KCR Secures $4.6 Million in Wrongful Death Case

The partners at Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson recently negotiated the settlement of a wrongful death case in Cook County, Illinois for $4.6 million. The case involved a collision at an intersection that was under construction.

In this case, the construction company created a dangerous condition in the intersection that substantially reduced the sight lines for drivers. Specifically, a driver making a left turn could not see an oncoming scooter, which resulted in the tragic accident that claimed the victim’s life.

When a person or organization fails to take reasonable care in ensuring the safety of a given premises, this falls under an area of law known as premises liability. In addition, when one party is responsible for creating a condition that causes a car accident, they may be held liable for damages in a personal injury lawsuit. Similar findings of negligence must be made in cases of wrongful death, such as this. When uncovering negligence, our investigators scan accident sites, track weather conditions, and accumulate any other relevant information to identify the party or parties responsible for creating a hazard that resulted in a fatal collision

In this particular case, our attorneys secured the opinions of a roadway construction engineer, as well as a human favors engineering expert, to show that the construction company created a dangerous condition in the intersection, specifically, one which prevented a left-turning driver from avoiding an oncoming scooter. We also retained a pain and suffering expert to show that the decedent had periods of conscious pain and suffering, as well as an accounting/economic expert to prove a substantial wage loss claim.

After a four-year period of litigation and two mediations, our team was able to secure a $4.6 million settlement on behalf of our clients. This will never rectify the loss of their loved one, but can serve as some closure that those responsible were forced to pay a price for their negligence.

If you or someone you love has suffered an injury or wrongful death and you suspect that another party may be responsible, contact our offices in Trenton or Pennington at (609) 528-2596 to receive a cost-free initial consultation. We also provide representation for injured victims and families in Pennsylvania. Please visit our Pennsylvania Website or contact our offices in Bucks County at 215-337-4915 for additional information.

KCR & StraightAway Solutions Are Teaming Up to Provide HR and Employment Law Solutions to Small and Medium Sized Businesses

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is proud to announce that we’re expanding our practice to include Employment Law services for small and medium sized businesses in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Together with StraightAway Solutions, we provide dedicated and professional labor and human resources portfolios to businesses who don’t want to hire full-time personnel.  We believe this cost-effective strategy will benefit many New Jersey and Pennsylvania businesses.

High-Value Services without High Overheads

To grow and succeed, many business owners find themselves in need of expensive human resources services. To remain compliant with labor laws and regulations, some businesses hire full-time personnel and on staff legal counsel to deal with issues that only arise occasionally. This puts them at a competitive disadvantage, because they have to maintain the salary and benefits of employees who don’t contribute directly to the bottom line.

Part-Time Price, Full-Time Professionalism

Many businesses, especially small and medium-sized businesses, would benefit from an out-sourced HR and Employment Law model. By only paying for the service that you need, you can avoid the overheads associated with full-time staff. If you’d like to discuss your options, learn about the services we provide, or find out how our services can save you the time and money, call our office today at (609) 528-2596.

More information about our services is available here.

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson Seek Parties for Potential Class Action Case – Dunmore/Keystone Landfill

We are currently investigating the possibility of filing a lawsuit against the operators of the Dunmore/Keystone Sanitary Landfill for the emission of noxious odors. If you live near Dunmore/Keystone Sanitary Landfill, you may have experienced odors associated with this neighboring facility. Odors which interfere with the use and enjoyment of your home may constitute a nuisance that may entitle you to compensation. Any lawsuit filed by this office would also have the objective of preventing any future emission of noxious odors.

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson is a law firm with extensive litigation and trial experience in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We have worked to improve the lives of families and loved ones for more than 40 years who have been injured as a result of negligence. To better represent the neighborhood surrounding the landfill, we have partnered with Liddle & Dubin who have successfully handled many air pollution cases, including those involving the emission of noxious odors from landfills.

Additional information about our firm can be obtained via www.kcrlawfirm.com. You can learn more about Liddle & Dubin at www.ldclassaction.com. If you are interested in receiving a free consultation regarding this issue, please feel free to contact us at (215) 337-4915. We look forward to hearing from you. Any lawsuit would be brought as a potential class action.

You can also learn more about your rights by completing the enclosed Datasheet and returning it to us by first class mail to the address of our Trenton office, listed above, by email, or via facsimile to 609-394-8620. If you are represented by another attorney regarding the air pollution being emitted by the Keystone Sanitary Landfill, please disregard this letter.

In closing, we look forward to hearing from you. Together, we can strive to make a positive change in your community, for your family and neighbors.

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Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson Seeks Parties for Class Action Against Tullytown PA Landfill

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson recently sent out letters to residents across Florence NJ and highlighted the problems posed by a landfill in Tullytown, Pennsylvania.

The Florence residents, who are subject to noxious odors and fumes from a landfill which is situated across the Delaware River, have been invited to join a class-action lawsuit. According to KCR partner Kevin Riechelson, the firm hopes to garner as large a class as possible because “it’s pretty much impossible for anyone to do it on an individual basis.”

Residents in Florence have been complaining to Waste Management, the company that owns the landfill, for some time about the strong odors coming from the site. Residents have also been calling government hotlines to voice their concerns.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection finally responded to the complaints last month by opening an investigation into the landfill.

Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson, which has offices in Trenton NJ and Bensalem PA, has partnered with Liddle & Dubin, a law firm based out of Detroit MI which specializes in these kinds of environmental class actions.
Both firms have taken the initiative to help affected parties take legal action against the owners and operators of the Tullytown landfill.

The lawsuit aims to secure compensation for residents who have been forced to endure the noxious odors. Beyond that, KCR hopes that the class action will result in an injunction being issued so that Waste Management will be required to clean up the landfill and take measures needed to prevent the offensive odors from carrying across the river.

Join the Class Action

For more information, read the NJ.com article entitled “Class-Action Stench: N.J. Residents Build Case Against Smell from Pa. Landfill.”

Class Action Against Tullytown Landfill

The partners of Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson have teamed up with a Detroit law firm to investigate pursuing a class action lawsuit against the Tullytown Landfill for noxious odors that are affecting surrounding communities. The noxious odors are also substantially diminishing the residents’ enjoyment of their homes.

We are focusing on residents in Roebling and Florence, New Jersey. We are also focusing on residents in Levittown, Pennsylvania. Depending upon the response from these areas, the lawsuit may expand to some additional townships.

If you, or anyone you know, has been affected by the odors from the Tullytown Landfill, you are entitled to join the lawsuit against them.

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