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Month: July 2015

More Construction Accidents At Tishman Construction Sites

The construction boom in New York City has brought with it numerous worker accidents that result in injury and death. Fortunately, no one was killed at a Midtown building near Grand Central on Madison Avenue when a wall fell on them during demolition of a building....

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News You Can Use About Texting and Driving

You know that using your cell phone while driving is dangerous. It forces you to take your eyes off the road for at least a split-second. Even this tiny distraction can be very dangerous in the fast-moving traffic of New York City. But it is more than dangerous - it's...

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Is Settling a Personal Injury Case a Good Idea?

Generally speaking, the answer to this question is, "Yes." There are many advantages to settling a personal injury case rather than going to trial. In fact, around 95 percent of all personal injury cases are resolved before going to court. Why do so many cases settle?...

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Will Zero Tolerance Improve Construction Safety in New York

We have all read the headlines of frightening construction accidents that have gripped New York City but now The Building Trades Employers' Association, a group that represents a large number of contractor associations, union management and general contractors, has...

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Why Use Experts in a Personal Injury Trial?

Five reasons expert witnesses can make a difference If a personal injury case goes to trial, the cost of experts will almost certainly be part of the expenses of the case. There are many reasons that PI attorneys use expert witnesses in trials, and they are almost...

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What Are Contingency Fees in Personal injury Cases?

According to the New York City Bar Association, a contingency fee is only paid to an attorney when a case is won. This is the kind of fee charged by most personal injury lawyers in New York. It means that if you lose your case, you will owe no attorney's fee....

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Seriously? A Cell-Phone Case That Looks Like a Gun?

It doesn't take a genius to recognize a really bad idea. As a voice for consumers, Block O'Toole & Murphy frequently has an opportunity to speak out on social issues that potentially impact innocent people. This brief piece is one of those occasions. The focus: a...

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Are Free Consultations Really Free?

Many people are reluctant to consult an attorney after being injured in an accident because of the negligence of another person. They think that the insurance company will take care of their expenses. They may feel awkward about suing someone or believe that they...

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Ladder Accidents Both Common and Expensive, Part 2

Our previous post discussed the frequency and causes of ladder accidents. This post continues the theme, listing tips that government and private organizations offer to ensure safe use of ladders at home and on the job. Ladder safety information can be found at: The...

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