- 2:12 pm - Wed, May 2, 2012
Click the title for a great editorial on the Bronx River Parkway Accident
Tragedy. That’s the only word to describe the absolutely deadly accident that happened under a week ago, when an SUV filled with seven members of the Nunez family barricaded through the guardrail, hit the curb along the side of the highway and flew into the Bronx Zoo, which is about 60 feet below the freeway.
There were no survivors.
The thing about this accident is that it was just so unnecessary, and could have been prevented had the highway been properly flanked. In this editorial, the spokesman for AAA says that curbs are very dangerous when placed along the side of the highway because when hit at a high speed it can act as a catapult, which is unfortunately what happened in this devastating situation.
Read the editorial for some insight about why the accident happened, how it could have been prevented and why the lawsuits taking place and new york city accident attorneys getting involved as a result could be just the push that the state needs to take action in making New York roadways safer for everyone.
- 5:01 pm - Tue, Apr 17, 2012
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Lead. Poisoning. It’s bad news:
“Some of the highest risk comes from lead paint dust that is exposed during apartment and building renovations”. - John S. Carro.
If you see peeling paint like the icky green and brown stuff on the side of this house of shambles, make sure your child steers clear! According to a New York Personal Injury Attorneys blog:
"Lead poisoning can cause serious injuries, including learning disabilities, birth defects, seizures, digestive problems and anemia. Lead poisoning symptoms are many and can include pain, vomiting, nausea, headaches, weight loss, irritability, and attention disorders."
- 6:12 pm - Fri, Apr 13, 2012
How terribly tragic this story is. I think this blog is so interesting though because it doesn’t just report on the tragedy, it goes into the lawyer’s and author’s mind about why operating a crane in the middle of New York City is exceptionally dangerous. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the deceased and injured, to their coworkers and to their loved ones.
- 6:04 pm - Wed, Mar 28, 2012
"When I was in high-school at DeWitt Clinton, I thought I would be a psychologist. I don’t know why I thought that or where I got that idea, but that’s what I wanted to be even though my mother was always telling me to be a lawyer.
Everything changed when Judge Carro, who was in Criminal Court then, came to Clinton one day and spoke to us. He changed my way of thinking and ultimately my life. He encouraged us to go into law and I remember thinking: he’s Hispanic (like me), he speaks with an accent (like me), he’s a judge and he says we can do it too…
And then I realized: I can be a lawyer.”
- Justice Rolando T. Acosta
Quoted from a PRBAnet
article on Justice John Carro, founder of personal injury lawyers group, Carro Carro Mitchell LLP.
As Justice Acosta said, John Carro is one of the top Spanish speaking lawyers
in all of New York and clearly is an inspirational man, paving the path for Justice Acosta to ultimately land on the bench as well.
- 5:05 pm
Nice work Sonia!
Sonia Sotomayor, an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, (appointed by President Barack Obama in August 2009) is the Court’s first Hispanic justice! Not only that, but she’s the third female justice!
Because she is the first Hispanic justice, she’s been in the spot-light of Spanish speaking lawyers in New York. And guess what? She’s been awarded the John Carro Award for Judicial Excellence!
Who is John Carro?
He’s one of the said Spanish Speaking Lawyers in New York, but he is oh-so-much-more than that. In fact, The NY Times referred to Justice John Carro as “a legendary retired judge.” Pretty awesome. But he’s not just retired, he’s a top personal injury attorney in one of the most competitive places in the world!
Not only is he one of the top Spanish Speaking Lawyer in New York, he’s a former Supreme Court Justice as well who comes by way of Puerto Rico.
His site says that he, “Justice John Carro served for 25 years on the bench beginning with six years on the Criminal Court, four years on the Supreme Court and fifteen years on the Supreme Court, Appellate Division. He was the first Puerto Rican to be named to the Supreme Court, Appellate Division”
So congrats to Sonia for taking one large step for mankind… or woman-kind! Or the Spanish-speaking-kind.