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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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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 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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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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Metro North Train Accident Raises Questions

It turns out that the tragic accident on the Metro-North commuter line last week was not the first crash at that particular intersection in Westchester County. In 1984, according to the Daily News, a truck crossing the tracks at the same spot in 1984 was hit by a...

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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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