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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HEAD ON COLLISION on the LIE - driving on wrong side of road kills driver

A 23-year-old man driving east in the westbound lanes of the Long Island Expressway just east of Exit 41 was killed early Sunday after he crashed into another car, then hit a median, Nassau police said. Two people were injured, a 24-year-old woman who was riding in the man's car and the 49-year-old man whose car was hit.

The driver of the other car, Joe DeGuardia a 49-year-old man, was taken to a hospital in guarded but stable condition, police said.
The 23-year-old driver in a 2008 Honda was heading east in the westbound lanes on the LIE.  The 24-year-old woman is in the hospital in critical condition

For a split second, Joe DeGuardia thought he was dead.  The boxing promoter's Mercedes-Benz had just been hit head-on early Sunday by a wrong-way driver on the Long Island Expressway. The car he had purchased just two weeks before was spinning out of control, and DeGuardia was drifting in and out of consciousness.

Through it all, he thought of his children.

If you or someone you know was injured in a car accident call the car accident lawyers of Buttafuoco & Associates right away at 1.800.669.4878.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Car collides with Tractor Trailer on Long Island Expressway

The driver of a Hyundai car that overturned on the Long Island Expressway early Thursday morning was hospitalized with serious injuries, police and fire officials said.  The car collided with the rear of a tractor-trailer truck near Exit 56, Route 111

Suffolk County fire officials said the victim, whose identity was not released, was taken by East Brentwood Ambulance to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore after the crash at 2 a.m. on the eastbound.

Accidents involved trucks are dangerous and often result in serious injuries.  If you or someone you know was seriously injured in an accident with a truck call the injury law office voted BEST LAWYER five years in row at 1.800.669.4878 (1.800.NOW.HURT).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

School bus driver killed and 6 passengers hurt by head-on collision with cement truck on Long Island

A cement truck slammed into a Long Island Rail Road overpass while it was heading south on Oyster Bay Road near Matinecock Court in Locust Valley and then collided with a school bus killing the BUS DRIVER and injuring six passengers - including four children.

One of the police officers at the scene said the impact from the LI Rail Road overpass knocked the barrel loose from the cement truck, causing the truck to swerve out of control and into oncoming traffic.

The bus, owned by the Locust Valley Central School District, was in the northbound lane and in the direct path of the truck.

The bus, carrying four children who were hurt (all listed in stable condition) were on their way home from a summer day camp for developmentally disabled children.

According to people at the scene a male aide on the bus and the cement truck driver were also taken to area hospitals.

If you or someone you know have suffered a serious injury as a result of a negligent driver call our office immediately to speak with an experienced attorney.  1.800.669.4878 (1.800.NOW.HURT).

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

What kind of injuries can you get in a boating accident?

Boating accidents in New York are dangerous and can result in serious injuries including brain and spinal cord injuries, paralysis and even death.  If you or someone you know has been involved in a NY boating accident call our the experienced boating accident lawyers at Buttafuoco & Associates to preserve necessary evidence in your case.

Types of Boating Accidents

Ferry boat injuries: We have experience representing the victims of injuries resulting from ferry boat and commuter ferry accidents. We are also experienced in handling claims involving water taxi service. When you suffer a neck or back injury, or someone you know has been seriously injured, let us assert your rights.

Jet Ski accidents: Jet Skis used in the New York City area can be fun for kids, teenagers and adults. Unfortunately, when a careless operator or a negligent boat driver collides with a Jet Ski passenger, the results can be catastrophic. We will assert your rights for the injuries sustained in a Jet Ski accident.

Drunk driving accidents: Many boating accidents are the result of drunk driving accidents on the water. Our New York boating accident lawyers will investigate the accident, working with accident reconstructionists, police reports and other experts to determine the cause of the accident and pursue claims against negligent drunk drivers. Contact us today for a free consultation regarding your boating accident.

Wrongful death and fatalities
If someone you know was in a boating accident that resulted in a fatality, we offer experienced legal service to you and the victims of boating accidents involving:
  • Yachts
  • Barges
  • Water taxis
  • Ferries
  • Cruise ships
  • Other vessels