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The dangers of more older commercial truck drivers on the roads

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The dangers of more older commercial truck drivers on the roads

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, October 28, 2016. While employees in some sectors of the economy are finding it difficult to get work, there’s actually a shortage of commercial truck drivers. To meet their needs, trucking companies are turning to older drivers. In fact, approximately 10 percent…

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What are the leading causes of fatal boating accidents?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Boating is a popular recreational activity here in New York State. However, those operating a watercraft must take their responsibility seriously. Boating accidents are responsible for thousands of injuries and hundreds of deaths every year. The good news is…

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9/11 families still fighting for right to sue Saudi Arabia

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, September 16, 2016. Victims and surviving family members of those killed in the 9/11 attacks may be able to sue Saudi Arabia for its reported ties to the terrorists. However, as with so many things, it is in the hands of those…

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Freight elevator involved in deadly incident

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Freight elevators are commonly used as a way to transport bulky and heavy items that would crowd out people on regular elevators and be too unwieldy to carry up stairs. Sometimes, unfortunately, accidents can happen with those freight elevators.…

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Widow sues after fatal crane accident

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, May 27, 2016. On Feb. 6, 2016, a crane collapsed in Manhattan, killing one man. Recently, that man’s widow has decided that she is going to sue the city as a result of his death. According to the lawsuit that was filed…

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Construction worker killed by falling scaffolding plank

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, April 29, 2016. When a construction worker is killed, the tragedy affects many other lives. This includes the victim’s family and friends, co-workers, witnesses, emergency crews and many others. Unfortunately, many construction accidents can be prevented by ensuring that all safety practices…

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Tragic tugboat and construction barge crash in Hudson River

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, March 18, 2016. Boat accidents can happen on any body of water during any season. One happened just recently, when a tugboat collided with a construction barge. The tugboat had been traveling to Jersey City, New Jersey. It had started out in…

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3 Hurt In East Side Taxi Accident

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Monday, March 14, 2016. On March 10, 2016 CBS News reported that three people were injured when a taxi jumped a curb on the East Side. “The taxi climbed the curb and struck a building at First Avenue and 33rd Street at around…

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Safety rule violations can lead to injuries

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in wrongful death on Friday, March 4, 2016. Many injuries occur in workplace situations. The tragedy of those injuries is compounded by the fact that many of them were avoidable. This fact is exemplified by a recent case in which a worker was injured during the renovation…

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