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December 2012 Archives

Plan ahead: New Year's Eve drinking safety reminders

Drunk driving patrols all across New York City and the state more broadly will be increased in anticipation of New Year's Eve in the coming days. Because this holiday is one of the biggest alcohol-consuming holidays of the year, police will be on high alert, quick to arrest drivers suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.

OSHA investigating crane accident that killed Filipino

Although losing a loved one is always devastating, the feeling seems to be amplified when the cause of death is due to the negligence of another. Fatal accidents at work sites are a frequent source of deaths. The biggest question in these situations is "why did it happen?" A Filipino construction worker was killed earlier this month at a Bronx construction site located at 173rd Street's Grand Concourse, and the circumstances of the incident are still unclear.

Shots fired in the Bronx over Christmas decoration dispute

The exact happenings of a holiday dispute in the Bronx remains unclear, but the sad results are clear. Following the incident, a 22-year-old is dead and a 28-year-old is wounded. It appears that both Bronx residents involved in this dispute lived in the same apartment building. The problem began when a Christmas decoration belonging to one of the men was damaged. Tempers continued to flare until the point where the situation escalated and shots were fired.

After not guilty verdict, Bronx bus driver faces civil lawsuits

The driver of the bus that was involved in a bus accident in the Bronx that occurred in March of 2011 and killed 15 people was recently tried for manslaughter, as we discussed last week. Although the bus driver was found not guilty, he still says he has to live with the memories from the tragic accident.

Is jail the answer for drunk drivers struggling with addiction?

New York has incredibly strict drunk driving laws. This means that even if an individual is arrested for the first time, if the individual is convicted, they could be spending a year behind bars. Further, for repeat offenders, each conviction means much more serious consequences. However, is throwing people in jail alleviating the problem or saving lives? Some argue that there are better methods for addressing drunk driving.

New trial ordered for Bronx gang member convicted of terrorism

A few months ago we detailed the proceedings of a case in which a Bronx gang member was appealing his criminal conviction in a trial over the death of a 10-year-old girl that got caught in the crossfire of a gun fight. A rival gang member of the charged man was also paralyzed in the events. Less at issue in this case was his guilt or innocence in the death and serious injury of the child and rival gang member. The interesting aspect of this case is that the man was criminally convicted of terrorism.


At this time, our hearts and prayers are with those who have suffered and will suffer in this community. 

Assault charges brought against Bronx man

Criminal charges can do significant damage to a person's reputation. Often times, charges alone can cause personal harm to a person. If the person is convicted, they might face consequences with their employer, be put in jail and fined, and could face other complications because of the conviction.

Driver acquitted in New York-bound bus accident

Driving a car is dangerous, and millions of car accidents occur in the U.S. each year. When you add buses to the equation, the risk of driving becomes even greater. If you or a loved one is injured in a bus accident, you may be eligible for damages. Knowing the law and your rights is half the battle.

Bronx traffic stop results in drugs, gun charges

Even with nearly ten million people living, working, and moving about New York City, it's impossible for residents to become completely invisible to the eyes of law enforcement. From Brooklyn to the Bronx, the NYPD, state, and federal officers are frequently apprehending unsuspecting New Yorkers, bringing about serious charges of all stripes.

Defendant weeps upon hearing he is 'not guilty'

A man that was delivered a verdict of not guilty wept as he realized he was not going to have to spend the next 15 years behind bars, a thought that was hanging over his head like a dark cloud. The charged man, a tour bus driver, was driving a bus full of passengers when the bus crashed just outside of the Bronx, killing half of the passengers on board and disfiguring several others. This accident rendered the man in need of a strong criminal defense.

Halle Berry's ex-boyfriend may be accused of domestic assault

Domestic violence can take many different forms. Arguments can easily erupt over children, especially when couples have separated or are divorced, and they have moved on to new relationships. Emotions can run high, and a confrontation can sometimes lead to an accusation of domestic violence.

Drunk driving incident causes serious injury to passenger

Driving while intoxicated can lead to serious consequences, not only legally but also physically for the driver, passengers or others on the street. For one Bronx man, the consequences are twofold, as he faces multiple charges from a drunken driving car accident. For his passenger, there are consequences as well, with injuries sustained that will require extensive medical care at a local hospital.

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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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