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July 2013 Archives

Fatal New York accident results in criminal charges

Not all fatal accidents bring with them felony charges for the individual who is believed to have initiated the crash. In order for any criminal charges to be brought in such an accident, certain requirements set forth in New York criminal statutes must be met. Although the charges that arise from the investigation may not be what everyone wants, the evaluation of the unique facts of each case is crucial in determining what action should be brought.

Following fatal roller coaster accident, investigations underway

During these hot summer months, many families in New York enjoy amusement parks. Thankfully, many amusement parks carefully monitor their roller coasters and other rides to ensure their safety. Unfortunately, sometimes errors happen, and property owners are often held responsible for any accidents that result from dangerous property conditions.

Drug crime alleged in raid of New York barber shop

Investigations into alleged drug activity can take months, if not years for police to develop. When they are able to develop a case, the culmination of this investigation usually results in a large scale arrest by New York police. After the defendants are booked for committing an alleged drug crime, it is then a prosecutor's job to sort out who was responsible for what, a task that can be far more difficult then it may originally appear.

Man charged with drug crime, leaves sons in New York hotel room

One should always obey the rules of the road, especially if one may have any illicit items in his or her possession whether it is by accident or not. However, one 32-year-old man ended up doing this when he was driving in New York. State troopers stopped the man for texting while he was operating his vehicle, which resulted in him being arrested on a drug crime.

Following fatal shooting, New York mother files wrongful death lawsuit

New York police officers have a duty to protect the lives of citizens. However, sometimes authorities become involved in violent exchanges with citizens, and unfortunate incidents can occur as a result. In some cases, law enforcement is accused of causing a fatal accident.

New York domestic violence charges: Ex-mayor wins acquittal

The path to an acquittal for an individual accused of a crime in New York can sometimes be a long and arduous journey. The former mayor of White Plains finally achieved justice in a domestic violence prosecution that hounded him from office three years ago. A jury recently returned a verdict of not guilty following a court-ordered retrial of the criminal allegations.

Reckless driving causes death of 19-year-old

Fatal accidents are especially difficult when the victim is a young person who had a bright future. Unfortunately, some young New Yorkers are more likely to engage in reckless behavior that puts them in danger of serious car accidents. In some cases, these incidents prove fatal.

Criminal charges are pending in attempted New York bank robbery

There are some cases that raise investigator's suspicions as soon as they initiate an investigation into an alleged crime. In these cases, it can take days, if not weeks for police to sort through the evidence to determine what criminal charges, if any, they should bring. However, even if police do bring charges and defendants are brought before a New York criminal court, there is still a long road ahead for prosecutors to be able to secure a conviction.

New York teen accused of drug possession

Teenagers aren't necessarily known for thinking through the consequences of their actions. They might loan a friend their car, for example, without realizing the unintended consequences of doing so. One New York teenager is now facing several criminal charges, including drug possession, after what could potentially be simply a failure of considering unintended consequences.

Drug crime charges follow multi-agency investigation in New York

Drug crime is taken very seriously in New York. As such, law enforcement officials spend countless man hours investigating drug crimes and those suspects of violating the law. A conviction for drug charges can result in heavy monetary fines and even jail time. One such investigation recently led to three arrests.

New York man arrested for assault following a Facebook post

Anger is a very tricky emotion. Sometimes, human beings get angry over situations in which anger is not necessarily the best reaction. There are certain stimuli that trigger anger more easily than others; one of those stimuli is when one's loved one is being made fun of, even if it is over something trivial. A New York man has been arrested on a first-degree assault charge for allegedly stabbing another man because that man supposedly made fun of the suspect's girlfriend's shoes.

Possible holiday celebrations end in 3 NYC drunk driving charges

The celebration of the nation's declared freedom prompts many to hold parties that include friends, food and, frequently, adult beverages. Most people enjoy the holiday, including many New York City employees. That may have led to drunk driving charges for three of them. The accused individuals were all off-duty -- a police officer, a prison employee and a transit bus operator -- and all were charged in separate incidences.

Quadriplegic receives $43.1 million in product liability lawsuit

When New Yorkers are shopping for cars, they usually check to ensure that the car they're purchasing has a variety of safety measures. Fortunately, most of us don't have to put those features to the test in a real-life car accident. Sometimes, flaws in a car's safety features remain unknown until the event of a devastating accident.

Errors reported after $2 billion New York City response system upgrade

Technology has an impact on nearly every aspect of New Yorkers’ lives, and the area of emergency medical service is no exception. When victims of pedestrian, truck, or car accidents need immediate care, first responders rely on technology to get to the scene in just a few minutes. Like other types of technology, it must be updated periodically.

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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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