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Criminal Wrong—Civil Right: Civil Cause of Action for Criminal Injury

Crime victims suffer from emotional trauma and oftentimes physical injury.  Criminal law empowers state and federal law enforcement to prosecute accused parties for violation of laws of society and seeks to punish those convicted through fines, penalties, and imprisonment. While restitution or victim compensation monies are sometimes available, funds are usually insufficient or uncollectable. A… Read More »

Dangerous By Design: When Unsafe Roads Cause Car Accidents in New York

Most drivers and pedestrians understand dangers of distracted, drunk or reckless driving.  But how many understand danger underfoot?  What happens when the road beneath your car is at fault for your accident? A non-profit transportation watchdog, The Tri-State Transportation Campaign recently released an analysis of dangerous roads for pedestrians in New Jersey, downstate New York,… Read More »

Dying to Talk: Distracted Driving in New York

Cannot make it home without texting a friend?  Need to call home to check on plans?  Just need to send one last text?  Save it. Distracted driving is a leading factor in traffic accidents and fatalities in the United States.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates drivers using hand-held cell phones are four… Read More »

Beauty and “The Beast”: Woman Struck by Chicago Bears Receiver Brandon Marshall

Celebrating her 24th birthday, Christin Myles was enjoying time with friends at the Marquee, a Chelsea nightclub in the early hours of Sunday, March, 11, 2012.  Ms. Myles upon leaving the club, contends that Brandon “The Beast” Marshal punched her in the head without provocation, damaging her eye and effecting her vision — bruising and… Read More »