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Flatiron steam pipe explosion spewed asbestos, tests show

New York City has one of the world's largest steam systems, with over 100 miles of underground steam piping serving nearly 2,000 buildings. Unfortunately, exploding steam pipes are not unheard of, and a 20-inch pipe exploded on July 19 in the Flatiron district. It blew a hole in the ground that was a car length wide and about one-and-a-half car lengths long.

Steam Pipe Explosions

Yesterday's blast in Manhattan's Flatiron District in the area of 21st Street and Fifth Avenue reminded many of us of the blasts in 1989 and 2007, particularly those involved in litigating those matters.

David Jaroslawicz Has Been Nominated and Accepted as a Two Years AIOPIA'S 10 Best in New York For Client Satisfaction

10-best-badge.pngThe American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys has recognized the exceptional performance of New York's Personal Injury Attorney David Jaroslawicz as Two Years 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys for Client Satisfaction.

Attorney David Jaroslawicz is set to Speak at the 40th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute program, "A Bridge the Gap for Litigators"

David Jaroslawicz is proud to have once again been invited to participate, together with other prominent Judges and attorneys, in the 40th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute program, "A Bridge the Gap for Litigators" , and will speak about "Conference and Settlement and Mediation in Commercial and Personal Injury Cases".

Personal Injury Headache for New York Lax Player & Coach

Q: Can a college athlete sue for a personal injury sustained at practice? When a child goes off to college, fear of an accident, injury, or sickness is a real worry. The degree of worry may depend in part on the kinds of risks that are inherent in the student's particular lifestyle. Athletes are, by nature of their participation in competitive sports, at an increased risk of injury as opposed to those not engaged in such activities. And with contact sports, the risk is highest. But that doesn't mean that by participating they assume the risk of all injuries they may sustain. Despite the inherent risk of sport, athletes can be injured by the reckless, negligent, or intentional acts of others. That may include opposing players on the field or court. Or even a player's own coach or teammate. Take the case against a Syracuse University Women's Lacrosse Coach by a former SU Women's Lacrosse player. The player filed a personal injury lawsuit recently stemming from an incident in October 2013 wherein the player was hit in the head by a ball thrown by the coach during a practice, causing her to sustain a concussion injury. Although she reportedly did play in games during the 2013, 2015, and 2016 seasons, the player claims that she continues to suffer from "concussion-related issues". The personal injury suit alleges that the coach was negligent and/or reckless at the time of the incident and that his actions resulted in the player's personal injury. The amount of the damages sought is unspecified. Each case is different and requires a thorough investigation of the facts in order to determine the nature, extent, and cause of the injuries. No details were available in the SU case, but factors to consider in determining if the coach was reckless or negligent would include the circumstances surrounding the pass that hit the player, how the player was treated at the time and after the injury, and the specifics and severity of the "concussion-related issues" from which she is suffering. If you or a loved one has been injured by the actions of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Damages may include recovering money for medical bills, expected future medical bills and treatment or therapy, lost wages, and even pain and suffering, depending on the circumstances of your particular case. Call the New York City personal injury law firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros at 800-269-2780 for a free consultation or contact us here.

Personal Injury and Airplane Crashes

Who's responsible when an airplane crashes?

Increased traffic means increased risk, in the air as well as on the road. In general, airplane travel is considered a safe mode of transportation, even though airplane crashes result in more frequent fatalities and can result in lawsuits involving serious personal injuries as well as wrongful death charges. Nonetheless, there are cases in which pilots or passengers manage to survive air accidents with minimal injuries or none at all. Remember Captain Sullenberger who made a safe emergency landing on the Hudson River? If you have suffered a personal injury, of someone you love has suffered wrongful death, as a result of an aircraft accident, you should hire a highly competent personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you receive the compensation you deserve. What are the causes of airplane accidents? There are, of course, aviation accidents that can be blamed on terrible weather conditions or terrorism. The majority of aircraft accidents, however, are caused by one of the following:

Child Hurt during Recess at School Because of Insufficient Supervision

What responsibility does the school have when its staffers are negligent?

Everyone knows that accidents happen, even when precautions are taken, but the parents of a 7-year-old boy injured during recess at PS 811 in Manhattan have filed a lawsuit claiming that the appropriate precautions were not taken at the time their little boy got hurt. The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Supreme court by their lawyer, David Jaroslawicz, states that the child was injured because he and the other children playing during recess were not being supervised. Instead, the staffers supposedly in charge of the children were absorbed in their own game of basketball. The staff members did not, therefore, notice that the children's game was becoming overly rough and did nothing to intervene as the kids smashed into one another. As a result, the victim's two front teeth were knocked out and he was taken to have an emergency root canal procedure. Not only is he now missing his two permanent front teeth, but he was traumatized by the event, both physically and emotionally, and still faces extensive dental work to restore his mouth to normal. Clearly, this is not what is supposed to happen. When a child, particularly a child so young, is at school, his parents have the right to assume that he is being monitored, especially during the rough and tumble of recess. Children between the ages of 7 and 9, particularly boys, are the most likely to get injured in accidents and certainly should never be left unsupervised. The parents can sue for medical (dental) costs, pain and suffering.  Perhaps the potential success of their lawsuit will remind all school staff members to be more attentive to their young charges. After all, though this was a nasty accident, it could have been much worse.

Abraham Jaros among AIOPIA's 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in New York

We take great pleasure and pride in announcing that our very own Abraham Jaros has been nominated and accepted a 3-Year 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction in New York by The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA). This honor is well-deserved, as any client or colleague of Jaros will tell you. Making the cut confirms what those around Abraham Jaros already knew: Jaros is an attorney who always puts his clients first. Jaros' well-honed legal knowledge and courtroom skills are matched by his compassion for the people he serves. A principal partner of the outstanding law firm of Jaroslawicz & Jaros, he has a track record of great success in fighting vigorously for his clients' rights and getting them the compensation they deserve. More than that, he has a history of making his clients, who come to him at times of stress and suffering, feel personally supported. Being named by AIOPIA as a 3-Year 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction is not an honor easily won. AIOPIA is a third-party attorney rating organization that publishes an annual list of the top 10 attorneys in each state. Each candidate must pass through a rigorous selection process that includes nominations by clients and/or peers, investigation of character and performance, and independent evaluation. The resulting list of superb attorneys is created as a useful tool for clients who are in the process of selecting attorneys. At the center of AIOPIA's selection process is the individual attorney's relationships with, and reputation among, his or her clients. The AIOPIA takes both aspects of outstanding law practice into account: winning cases and treating clients with the care and respect they deserve. Jaros clearly has a record of satisfying his clients both in terms of getting them just and substantial settlements and in terms of treating them with dignity and concern. Jaros, like all the attorneys at Jaroslawicz & Jaros is client-oriented and exceptionally skilled. We congratulate him on his significant achievement.

Understanding Personal Injury Auto Insurance Claims

What are the types of insurance coverage and how are damages awarded?

For most people, the intricacies of car insurance are not especially interesting until they have an accident, at which point, particularly if there is personal injury involved, such matters become of paramount importance. It is helpful to be generally familiar with this information before you are involved in a collision.

How to Choose a Child Car Seat in New York City - Injury Lawyer Insights

Children are almost always the most vulnerable passengers in car accidents. Even a small collision can seriously injure a child, and parents often face overwhelming debt due to health-care expenses. However, if the crash was the result of another driver's negligence, then the at-fault party may be liable for these financial losses.

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