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A woman lived in a high-rise apartment building that was built in 1951. The apartment building was managed by a management corporation.

Sometime on April 28, 2004, the lady was throwing down her garbage into the garbage chute inside the trash closet of her floor. The rule in the building was that tenants should make sure that all their trash be pushed down the chute while all recyclables should be brought down to the basement. On that day, the woman went inside the trash closet and saw a garbage bag that contained aluminum beer cans and soap containers. A New York Injury Lawyer said that as she entered the trash closet, she had a slip and fall. When she got up, she looked at the place where she had her slip and fall and saw that a sticky and slippery substance was on the floor next to the garbage bag containing the recyclables.

The woman testified in her deposition. She said that in the trash closet, there was a sign that tells the tenants not to leave their recyclables in the trash closet and instead, to bring it directly down to the basement. She also testified that before her accident, she did not complain about garbage being left in the trash closet or that the floor was ever slippery or sticky.

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A Hilltown, PA, doctor stands accused of prescribing medication to patients in exchange for sexual favors, sources told a New York Injury Attorney. The same doctor is also facing allegations in a malpractice suit for his alleged role in the suicide of a local police detective.

On Thursday, the accused doctor exercised his rights and chose to waive a preliminary hearing, after which he was ordered to stand trial and face the charges that have been laid against him. The charges were placed as a result of a police department investigation involving both undercover officers and informants, a Staten Island Personal Injury Lawyer learned.

The investigation into the doctor’s alleged pills-for-sex activities began as a result of an unrelated investigation. One of these investigations involved a drug-dealing pimp, and the other involved instances of drug smuggling into the women’s prison. By combining the information from both investigations, police were able to begin a different investigation, which resulted in the charges being filed against the doctor.

As stated previously, criminal charges are not the only legal problems currently besieging the doctor. A malpractice lawsuit was filed against him in March 2010 by the attorney who represents the widow of a police officer who was under the doctor’s care before committing suicide.

According to the sources who spoke with a New York Wrongful Death Lawyer, the head detective of the Upper Gwynedd police department had missed work for approximately three months due to having had shoulder surgery. He visited the doctor, who was his doctor of record at that time, due to some anxiety that he was feeling due to returning to work with a different police chief. The doctor allegedly not only prescribed the detective allergy and sleep medication, but also Xanax. One of Xanaxes known side effects is for the patient to have suicidal thoughts.

The initial Xanax dosage that was prescribed to the detective was 1 mg a day. Over the course of the next month, the dosage was increased to 8 mg a day, which according to the widow’s attorney is “an extraordinary amount.”

As of this writing, no trial date has yet been set for either case.

If you have been injured due to the negligence of another or due to carelessness, it is important to contact legal counsel right away to learn about what legal recourse you may have. You may be entitled to compensation for you injuries, which can include reimbursement for medical expenses, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering.
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A local ball park in Alabama was the stage for a grisly scene that was witnessed by more than seventy, including many young children. A woman ran over her husband’s ex-wife and daughter – not once, but three times.

According to police, the 43-year-old woman is charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of reckless endangerment. She is currently released on bond. A New York Injury Lawyer says that it is possible the woman will have additional civil charges brought against her.

Apparently, after a little league game, the two women got into an argument. The cause of their altercation is said to have been rooted in a child custody disagreement. According to a NYC Injury Lawyer, as the situation escalated, the current wife became violent and used the biggest weapon she could find – her car.

Authorities were called, and when the chief arrived at the city park in response to the emergency, he saw a large crowd forming around the attacker’s car. Supposing that the crowd was at the crime scene, he approached and after getting eye-witness reports, the chief ascertained that the accused woman did indeed use her vehicle as a violent means to end the argument. She, apparently, first ran over the daughter, pinning her against the car. She then backed up and ran over the mother. She backed up again and ran over her again. The woman attacked multiple times when after the first one, the victim was in no shape to retaliate.

According to reports from the victims’ family, the mother had to have surgery for a broken leg, a spinal injury, and a broken pelvis the next morning. Her recovery is sure to be a long process. Thankfully, the child suffered minor injuries to her leg but is otherwise physically fine.

Any psychological or mental trauma apparent in the child hit and the young witnesses is unknown at this time. Speculation will reveal that some children are probably in need of psychological help.

There has also been no word on the victim’s ex-husband. His location at the time of the incident has not yet been provided.

If you are involved in an altercation where injury results, it is important seek legal counsel to ensure that your rights are protected. Criminal cases often also contain a civil court component, where an injured party can seek damages for personal injury and be compensated for medical expenses, loss of income and emotional distress.
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Football legend Brett Favre has come under scrutiny once again as reports of inappropriate behavior in the form of sexually explicit text messages, affectionately known as sexting, have been alleged, states a New York Injury Lawyer. Two massage therapists that worked with Favre during his time with the New York Jets in 2008 have alleged that he attempted to schedule a threesome with the women via text messages. 

According to reports, the texts were not appreciated and were sexually inappropriate. The football hero has come under scrutiny before, after having been investigated and fined over $50,000 for sending lascivious texts that included pictures of his penis to another woman who did not appreciate them. The women who are bringing the suit to light tried unsuccessfully to get some kind of solace or closure from the NFL when their discomfort was brought to light. They allege that a lawsuit seems to be the only way that their claims would be taken seriously. 

Inappropriate behavior on the part of celebrities and sports heroes can have a deleterious effect on the reputation of all involved, explains the New York Injury Lawyer. Why anyone in the limelight would participate in something that could hurt other people and blemish their public standing is not really understood. Scandalous behavior that hurts another is inappropriate no matter who is engaging in it. In the case of Brett Favre, his millions of loyal fans are now getting a good look at what kind of individual he is showing himself to be.

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Spread out over two boroughs, Brooklyn and the Bronx, eight men were wounded by gunfire in the same three hour period, leaving four in the hospital, police sources told NY City Injury Attorneys. There were four shootings in total.
First there was an incident that happened at 4:20 p.m. on Utica Avenue, in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Police discovered that two men, aged 34 and 32, were taken to Kings County Hospital after being shot by an unknown assailant. They were said to be in stable condition. Two other men were shot in that first incident. They were capable of transporting themselves to Brookdale University Hospital. Like the men before them, they were considered to be in stable condition.
The second shooting occurred in the Bronx, about 45 minutes later, on Eastchester Road in the Bronx. He was taken to Jacobi Medical Center to be treated and listed in stable condition. Two suspects were seen fleeing the scene in that shooting.
The third incident occurred on Rockaway Avenue, in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Yet another man was shot, in the leg, at about 6 p.m., less than an hour after the second shooting. As with some of the first victims, he ended up in Brookdale University Hospital, where he was considered to be in stable condition The final shootings happened a dozen blocks away on Throop Avenue in Bedford-Stuyvesant about 45 minutes later. A 17-year-old was shot in the back, while another sustained gunshot wounds of an unspecified nature. They were transported to Kings County Hospital, where their wounds were not deemed to threaten their lives.
Police still have not arrested anyone for any of these shootings. They have no further information on all the gunfire that happened that day, nor do they know if any of them were linked together in any way. Whatever the real circumstances and motivations might be, NY City Injury Attorneys will remain on the case until everything is cleared up.
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A 27-year-old driver ran his car into the back of one vehicle on the morning of April 6, 2011, on a freeway in Riverside, California. He then went on to drive the wrong way down the expressway until he was stopped – by colliding head-on with another car, according to California Highway Patrol officials.
The driver was severely hurt and trapped in the wreckage of his vehicle until emergency crews could free him and transport him to a medical facility. Investigators are looking to arraign him on drunken driving charges once he sufficiently recovers.
It all happened starting at 1:59 in the morning while the driver was heading south down I-215, driving his 2007 Corvette at somewhere between 90 and 100 miles per hour, police sources told New York Injury Law Offices. He first hit the back of a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was driven by a 63-year-old man.
“Following this collision, [the driver] drove… (the) wrong-way northbound on southbound I-215 where he collided head-on with [a 23-year-old woman from Riverside, California]’s 2007 Toyota Corolla,” California police said to New York Injury Law Offices.
Both the 63-year-old man and the 23-year-old woman were taken to Riverside Community Hospital, suffering from only minor injuries, investigators confirmed. They had a much better outcome than the possibly drunken driver.
Though matters may have turned out well enough for the two who were harmed by the drunk driver, they still have to deal with damage to their cars, which insurance may not completely cover. There may also minor hospital bills – which are not so minor, considering the expense of even simple medical matters. What all this adds up to is that they may need legal representation fast, and the only kind that should do is the high quality legal counsel.
There is no reason anyone should ever suffer an accident that was no fault of their own and leave it behind without any compensation whatsoever. The cause of the accident needs to pay for it and those harmed by the accident deserve compensation.
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A member of the crew of the cruise ship Crystal Symphony was airlifted to a hospital in La Jolla recently, after suffering serious eye injuries, tells a New York Injury Lawyer. It is uncertain what happened to the man to cause the injuries, but sources say that after ships physicians had conferred with the US Coast Guard, it was decided by a Coast Guard physician that in the interest of saving the man’s eyesight, a helicopter transport was necessary. 

Reports obtained by the New York Injury Lawyer said that a medevac helicopter lifted off from San Diego, in addition to an HC-103 Hercules airplane for support purposes. The helicopter reached the cruise ship, which was about 250 miles off the coast of San Diego and hoisted the injured man into the helicopter, where he was transported to Scripps Memorial Hospital. 

The authorities were unaware of the man’s status or what caused the injury. At this time there is no reason to suspect negligence or foul play, but investigation into the incident is underway and results are pending. By all accounts, it seems as if the emergency personnel on board the ship and the Coast Guard worked quickly and with efficiency in getting the man the medical attention that he needed. 

When someone is seriously injured on a cruise ship that is out to sea, there are well trained staff on hand and communication systems in place to handle an emergency, especially since cruise ships carry hundreds of passengers at a time. That fact should make all passengers feel safer.

If you have been injured while on vacation or traveling, contact a New York Injury Attorney now to find out if you have a case. If negligence on the part of an individual or company was involved, chances are good that a New York Injury Attorney can get you a settlement.
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A man whose drunken driving caused the death of another man, a father and husband, has been arraigned on charges of manslaughter, sources told N York Injury Lawyers. A six-count Suffolk grand indictment charged the driver with being under the influence of intoxicants when the fatal accident occurred.
The suspect, a 53-year-old man, pleaded not guilty in Suffolk County Court, Riverhead. The judge ordered him held on $500,000 bond or $250,000 in cash.
On December 17, 2010, the suspect drove his vehicle, a 2002 Lincoln Navigator, over the yellow divider line on Montauk Highway, near Old South Country Road in Brookhaven. The suspect’s Navigator ran into a van driven by a 43-year-old man, married and the father of three children. The man driving the van was announced dead on the scene.
The suspect’s blood-alcohol level was .11, a spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney said to N York Criminal Lawyers, which is .03 points higher than the legal limit.
In the meantime, the suspect’s attorney is looking for ways to mitigate the charges. He is not sure if manslaughter is entirely appropriate and may even be seeking a lesser charge, claiming the tragedy goes both ways.
“We’re early in the process of investigation,” the attorney said. “Certainly it’s a tragedy. He’s incarcerated and this gentleman lost his life.”
This isn’t the first time the suspect has been in trouble. He has been arrested for a number of misdemeanors over the last 22 years, including some related to drugs.
N York Injury Lawyers are there to step into the gap when criminal charges don’t seem to be enough. Some losses can never be regained; especially the loss of a loved one, but that does not reduce the need for justice in such cases. The perpetrator may escape under the legal process, perhaps due to a technicality or some other issue, but thankfully there are N York Injury Lawyers who are ready to help out and make sure those who harm a family will be required to pay some measure of compensation to those who suffered loss.
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A drunk driver hit a parked police car sitting on the side of the road on Interstate 93 outside of Boston, Massachusetts. The state trooper had stopped another motorist and may have been issuing a ticket or giving a warning at the time of the accident. A NY Injury Lawyer claims the trooper was injured when the drunk driver forced the police car forward. The trooper was taken to a nearby hospital with leg injuries. While these injuries were not life threatening, it is unclear at this time when the officer will be able to return to work.
The driver is being charged with multiple offences including driving under the influence, failure to move lanes for an emergency vehicle and operating to endanger. While it is unknown if the driver will receive prison time, heavy fines or a combination of both, the driver has been taken into custody.
This is one of at least 12 vehicular accidents involving police personnel to take place on Massachusetts highways in the past 15 months. Police officials are investigating the increase in these accidents to determine the best ways to prevent future incidents. Other accidents involved motorists driving while intoxicated, motorists crossing lanes illegally or motorists not watching while operating their vehicle. Some drivers have been found guilty of speeding or driving irresponsibly.
Police officials may have to increase patrols to stop those driving while impaired before they cause an accident. Or they may have to increase safety checkpoints to ensure drivers are driving safely. Gathering as much information as possible is necessary to determine the best course of action. It is unknown if the police officer’s patrol car was equipped with cameras to record accidents like this one. A Manhattan Injury Attorney has stated that recordings of accidents may also help police officials reduce the number of accidents involving police officers and state troopers when they are on the highways trying to keep people safe.
It is unknown when the state trooper will be released from the hospital. He may have to receive out-patient care which could include physical therapy. He may also have to remain at a desk until his injuries have fully healed.
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A 39-year old Florida woman has been indicted by a grand jury after killing a 60-year old woman in 2009. The woman was driving while under the influence of alcohol when she hit a car carrying five people and the driver. The 60-year old was driving the vehicle and was wearing a seatbelt. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The passengers were taken and released from the hospital with a variety of injuries. The woman who caused the accident was flown to a nearby hospital with serious injuries.
The woman, driving a Chevrolet truck crossed the center lane on the highway and hit the other woman’s Ford SUV. Police later discovered that the woman had been drinking. According to a New York Injury Lawyer, she now faces a felony charge for driving under the influence and causing a death and two other felony charges for driving under the influence and causing great bodily injury. Depending on how the trial goes, the woman faces multiple years in jail, fines and other penalties.
Currently, the woman is being held in a local detention center until her trial. After that, she may be sent to a state women’s detention center, suggests a New York Injury Lawyer. The accident happened on August 1, 2009 around 9:30pm on S.C. 917 North. It is unknown where the woman was going at the time of the accident. After being released from the hospital, the woman left South Carolina and was later arrested in Florida.
It is unknown at this time if the deceased woman’s family plans to file a civil suit against the other woman. Civil suits are typically filed separately from lawsuits brought against an accused person by the state.
It is unclear at this time if the woman has expressed any remorse for her actions and if she will seek leniency from the judge hearing her case. The woman was intoxicated at the time and may have been under the influence of other substances as well. More evidence will be discussed during the woman’s trial. It is now up to a jury to determine the maximum sentence the woman should serve for her crimes.
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