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New York City is an exciting place to live, work, and play. The streets and sidewalks are full of people who may or may not call our City home. But while folks from out of town take in the sights and stand on sidewalks gazing up in wonder at our skyscrapers, New Yorkers rush about the business of getting safely to their jobs and back home to provide for their families.

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With the sheer numbers of people moving through the streets of our City, on foot or in motor vehicles, it’s inevitable that an accident will happen. Something as simple as tripping over a mop bucket left outside a restaurant, being clipped by a taxi that went through the pedestrian crosswalk too quickly, or getting rear-ended by a driver who’s not paying attention to the stop-and-go traffic—any imaginable type of accident could change your life in the blink of an eye. The accident may not have been your fault, but it could put you deeply in debt, unable to pay your bills or provide for your family.

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The legal team at Kaplan Lawyers PC has decades of experience and has helped thousands of clients through what is often the most difficult experience of their lives. These results are reflected in our team of law professionals, who have not only the tenacity to fight aggressively in your corner and compassion for your plight, but the experience necessary to win serious results.

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The firm of Kaplan Lawyers PC has the experience and dedication you’re looking for to help you win the compensation you and your family members are entitled to if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident or other type of personal injury anywhere in New York City. As Queens injury lawyers, they have won personal injury cases in court as well as through pretrial settlements that have made the difference in a Queens family’s ability to survive financially following a personal injury accident suffered by the family’s breadwinner.

The Kaplan Lawyers are members of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, and the American Association for Justice. Call today at (212) 563-1900 (NYC) | (516) 399-2364 (Long Island), or complete and submit the free and confidential online form. We’re waiting to hear from you.

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What Our Injury & Accident Clients Say…

Once Kaplan Lawyers took over my case I knew that I made the right decision. I was able to get medical care paid for and they negotiated a settlement for much more than my insurance company had offered. I am a client for life! Katrina S.

Commack, NY

The staff at Kaplan Lawyers was friendly and compassionate. They made me feel special. My case was settled faster than I ever imagined and it will provide for me for the rest of my life! Mary T.

Northport, NY

The lawyers at Kaplan took the time to explain the law to me and identified what would have to be proven to win the case. They brought in experts and worked tirelessly to get evidence that showed neglect on the owner’s part. Robin A.

Huntington, NY

Outbreak at Orchard Beach

Originally, it was two proximal watering holes that tested positive for dangerous contaminants. Then, it was Orchard Beach itself, closed down as a precautionary measure. Beachgoers, eager to get their last licks before summer’s sun grows cold and precludes them from hitting the waves, were doubly upset. On the one hand, they were mad that they were denied access to their favorite beach locale, and for secondary reasons, for those that had already paid for parking by the time they’d gotten wind of the shutdown. Evidently, unsafe levels of bacteria were found during recent tests. As it stands, there is no word on when these beaches are set for reopening. Sooner, one hopes, rather than later. Luckily, those willing to take another trip were happy to find that other nearby public beaches were still open for business. So serious seafarers need not be discouraged. The dangers of contaminated water apply most directly to pregnant women, young children, and the elderly. These sub-groups, historically, have the weakest immune systems. Or, in the case of pregnant women, the most precious cargo. Coming in contact with polluted water (or worse, ingesting it) leads to some of the following symptoms: Emesis (Vomiting) Diarrhea Flu-like symptoms including: Shivering Runny Nose Aches Headache Which means that if you’ve gone swimming recently, and present with any of these symptoms, you should immediately seek the opinion of a doctor. In cases like this, it’s always better to be safe than sorry. So even if you haven’t gone for a dip in recent memory, seek medical attention if you’re experiencing these symptoms.   Common Pollutants and Their Effects Factories illegally dispelling their waste into nearby rivers, farms or other agricultural systems whose illicit pesticides have seeped back into the water table, catastrophic oil spills, the multiplication effect of ambient chemicals in the advent of new urbanization, untreated raw sewage finding its way into a water system, acid rain, human litterbugs. This is just a brief list of factors that contribute to the pollution of lakes, rivers, streams and oceans. DDT: This notorious insecticide, banned in the USA now for all applications save combatting malaria-carrying mosquitoes, still shows up in trace amounts in some waters. Exposure to DDT, even in low doses, may cause various cancers, liver damage, nerve damage, chromosome alteration, birth complications/defects and infertility in males. PCBs: PCBs, contaminants sometimes found in electrical equipment coolant run-off, or near plants that use cutting fluids for machining operations, are also highly toxic to human beings. They can cause the skin to break out into violent pustules, elicit cold-like symptoms, and cause nerve damage. Sewage: This may be upsetting for audience members weaker-in-the-stomach, but raw sewage is a major concern when it comes to contaminated water. Salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, E. coli, hepatitis, gastroenteritis, typhoid fever and dysentery are some of the...

Man in Critical Condition After ATV Accident

ATV, which stands for “all-terrain vehicle,” is a blanket term that covers many off-road vehicles, whether recreational or service, and of various wheel-counts, whose low-pressure tires and advanced suspension systems let them easily navigate rough terrain. For those who operate these vehicles recreationally, speed is all part of the thrill. Pushing the craft to its limits, coupled with the ability to traverse backwoods and natural landscapes, is largely the appeal of owning and operating an ATV. However, this pursuit of speed and excitement led to a scare-inducing accident for a New Jersey man last Tuesday night, when he lost control of his vehicle. Frank Battiato, age 45, and his three young sons were thrown from an ATV as he went careening out of control. Mr. Battiato was cruising around the expanses of his private estate, Battiato Farms, at the time of the incident. Luckily, none of the children were seriously injured, as they were summarily dismissed from a local hospital after receiving light treatment. Mr. Battiato didn’t fare as well- he was listed as in critical condition. This accident proves that ATVs, while enjoyable, are no mere toys. They’re capable of inflicting grievous harm to their operators if proper safety protocol isn’t utilized. Following is a refresher course on precisely these safety protocols, which we at Kaplan Lawyers PC hope can be used to avoid future accidents.   New York State ATV Laws In New York State, local county sheriffs are the policing agency responsible for enforcing all ATV laws. What follows is an impartial list of bylaws governing NY State ATV use. For a complete list, consult your local sheriff or seek a comprehensive list on-line. First things first, you’ve got to get registered. Much alike actual road vehicles, all ATVs must be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles and have their licenses renewed annually. No one under the age of 10 is allowed to pilot or ride on an ATV. ATVs may not be used on highways, unless you are crossing the highway. Even then, you must cross at spots that are designated legal. Passenger limits must be strictly adhered to. Only ATVs designed to hold more than one person may be occupied by a passenger. Otherwise, it’s rider-only. A helmet must be worn at all times, by all riders, during ATV operation. When it’s dark, or approaching darkness, headlights and taillights must be switched on to increase visibility. It is illegal to operate an ATV under the influence of alcohol.   How To Stay Safe on An ATV Learning about, and then following stringently, the rules listed above is a great way to improve your overall safety while riding an ATV. Here are some more safety tips that all responsible ATV owners and users should memorize in order to improve the general well-being of all...

Flash Flooding in New Jersey

Union County, New Jersey was hit with disastrous thunderstorms and flash flooding last week. Heavy precipitation led to deep floods, which uprooted telephone poles, demolished cars, tore apart the exteriors of residential and commercial buildings, and supplanted many New Jersey residents from their water-ravaged homes. Scotch Plains, which was hit hardest by the floods, appeared to be more of a river and less a plain as the flooding reached its strongest points. Many businesses reported a complete demolition of their stores, and many residents found their basements filled to the brim with rainwater. Some of those unlucky enough to have been caught out driving when the rains reached their epic heights were forced to abandon their cars, lest be swept away in the torrential flow. All of these examples showcase the great power of voluminous rain. Rescue workers and clean-up crews were fast to the scene, and the outlook they envisioned was dismal. The damage, they noted, could take days or even weeks to fully rectify.   What To Do In A Flood At Kaplan Lawyers PC, your safety is our biggest concern. If you live in a place that’s susceptible to flooding, it’s important that you’ve got a game plan in mind in case your caught in fast, torrential rain. Even if you’re area doesn’t have a history of flooding, it still may be worth brushing up on the basic facts. Knowledge is power, and these helpful tips might one day save your life! If you are in a household, secure a battery-powered radio. It’s important to not latch onto something plugged into an electrical outlet; even if the room you’re in is not yet submerged, water seeping through the woodwork could cause an electrical surge. With this radio, tune into an emergency service station. They will advise you on what to do next. It may become important to disengage your main gas valve and to power down all of your electrical utilities. If flooding becomes bad enough, you may be forced to seek higher ground. The higher you go, the less likely it becomes that you’ll be trapped in a flooded room, and thus the risk of drowning is decreased. This means your top floor, attic, or even roof. Ideally, you should make your way to the roof if it is accessible and safe. With no ceiling above you, you’re less likely to get trapped. If you are in a car, it is important to divorce yourself from sentimentality. Abandoning your car may seem like a grievous financial price to pay, but if it’s the difference between being swept away by floodwaters and being able to find higher terrain, it is worth it. Remember: “things,” like cars, can be replaced. Your life, however, cannot be. Don’t attempt to ford the rivers created by a flood. The water...