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How Much Does a Lawyer Cost?

(Skip to the bottom where it says "the bottom line" if you'd rather not read the story) I Imagine Jury Selection: In a full courtroom, a smart juror asked, "isn't it true you ...
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Cost to save your life? 57 Cents.

Fantasy doesn't always line up with reality. Which brings me to GM..... I. Fantasy at GM dealership : Here's a conversation that never happened at any car dealership: Car salesman: "Hey, ...
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No One Likes Watching the Sausage Get Made

We need to watch what our government is doing because it is so powerful and because we live in a democracy. It acts in our name. That said, the legislative process is often complex and opaque and no ...
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Our Elderly are Needlessly Killed and Injured Where They Should be Safe

The Problem: Our Elderly are Needlessly Killed and Injured Where They Should be Safe PruPublica has reported on the atrocious conditions in assisted living facilities in the United States. Watch the ...
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Temp Workers are Treated Like Rental Property

Temporary workers are at the bottom fringes of our working economy. They are hired for a specific task then are terminated. White collar and blue collar temporary jobs are outsourced labor. Even ...
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Who Pays when the Guns Go Off?

Today's topic is Gun Injuries and the gun industry. Shooting is a powerful phenomenon. So little physical action brings about so much destruction. Pull the trigger for a loud bang, a strong kick, ...
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Regulators Will Not Replace Judge and Jury

I. Inherency--A Typical Story: Every so often, an industry will pollute an entire town, collapse the world economy, spill oil into an area of the ocean 5x the size of Texas, or somehow kill a whole ...
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School Safety, the Law, and You

Here is the second article in response to the reader survey. This one is on "Negligence and Safety in Schools. How Parents Can Use the Law to Keep Schools Safe." There is no shortage of ...
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Top Ten List

In case you missed some of my earlier blogs and want to brush up on your rights and remedies, want to read some interesting articles in the several links I add, or just marvel at the pictures, here is ...
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"Your Disability is Your Opportunity" - Kurt Hahn

Thank you for responding to the Survey asking for topics you wanted to see discussed in the blog. Here is the first in the survey series: "Write about someone who has a disability and fought to ...
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The Mis-Informed Consumer

A savvy, sophisticated, and literate consumer who has a computer and time to do the reading might believe s/he is informed consumer material. They think, "I can look online then make the best ...
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Don't Blame the Victim, Improve the Infrastructure

"The first, unprecedented, Pedestrian Safety Report and Action Plan examines over 7,000 records of crashes that have caused serious injuries or fatalities to pedestrians, and indentifies ...
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Innocent Man Billed Thousands for Forced Enemas, Rectal Exams, and Colonoscopy

Liberty is the bedrock and the background of the United States Constitution. The document outlines, not where our liberties are, but where the power of government shall not tread. On the front line, ...
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Time is Running Out

The timer on your rights begins running out as soon as the accident happens. This post is about key deadlines. The first is the Notice of Claim and the second is the Statute of Limitations. Not to ...
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Who Are We?

We are not 9-5 lawyers here. And we're not a bureaucracy, filled with underlings and supervisors of supervisors of supervisors whose commands and messages get muddled in the mix. Our cases are not ...
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Up and Down Weather

We've posted about slip and falls in the past. I wanted to update the readers regarding flu vaccination in this post in addition to our usual announcement regarding safety and that New York City ...
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The Letter from a Birmingham Jail

Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. With him in mind, I read The Letter From a Birmingham Jail ( copied+pasted below). More than speech, Dr. King demanded action on the civil rights and human rights ...
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X-Rays Reveal Doctors Left Acupuncture Needles in Patient

Recently, a woman went to her doctor complaining of severe joint pain. What she discovered in an X-ray was shocking. She had hundreds of tiny gold acupuncture needles left in her tissue that were ...
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X-Rays Reveal Doctors Left Acupuncture Needles in Patient

Recently, a woman went to her doctor complaining of severe joint pain. What she discovered in an X-ray was shocking. She had hundreds of tiny gold acupuncture needles left in her tissue that were ...
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Customer Hit by Car inside Hyundai Dealership in Brooklyn

A potential car buyer in a Hyundai dealership left the dealership in an altogether different type of vehicle than he expected: an ambulance. The shopper was wandering through Plaza Hyundai when a new ...
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Warning, You Have Been Warned

On the evening of January 9, 2014, at every stop on the NJ Transit heading north from New York City, a voice crackled over a loudspeaker to announce: "Warning, platforms are slippery and icy, use ...
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Brooklyn Boy Rescued After Falling into Manhole

A child was walking the streets of Brooklyn when he fell into a watery manhole near 13 th Avenue and 49 th Street. The boy only suffered a large bruise to his right leg, and was taken to a nearby ...
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Potholes in New York: A Cold Weather Danger

In the cold weather, New York streets can develop a patchwork of potholes deep enough to catch a car and cause an unexpected accident. According to ABC News, drivers are already experiencing the ...
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Slip and Fall on Snow and Ice

You don’t need a lawyer to tell you how to avoid slipping and falling or to tell you to watch where you walk. And you know that icy roads are dangerous for driving. But, sometimes, despite your ...
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Two Students Burned in Chemistry Class Accident

Many students think chemistry class is boring, but not many realize that attending this class can actually be dangerous. On the Upper West Side in Manhattan, a chemistry experiment gone wrong led to ...
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