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Archive for the ‘Personal Injury’ Category

Forklift, Forklift Accidents, Forklift Lawsuits and Forklift Injuries – Resources and Injury Help.

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

New York forklift accidents are prevalent because of the demand for construction timelines to be met at the expense of safety laws and procedures.  It is this emphasis on speed of completion in the construction project and not safety laws (such as OSHA laws, labor laws and workers rights ) that leads to catastrophic injuries.

The types of forklift accidents include pressuring the forklift operator to work faster or causing the forklift to be overburdened by too large a load.  The result is devastating and usually results in the forklift to roll over. 

When a forklift accident happens or a forlift rolls over the injuries that a forklift operator or other workers sustain are many times serious and permanent in nature.

The types of injuries we typically see are crush injuries, fractures and broken bones, spinal cord injuries and sometimes paralysis or death.

If you or a loved one was injured in a forklift accident call the aggressive  Forklift Accident Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation.

Ladder Accidents, Ladder Lawsuits and Serious Injuries.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

When someone is involved in a ladder accident or a fall from a ladder it often results in serious injuries.  What many people do not realize is that these types of construction accidents are the result of someone elses fault, usually the general contractor or sub-contractors.

New York ladder accident law is complex in New York.  The safety laws and guidelines are promulgated by OSHA and the various labor laws.  Workers Compensation laws come into play when someone is seriously injured in a ladder accident in New York.  Usually, the injuries in a ladder fall or ladder accident are fractured or broken bones, head, neck and back injuries, spinal cord damage and even paralysis.

It is critical that you speak to a lawyer who is familiar with New York’s labor laws, OSHA regulations and the various rules and regulations that pertain to the construction industry.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a ladder accident or ladder fall in New York call the Ladder Accident Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation.  Even if you do not believe anyone was at fault, call us to learn about your rights as a third party (such as the ladder manufacturer, designer, contractor or sub-contractor) may be liable.

No fee unless we win your case.  Hospital and home visits are available.

Defective Guardrails. Defective Guardrail Lawsuit.

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

One may think that a guardrail cannot be defective.  However, that thought is false.  A guardrail can be defective in the following ways:

1) Design defect of the guardrail; 2) manufacturers defect of the guardrail; 3) incorrect installation of the guardrail; 4) faulty guardrail maintenance; and 5) negligent or shoddy guardrail repairs.

The purpose of a guardrail is obvious.  But, what most people do not know is that a guardrail must react to a collision in a specific way.  If someone is involved in an accident on the road involving a guardrail and that accident was catastrophic in nature, the accident many times could have or should have been minor if it wasn’t for the guardrail.

The key to successfully litigating a defective guardrail case is to follow up with an attorney immediately so that the proper photographs and investigation of the guardrail can be conducted by your lawyers experts.

If you or a loved one were involved in an accident and a guardrail was hit please call the Guardrail Lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT for a free consultation.  No fee unless we win your case.  We have convenient locations all over New York.  Hospital and home visits are available.


Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

The headlines out of the Daily News today, June 3, 2010, says it all.

Officer Hoyoung Kim was off duty last month and drunk when he crashed his car in the Bronx.  The result, he killed himself a friend on the New York Police Department and injred four women. 

His blood alcohol level was 0.16, double the legal limit in New York of 0.08.  His fellow colleague who also lost his life, Office Edwin Paulino was also wasted with a blood-alcohol level of 0.21.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly informed reporters of the toxicology reports.  When asked by reporters if he was surprised the Commissioner replied “no comment.” 

The crash occurred on May 16, 2010 and the mother, Sabina Ramirez, 47, of two sisters Iris, 27, and Jazmin, 23, critically hurt in the crash on the Bronx River Parkway is beside herself.  They were taken to Jacobi Medical Center where they remain in critical condition.

Iris suffered a broken pelvis, two fractured legs and a spinal cord injury.  The other victims, Shirley Torres, 26 and Melina Ramirez, 27, also remain hospitalized in Jacobi Medical Center.

There seems to be no end to the negligence and recklessness of drunk drivers in the Bronx.  I expect more from a New York Police Officer and they must understand that they are held to a higher duty given their special place in our society as the perveyors of law and order.  It is a shame that a few bad apples have to ruin the reputation of the whole department.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident involving a drunk driver or any type of accident please call the car accident lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

Gulf Oil Spill Threat Widens

Monday, May 31st, 2010

The BP Gulf oil spill disaster is the worst environmental disaster in United States history.  Experts fear that the oil spill could affect the Mississippi and Alabama coasts.

The public is and should be completely outraged at the failure of BP to properly prevent or put measures in place to minimize the damage and the governments failure to step up in a timely manner to stop this oil spill disaster.

British Petroleum (BP) and the United States government warn that the damaged deep water well feeding the spill will not be contained and/or stopped until sometime in August.

This is simply unacceptable.  With limitless resources from the U.S. government and BP what is the problem.  This is the biggest enviromental catastrophy that continues to get worse.  It may expand to Mississippi Delta and Florida and has already devastated Louisiana.

If you or anyone you know has been injured or damaged as a result of BP’s Oil Spill call lawyers experienced in Oil Spill lawsuits at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  We have lawyers standing by nationwide.

BP Oil Spill Live Feed

Saturday, May 29th, 2010

It is amazing to me that the BP Oil Spill is still not taken care of.  The devastation of this oil spill puts it in the category of the worst oil spill in American history.  To view the connect to the link below:

The full might of the United States government combined with BP should have made quick business of this nightmare.  The damage to Louisiana and the surrounding ecosystems is immeasurable.

It makes you wonder if the lag time in stopping this oil spill was political in nature or if the damage is more extensive then the government is showing us.  Maybe the complexity of stopping the oil spill is greater than anyone anticipated but why (assuming you have the resources of the government and one of the largest oil companies in the world) has it not been contained better.  I want answers.

My heart goes out the the environment, the people who rely on their livelihoods from the Gulf of Mexico and the economy of Louisiana and the surrounding areas affected.  BP is liable and they should be brought up on criminal charges as far as I am concerned.  At the very least they should be sued for billions.  After all, a couple of billion to the people affected by way of civil lawsuits is a quarters worth of profits for BP.  They will barely feel it.

If you or a loved one was affected by the BP Oil Spill please contact a lawyer at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  We have contacts with BP Oil Spill Lawyers Nationwide and will file the BP Oil Spill Lawsuit in Federal Court.  I prefer these types of cases be brought individually in connection with the BP Oil Spill.  However, a BP Oil Spill class action lawsuit should be considered as well.

Reglan – Metoclopramide Lawsuit Helpline. Call 24 Hour For A Free No-Obligation Consultation: 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Reglan Lawsuit Helpline

On January 26, 2009 the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert regarding the drug Metoclopramide, also known under the drugs brand name Reglan, warning the public against prolonged use of metoclopramide drugs and mandating a warning on the box.

Reglan Side Effects

Reglan, also known as Metoclopramide generically, has been known to cause the movement disorder tardive dyskinesia.  These side effects have been reported not only in adults but in infants and children as well.  Pregnant women and children are ofted prescribed metoclopramide (Reglan) drugs to treat acide reflux, gastroesophogeal reflux and erosive esophagitis.

Symptoms of Reglan – Metoclopramide Injury

The following symptoms can be observed from Reglan side effects of tardive dyskinesia (movement disorder) such as: random, uncontrollable movements of the lips, jaw, tongue, arms, face, legs, fingers, toes and hips.

Latest estimates suggest that millions of people in America are using Reglan – Metoclopramide.

If you or a loved one has been injured by the drug Reglan -or generic form Metoclopramide please call the Reglan (Metoclopramide) Injury Lawyers today.  A New York Reglan lawyer is standing by for a free, no-obligation consultation at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.  There is no fee unless we win your case.  You may also fill out our short contact form to get answers to your questions and free information.

We have convenient locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and all over New York and can even have a tardive dyskinesia attorney come to you.

New York Dog Bite Case – Million Dollar Bite on Dog Owner. Call a lawyer at 1(800)WE-FIGHT

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Dog owners might have something to worry about. . The New York Post has an interesting headline and article on the dog bite claims and cases.                               
The law certainly needs to change in New York and should require mandatory insurance for dog owners.  If you must license dogs, insurance should be mandatory.  The issue with many dog bite cases is that the owners many times do not have insurance.  Additionally, owners of dogs with dangerous propensities such as pitbulls or Rotweilers who have been bred for centuries to be aggressive attack dogs should be required to obtain umbrella or excess insurance.  Furthermore, I wouldn’t mind seeing the penal code have some teeth in the really egregious dog bite cases.

If you or anyone you know has been injured by a dog bite or pet please contact the aggressive, caring lawyers at 1(800)WE-FIGHT.

Traumatic Brain Injury Law and Lawyers

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Minor traumatic brain injury is one of the most undiagnosed or misdiagnosed conditions when a person is involved in an accident.  Usually car accidents involving whiplash, a violent jerking of the neck or impact of the head.  The presence of this condition also known as diffuse cerebral dysfunction is a problem when it goes undiagnosed and can have long lasting, permanent effects in some cases. 

The symptoms of minor traumatic brain injury (diffuse cerebral dysfunction) that the injured person typically has are as follows:

1) difficulty concentrating; 2) mood swings; 3) headaches; 4) blurred vision; 5) difficulty remembering (short term memory loss).  This list is not exclusive and other similar symptoms may present.

The are 1) reversible and 2) irreversible.  If you have been in an accident and you are experiencing any of the above symptoms it is vital that you see a neurologist as soon as possible.  If the problems persist it is important that you press your neurologist and request the neurologist refer you to see a neuropsychologist.  A neuropsychologist is a subset of neurology and this practitioner is critical in determining whether your diffuse cerebral dysfunction and cognitive deficits are traumatically induced (caused by your accident) or not.

You, the injured person, is the only one who truly knows your body and mind and it is important to be aware of the warning signs of this undiagnosed condition of minor traumatic brain injury.  If gone untreated this traumatic injury could have long lasting or permanent effects.  It is important to note that the impact sustained in the accident does not necessarily need to be a major one.  Seemingly minor jerking motions can, and often do, result in minor traumatic brain injury.  A lawyer experienced in these types of cases is a good ally to have.

If you or anyone you know was involved in an accident and believe minor traumatic brain injury is the cause of suffering please call the traumatic brain injury lawyers right away.

Car accident law and injury lawyer helpline

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Car Accident Information

The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, and the whole City for that matter, are host to a substantial number of horrendous car accidents and collisions. New York’s laws relating to injuries due to car accidents and collisions take into account, in many ways, the high density population of New York City. With a high density population comes the inevitability of increased amounts of car accidents and collisions.

Learn the law from an auto injury lawyer

Understanding New York law concerning car accidents and what to do after an accident makes all the difference.

Injury lawyers in Mahattan, the Bronx and all of New York from the Personal Injury Legal Helpline will help you navigate through the many frequently asked questions you may have such as:

1) Who pays the medical bills and lost wages from work; and
2) What to do after a car accident?

Contact our car accident injury lawyers today for a free, confidential consultation.

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