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January 2013 Archives

SUV driver kills cab driver standing outside his taxi

As residents of the Bronx know, busy streets can be very dangerous for pedestrians. It only takes one reckless or distracted driver to cause serious injury or death to an innocent bystander. A recent pedestrian accident here in the city showed how unexpectedly something like this can occur.

Weak evidence leads to murder case dismissal

In every case involving criminal charges, a defendant has certain inalienable rights throughout the process of investigation, arrest, and trial that no prosecution may take away. A proper and, most importantly, legally sound case must be made by attorneys and witnesses on both sides, and the evidence brought to bear must prove both relevant and compelling to judge and jury.

Theft allegations being reported in the Bronx

Our economy has still not recovered back to what it once was. Unfortunately, many speculate our downturned economy has led some individuals in the Bronx to take measures that they would not ordinarily do in order to provide for themselves in a time when jobs can be difficult to secure. While violent crime rates are declining in the Bronx, it appears that allegations of theft are increasing.

Elderly driver travels the wrong way along New York highway

Even when you make every effort to follow traffic laws, the actions of a negligent driver can still involve you in a serious auto accident. An investigation into the collision can help authorities determine if the other driver is at fault, which can be beneficial for individuals who need to seek compensation for damages in a car accident. Our readers in the Bronx may be relieved to hear of a potentially dangerous traffic violation that was resolved without any known injuries.

Innocent men see their release after 17 years behind bars

Spending time in jail means that the sentenced individual's life is worse than suspended. Spending time in jail is more than the convicted individual being prevented from contributing to society, and achieving whatever goals they have laid out for their life because while the individual's life is put on hold, everything on the outside world continues moving. Friends and family have to keep living their life in the absence of the individual.

Validity of evidence lab calls for reexamination of hundreds cases

Often forensic reports present compelling and damning evidence in many criminal trials. Whether it is DNA evidence in a sex crime trial, or analyzing evidence in a case of drug charges, the word of a forensic analyst can mean that a defendant is spending a lifetime behind bars. However, it appears that these labs are far from regulated in the manner we would hope when their work often decides the fate of some defendants.

Car hits and kills pedestrian in the Bronx

Pedestrians are more likely to sustain serious injuries or die when they are involved in auto accidents because they have no protection against the impact of a vehicle. A serious pedestrian accident can cause permanent disabilities and make it difficult for the victim to lead a normal life. In the case of fatal pedestrian accidents, the loved ones of the victims may suffer severe emotional distress.

Father charged in domestic violence cannot see daughters

Living under one roof can sometimes spawn tensions that reach a breaking point. While it is understandable for many couples to disagree from time to time, it is critical to keep anger at bay because failing to do so could have extremely serious consequences in light of the fact that New York does not tread lightly in situations where there are allegations of domestic violence or spousal abuse.

Judge rules NYPD search method unconstitutional

A ruling made by a Manhattan judge earlier this week could significantly change the search and seizure practices of New York police officers. The judge ruled that the stop-and-frisk practice of NYPD officers is unconstitutional and violates the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unreasonable search and seizures.

Bronx man now facing perjury charges on top of drug charges

A 38-year-old Bronx resident was arrested several months ago and received drug possession charges when he was found to have heroin. Authorities seized the drugs in addition to an undisclosed amount of money as well. At the trial for the Bronx man's drug charges that took place in the beginning of Dec. 2012, he testified on his own behalf. Unfortunately, according to the court, this man issued false statements and is now facing felony perjury charges on top of the drug charges.

Incriminating picture: worth a thousand words, criminal charges

Sometimes a suspect that is charged with a crime in the Bronx will incriminate themselves when he or she is being questioned by police because some suspects do not realize that everyone really does have the right to remain silent. Consequently, the things suspects say are often used against them in a court of law. However, individuals can be their own undoing in other capacities as well when they are a suspect in a crime.

Man killed in fatal rollover accident in Queens

Negligent behavior on the road can lead to severe injuries or lost lives. A fatal accident can have devastating psychological and emotional effects on the family members of the victims and can result in serious financial problems. Although obtaining financial compensation cannot provide relief from pain and suffering, it may be able to help such families solve certain financial problems that may arise following an accident.

Ex-boyfriend charged in New Year's Eve death of Bronx student

A 21-year-old was charged with the last of New York City's murder charges of 2012 on New Year's Eve when a domestic violence dispute got out of hand. Reportedly, the 21-year-old was upset after his 19-year-old girlfriend dumped him a few months ago. The 19-year-old was a student at Bronx Community College and felt that she needed to focus more time on her academics when she decided to end things with the 21-year-old.

Mother killed in hit-and-run accident in the Bronx

The fallout from a car accident involving a pedestrian can be devastating, especially when the at-fault driver flees the scene, leaving behind unanswered questions. An individual involved in a pedestrian accident should take the time to learn his or her rights, particularly if law enforcement officials know who was driving the car.

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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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