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Who Can File a Wrongful Death Claim?

Wrongful death claims typically occur when a person dies as a result of another person or party’s negligence. These legal actions must be filed by a person who acts as a representative of survivors who suffer as a result of the death of their loved one (most commonly the decedent’s family members). Often, the person… Read More »

Why You Should Collect Witness Information After a Car Accident

While speaking to witnesses might be one of the last things on your mind after a car accident, doing so can actually be helpful to a future injury case. So many car accident cases come down to pitting one driver’s word against the other’s, so having a witness available could provide some much-needed third-party insight… Read More »

FAA Investigates Potentially Faulty Parachute in Skydiving Accident

After a man died in a skydiving accident on July 30, 2014, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reportedly launched an investigation into whether his parachute was properly packed and deployed. Gary Messina, a 25-year old New York City corrections officer, was killed in the accident, and his instructor, Christopher Scott, was seriously injured. The FAA… Read More »

Brooklyn Hospital Fined for Failure to Create Safe Work Environment

Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn has been fined $78,000 after a federal investigation uncovered that the facility was failing to provide sufficient protection to its employees from falling equipment and patients exhibiting violent tendencies. An investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) found that from just February to May of 2014, more than… Read More »

Allegations of Police Cover-up in Long Island City Wrongful Death Case

Late one night in February 2013, 24-year old Japanese student Ryo Oyamada was struck and killed by a police car while crossing a street in Long Island City. Now, his family’s legal team is working on the case and claims to have obtained new videos that indicate a police cover-up of the circumstances surrounding Oyamada’s… Read More »

Court Rules Family of Incarcerated Woman Who Died of Asthma Attack Can Sue for Negligence

In recent news regarding the embattled Rikers Island correctional facility, a Manhattan appellate court determined that the family of Eva Luckey, a woman who died 12 years ago of an asthma attack while imprisoned in the facility may sue the facility for negligence. In this decision, the court restored the negligence claim Ms. Luckey’s family… Read More »

Diabetic Prisoner Dies After Being Denied Medical Treatment for Two Days

A new lawsuit against the Rikers Island correctional facility alleges that a diabetic man incarcerated in the facility died after being denied medical treatment for a full two days. Linda Mercado, the sister of inmate Carlos Mercado, claims that her brother fell into a diabetic coma and died after guards failed to respond properly to… Read More »

Huge Decision Reached in Truck Accident Case in Western New York

In a landmark decision, a national court rejected the use of the Graves Amendment in a civil suit against the owner of a vehicle in an accident. The Graves Amendment is a federal statute that protects truck and car rental companies from being held liable when operators get into accidents. This decision comes out of… Read More »

Parks Department Could Be Liable for Injuries Caused by Falling Tree Branches

A recent audit performed by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer reveals that the city Parks Department is paying contractors who are failing to trim trees that need trimming. In fact, the audit indicates that every borough but Queens has failed to maintain proper tree trimming practices. The longer trees go without being trimmed, the… Read More »

New York City Reaches Wrongful Death Settlement with Family of Man Killed By Police Car

Two years ago, in Spring 2012, Tamon Robinson was killed by a New York City Police Department patrol car outside a housing project in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Now, his family has reached a $2 million settlement after filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. But the case may not be over quite yet. According to… Read More »

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