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Monday, May 2, 2016

Go-Kart Injuries are Especially Hazardous to Children


A go-kart injury can change your life. According to the U.
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Monday, April 11, 2016

Bus Driver Wins $487,000


 Mr. Chin was a bus driver when he was struck broadside by another vehicle. The question put to the jury was only damages. He suffered two lumbar herniations, and a fracture and a ligament tear on his non-dominant hand. He missed approximately eight months on the job, which was a past lost wage claim of $59,000.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Appellate Division, 2d Department Roundup: November 18, 2015 Edition

In this edition of the Roundup, employees at a local psychiatric hospital are attacked by a patient, and a dialysis patient falls off the scale during a weigh-in, as well as several motor vehicle accidents. The most exciting element was that the City was found to have constructive notice of expansion joists that were not flush with the pavement on the bike path of the Manhattan Bridge, allowing plaintiff's practitioners to sidestep at least one aspect of the prior written consent law. More, after the jump . . . 

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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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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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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Better or Worse: Motor Vehicle Accidents Still Claim Lives

Yesterday, the Department of Transportation testified before the New York City Council on the progress of their "Vision Zero" program introduced by Mayor de Blasio. In the last twelve months, no police cars, fire trucks, garbage trucks or snow plows were involved in a fatal crash. Last year, eight people were killed. The City is claiming that new training programs and sideguards on 250 city trucks have prevented the deaths. However, the Comptroller's introduction of ClaimStat to make city agencies accountable for the lawsuits and payouts they have had to make from injured New Yorkers are likely also involved.

But by no means is the City still safe. On Monday, a mother was killed, and her toddler critically injured, when an SUV ran a red light at Atlantic Avenue and 108th Street, striking a Kia and sending the car into four people. The mother heroically tried to push the toddler out of the way. That same day, a pregnant mother leaving her work as a waitress in Staten Island was trying to catch the bus and killed.

These everyday New Yorkers, caught in horrible and preventable accidents, deserve to be represented by a neighborhood law firm who cares to get them the most that they can for their injures. If you, or a loved one, has been hurt in an automobile accident or struck while in the street, call the experienced trial lawyers at Feldman, Kronfeld & Beatty at (212) 425-0230 or at info@fkbeatty.com


Friday, September 11, 2015

Smith v. Roberts: Motor Vehicle Accidents, Surgeries, and Time Out of Work

In every motor vehicle accident case, an injury that leads to a surgery may not allow the plaintiff a full recovery. In the recent case of Smith v. Roberts decided by the 1st Department Appellate Division, the plaintiff only missed three days of work following the accident. The Court found that the year of work that the plaintiff missed following a surgery that was conducted several months after the accident did not contribute to the proving of a serious injury (in particular, the 90/180 day requirement) that is necessary for plaintiffs to seek recovery in motor vehicle accident negligence actions. Furthermore, the plaintiff was not able to prove a permanent consequential injury to the plaintiff's knee.

Anyone who has a potential motor vehicle accident case in New York City should immediately contact a personal injury lawyer who has experience dealing with no-fault and auto insurance companies to protect that person's rights. A small mistake can be the difference between recovery and dismissal during the motion and appeals process.


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Welcome to our New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Welcome to our new blog. We will be posting articles soon about personal injury matters, including auto accidents, construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice and wrongful death.


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