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This blog by the six-time published author Jonathan Cooper, is intended to educate the general public about issues of interest, particularly innovations and changes in the law, in the areas of non-compete agreements, breach of contract matters, school negligence (and/or negligent supervision), construction accidentsslip and/or trip and fall accidentsauto accidents, and, of course, defective or dangerous products

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7/4/2011
Jonathan Cooper
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CDC Predicts That On Average, 1 Pedestrian Will Be Killed Every 2 Hours

Long Island, NY car accident & personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent publication released by the CDC regarding pedestrian safety.

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5/5/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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Click on the link to read a well-researched article that was published this morning at www.msn.com regarding the most common - and dangerous - mistakes that drivers make that can lead to serious car accidents that result in serious personal injuries or even death.


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3/29/2009
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How Videotapes Can Dramatically Impact Upon Your NY Personal Injury Lawsuit

In this article, Long Island, NY personal injury and trial lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how a videotape can have a dramatic impact upon how both liability and damages are perceived by a trial jury in New York. For additional FREE information on accident cases generally under New York law, please visit www.JonathanCooperLaw.com.

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2/11/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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I just found a very interesting series of articles discussing how the new breed of cars that run on hybrid or electric technology are actually too quiet. Although, given the loud cacophany that usually bombards New Yorkers' senses, this contention would seem absurd, a recent scientific study confirmed complaints raised by the Federation for the Blind that unlike regular gasoline-consuming vehicles, these cars fail to adequately warn pedestrians or other oncoming vehicles of their speed and approach, and thereby pose a greater safety hazard and potential for bkie or car accidents or injury. To read our fuller discussion of this topic, please see our article here.

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2/5/2009
Jonathan Cooper
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In a case from Orange County in California that was reported yesterday, a jury held the local municipality liable for causing the collision between a car and the teenage boy’s bike, as a result of which the boy sustained serious personal injuries, including the loss of one leg below the knee.  From the news report, it seems fairly clear that the government intends to appeal the jury’s $8 million plus verdict, because from their vantage point, it is manifestly unfair to cast the lion’s share of liability on the municipality when they had no direct role in the bike and car crash; they did not own or operate either the car or the bike.  While, at first blush, the municipality’s argument seems meritorious, if you think a bit more critically, you will realize that their argument contravenes what we know from our everyday, real-world experience.

There are some intersections and streets that have had such a disproportionately high number of tragic car accidents and fatalities over the last several years (such as Queens Boulevard in Forest Hills and Rego Park in Queens County, New York, which the local papers have dubbed the “Boulevard of Death”) that it is clear to all that these roadways are defectively and dangerously designed.  Consequently, the better public policy is to hold the municipalities and states liable for these conditions; otherwise, these governmental entities will have far less incentive to assure the safety of their roads.

For additional information as to whether governmental or municipal authorities are liable for the dangerous conditions of intersections and roadways under New York law, you can read our article here.

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