causing them. Make sure you are receiving top-quality health care. Keep all information from medical visits — good records of your injury and your treatments are vital for your case if you decide to pursue legal action. Then, call us to schedule your free consultation.
    • How long can I wait before I file a claim for my personal injury? You should seek help with your claim immediately. Depending on the state you live in, most cases must be filed within four years of the accident, but the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help you build a strong legal claim. If you've been denied Social Security or disability benefits, your appeal must be filed soon after you receive your denial notification. Call us for assistance and an assessment of your case.
    • I was in an accident without insurance. Can you help me? We would need to assess your case. Our assessment might lead us to conclude that the vehicle you were driving was at fault, or perhaps the road conditions were hazardous. We would also need to assess all of the claims against you as the alleged negligent driver. Call us today for your free assessment.
    • A giant commercial truck/semi hit me, and I was injured/my children were injured/other people in my car were injured. What can I do? Large trucking companies have teams of lawyers at the ready to help them minimize payment or avoid paying you for the damage their driver caused you. You need to call us to help you get what you deserve from the company for your injuries, pain and suffering, damage to your vehicle, and any injuries to people riding in your car. To protect your rights, an independent investigation must be executed as soon as possible.
    • If I get hurt on the job, what should I do? Tell your supervisor or someone in your human resources department immediately, and then get help with your injuries. It's imperative that you file a report about the accident with your employer, or you may be denied any disability or workers' compensation benefits for your injuries. Then, file your workers' compensation documents according to your company's guidelines. If you are turned down, give us a call to get your case assessed. We'll help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries on the job.
    • What should I do if I was injured on a construction site? You should take the same steps as anyone injured at any other job. File an injury report and file for workers' compensation benefits. If you are denied benefits or mistreated by your employer, contact our law firm immediately. Also, contact us immediately if your injury might have been caused by a party other than your employer such as a product manufacturer or another party on a construction site. You might have an underlying personal injury claim.
    • If medical treatment was unsuccessful or caused my condition to worsen, do I have a medical malpractice case? Not all instances of poor medical outcomes are medical malpractice. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney about your specific circumstances.
    • If injured in a police misconduct/brutality incident, what should be done? Get names of witnesses. Take photos of injuries. Get immediate professional medical attention. Contact our Bronx-based police brutality attorney today.
    • What actions should I NOT take when speaking with a police officer? Don't say, "I know my rights," "I'm going to file a complaint/sue" or "I pay your salary." Don't resist or fight if you're going to be arrested even if the cop is wrong, or he or she doesn't tell you why.
    • What should you do in the event of police misconduct/brutality? Note the date, time and location of the incident. Note — but do not ask for — the name, badge or car number of the officers involved. Note the physical description of the officers.
    • What should you do when confronted by a police officer? Stay calm and be courteous. Don't be rude or curse at the officer. Take off your headset or turn down your music. If asked, give your name and address. You don't have to answer any other questions. Tell the officer(s) that you would like to exercise your right to attorney representation.
    • Contact a civil rights attorney or group immediately. If criminally charged, don't speak until you've consulted a defense attorney. What steps should be taken after experiencing police misconduct/brutality?
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