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April 2014 Archives

Nine injured in New York City auto accident

When a person climbs into a limousine, they expect certain things: a level of comfort beyond that to be found in an ordinary taxi, for instance. And they certainly expect a licensed driver behind the wheel to take care to get all passengers safely to their destination.

The fight to protect New York City's construction workers

It’s the most dangerous job in America: construction worker. Because New York City is on the cusp of a construction boom, there is increased focus on how best to safeguard the men and women who don hardhats and pour the concrete and erect the steel girders.

It is time to quit driving while distracted, once and for all

Distracted driving kills. There is no way around it. If you drive around New York City while chatting on your cellphone, scanning a quick text, daydreaming, or focusing too much on your kids in the backseat, you are risking your own life and those of others. In 2012, a total of 3,328 people were killed in car accidents that involved distracted drivers, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Will self-driving cars be in fewer accidents?

The reality of driverless cars keeps moving closer and closer toward us. One day soon, and we don't know when that day will arrive, autonomous vehicles will be moving us around the city. But will driverless streets and highways truly be free of car accidents, as many people hope?

Worker dies in scaffolding accident at a Midtown hotel

A construction worker fell approximately 80 feet to his death at a Midtown hotel on April 2.  The accident occurred at approximately 2:10 p.m. when the worker fell from scaffolding at 210 West 55th Street close to Broadway.

Case Results

Since 1965, we’ve recovered over $1 BILLION on behalf of our clients. read more
  • $2.1 million settlement

    for 33-year old electrician who fell from ladder while attempting to fit heavy cable into crown box when cable sprung back and struck him, causing him to suffer left shoulder injury with impingement.

  • $1.6 million settlement

    for 38-year old electrician who slipped and fell on debris on stairway with resulting cervical herniated disc and aggravation of pre-existing arthritic changes.

  • $2.55 million settlement

    for 42-year old electrician who fell into an uncovered, unprotected hole and suffered a severe low back injury with herniated disc(s) that required surgery at L4-5 and L5-S1 levels.

  • $1.75 million settlement

    for 26-year old construction worker who fell through opening in roof and fractured his wrist, requiring surgery with open reduction and internal fixation, external fixation device, and eventual fusion.

  • $2.5 million settlement

    for 38-year old female electrician (with history of prior neck injury) who tripped on uneven Masonite protective floor covering, and suffered neck injury with herniated discs requiring cervical fusion.

  • $1.2 million settlement

    during trial for 40-year old sheet metal worker who was struck in the neck and shoulder by an air conditioning unit and suffered herniated cervical discs and cervical radiculopathy.

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