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Category: Wrongful Death

February 3, 2015
Tragic Metro North Accident In Valhalla

By Michael H. Joseph

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Shortly before 6:00 p.m., a Metro North Railroad train which was heading northbound train from Grand Central struck a Jeep Cherokee In the Westchester County town of Valhalla, New York. The incident is being called a mass tragedy with at least six fatalities and many more people were injured. The driver of the jeep was killed as were five of the train’s passenger’s. Upon impact, there was an explosion which ignited both the car and the train. Victims of the tragedy were brought to the nearby Westchester Medical Center, which is a trauma 1 facility, with a renowned burn unit.… Read More

November 3, 2014
Deadly Crash In New York With Off Duty Firefighter

By Michael H. Joseph

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Drinking to excess has been a firefighter tradition for decades, with many turning a blind eye to the problem. Unfortunately today an off duty White Plains firefighter who was driving while he was so drunk that his blood alcohol level was over double the legal limit, caused a fatal crash. This off duty White Plains firefighter caused a crash which resulted in the wrongful death of a young woman who had her whole life in front of her. The couple who were in the car that the fire fighter crashed into, was up early and working delivering papers, when the… Read More

October 23, 2014
Police Department Fails To Convince Judge That The So-Called “Self-Critical Analysis Privilege” Applies To An Internal Report, Highlighting The Pitfalls Of The Controversial Privilege

By Michael H. Joseph

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Our White Plains civil rights lawyers keep on top of developments in the law concerning lawsuits against the government. The killing of Kenneth Chamberlain, Sr., occurred on November 19, 2011, in White Plains, New York. He was a 68-year-old African American, a former Marine and a 20-year veteran of the Westchester County Department of Corrections. After his Life Aid medical alert necklace was inadvertently triggered, White Plains police officers arrived at his home and demanded to be let in. Chamberlain, who wore the necklace for his chronic heart problem, tried to explain that he did not need help, and he… Read More

September 24, 2011
Wrongful Death For Foreign Nationals In New York

By Michael H. Joseph

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New York has a highly vibrant and diverse community with a high population of foreign nationals, illegal or undocumented aliens and tourists. Unfortunately all to often, these immigrants and foreign nationals are involved in accidents which cause personal injury or death. Our New York personal injury lawyers have represented numerous foreign nationals and undocumented aliens in accidents including car accidents, construction accidents and even wrongful death cases. Wrongful death cases are becoming more common for undocumented aliens in New York’s construction industry. There are several unique issues in representing foreign nationals and undocumented aliens in wrongful death cases. First, in… Read More

 
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