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super%20lawyers.jpg Peter J. Saghir has been selected to the 2013 New York Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in New York are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Since joining the firm, Peter’s focus has been on the preparation of catastrophic personal injury cases, complex medical malpractice cases, construction accident cases, car accident cases product liability cases and wrongful death cases. His primary responsibilities include all aspects of the preparation of a case including taking depositions, drafting and arguing motions and trials.

Our congratulations to Peter on receiving this honor at this early point in his career. It is well deserved.

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This weekend in New York, two motorcyclists, one teen driver and one pedestrian died in traffic accidents.

In Queens two people died in a motorcycle accident on Saturday. The two motorcyclists were knocked off the bike they were riding after they clipped a SUV and crashed into the back of another car.

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A surgeon can be sued for Medical Malpractice if he or she failed to properly communicate care instructions to a patient after the surgery.

Recently Web M&M analyzed the case of a woman who needed arthroscopic surgery after she tore the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in her left knee.

The surgeon talked to the patient before the surgery and gave her postoperative instructions for ACL repair that included 50% weight bearing immediately after the surgery

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Kingfisher, an Indian carrier owned by United Breweries has filed a $ 236 million lawsuit against U.S.-based International Aero Engines, which is part owned by United Technologies Corp’s Pratt & Whitney unit. Kingfisher alleged that the IAE V-2500 A5 engines supplied to Kingfisher were “inherently defective, both in design and manufacture,” .
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A woman was struck and killed by a hit and run driver in the Bronx, New York, yesterday night after a a club bouncer asked everybody to exit the club because someone had a gun. Over a hundred patrons started to run out of the club and poured across the street in a panic. As she was running away, a young woman was struck and killed by a car who sped away without even slowing down.

Nightclub owners are responsible for providing adequate safety for their patrons. This includes the responsibility to hire an adequate number of properly trained security employees who can monitor the crowd in any type of situation and are able to act effectively when problems arise. In this particular case, the security staff seems to have been completely overwhelmed by the situation. Therefore the club owner may be liable for negligent security.

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After a woman was struck by a truck causing her death at the Ocean Parkway Intersection in Brooklyn last June (see our previous blog), the New York Sate Department of Transportation finally approved a $200,000 crosswalk makeover that had been delayed since 2012.

A pedestrian island and other enhancements that will improve safety for all users will be installed on Ocean Parkway near Church Ave where cars funnel onto the expressway.

The construction is expected to start this fall.

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An elderly woman was struck and killed by a bus yesterday in Brooklyn, New York. This is the second MTA Bus accident that happened in Brooklyn in less than a week. On August 25th we reported in a previous blog that a young bicyclist was severely injured after being struck by an MTA bus.

Read more in the New York Post

Source: New York Post

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4 people suffered injury including one in serious condition after a truck hit a car driving in the same direction on Bushwick Ave in Brooklyn, New York. The shock was so violent that it propelled the car across the sidewalk into a light pole. The truck crashed into 3 cars for sale at a nearby auto dealer before it stopped. Firefighters had to cut the top of the car to rescue the driver.
Read More in the Daily News.


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A 19 year old driver whose driving license was suspended crashed his car into an elevated subway pillar on Rockaway Freeway killing the 15 year old passenger and severely injuring the other teen passenger. The driver who sustained only minor injuries was driving over the speed limit according to the police. Read More in the Daily News.

Speeding is a factor in a third of fatal crashes involving teen drivers in the United States.