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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Nursing Home December 1st, 2017

Think carefully before you select a nursing home.  A congressional committee recently released a report revealing that 1 in 3 nursing homes in the United States have been cited for abuse of residents.  Nursing home abuse and neglect was reported 9,000 times over two years according to a report of the Special Investigations Division of…

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Beware of College Campus Dangers

students drinking October 27th, 2017

Your son or daughter have left home and are adjusting to college life.  Keeping them safe while on or off campus is a parent’s first concern. Hazing incidents, binge drinking and sexual assaults heighten a parent’s normal concerns. Alcohol is the number one culprit.  82% of college hazing deaths involve alcohol.  Sexual assaults used to…

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To all of our clients and friends, have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

happy halloween October 23rd, 2017

Costumes are being dusted off, new ones are being made, jack-o-lanterns are being carved and the legend of Sleepy Hollow lives on with the headless horseman. There is excitement in the air as families and children in the metropolitan area decorate their homes for both a fun and sometimes frightful night. Whether you plan to…

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Heartless Friend Leaves Woman to Die After Fiery Crash on Gowanus Expressway

car on fire October 19th, 2017

Last week in Brooklyn a man was driving on the Gowanus Expressway with a woman passenger.  Driving at a high rate of speed he lost control crashing into a concrete barrier.  The vehicle burst into flames. Instead of coming to the aid of his friend, this callous and despicable driver left the car and hailed…

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Lawyer kills girlfriend’s dog and is disbarred.

October 4th, 2017

Attorney Anthony Pastor was convicted of a felony after he was accused of killing his girlfriend’s 4 year old dog, Snoopy.  He repeatedly hit Snoopy who died in August of 2016 of head injuries and broken ribs. The judge said that Pastor had shown “incomprehensible violence” and that the dog was in excruciating pain before…

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Dirt Bike Rider Seriously Injured in Crash with Drunken Probation Officer In Washington Heights

September 29th, 2017

A man was a passenger on the back of a dirt bike without a helmet.  The bike crashed into a car.  The dirt bike passenger was thrown into the air and suffered a serious head injury when it smashed against the ground.  He was rushed to NY Presbyterian Hospital with a massive head injury.  The…

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Dahlia Charter Bus Driver Caused Fatal Crash in Queens

September 26th, 2017

Last week, a Dahlia charter bus driver was speeding and ran a red light resulting in the death of the driver, a passenger on another bus and a pedestrian.  The driver struck a Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus making a right turn.  Sixteen people were also injured on that bus.  The force of the crash sent…

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Do You Know Which Sports Pose The Greatest Risk Of Concussion?

September 20th, 2017

The beginning of the sports season can be an exciting time, but it is critical to keep in mind the risks associated with many elementary and high school sports. According to the American Academy of Neurology, football, rugby, and soccer pose the greatest risk of concussion to athletes. A concussion is a form of a…

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Property Owners in Washington Heights Fail to Maintain Sidewalks Causing Woman to fall 5-feet

August 16th, 2017

As the owner of property, whether residential or commercial, you have a legal duty to keep your property free from conditions that are obviously dangerous or arose from a failure to maintain the property.  Defects such as a broken walkway, unleveled pavement, a missing handrail are just examples of an accident waiting to happen.  If…

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TRACTOR-TRAILER SIDE GUARDS SAVE LIVES

August 10th, 2017

Some of you may recall the glamorous actress Jayne Mansfield.  She died in a tragic crash when her Buick slammed underneath a tractor-trailer.  Regulations were enacted after Mansfield’s death.  Big rigs were required to have rear underride guards to keep cars from traveling underneath the back of a trailer in a collision.  These are known…

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