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Truck Collisions Top the List of Causes of Fatalities in NY Crashes

Crashes involving trucks are among the most dangerous types of accidents occurring on New York roadways. Their size, weight, and speed all contribute to the fact that truck collisions often result in life-altering injuries and fatal crashes. In recent years, we have seen a huge number of fatal truck accidents–on highways and on city streets. […]

New York Teen Drivers Suffer Far Too Many Fatal Crashes

According to the New York State Department of Health, motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of unintentional deaths among New York teens. What’s worse, the number of fatal crashes is on the rise. In 2022, 45,000 crashes in the state involved young drivers, and 124 drivers between the ages of 16 and 20 were […]

George Washington Bridge: Fatal Car Accidents Increasingly Common

The George Washington Bridge is a historical fixture connecting New York City and New Jersey–for nearly a century (since 1931) it has linked Manhattan and Bergen, New Jersey. As you can imagine, it would have been nearly impossible for the crew that constructed the bridge to predict the ever-increasing flow of traffic that these cities […]

Tiger Mauls Man at Bronx Zoo

Zoos offer visitors the chance to see animals from around the world up close. However, many of these animals can be extremely dangerous, and we’ve heard incidents of zoo-goers climbing into pens, taunting animals, or otherwise putting themselves in dangerous situations with deadly animals. Not too long ago, a man jumped into the tiger enclosure […]

Semi-Truck Accidents Among the Worst in New Jersey

Semi-truck accidents are some of the most devastating on our roads and highways. Given the sheer size of these vehicles, on average about 72 feet long and weighing up to 40 tons when fully loaded, this is unsurprising. For context, a 2020 Honda Accord weighs 3,313 lbs., just over 1.5 tons. In other words, as […]

Eastbound Lanes of LIE Close After Car Accident

Accidents on the Long Island Expressway are unfortunately common occurrences, and recent news is no exception. The Nassau County, New York police reported that two people were critically injured Thursday in a two-car rush-hour crash near Exit 40. I’ll tell you more below, including when an attorney may be necessary in cases like these. If […]

Skechers Shape Ups Lawsuit

Throughout the 2010s, Skechers Shape Ups shoes were among footwear’s most popular trends–touted by celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Joe Montana to name a few. The sneakers’ popularity wasn’t just due to their fashionable look: Skechers claimed that its “toning shoes” could help people lose weight, achieve more toned legs and abs, and more. But […]

$4 Million Settlement for DHL Worker Struck By Forklift at Airport

In recent news, a 31-year-old delivery person from Suffolk County, New York was struck in the back by a forklift at a local airport, severely injuring his neck and back. Luckily, the case was settled during mediation. In large part, this was because experienced personal injury attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates obtained a video surveillance […]

Surprise Medical Bills: What Are Your Rights?

Medical debt is a major problem in the United States. It’s one of the main things keeping many of our clients at Buttafuoco & Associates from getting their lives back on track after a major accident. In fact, 6% of adults in the United States owe over $1,000 in medical bills, while 1% of adults […]

Should Christians Sue for Personal Injuries?

It’s Monday, October 29th, 2012, and Hurricane Sandy is ravaging the east coast. You and your family heeded government warnings and evacuated your home on the South shore of Long Island, and now there is nothing to do but wait for it to end. The next day you return to your home, hoping it is […]