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Category: Catastrophic Injuries

January 3, 2018 Catastrophic Injuries,Train Accidents

Amtrak Crash Investigation Focuses on Speed, Driver Distraction

A fatal Amtrak collision occurred recently near Tacoma, Washington and the New York Times indicates that the train crash is currently under investigation.  The goal of the investigation will be to determine the direct cause of the collision and to assess what new policies or protocols, if any, need to be put in place going… read more

September 9, 2017 Catastrophic Injuries

Frequently Asked Questions About Catastrophic Injuries

Catastrophic injuries can be caused by anything from car accidents to workplace accidents to home fires and burns to medical negligence. They can also be caused by sports, including football, cheerleading, etc. According to the University of North Carolina’s National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury Research, 65.2% of all catastrophic injuries sustained in youth sports… read more

July 4, 2017 Catastrophic Injuries,Construction Accidents,Personal Injury,Premises Liability,Workers' Compensation,Wrongful Death

Personal Injuries Caused by Demolition Accidents

Demolition accidents are all too common, particularly in large metropolitan cities and you could find yourself as a victim of one any day, anytime. You may be walking past a demolition site, albeit at a safe distance, only to suddenly find a falling brick landing on your head, resulting in a severe concussion, temporary or… read more

July 3, 2017 Back Injuries,Brain Injury,Burn Injury,Catastrophic Injuries,Construction Accidents,Eye Injury Lawyers,Hazardous Materials,Negligent Security,Personal Injury,Personal Injury FAQs,Premises Liability,Scaffold Accidents,Slip and Fall,Spinal Injuries,Workers' Compensation,Wrongful Death

Personal Injury Claims for Construction Workers

As a construction worker, it’s always possible that you might be lightly or badly injured at the site because of a sudden fall or while handling heavy construction equipment. On certain occasions, it has also happened that cranes bearing heavy loads have lost control and dropped heavy items on people, injuring and disabling them permanently… read more

June 14, 2017 Car Accidents,Catastrophic Injuries

Distracted Driving Comes With a Hangover Effect

New York City catastrophic injury lawyers have helped many victims and their families in recent years after those victims were hurt in distracted driving collisions. Distracted driving has become more common and far more deadly in recent years as an ever-increasing number of motorists use electronic devices while operating their vehicles. Unfortunately, new evidence continues… read more

March 31, 2016 Boating Accidents,Catastrophic Injuries,Personal Injury,Wrongful Death

Maritime Accidents and Personal Injury Claims

In 2011, 4,588 recreational boating accidents were reported by the Coast Guard. The majority of these maritime accidents occurred to cabin motorboats, motorboats and personal watercraft. These accidents resulted in 758 deaths and 3,081 injuries. For every 100,000 registered recreational vessels, the corresponding fatality rate was 6.2 deaths.  This is an increase of nearly 15%… read more

February 24, 2016 Catastrophic Injuries,Construction Accidents,Scaffold Accidents

Breaking Down NY Scaffolding Accidents

We know that ladder and scaffold accidents are a major cause of injury at construction sites around the country. We also know that New York has one of the strictest scaffold laws on the books. But how does this really affect safety on the job? The Construction Industry Partnership (CIP) has published a paper called… read more