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Toy guns can cause serious and even blinding eye injuries

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Wednesday, December 28, 2016. “You’ll shoot your eye out.” We’re all familiar with that line from the iconic holiday movie A Christmas Story in response to the leading character’s repeated requests for a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. However, many children do…

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Electronic cigarettes are among the latest exploding devices

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Monday, November 28, 2016. Electronic cigarettes experienced a significant rise in popularity in the early years after they came on the market as an alternative to traditional cigarettes. Their sales rose to some $2 billion last year. Some e-cigs contain no tobacco, while…

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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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What are the most common causes of construction site fatalities?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, September 30, 2016. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 4,821 workers killed while working on the job in 2014. That’s the equivalent of more than 13 deaths each day, or over 92 deaths each week. Construction site fatalities accounted…

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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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Construction workers face a multitude of dangers

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Tuesday, August 2, 2016. Construction sites are among the most dangerous workplaces there are. Apart from the abundance of potentially dangerous equipment and materials, too many worksite managers put cost and time constraints above worker safety. Among the most common causes of construction…

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Freight elevator crushes 43 year old NYC worker to death

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in Elevator Accident on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. On Saturday July 23, 2016 a 43 year old discount store worker was crushed to death by a freight elevator when it suddenly lurched upward and pinned him to the ceiling while was he was loading boxes into it,…

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The real danger of texting behind the wheel

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Friday, July 8, 2016. Texting has been popular since before the smartphone was invented, but smartphones have helped to make it into the number one way that many people communicate. Some people are so focused on this communication that they’ll even do it…

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Understanding the risk of power lines

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Friday, June 24, 2016. Electrical contractors are trained in how to work with electrical power lines, whether they are buried or overhead. These lines carry extremely high voltages. The main risk from these lines is fatal electrocution. There are other hazards, too, such…

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New York man facing manslaughter charges for fatal accident

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Friday, June 17, 2016. A man from New York City has been charged with manslaughter after he crashed into a minivan while driving the wrong way. The 23-year-old man was driving a minivan that was stolen when the accident occurred. It happened in…

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