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Partner David Scher Nominated as NYSTLA President-Elect

Partner David Scher was recently nominated as President-Elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) for the 2022-2023 term. Mr. Scher previously served one year as Parliamentarian before being elected to his current position of Second Vice President...

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12 Injured in MTA Bus Crash with Dump Truck in St. George

A frightening accident on March 7, 2022, left a dozen people injured after an MTA bus crashed into a dump truck in St. George, Staten Island. The crash occurred at around 11:00 a.m. at Richmond Terrace and Hamilton Avenue. According to reports, the bus was traveling...

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Construction Worker Hurt in Westhampton Beach Site Fall

On the morning of March 1, 2022, a construction worker was injured at a residential construction site in Westhampton Beach, NY when he fell through a hole in the floor. Thankfully, the worker did not sustain life-threatening injuries and he is reportedly in stable...

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83-Year-Old Hit and Killed by FedEx Truck in Queens

Police reported a FedEx driver tragically struck and killed an 83-year-old woman in Fresh Meadows, Queens at 9:49 a.m. February 24, 2022. Cecilia Armesto was crossing Union Turnpike at the intersection of 193rd Street when the FedEx driver crashed into her. We would...

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Traffic Deaths Increase Across Country During Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely impacted the national traffic fatality rate. Now multiple years into the pandemic, the United States is experiencing its worst surge in traffic deaths since the 1940s. In the period from the summer of 2019 to the summer of 2021,...

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