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It’s bad enough if you or a loved one should be injured in a car accident, but then to find out that the negligent driver who caused the injuries has inadequate insurance coverage is further debilitating, both financially and emotionally. Under New York State Insurance Law, the minimum amount required for liability for bodily injury

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The Long Island Rail Road train crash in Brooklyn this week injured over 100 passengers, many with neck and back injuries as well as injured arms and legs.  Governor Cuomo has described this as a “minor” crash.  Scores of people may be left with debilitating conditions.  Although government officials try to downplay the effects of this

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The crane collapse on the Tappan Zee Bridge construction project highlights the dangers of construction work, both for the construction workers as well as members of the public passing by, in this case motorists. Thankfully it seems that no one was killed, but several injuries were reported. Governor Cuomo was quoted in the NY Daily

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Congratulations to Hon. Janet DiFiore! She was just invested as Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state. Judge DiFiore is a life-long Westchester resident who has a long history of public legal service including serving as Westchester County District Attorney and as a Westchester County Court Judge

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News12 reports that a crane has collapsed killing one person and seriously injuring two others in Manhattan Friday, according to the FDNY. The cause of the accident is currently unknown. Unfortunate construction accidents are all too common in New York. Our sympathies go out to the families and loved ones of those injured and killed.

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Car Accidents on Saturday, February 1, 2014. In the first two weeks of January, 12 pedestrian died after being struck in car accidents. In one of the accidents, a 9-year-old boy died, and his uncle noted that police informed the family that alcohol was not involved in

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Construction Accidents on Friday, February 14, 2014. Construction accidents should not be described as a “trend.” Sadly, in Brazil there seems to be a trend developing for fatal construction accidents in connection with the building of soccer stadiums for the upcoming World Cup. While official pronouncements express

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Wrongful Death on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. It is always somewhat shocking when the apparent victim of medical malpractice is a doctor, nurse or other health care professional. We should not be surprised that they are human too, fall ill and can be subjected to negligence in

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Construction Accidents on Friday, February 7, 2014. A construction worker died last week during construction of a new football stadium and pedestrian bridge for Baylor University in Texas. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began their investigation to determine the cause of the fatal construction accident.

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Car Accidents on Thursday, February 6, 2014. The crash of a cement truck into a home in University Heights left the driver dead and injured four people who were in the building at the time. The cement truck apparently went out of control and struck the building

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Premises Liability on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. The headline touts the damage award, describing it as “wins $16 million,” as if it were a lottery ticket. Woe unto anyone who is lucky enough to “win” anything in this manner. Don’t get us wrong, we hope for the

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Construction Accidents on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. As we have previously noted, there are many ways to be injured or killed on a construction site. From falls to being crushed by heavy equipment, workers safety demands constant vigilance on the part of everyone on the work site.

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Nursing Home Neglect on Monday, January 27, 2014. A fire this week that tore through a nursing home in Quebec reminded us that sprinklers in nursing homes and long-term care facilities are one of the most important safety features a facility can offer. In the Quebec fire,

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Construction Accidents on Sunday, January 26, 2014. It can be very dangerous when unsafe conditions arise in relation to a piece of equipment during construction work. Examples of things that can lead to unsafe conditions arising in relation to a piece of equipment include failure by a

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On behalf of Tomkiel & Tomkiel posted in Birth Injury on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Pregnancy is always special. The birth of a new life holds so much hope and promise, but not every pregnancy goes as planned. While most of the 4 million births that occur every year are straightforward, some are not. And

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