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On Carro, Carro & Mitchell’s letterhead is the name of the late W. Haywood Burns.*
In 1994-1996, our first years together as a law firm, we were incredibly fortunate to work closely with our friend Haywood Burns. Haywood was of-counsel to the firm and a constant presence in the office, despite his many other roles and obligations.
At Carro, Carro & Mitchell LLP, we maintain this blog in part to inform you about the law, but also to try to give you a sense of who we are as attorneys beyond our biographies and the past results we have achieved.
We understand that as people do their homework to find the best Brooklyn personal injury lawyer to represent them for their injuries, they are confronted with many lawfirm websites. After a while they must look very similar. Our most recent jury verdict is illustrative of who we are as attorneys and highlights how we are willing to fight to the end for what is fair. It is a testament to why we may be the best attorneys for your case.
An Editorial on the Bronx River Parkway Accident – Unsafe Roadways and Tragic Accidents in New York City
The recent tragedy of the Bronx River Parkway accident, which claimed the lives of seven members of the Nuñez family, shows how the failure to maintain and modernize our roadways has a terrible cost in human life.
Many of our roadways in New York City were originally designed and constructed nearly a century ago. They were designed for slower traffic and fewer cars. Some roadways, notably the Bronx River Parkway, the Jackie Robinson Parkway (a/k/a the Interboro) and the Belt Parkway have a reputation for frequent, and fatal accidents. They have some dangerous elements in common: narrow lanes, curves and hills, dangerous entrance and exit ramp design and inadequate, unsafe guardrails and medians.
In this particular Bronx River Parkway accident the Nuñez family’s SUV hit the too-short, poorly-placed curb on the side of the highway, which catapulted the vehicle 60 feet off of the elevated road down into the Bronx Zoo below, claiming the lives of all seven passengers on Sunday, April 28, 2012. Continue reading
New York Construction Accident Lawyers Comment on Manhattan Crane Accident: Killed One, Injured Four
A deadly crane construction accident earlier this week at a NYC West Side construction site killed one worker and injured four more. New York Construction Accident Lawyers, Carro, Carro & Mitchell offer their commentary.
This accident happened on the MTA extension of the Number 7 train and was the third fatal crane accident of its kind in New York City in four years. Continue reading
The Association of Judges of Hispanic Heritage presented the John Carro Award for Judicial Excellence to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor at Columbia University. Judge Sotomayor, now an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, thanked the Association for the “deeply moving honor” of receiving the Award. Justice Sotomayor, President Obama’s first nominee to the Supreme Court, is the Court’s first Hispanic Justice.