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Bus Accidents in New York – Don’t be a Victim

Bus Accidents in New York – Don’t be a Victim

Bus accidents are not isolated incidents in New York State. In February a 46-year old victim was run over by an MTA bus and ended up in hospital in a critical condition. In January, an elderly man lost control of his pick-up truck and crashed into a bus in Syracuse, NY. Eight people were injured in this accident. A 43-year old woman broke her hip, ribs, and shoulder after being run over by a school bus. A cyclist rammed into a tour bus in Times Square in December 2016. It’s not always clear who were responsible for the accident, but in each incident could be evaluated by a personal injury lawyer to determine whether the victim could claim expenses for medical bills and personal suffering. A bus accident can result in very serious injuries, not only for the passengers who trusted the bus driver with their lives but also for other motorists, pedestrians, and other road users. If it can be proved that the bus driver was negligent by driving too fast or following too closely, not maintaining his vehicle or any other negligent behavior, the bus company or bus driver can be sued for personal damages. The first thing to do if you were involved in a bus accident is to go to the hospital to get medical treatment. Then you have to contact a personal injuries lawyer to see whether you have a case in which you can claim compensation for your medical bills, work days lost and personal suffering from the bus company. Linden Rozenberg specializes in personal injury cases and their expert lawyers will gladly evaluate your case for free. If your case has merit, they won’t charge you any fees unless you win the case. Visit us at 1500 Broadway Suite 903 or call us at 212-804-8440 to talk to an experienced lawyer about your case.
April 3, 2017
Subway Accidents Personal Injury Lawyers

Subway Accidents Personal Injury Lawyers

The New York subway system is fraught with possibilities for personal injury. Slips and falls on the stairwells and injuries due to sudden stops are but a few examples of ways to sustain injuries on New York City’s subway system. While derailment is quite rare, it is a possibility and there are several historic events to prove so. In 1991, a drunk motorman raced the train at more than 40 MPH while the speed limit was 10 MPH. The train derailed leaving 200 passengers injured and 5 dead. The driver was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 15 years imprisonment. Subway accidents can happen due to negligence by the subway operating organization. Think wet floors without warning signs, faulty trains, and broken, dangerous staircases. Multiply that by the number of passengers that you have to navigate in a dangerous environment and a subway accident is bound to happen sooner or later. If you have suffered injuries during a subway accident, you may be eligible for a personal injury case to claim compensation for your losses in medical bills, wages lost and personal suffering. What to do after a subway accident If you were injured in the accident, get medical attention immediately. Your health is the most important aspect to consider. Tell your doctor everything about the accident so that he can administer the correct medical treatment. His account of your injuries may help your personal injury case. After you have received medical attention and want to file a personal injury complaint, try to take pictures of the scene of the accident to prove that it was dangerous. In a personal injury case involving a subway accident, it’s important to prove that the subway operators were negligent and failed to create a safe environment for their passengers. Write down everything that you remember about the accident and try to get an eyewitness account. Hire a personal injury attorney to help build you subway accident case Once you have collected as much information as you can about your subway accident, the next thing to do is to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. If you have suffered injuries, lost wages due to time off work or suffered personal damages, a competent personal injury lawyer at Linden Rozenberg will be able to evaluate your case and determine whether you will be able to claim compensation for your losses. Linden Rozenberg specializes in vehicle accident cases such as personal injuries due to subway accidents and will evaluate your case for free.
April 3, 2017
Ferry Accidents

Ferry Accidents

Ferries are a common sight in New York. Companies like NY Waterway, East River Ferry, and the Staten Island Ferry transports thousands of people across the waterways of New York City. Ferry rides are often a pleasant experience and a more relaxing commute compared to being stuck in a subway or bracing traffic. Ferry accidents in New York Yet, ferries are not as safe as you would think and several ferry accidents have resulted in severe injuries and even death. Most of the time these ferry accidents are the result of an error by the ferry captain. In 2003, a ferry crash in Staten Island resulted in 71 people being injured and 11 killed. The captain confessed to being drowsy due to medication that he was taking. In 2013, a ferry carried 326 passengers from New Jersey to Manhattan. When the ferry hit the dock, the passengers were thrown back ten rows due to the impact of hitting the dock – resulting in 85 passengers suffering personal injuries. Ferry accidents can result in serious injuries which can not only incur heavy medical bills but may also result in lost wages due to days of work. Since many ferry accidents are due to captains’ errors the ferry company is liable for the costs, injuries, and damages that you have suffered. You have every right to claim compensation by filing a personal injury complaint. Call an expert personal injury lawyer Linden Rozenberg specializes in personal injury cases due to ferry accidents and a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers will easily determine whether you have a valid case or not. It is important that you collect as much evidence as possible of your ferry accident and its results. Eyewitness accounts, detailed medical records, lost wages and every little detail that you remember from the ferry accident will help our lawyers to build a strong case for the win.
April 3, 2017
FELA

FELA

The first thing that railroad workers need to understand about the Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA) when it comes to workplace injuries is that this act is quite different compared to Worker’s Compensation. FELA allows for full recovery of damages due to a negligent act of the railroad company or a co-worker. Because of this, railroad companies try their best to hide their negligence and to prevent you from collecting evidence of your injuries that can be used in a FELA case. Don’t buckle under the pressure – contact a professional lawyer with experience in FELA cases to help you claim compensation for the damages that you suffered. Medical care first It’s very important that you seek medical care immediately and without the interference of your employer to ensure that the medical care you receive only pertains to your workplace injury and is also unbiased. Any prescriptions, X-rays etc. as well as lost time means that your employer need to report your accident to the Federal Government, and as you can imagine, your employer will be very reluctant to do so. If you’re planning on filing a FELA complaint you have to be very specific when you tell your doctor about how you sustained your injury. Be sure to mention any faulty equipment or dangerous working environments when describing the incident. Your doctor can serve as a medical witness, but can only give accurate information if you provide it. In follow-up visits, be very specific about any symptoms you are still experiencing. Tell your doctor about the pain in your knee when your sit down, or the pain in your back when you wake up in the morning. This will help your doctor to set up an accurate treatment plan and will also help your doctor to describe the full extent of your injuries when called upon as a medical witness. Witnesses Eye-witness accounts are always useful when preparing a FELA case, but there can be other witnesses as well: Witnesses who knew about the unsafe working conditions Witnesses who knew about any complaints filed about the unsafe conditions Any persons you have talked to about the incident other than company officials Any person who have knowledge of the car or equipment that you worked with Any person with experience in your specific job Social contacts who can contest that you are behaving in a way that indicates personal suffering Use a daily diary to collect evidence Write down every detail of your day in a daily diary. This will give you ample information on how your work was affected by your injury, how much income you lost due to lost work days, your employer’s attitude towards you after the incident and so forth. The information in your diary will be very useful when preparing your FELA case. Incident report Don’t fill out the incident report before you’ve received medical attention. Make sure that you have a clear mind when you fill out the form so that you don’t miss any details that may prove the negligence of your employer. If your employer fills out the form on your behalf, be sure that you are of sound mind when you read it and only sign if you’re absolutely certain that the information on the form is correct. Accident report The purpose of this report is to determine whether the accident was due to negligence. This form bombards you with confusing questions and often results in proving that you were working in a safe environment and that the employer was not at fault. Be very careful when you fill out the report and take your time to make sure that you understand what is meant by each question if you want to file and win a FELA case. Violation of safety acts By law, railroad companies need to abide by the specifications of two acts to ensure that they have created a safe working environment: the Locomotive Inspection Act and the Federal Safety Inspection Act. If your employer violated any of these acts, it serves as proof that they were definitely at fault. Consult a lawyer who is familiar with FELA  to help you prove whether your employer violated these laws. Be sure that your lawyer is familiar with FELA cases Many personal injury lawyers claim that they handle FELA cases, but in truth have limited experience in this matter. Ask your law firm whether they have dealt with FELA cases before, how long they have been taking care of FELA cases, and whether they have won any of these cases. Linden Rozenberg specializes in FELA cases and you can trust our lawyers to give you the legal advice and services that you need to win your FELA case.
April 3, 2017
Cruise Ship Accidents

Cruise Ship Accidents

Traveling by cruise ship is supposed to be a relaxing and fun experience. The last thing that you want to happen on a cruise is to get injured or sick because the cruise ship personnel were negligent. There’s nothing that ruins a holiday like a cruise ship accident. It’s one thing to sue for personal injury due to an accident on land, but cruise ship accidents are a whole different kettle of fish when it comes to claiming personal injury compensation. Firstly, cruise ship accidents are covered by maritime law. Secondly, the personal injury claim must be made in the state or country where the cruise ship is headquartered. Although there are cruises that depart from New York, many cruise ships are headquartered in Florida, making it difficult for New York citizens to file a personal injury complaint due to a cruise ship accident. You can check the back of your ticket to know in which state you have to file your complaint if you have been the victim of a cruise ship accident. To make a claim against a cruise ship operator, you have to be able to prove that the cruise ship employees or operator were negligent and that this was the cause of the accident. This means that you have to prove that any reasonable cruise ship operator and its employees should have known that the conditions under which the accident happened were dangerous and that they didn’t attempt to fix the problem. If you got sick or injured due to medical administrations by the ship doctor, you have to make your case of medical malpractice against the doctor as many ship doctors are contractors and not employees of the cruise ship operator. Filing a personal injury complaint due to a cruise ship accident can lead you through a labyrinth of legal technicalities in order to be compensated for your medical bills and loss of wages. The best is to go talk to a personal injury lawyer who specializes in cruise ship accident personal injury cases. Linden Rozenberg’s qualified lawyers will review your case for free to determine whether you can file a complaint against the cruise ship operator.
April 3, 2017
Bus Accidents

Bus Accidents

Countless commuters in New York City and New Jersey areas use bus services to travel from home to work and back each day. MTA transits millions of passengers per work week to and from New York City while NJ Transit brings more people to New York City every day.  In addition to these bus services, school bus services, city bus services, and tour buses contribute to the bus traffic. Each of these passengers put their lives and their trust into the hands of the bus drivers without even thinking about the risk of being involved in a bus accident. Yet, in 2013, 18 000 bus crashes in the United States resulted in injury. Often these cases are the result of negligence on the behalf of the bus driver or the bus company. Tired drivers, reckless driving, and unsafe vehicles can all result in fatal bus accidents or personal injury. Even though traveling by bus is relatively safe compared to traveling with other vehicles, the major factor to consider is that bus accidents are beyond the control of the passenger who may suffer personal injury. You don’t have any control over whether the driver is in a state to drive the vehicle or whether he will adhere to safe driving practices. You have no choice but to trust that the bus driver will transport you to your destination safely. For that reason, personal injury due to bus accidents can be a traumatic event. Even so, if you have suffered personal injury from a bus accident, you have to contact a personal injury lawyer to investigate your case as soon as possible – within 90 days to be exact. You trusted the driver and you deserve to be compensated for this breach of trust. Linden Rozenberg specializes in personal injury due to bus accidents and will be able to find out who is liable for your medical costs due to personal injuries from the accident as well as compensation for pain and suffering. If you or your loved one was a victim of a bus accident, Linden Rozenberg will be at your side to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Don’t wait until it’s too late – contact our expert lawyers now.
April 3, 2017
Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

Motorists are often not tuned in to be on the lookout for possible collisions with cyclists. Cyclists are much more vigilant on the road, yet, when a bicycle accidents occurs, they are more likely to suffer serious injuries. Bicycle accidents resulting in personal injury are common in New York City, especially in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Cyclists involved in a bicycle accident may be tempted not to react on the accident if the driver of the vehicle apologized. Even so, they have every right to contact a personal injury lawyer to claim expenses for medical bills, loss of wages, and personal suffering without feeling guilty as the driver’s insurance company is likely to cover the bill. If a cyclist has been in a bicycle accident and sustained personal injuries it is important that he or she collect as much evidence as possible on the scene, as this information will be useful to build a personal injury case in the future. Eye-witness accounts, confessions of negligence from the driver, photos of the scene of the accident, thorough notes of what the cyclist remembers about the time just before and during the bicycle accident can all contribute to claiming personal injury compensation for medical expenses and losses. After receiving the necessary medical attention, cyclists who have been in a bicycle accident can take their notes and evidence that proves that the other party was negligent to an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine whether or not they have a case. Linden Rozenberg specializes in personal injury cases based on vehicle accidents and will gladly provide a free consultation if you have been in a bicycle accident and want to make a personal injuries claim. If we determine that your personal injury case has merit, we won’t charge you any fees unless we win the case.
April 3, 2017
Nursing Home Abuse – Your Rights

Nursing Home Abuse – Your Rights

The state of New York is very much aware of the poor conditions in which many nursing home patients find themselves.  Therefore they have tightened the rules for nursing home abuse in the state of New York.  Understanding your loved one’s rights as a nursing home patient is the first step to protecting him or her from nursing home abuse. IN NEW YORK THE ELDERLY HAVE SEVERAL RIGHTS TO ETHICAL TREATMENT IN NURSING HOMES According to the New York State Department of Health patients in a nursing home have several rights that protect them in the case of nursing home abuse.  If any of these rights are breached, the patient and their families have the right to file a complaint.  These rights include: •  You have the right to a comfortable living environment where you can live with dignity and respect. •  You have the right to quality care without any form of discrimination. •  You have the right to make your own decisions about your medical and personal care. •  You have the right to protect your own money and personal property. •  You have the right to protected admission, transfer, and discharge in nursing facilities. •  You have the right to private communications with your doctors, friends, and family. •  You have the right to participate in activities that you choose within the organization. •  You have the right to access a complaint procedure within the facility. •  You have the right to exercise those rights without fear of punishment THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM The New York State Department of Health takes nursing home abuse very seriously.  If a complaint is made regarding a nursing home abuse incident, the Department conducts a surveillance of the specific nursing home to investigate whether proper care is given at the nursing home in question. If you suspect that your family member is a victim of nursing home abuse you can contact the experienced and knowledgable attorneys at Linden Rozenberg for a no-obligation free consultation at 212-804-8440.  If your family member’s rights as a nursing home patient have been infringed, you have every right to take legal action.
March 8, 2017
Nursing Home Abuse – How To Tell

Nursing Home Abuse – How To Tell

Abuse can often times be an ambiguous type of situation.  There is no doubt that the elderly is vulnerable and at the mercy of their caregivers.  However, there are ways that you can prove that your loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or is residing in a nursing home where abuse takes place.  An additional problem is that different states in the US have different definitions of what constitutes nursing home abuse.  Nursing home inhabitants in New York have favorable rights for nursing home abuse victims, but unfortunately negligence in nursing homes is still a big problem in New York City. Google reviews of nursing homes Google Reviews may not be the obvious place to look for evidence that nursing home abuse takes place at the nursing home where your family member stays.  Yet, studies have found that if a large enough number of reviews exist for the nursing home, Google Reviews is actually a pretty good predictor of whether abuse takes place or not. Physical signs of nursing home abuse When you visit your family member and find that he or she suffers from bedsores that have not previously been present, your family member is most likely a victim of nursing home abuse.  You should also look out for other injuries such as bruises and skin tears which are signs of nursing home care negligence.  Perhaps the most disturbing of all nursing home abuse is mental abuse.  If your family member has a sudden change in personality such as being withdrawn or depressed, it is likely that the nursing staff has subjected your family member to mental abuse. Removing your family member from a nursing home If you suspect that your family member may be abused in a nursing home, it is critical to get the authorities involved. If one patient is neglected it is possible that there are other patients that are neglected as well. If  you or your loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse, you should call the experienced and knowledgable Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers at Linden Rozenberg at (212) 804- 8440 for a no-obligation free consultation.
March 8, 2017
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