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Thursday, December 3, 2015

#visionzeroisntzero: Cars Continue to Kill in New York City

The experienced and dedicated motor vehicle accident attorneys continue to fight for the rights of victims of criminal and negligent drivers in the City. We continue to implore the City, the Mayor's office, and the state capitol to do something to protect those who have been hurt while walking in New York City. On Wednesday night, just before Thanksgiving, a 54-year-old man was fatally struck by a sedan as he crossed Starr Avenue at Van Dam Street in Long Island City. He was rushed to New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center with severe head and leg trauma. He was pronounced dead shortly thereafter. He was not the only one.

The 24-year-old driver of a Mercedes rear-ended a Nissan Murano at the corner of Pennsylvania Avenue and Stanley Avenue. He tried to flee the scene, killing a woman trying to get into her Toyota Sienna. Three other people were injured as the driver barrelled into other cars trying to flee, and then ending with a desperate attempt to carjack other vehicles before he was finally arrested.

The continued danger and toll of irresponsible and criminally negligent and even criminal motorists in New York City continues. If you, or a loved one has been injured or hurt by a hit-and-run driver, you can contact the experienced motor vehicle attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


Wednesday, December 2, 2015

2d Judicial Department, Appellate Division Roundup: November 12, 2015 Edition

In this edition of the Roundup, we have an interesting round of construction accident and motor vehicle cases, most of which shows the powerful extent of timely summary judgment motions to clear the air of issues. In a construction accident case, summary judgment removed most of the height-related issues but kept the key failure of the case. But in a few slip-and-fall on ice cases, the Court was relunctant to introduce habit evidence or find that the City had time to correct the icy crosswalk. More, after the jump . . . 

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

#visionzeroisntzero: MTA Bus Kills Pedestrian in Brooklyn

The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty are very familiar with the terrible tolls of vehicles striking pedestrians in New York City. We have observed, on numerous occasions, how despite the CIty's continued efforts to prevent these terrible accidents, they still keep occurring. The only way that the attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty have learned to deal with negligent drivers is to hold them accountable for the pain and suffering that they cause.

More tragedies have come as inattentive MTA bus drivers hit pedestrians. On Wednesday, a woman was killed on Ocean Avenue around J Avenue when she was struck by the BM1 express bus. A Hatzolah ambulance took the woman to New York Community Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. And last Monday, a 64-year-old man was struck in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, around Madison and Jackson Streets, by the M22 bus. He was taken to the hospital with a serious arm injury. 

If you, or a loved one, has been a pedestrian who has been injured by negligent and inattentive drivers, you can contact the experienced motor vehicle collision attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


Monday, November 30, 2015

Deliveryman on Bicycle Killed By Falling Tree Branch in Red Hook Due to Negligent Parks Department Contractor

The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty understand the dangers of falling tree branches. Our attorneys have worked with ISA-certified arborists as experts and we are well aware of the dangers improperly maintained trees can be for the everyday New Yorker. In September, we discussed the London plane trees in Bryant Park suffering from crown rot, causing the branch to fall and breaking a woman's arm. Unfortunately, another tragedy has occurred.

John Liu was working as a deliveryman last Monday around the corner of the intersection of Pioneer Street and Richards Street. At the same time, a two-man pruning crew working with RML, which had contracted with the Department of Parks and Recreation to help with the City's post-Hurricane Sandy tree work, was working to bring down a branch of a 4,000 pound London plane tree in Coffey Park. Department of Parks and Recreation regulations state that, when pruning, a four-man crew is required, the area be roped off, and there be a flagger to watch for pedestrians. The tree branch that the crew was pruning fell directly on Mr. Liu, sending him to Methodist Hospital in critical condition where he later died. The City has cancelled all contracts with RML while an investigation is pending.

If you or a loved one has been hurt or injured by a falling branch or tree, the attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty, working with certified arborists, can help you understand your rights and potential claims. You can contact the attorneys for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


Friday, November 20, 2015

#visionzeroisntzero: NYPD Officer Struck by Hit-and-Run Driver on Manhattan Bridge

Last night, an NYPD officer making a traffic stop on the Manhattan Bridge was struck by a hit-and-run driver on the Brooklyn-bound side of the bridge. The officer, who's assigned to the 5th Precinct, had stopped a black BMW at around 10:40 P.M. As the officer approached the side of the car, the BMW sped away, striking the officer as it fled the scene. As of this morning, no arrests have been reported. The continued danger and toll of irresponsible and criminally negligent and even criminal motorists in New York City continues. If you, or a loved one has been injured or hurt by a hit-and-run driver, you can contact the experienced motor vehicle attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

This week was World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims, celebrated the third Sunday of November each year, to remember the many millions killed and injured on the world's roads. This day has even be adopted by the UN General Assembly as the appropriate acknowledgement for victims of road traffic crash and their families. A march occurred this week from City Hall Park to the United Nations to raise awareness for the victims of traffic accidents. Mayor de Blasio was there too, to promote his Vision Zero initiative. There is some argument that it is working: there have been 197 fatalities on the roads this year in New York City, 109 of which were pedestrians. We at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty stand in solidarity with those marching in support of safe streets and championing justice for those who have been injured or killed by automobiles.

If you, or a loved one, has been hurt in an automobile crash, the experienced motor vehicle attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty can be of assistance. You can contact them for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


Tuesday, November 17, 2015

EMTs Declare Woman Dead; She Isn't

In cases of medical malpractice, an individual who is responsible for another's medical care commits medical malpractice when he or she deviates or departs from accepted practice and that the deviation and departure was a cause of the patient's further injury. EMTs can be held liable for medical malpractice. Last week, on 115th Street near 103rd Avenue in Richmond Hill, Queens, a woman attempted to commit suicide by shooting herself in the head. The EMTs from Jamaica Hospital responded to the scene, declared the woman dead, and left. NYPD officers from the 106th precinct, preparing the scene for investigators to arrive, "heard gurgling noises and at least one heard wheezing coming from the woman." The two EMTs have been barred from responding to patients by Jamaica Hospital's staff until an investigation has been completed.

This kind of malpractice is all to common in New York City. The lawyers at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty can help. If you, or a loved one, has been hurt by careless, reckless, or negligent EMTs or ambulance workers, you can call us for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


Monday, November 16, 2015

1st Judicial Department, Appellate Division Roundup: November 5, 2015 Edition

In this edition of the Roundup, we're limited by only three personal injury related cases decided on November 5 - a medical malpractice, a workplace injury indemnification dispute, and a summary judgment motion on the slope of the interior floor of an apartment on a slip-and-fall.

Michael Ferrante v. Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Michael Ferrante is a "sandhog", someone who works in the tunnels beneath the city of New York. The law firm of Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty often represent construction workers and those who have suffered injury from construction accidents. Here, Mr. Ferrante is working on a project connecting Metro North Station with Pennsylvania Station. One of the defendants, Kelley Engineered Equipement, LLC, designed a transporter used in that project. Mr. Ferrante was asked to stand on top of the transporter while it was carrying a roadheader, or a machine used to mine the tunnel. The transported tipped over, and Mr. Ferrante was injured. While this was a motion for summary judgment for Kelley to get out of the case, Mr. Ferrante's immediate employer, Dragados-Judlaw, may have been aware that the roadheader would be unstable unless loaded with its boom arm configured to offset any off-side on the load. Therefore, Kelley was not able to get out of the case.

Julio Anthony Lopez v. Vincent Gramuglia, DPM

Dr. Gramuglia, a podiatrist, is alleged in this case to have failed to diagnose a condition called "deep vein thrombosis" or DVT, a medical condition that caused plaintiff's pulmonary embolism. Mr. Lopez, the plaintiff, is alleging medical malpractice against the defendant doctor. The Court sides with the doctor, finding that the doctor did deviate from care in failing to account plaintiff's risk factors for developing DVT, since there was not evidence of the risk factors for the case at bar.

Jorge DaSilva v. KS Realty, LP

This is a unique case, because it involves a tenant suing the landlord for personal injury due to defects within the plaintiff-tenant's apartment. In this case, the plaintiff alleged that the sloping condition in his apartment caused his desk chair to roll on the hallway floor, which caused him to fall. The defendant was able to defeat the case on summary judgment because he had an expert who gave an opinion that the 4% slope in the area where plaintiff allegedly fell was not a dangerous condition and was not a proximate cause of the accident. The plaintiff's expert failed to address how the slope was a proximate cause of plaintiff's fall from his chair.


Friday, November 13, 2015

#visionzeroisntzero: The Continued Toll of Pedestrian Deaths in New York City

A black car flips over the curb and lands on top of a 50-year-old man, killing him.

A taxi driver kills an 88-year-old woman on the Upper West Side.

And we've already talked about others.

Pedestrians continue to die in New York City, and the total is now 12 since Halloween.

The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty will continue to fight for the rights of pedestrians to walk the streets of New York safely. If you, or a loved one, has been injured by a vehicle, you can receive a free consultation by calling (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


Thursday, November 12, 2015

2d Judicial Department, Appellate Division Roundup: November 4, 2015 Edition

In this edition of the Roundup, we have a number of auto accident cases and some interesting, run-of-the-mill, bread-and-butter practice tips for proper timing. In general, nothing to be too excited over, but there are several decisions regarding practice that help the plaintiff's bar. More, after the jump . . . 

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

New York City Housing Authority on Hook for Trash Hoist Death

The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty work hard to represent those who have been hurt, or worse, in work accidents. But tragedies continue to happen. Toni Jackson, a 31 year old mother and New York City Housing Authority worker, was working on March 7 at the basement of a building at 3025 West 32nd Street, part of the Coney Island houses. She was found next to a trash compactor with massive head trauma that, police at the time said, was caused by a fall

On Monday, the state released the results of its investigation into her death, and found the kind of massive and "numerous unsafe and dangerous conditions" related to the mechanism. The building, as well as other NYCHA buildings, uses an improper hoist system to bring trash from the basement compactor up to street level. A previous report found an array of unsafe conditions with the hoist system, which was originally designed to bring ash cans from the incinerator to street level, such as a lack of safety mechanisms, an absence of worker training, poor repair, no inspection records for the hoist system, or any formal worker training for its use. The recommendation was the all of these hoist systems, since many of them at other NYCHA building suffered similar problems, should remain out of service.

The attorneys at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty continue to help people who have been harmed during workplace accidents or against NYCHA. You can contact the attorneys for a free consultation at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com.


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