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February 2014 Archives

3-year-old dies in pedestrian accident in New York

The rising rate of pedestrian accidents in New York City and the rest of the state is cause for growing concern among the citizens here. The number of pedestrians killed in accidents in 2013 was 168, up 23.5% from 136 in 2012. ¬This is in contrast to the number of fatalities from motor vehicle accidents that remained at a steady rate.

New York shooting purportedly has roots in drug possession

Often, cases involving drug possession are more complex than they appear at first blush. In fact, there are usually numerous factors to consider in any incident. A prime example of how complicated criminal matters can be is a New York shooting that supposedly had roots related to the drug possession of the victim.

Drug crime allegations center around Bronx clinic

In recent years, the drug oxycodone has become the center of many drug crime convictions. However, it continues to be prescribed by physicians for those who have a genuine need for the pain medication. A New York pain clinic has now been accused of prescribing and selling oxycodone and similar medications to be sold on the black market, or to those addicted to the substances. Their alleged drug crime has been making headlines across the area.

Purported international drug crime ring charged in New York City

A suspected International drug crime ring has reportedly been nabbed in New York City, although it is said to have stretched globally. After working in tandem with officers in Italy, the FBI has announced that they have members of a cocaine and heroin trafficking group in custody. As with all drug crime incidents and charges, a thorough investigation will follow any drug charges that have been, or will be, made.

Nine bus passengers injured in accident

When a bus is involved in a collision in the Bronx, the consequences can be serious and sometimes even fatal. Many times passengers inside a bus are not wearing seat belts. When the bus collides with another car or gets in an accident, passengers can be thrown around the inside of the bus, often crashing into other passengers, windows and seats. This can end with the passengers sustaining serious, life-threatening injuries.

New York mother faces criminal charges for son's death

Our area has experienced a trend of questionable child deaths. Not long after a mother was charged with the murder of her 2-year-old child, another mom has been arrested. A young New York mother is facing criminal charges following her 2-year-old son's death. She was charged with assault and child endangerment.

New York cop may need criminal defense for alleged brutality

Police officers have a difficult job. They are often put in dangerous situations but are willing to do what they have to, even if it means there is a chance that they risk being harmed. They see things and experience situations daily that most only see on television. Unfortunately, these situations also make them vulnerable to having allegations of abuse or brutality being brought against them. New York police officers who have been accused of any form of criminal misconduct while on duty have the right to a criminal defense to defend themselves against such allegations.

Several people in New York face drug crime charges

Being arrested on drug charges can be a frightening experience. The accused person may worry about what punishment he or she may have to endure if a guilty conviction ends up being secured. The individual also might worry about not having his or her rights adequately protected. However, by law, a person who is charged with a drug crime is never considered guilty before the court unless and until this is proved according to strict guidelines of the New York criminal justice system..

Drunk driver hits and kills pedestrian in the Bronx

It’s pretty hard to avoid the warnings about the dangers of drinking and driving in the Bronx. Practically everywhere you look, there are messages cautioning drivers and educating them about the effects alcohol can have on the brain. These effects are not conducive with operating a motor vehicle. Yet despite these warnings, there always seem to be people who think their driving abilities will not be affected by alcohol. This can be a dangerous way of thinking and can lead to serious, even fatal, consequences.

Phillip Hoffman death leads to drug possession charges

The tragic and untimely death of Phillip Hoffman has led to several arrests and drug possession charges after an investigation. The actor died in New York from a likely overdose of heroin and police have launched an extensive investigation into the tragedy. So far, three different people have been arrested in connection to the tragic case and are facing various drug possession charges.

New York police indict 40 for drug possession, other crimes

For 40 people in New York, the month of January ended with charges of drug possession and other related crimes. Each person who was accused of drug possession was named as part of two alleged drug rings occurring within the state. Although it is considered important to get illegal substances off the street, it will be equally as important to ensure that each of the 40 individuals gets a fair trial.

Car accident outside New York car wash leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

Many drivers in the Bronx may not think wearing a seat belt is a big deal if they are just going on a short trip in the neighborhood. The truth is, accidents can happen anywhere, even on short trips. It is better to take a few seconds and buckle up and be safe just in case something does happen instead of paying what could be a lifetime of consequences.

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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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