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Month: February 2015

Kenny Valette, 20, Killed in Tractor Trailer Collision

The legislation behind New York's "Vision Zero" has been written with the blood of victims like Kenny Valette. Valette, a 20-year-old man from the Bronx, was fatally struck by a tractor-trailer last evening. Valette was crossing Webster Avenue near E. 174th St. when...

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Should I File a Personal Injury Claim or a Lawsuit? Part 2

Our previous blog post described a hypothetical car accident insurance claim and an insurance claim that leads to a demand letter. This post will discuss the circumstances under which you should consider talking with a lawyer about filing a personal injury lawsuit. We...

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Midtown Manhattan Building Collapses During Demolition

The lawyers at Block O'Toole & Murphy are bringing you details of another frightening construction accident that took place today in New York City. The setting was bustling midtown Manhattan. Earlier this afternoon a 3 story building on the west side of Manhattan...

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Should I File a Personal Injury Claim or a Lawsuit? Part 1

The terms "claim" and "lawsuit" are used frequently in this blog and most other personal injury websites. In many instances they are used interchangeably. But are they really the same thing? The answer is that a personal injury claim and a personal injury lawsuit are...

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Car Accident Kills ’60 Minutes’ Reporter Bob Simon

Sadly, 73 year old '60 Minutes' Correspondent Bob Simon was killed on Wednesday February 11, 2015, after the black livery vehicle in which he was a passenger was sideswiped by a Mercedes sedan. The tragic accident happened in Manhattan on 12th Avenue near West 30th...

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Workplace Safety and Hospitals

This blog has frequently posted about the dangers of working in the construction industry. However, it turns out that working in a hospital can be just as dangerous. According to statistical information reported in an upstate New York publication, nursing and other...

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Having The Right Judge Should Matter to Everyone

Every state employs a somewhat imperfect system in deciding who is the right candidate to be named a judge. Some permit judges to be appointed by local politicians. Others hold elections where voters decide who should sit on the bench. Some states have systems where...

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Ten Causes of Workplace Injury

An insurance industry publication, Claims Journal, provides insight into the most common work injuries in the United States. Drawing upon state and federal statistics and insurance industry information, the article identified the 10 most common causes of workplace...

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