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Thursday, April 03, 2014

Buttafuoco and Associates Seeks To File $300 million Lawsuit Against Con Edison on behalf of the Victims of the Fatal Harlem Gas Leak Explosion


New York, NY, April 3, 2014 — Daniel P. Buttafuoco and Associates filed the first in a series of personal injury/wrongful death lawsuits against Consolidated Edison (“Con Ed”) in relation to the tragic gas leak explosion at the Spanish Christian Church in Harlem. The suit seeks damages in excess of $300 million on behalf of the victims that were injured or killed in the March 12 blast.

The lawsuits, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, allege negligence against Con Ed and seek compensation for serious, life-altering injuries, death and loss of property. “Con Ed’s antiquated system of gas mains and pipelines continue to pose a threat to the City’s residents," said Daniel Buttafuoco. "The devastation caused by this horrific event was profound, permanent and could have been prevented if not
for the negligent behavior of those responsible for the maintenance of the city’s utility infrastructure."

Currently, a total of 10 separate actions, including five wrongful death lawsuits, two personal injury lawsuits and two property damage claims are being filed. Property damage cases will be handled on a pro-bono basis. Buttafuoco and Associates is also in the process of establishing guardianships and estates for the deceased and anticipate filing additional lawsuits.

Monday, March 31, 2014

APRIL is Distracted Driving Awareness Month


Recognize April 2014 as Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Thousands die needlessly each year because people continue to use their cell phones while driving, handheld or hands-free. Join the National Safety Council this April in urging those you care about to:
  • Stop using cell phones while driving
  • Recognize that hands-free devices offer no safety benefit
  • Understand the dangers of the cognitive distraction to the brain
  • Tell others about the dangers of cell phone distracted driving 
NSC estimates almost 25 percent of car crashes involve cell phone use. Driving is a complex task that requires eyes on the road, hands on the wheel and the brain focused on the task of driving. Drivers engaged in cell phone conversations, handheld or hands-free, are cognitively distracted and can fail to see up to 50 percent of their driving environment including stop signs, pedestrians and red lights.

Pledge like a life depends on it. Because it does.


The experienced car accident attorneys at Buttafuoco & Associates are committed to ending Distracted Driving. 

Join Buttafuoco & Associates fight to end distracted driving by PLEDGING to not use your cell phone while driving in any way, including:
  • Having a phone conversation - handheld or hands-free
  • Texting