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Union status of sites tracked in construction fatalities

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in construction accidents on Thursday, November 10, 2016. The number of construction site accidents in New York City doubled between 2014 and last year, according to city government figures. The 471 injuries that occurred last year was approximately twice that from the previous year. The number of…

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Why are vehicle fatalities still so high for teens?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in car accidents on Tuesday, October 18, 2016. Recently-released data collected by the federal government should be concerning to parents of young drivers — not to mention those of us who share the road with them. It shows that the percentage of teens involved in fatal vehicle…

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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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Why do so many recalled vehicles go unrepaired?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Thursday, August 18, 2016. We’ve seen a significant rise in the number of vehicles being recalled for safety issues as automakers and federal regulators work to get them repaired before they can cause injury or death. The number of vehicles impacted by a…

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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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Window guards and the regulations of New York City

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in premises liability on Thursday, July 21, 2016. Children are at risk of injuring themselves by falling out of windows if the windows aren’t guarded properly. If you’ve ever lived in an apartment stories above the ground, this may have been a particular concern. If your child…

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Warning labels must be clear and easy to find

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Thursday, June 30, 2016. Manufacturers have to put warning labels on their products to help customers use them safely. Naturally, some companies don’t like to do this, as raising awareness about potential hazards doesn’t always make people want to buy the items. Telling…

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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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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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How can parents tell if children's products are safe?

On behalf of O’Dwyer & Bernstien, LLP, posted in products liability on Friday, May 13, 2016. When parents buy products for their children, they want those products to provide fun and possibly other benefits like exercise and education. Above all else, of course, they want the products to be safe. How can parents tell if…

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