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Long Island & Queens, New York Negligent Supervision, Defective Product & Accident Lawyer Blog


The blog by published author of the Free book on New York accident claims, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," as well as the New Yorker's guide to defective product claims, "Why Are There So Few Successful Defective Products Lawsuits?" is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidents, slip and/or trip and fall accidents, auto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products.

For additional information on any of these topics, readers are encouraged to download these Free e-books on New York personal injury claims


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9/22/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY High Court Reinstates Child's Hot Water Burn Case Against Building Owner

Long Island and Queens, New York child injury and school negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision that was handed down by New York's Court of Appeals that reinstated the burn injury claims by an infant who was scalded by the hot water coming out of the faucet of her apartment's bathtub. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

9/12/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How a Brooklyn Girl That Was Dragged By a Backhoe Lost Her Accident Case

Long Island, New York child accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a Brooklyn jury turned away a 12 year-old girl who was dragged by a backhoe without any compensation for her injuries. For additional information on how to prove a child's accident case under New York law, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/31/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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What Could Be Going On In Your Child's School

Long Island, New York child injury and school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent lawsuit that was filed by a student who shocked himself in his electrical trades class, and then turned around and sued his school for negligence. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/23/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Special Needs Student Left at Wrong Stop Gets Hit By 2 Passing Cars

Long Island, New York school negligence and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent bus accident involving a special needs student. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

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8/14/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How to Defeat One Typical Defense to a NY School Negligence Claim

Long Island, New York school negligence and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses one of the more common defenses raised by schools and daycare facilities to a school negligence claim, and how to defeat it. For additional information on how to prove a negligent supervision claim under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/12/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Leaving Children On Bus: Another Tragic Instance of School Negligence

Long Island, New York child injury and school negligence attorney discusses another unfortunate - and all too common - way that schools can be held negligent: by leaving children on their vehicles. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/11/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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School Bus Lands In Ditch After Vomiting Driver Falls Out of Moving School Bus

Long Island, New York school negligence and bus accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a case where some school children were allegedly injured when their school bus landed in a ditch after the driver fell out of the moving bus. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/5/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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How I Helped a Child Settle His NY School Negligence Case - And Got a Hug

Long Island, New York car accident, personal injury and child injury attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how he was able to help one child achieve a settlement that made him so happy that he gave Mr. Cooper a hug on the courthouse steps. For additional information on what to expect in a car accident case under New York law, please download Jonathan Cooper's Free book on New York accident cases entitled "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim" from www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/4/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Why This School Assault Case Would Never Survive in New York

Long Island, New York school negligence and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a case that was recently filed against a school district charging that they should be held responsible for an assault that was apparently motivated by race. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case under New York law, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/3/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Study Finds Over 250,000 Children Treated For Household Cleaner Related Injuries Since '99

Long Island, New York child injury and products liability attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a new study that was released by the American Academy of Pediatrics which found that while the numbers of child injuries related to exposure to household chemicals has dropped, a very high number of cases are still being reported every year. For additional information on how the Federal Regulations regarding packaging are designed to protect small children, please see the Free Guide to New York Products Liability Claims at www.ProductsLiabilityBook.com, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

8/2/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Negligent Supervision Lawsuit Filed For 13 Year-Old Whose Fingers Were Amputated in Woodworking Class

Long Island, New York school negligence and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a lawsuit that was recently filed by attorneys in California on behalf of a teenage student whose fingers were amputated during a woodworking class. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence or negligent supervision claim under New York law, please visit https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or call 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

7/23/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Paralyzed High School Football Player Settles School Negligence Case

Long Island, New York school negligence and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case where a high school football player settled his school negligence case for an undisclosed sum, and how this case would likely have had a different outcome under New York law. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

7/6/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Principal on Student's Death: "We can't take responsibility for each and every kid"

Long Island, New York school negligence and child injury attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a news story that quotes a school principal as refusing to take any responsibility for students under his charge, or for the drowning of one of his students during school hours. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case under New York law please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

6/22/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Tragic NYC Student's Drowning a Paradigm of School Negligence

Long Island, New York school negligence, child injury and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how a tragic incident from earlier today involving the drowning of a 12 year-old student is a near-perfect example for the consequences of a school's negligent supervision. For additional information on what constitutes negligent supervision, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

6/21/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Assaulted By Patient at NY Hospital, Mother's Negligent Supervision Claim Survives

Long Island, New York child injury and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how one woman's personal injury and negligent supervision claim stemming from an assault by a fellow patient survived the defendant hospital's motion to dismiss. For additional information on negligent supervision claims under New York law, please visit https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

6/13/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY's High Court Takes Extreme Stand on School Assault Case

Long Island, New York school assault and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision by New York's highest court which affirmed the dismissal of a school assault case, and how this decision impacts upon negligent supervision cases in New York in general. For additional information on this topic, please see https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-a-school-can-not-be-liable-for-an-assault-under-new-york-law.cfm, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island office at 516-791-5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

6/7/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Another Frivolous Negligent Supervision Case Dismissed By NY Appeals Court

In what does not appear to be a close call, a New York appeals court recently reversed a Brooklyn trial court's ruling, and dismissed a negligent supervision and personal injury case that was brought against a summer camp. For additional information on how to prove a negligent supervision case, please visit https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/video/negligent-supervision-cases.cfm, or contact Long Island, New York negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper directly at 516.791.5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

5/31/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Teacher Says She's "Sorry" After Being Caught On Tape Beating Student

After being caught on videotape beating one of her students, a former teacher of the year has said she's sorry. Apparently, this teacher does not believe that the incident is her fault - at least not solely her fault. She blames the school, which has ignored teachers' past complaints about students being too rough with them. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please see Long Island, New York school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper's article at https://www.jonathancooperlaw.com/library/how-to-prove-your-school-negligence-case-under-new-york-law.cfm.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

5/12/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Frivolous Negligent Supervision Case Against NY School is Dismissed

In a May 4, 2010 decision, New York's Appellate Division, Second Department affirmed the dismissal of a school negligence claim. Long Island, New York school negligence and negligent supervision attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how a cursory reading of this decision raises the question as to why this case was brought altogether. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516.791.5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

5/11/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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5th Grader Claims School Teacher Ignored Her Injuries - Deliberately

In a disturbing story coming out of New Mexico, a 5th grader claimed that her teacher deliberately ignored her playground injuries due to differences she had with the student's parents. For additional information on how to prove a school negligence case, please visit the website of Long Island, New York school negligence and child injury attorney, Jonathan Cooper at www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact him directly at 516.791.5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

4/7/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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NY Court Holds Child's Risky Behavior Doesn't Bar School Negligence Claim

In this article, Long Island, New York child injury and school negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how a hot-off-the-presses decision by New York's highest court sharply narrowed the assumption of risk doctrine, thereby assuring that more negligent supervision cases can reach a jury for determination, rather than being dismissed by the court. For additional information on child accident cases under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

3/24/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Why Some NY Schools Can Get Away With Negligent Supervision

In this article, New York school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how one New York school - although grossly neglectful of a special needs student - managed to avoid civil liability for its negligence. For additional information on this topic, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

3/2/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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Absent "Special Relationship," NY Municipality Cannot Be Held Liable For Playground Assault

In this blog post, Long Island, New York child accident attorney Jonathan Cooper sets forth the criteria that New York's courts look to in determining whether and when a municipality or municipal agency can be held liable for an assault by third parties. For additional information on child accidents generally, and how they are evaluated under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com, or contact Jonathan Cooper directly at his Long Island office at 516.791.5700.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury

2/16/2010
Jonathan Cooper
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New York Appellate Court Refuses To Dismiss School Assault Case

In a decision that was reported in today's New York Law Journal, Long Island, New York child accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how an upstate appeals court affirmed a trial court's decision that denied a school's motion to dismiss a personal injury and negligent supervision claim against the school, finding that this particular assault may have been foreseeable to the school, and that the school failed to discharge its duty to the plaintiff-student. For additional information on school negligence and assault cases generally, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

Category: School Negligence / Personal Injury