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Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)

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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Brain damaged woman “wins” $16 million after subway fall

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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Victims turn to Tomkiel & Tomkiel after train derailment accident

NEW YORK CITY – Train service from New York to Boston was back on schedule May 22, 2013 after a derailment accident in Connecticut, which injured several passengers and damaged local railroad tracks. The transportation line is one of the nation’s oldest railways, and it is heavily traveled by commuters every day. The accident has

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Crane collapse in Queens injured 7 construction workers

For people living in and around New York City, news of dangerous construction accidents has become unsettling commonplace. A seeming rise in the number of crane accidents, in particular, has been noted in recent years. Last month, another crane accident took place, this time on the East River waterfront in Queens, behind the landmark Pepsi

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