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October 2012 Archives

Wrongful death lawsuit filed in case of fallen firefighter

Nothing can fully compensate for the loss of a loved one, but in cases of a death stemming from a fatal car crash, medical malpractice or a fatal workplace accident, the family members left behind may be entitled to compensation.

Bronx man faces drug charges after controlled crack cocaine sale

Recently, a man from the Bronx was arrested after officers allegedly witnessed the man sell crack cocaine in an undercover operation. Reportedly, after this sting in April, a warrant was issued for the Bronx man's arrest. It appears that an officer spotted the defendant about a month ago at a store in the Bronx. According to one local report, the officer pushed him against a machine and handcuffed the defendant.

NYPD officer held on charges relating to desire to cook and eat women

In a bizarre case, a police officer with the New York Police Department is facing charges of federal kidnapping conspiracy. Reportedly, the 28-year-old officer and father of a 1-year-old, was in communication with multiple parties about plans to kidnap women, rape them, cook them and eat them. Most of the evidence was retrieved from computer documents, online chat forums and email exchanges. Additionally, F.B.I. investigators indicate that the officer in question had files on his computer relating to at least 100 women.

Suspect armed with nail gun arrested and charged in the Bronx

The Bronx has seen an influx within the last few years of individuals being charged and convicted of weapons offenses. Most typically, people assume that in order to be hit with a weapons charge, an individual would need to be carrying a loaded gun. However, weapons charges are not limited to guns.

New York man accused of murdering 18-year-old SUNY student

A 21-year-old Utica man has been charged with killing his girlfriend, an 18-year-old student at State University of New York - Brockport, during an argument last month. What we have heard of the incident makes it seem as though it is a sad and shocking case of domestic violence that escalated out of control before either party could get the help that was needed

No one is immune from criminal charges in the Bronx

Former NYPD commissioner convicted of eight federal crimes related to tax fraud and lying to the White House is currently serving out his four-year prison sentence. The charges came about when it was discovered that the former commissioner was lying about renovation done to his Bronx home.

Sale of prescription pills on Craigslist met with consequences

It is not uncommon after a patient undergoes an operation or has discomfort from an injury to be prescribed a pain killer by their doctor. Often, the pain will ease before the patient goes through the entire prescription, meaning the patient has a few extra pills on their hands that they don't need.

Intent can mean everything in the courtroom

Intent can have a very significant impact in criminal proceedings. An individual in the Bronx can admit to killing a person and never see a day behind bars if it was in self-defense, or they can be convicted of killing a person and spend the remainder of their days behind bars, often it comes down to what a judge and jury decide was the intent in the action.

Whitestone Bridge closed for hours due to major car accident

Major automobile crashes can seem like something only out of the movies. High-speed accidents involving multiple collisions on the big screen can seem exciting, but severe injuries are far from exciting, and unfortunately are commonplace in real car accidents. A total of eight vehicles were involved in the chain-reaction collision that killed two victims injured 14 more in New York City recently.

Were police justified in stopping you?

Police must have some sort of probable cause for stopping an individual. This means that police are not entitled to simply stop people at will, law officials must have suspicion that the individual being stopped was about to or did commit some sort of infraction.

Underage drinkers not immune from drunk driving charges

A drunk driving conviction is not cast favorably in the eyes of most, especially not the eyes of the law in New York. New York maintains some of the most rigorous laws in the nation when it comes to drunk driving. The legal drinking age in New York is 21, but that doesn't mean that underage drinking doesn't happen.

When facing criminal charges, innocence may not be enough

Innocent until proven guilty? While this is supposed to be the crux of our judicial system, some accused members of our society can become victims of the system simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It is as imperative for any accused individual to seek an aggressive criminal defense. One elevator mechanic is an unfortunate testimony to this fact.

Trial begins in Bronx bus accident that killed 15

One victim reports that both of his arms were ripped off when the bus he was riding in flipped and the roof was torn wide open. The accident occurred just as a bus was entering the Bronx, and resulted in the death of 13 passengers at the scene and two more at a hospital. An additional 15 passengers, including the man that lost his arms, sustained serious injuries when the bus crashed into a guardrail at speeds reportedly as high as 78 mph in a 50 mph zone.

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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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