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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

1/1/2013
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Queens Jury Finds Home Care Aide Negligent; Awards $4.5 Million

Recently, a Queens County jury awarded the father of a child who choked to death while being fed by her nurse over $4 million, finding the aide was negligent.

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6/14/2012
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Queens Court: Transit Authority Has No Duty to Air Condition Subway Cars

Queens Court: Transit Authority Has No Duty to Air Condition Subway Cars

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5/24/2012
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By Proving Recurrent Leaky Condition, Queens Slip & Fall Victim Recovers $3.25 Million

Long Island, NY slip and fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent settlement of a slip and fall case in Queens County, New York.

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8/11/2011
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How One Student's Texting Led to a Bizarre School Negligence Claim

Long Island & Queens, NY school negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how one student's grandparents took the concept of school negligence to an extreme

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8/8/2011
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Finding the Silver Lining in a Tragic Queens Car Accident

Long Island & Queens, New York car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses something good that can be gleaned from an otherwise terribly car crash in Queens.

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8/1/2011
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Offered Full Damages for Defective Dryer, NY Insurer Still Says No

Long Island, New York defective dryer and products liability attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses how one insurer refused a manufacturer's offer to pay in full.

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7/31/2011
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After Bullied Student Retaliates, High School Reponds by Expelling Him

Long Island & Queens, NY school negligence & bullying attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses an extremely disturbing story about a bullied high school student.

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7/17/2011
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Split NY Appeals Court Finds School Pitcher Assumed Risk of Injury

Long Island, NY school negligence & sports injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent appellate decision dismissing the injury case of a college pitcher.

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7/13/2011
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To Defeat a NY Slip & Fall Claim, Denying Defect Isn't Enough

Long Island, NY slip & fall attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why denying a defect in a slip & fall case isn't enough to secure summary judgment, and dismissal

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6/15/2011
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Worksite Owner Maybe Liable for Dust That Falls Into Worker's Eye: NY Court

Long Island, NY construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent case holding owner maybe liable for dust falling into a workers' eye.

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6/12/2011
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NY School Loses 5th Grader's Finger Tip - And Won't Admit Negligence

Long Island, NY school negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses recent news of NY School Loses 5th Grader's Finger Tip - And Won't Admit Negligence.

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6/1/2011
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Queens Worker Who Fell From Unsecured Ladder Wins Labor Law Claim

Long Island & Queens, NY construction site accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent decision granting judgment to a worker who fell from a ladder.

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5/27/2011
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In Big Shift, NY Court Expands Police & EMS Liability for Car Accidents

Long Island & Queens, NY car accident lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent high court decision that expanded police & EMS liability for car accidents in NY

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4/28/2011
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Finding Plaintiff's Claim Implausible, Brooklyn Jury Rejects Trip & Fall Claim

Long Island & Queens, NY trip and fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how New York juries see through "manufactured" trip & fall claims.

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4/12/2011
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NY Bicyclist's Claim He Was Blown From Bike By Helicopter Survives Dismissal

Long Island & Queens, New York accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a bizarre case that survived a defendant's motion to dismiss the case.

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4/11/2011
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How Failing to Investigate a NY Slip & Fall Case Can Prove Fatal to the Claim

Long Island & Queens, New York slip & fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how a simple mistake can destroy a valid slip and fall case under NY law.

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4/6/2011
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8th Grader Sets Classmate's Pants on Fire; So Why Did School Wait to Report It?

An 8th Grader sets his classmate's pants on fire; and the school doesn't bother reporting it to the police until a day later.

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3/24/2011
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NY's High Court Draws Distinction Between Duty of School Bus & Public Bus to Student

A recent decision from NY's high court distinguished between the duty owed to a student from a school bus and a public bus. For more info call 516-791-5700.

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3/15/2011
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Why Aren't New York Coach Buses Required to Have Seat Belts?

Long Island & Queens, NY auto accident attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses why coach buses aren't required to have seat belts. For more info, call 516.791.5700.

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3/11/2011
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Student Injured While Playing Football By School "Bus Circle" May Proceed, Says NY Appeals Court

Long Island, NY school injury & negligence lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent school negligence case that survived dismissal.

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3/10/2011
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NY Appeals Court: Assumption of Risk Doesn't Apply to Rollerblading on Sidewalk

Long Island & Queens, NY trip and fall lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent NY court decision that held inapplicable the "play at your own risk" doctrine.

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3/6/2011
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Why Capping Damages in Defective Products Cases is a Bad Idea (Hint: It's Not Putting More $ in Plaintiffs' Pockets)

Long Island, NY defective products lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses why damages caps in defective products cases are a bad idea. (www.ProductsLiabilityBook.com)

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3/5/2011
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Why Claim By 10 Year-Old Who Suffered Head Injuries in School Assault Would Likely Fail in NY

Long Island & Queens, New York school assault and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses a recent school assault that occurred overseas, and why this claim would likely fail under New York law. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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2/20/2011
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Why the Claim by Parents of Bullied H.S. School Who Suicided Might Survive in NY

Long Island & Queens, New York school bullying and negligence attorney Jonathan Cooper discusses a bullying case from Pennsylvania, and how it would likely be evaluated under New York law. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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2/18/2011
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Rollerblader Didn't Assume Risk of Uneven Driveway, Says NY Appeals Court

Author of the Free Guide to NY Accident Cases, "Why Most Accident Victims Do Not Recover the Full Value of Their Claim," (www.TheNewYorkAccidentBook.com), Long Island & Queens, New York trip and fall and personal injury lawyer Jonathan Cooper discusses how an upstate appeals court reinstated the personal injury claim of a rollerblader that was injured when she tripped over a mis-leveled driveway. For additional information on this topic, please contact Jonathan Cooper directly at 516-791-5700.

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