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Subway Fire in Harlem NYC : 19 Injured, 1 Death

Subway Fire NYC 19 injured 1 dead

Injured NYC Passengers didn’t expect to be casualties in today’s NYC Subway Fire that broke out in Harlem. 19 people were injured including 1 death. Fire marshals are questioning a person of interest following a deadly subway fire early this morning in Harlem. The tragedy below ground killed an A train operator. Plumes of smoke could be seen above ground. The inside of the second car of a northbound 2 train was totally destroyed by the fire. Seats and light were completely melted, with only metal and black ash left. The MTA says that the train pulled into the 110th...

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NYC Car Accidents: Who is liable for roadway, sidewalk, and curb defects?

NYC Car Accident and NYPD

New York City Car Accidents can be caused by potholes, cracks, hummocks, sunken cuts from contractor work, raises, negligently placed barricades, defective hardware such as subway grates and manhole covers, and other defects.   Drivers and pedestrians are constantly at risk of injury.  If you suffer an accident due to one of these defects, it is important to immediately contact an attorney who can assist you in determini­ng who is liable for your injuries.  A plaintiff’s (injured victim) failure to meet certain filing requirements specific to municipal defendants, such as the City of New York or the New York City Transit Authority, could result in a bar from filing a lawsuit. ...

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Trench Collapse Accidents NYC

Trench Accident Attorney

A trench collapse lawyer is going to be an important addition to your team while fighting for a settlement. You should not try to discuss anything with insurance companies as they will try to give you the cheapest settlement possible. You must allow a top legal firm to get you what you deserve. Trench collapses, also known as cave ins, are possibly the deadliest accidents. In the underground utility industry, these types of accidents can occur more often.Trench Collapse Lawyers in New York City are able to help you and your family if you are in a terrible situation such as a trench collapse. There can be...

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Welding Accidents NYC Attorney

Welding Accident

In New York City there are many cases of welding accidents that will require an attorney to get you the settlement you deserve. Welding is the most hazardous job among construction related accidents. Thousands of welders in the US get injured by burns that are called “welder’s flash” and toxic chemicals. There are other tradesmen, such as pipe fitters and irons workers who also weld and make up about 2 million people in these working positions. The specific tools that welders use are very dangerous and a welding accident can happen to anyone. Make sure that you are ready to have the right legal team behind you in...

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Wall Collapse Lawyer

Wall Collapse Lawyer

Finding the right wall collapse lawyer will be the most important decision to make in such an accident. New York State Labor Laws were enacted to protect construction workers. Labor Law 240 states that general contractors and property owners shall make sure that equipment such as scaffolds, hoists, ladder, and others and under proper protection. The Platta Law Firm has had plenty of victories in similar situations such as these. We would be eager to take on a case of this severity and get justice out of the responsible party.A successful wall collapse lawyer will have to prove that the landlord or contractor was negligent in causing the...

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Workers’ Compensation Benefits After Surgery: Get the most from your Accident.

Injured Workers who sustain serious injuries on the job, from working on a construction site to a motor vehicle accident, surgery may be recommended.  In deciding whether to undergo surgery due to injuries sustained at work, the injured worker often faces a difficult choice: whether it is in their best interest to have a surgery that may improve their medical condition but which will also result in a longer time period out of work.  In answering this question, the injured worker must consider the weekly cost of living, including the needs of household dependents such as a spouse or children. ...

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