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Summer Driving Accidents

Summer Driving Accidents


Posted on July 25, 2016 by

Summer is here, and that means a lot more drivers are on the road! But there is nothing worse than an automobile accident to spoil your summer fun. Although an accident is never optimal; there are special circumstances that make summer driving unique:

• Many summer travelers are busy looking for locations on their travel agenda and may be unfamiliar with the area;
• Students are out of school and on the roads, many of whom are inexperienced drivers;
• Car engines and tires are under extra stress, and heat-related breakdowns are inevitable;
• Motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians are out and about, oftentimes with unpredictable actions;
• Heat-related factors may impact the number of emergency vehicles on the road.

Despite being on the lookout for danger signs, what happens if you do end up in a collision? This is when the experienced accident attorneys at the Brooklyn office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum can help.

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What to Do if You Are in a Workplace Accident


Posted on November 17, 2015 by

brooklyn injury attorneyAcross our great nation, approximately 94 percent of employees – about 140 million workers – are covered by workers’ compensation insurance. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) as of November 2015, New York workers’ compensation has paid more than $412 million in compensation to claimants. Medical expenses were more than $17 million in addition to this prior number. Approximately 12,000 workers’ compensation claims are filed each year by claimants living in New York while worksites located in New York accounted for tens of thousands of additional claims.

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Former Tennis Star James Blake Tackled by Police: Mistaken Identity


Posted on October 14, 2015 by

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Tackled by undercover law enforcement, slammed on the ground, handcuffed and detained – this was not the experience former tennis star James Blake was expecting when he was en route to attend a U.S. Open event in Flushing. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what happened, according to a recent Time Magazine report. Mistaken for an identity theft suspect, 35-year-old Blake reports not one of the plain-clothed Caucasian officers identified themselves when they tackled him in front of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Midtown. The Harvard-educated former professional athlete was waiting for a car ride and had just finished an interview with a magazine writer. Continue reading

Why Rating Hospitals is a Good Idea


Posted on August 29, 2015 by

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The ranking of hospitals is beneficial to the consumer public, according to a recent U.S. News & World report. With just under 100,000 patients admitted to U.S. hospitals on a daily basis, it is important to know how the facility you may be visiting compares to others. Hospitals are ranked nationally and regionally, according to the report. The reason why hospitals are ranked is because almost two million people annually need the services of inpatient hospital care for a number of medical conditions that, when treated, may pose an increased risk of harm or even death. If you or someone you know has been injured as a result of the negligence of another, contact a skilled and experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer right away.

How the Hospitals Ranked

The rankings were based on 16 specialties in which hospital care is given and included:

• Cancer;
• Cardiology and heart surgery;
• Diabetes and endocrinology;
• Ear, nose and throat care;
• Gastroenterology and GI surgery;
• Gynecology;
• Geriatrics;
• Nephrology;
• Neurology and neurosurgery;
• Orthopedics;
• Pulmonology;
• Urology;
• Ophthalmology;
• Psychiatry;
• Rehabilitation; and
• Rheumatology.

The first 12 specialties were rated on data, while the last four were ranked solely based on reputation. A total of 4,716 facilities were analyzed using this information. The hospitals that were ranked regionally listed the facilities that were best in states and major metropolitan areas. The national rankings found that only 137 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be nationally ranked in at least one specialty; 220 were found to be high performing in one or more specialty; and only 15 qualified for an honor roll ranking. The factors considered included reputation with specialists, patient survival rate, patient safety, and other care-related indicators.

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While the rankings are helpful to consumers, it’s important to understand that they are a starting point for patients. In fact, each year thousands of people are injured or killed as a result of negligence. In fact, New York State ranks top in the nation for medical malpractice payouts according to a study, ranking above Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and Connecticut in this area. Medical malpractice is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S.

According to New York law the time in which a lawsuit may be filed before it is forever banned, known as the statute of limitations, is 2.5 years from when the injury occurred or at the end of continuous treatment during which the act that caused the injury occurred. There is an exception to this rule, however. When a foreign object is left in a patient’s body after surgery, patients must bring a medical malpractice claim within one year from the date the foreign object is discovered. There are other exceptions that may apply so contacting a reputable personal injury lawyer in the Bronx immediately following the incident is always a good idea.

Personal Injury Lawyers: Bronx

The most knowledgeable personal injury lawyers Bronx residents can rely on will help you recover compensation due to you if you have experienced medical malpractice. Personal injury affects millions of Americans each day. Unfortunately, liability is not always clear as these types of cases can be as unique as the individuals or organizations involved. For this reason, if you or someone you know has been the victim of personal injury due to the negligence of another especially if that negligence was committed by the very people that were relied on for healthcare, contact one of the most aggressive and experienced personal injury lawyers Bronx has to offer. The lawyers at the Law Office of Jeffrey K. Kestenbaum provide legal services throughout New York, including Brooklyn and the Bronx and handle several different types of accident cases. Click or call (718) 237-5586 today to schedule your initial free case consultation.

Construction Worker Dies at Old Pastis Site


Posted on July 21, 2015 by

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A 22-year-old man died at a construction site in New York’s Meatpacking District earlier this spring, according to a DNAInfo article. The young construction worker was part of a crew digging below the foundation of the building on the site to reinforce its support. According to reports, as he tried to climb out of the ditch, dirt fell on him and he was buried up to his neck. The man was pronounced dead at the hospital. Continue reading

Bronx Teen Running from NYPD Died From Injuries in 60-Foot Fall


Posted on May 27, 2015 by

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In April, a Bronx teen tragically died after he fell six stories from a Bronx building apartment. Hakeem Kuta and group of other teenagers had been smoking marijuana in the lobby of a Bronx building. Four New York police officers tried to approach the group, but one member allegedly put his arms out as they tried to come through the door. Immediately after, several kids ran up the stairs of the building to the roof. Continue reading

NYC Scaffolding Accidents Raises Questions about Worker Safety


Posted on April 24, 2014 by

Earlier this month a construction worker fell to his death at the Dream Hotel. According to FDNY, the death occurred in the early afternoon at 55th & Broadway and it is currently being treated as an accident. An experienced New York personal injury attorney can answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your case.

Less than two weeks later, and only twenty-two blocks south of the Dream Hotel tragedy, another incident occurred in which a worker fell thirteen stories to his death.  The unfortunate man landed atop a sidewalk shed below where workers were completing façade restoration work.  A source of growing concern, the construction site has been discovered to contain over three-dozen violations.  According to the Department of Buildings, violations include:

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