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Flushing Cemetery has completed construction of the
Memorial Chapel Mausoleum
Families now have the options of inurnment of cremated remains and
crypt entombment as means of interment and memorialization.
It is with great pride and pleasure that
the Board of Trustees of Flushing Cemetery
the opening of its newly constructed
Memorial Chapel Mausoleum.
The 75 acre countryside cemetery,
lovingly referred to as the
Wonderland of a Million Blooms,
has provided a beautiful resting place
for those who have passed on since 1853.
Those looking to inquire can call the cemetery offi ce at 718-359-0100
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In addition to its nearly 3400 niches,
the Memorial Chapel Mausoleum
will provide Flushing Cemetery the ability,
for the fi rst time in its 165 year history,
to off er families the option of crypt
entombment in a community mausoleum.
General Manager John Helly stated,
“With cremation rates in New York expected to be
over 50% by the year 2022 and with many cemeteries
facing the reality of dwindling land acreage,
our new mausoleum, with its options of niches and
crypts, will allow Flushing Cemetery to serve the needs
of our community for decades to come”.
The Importance of Police Reports
for Your Car Accident Case
If you have been in a car accident, a police report can be a crucial document in your
case. It can provide important factual information about the accident. It may be
scrutinized by the insurance company when it comes to negotiating a settlement. In
certain situations, it might even be admissible in court if you have a personal injury
case that goes to trial.
If there were any injuries or fatalities resulting from the accident, filing a police
report is required under New York State law. However, even if you don’t think you
have any injuries, you should contact the police to generate an accident report at the
scene to support any claim you may later make. Since car accident-related injuries
may not develop until days after the occurrence, it’s best to get a report in the event
you might be seeking compensation.
What Information is Included in a Police Accident Report?
A police accident report is an extremely detailed document. It can provide a wealth
of important information to the involved parties, the insurance companies, medical
treatment facilities, and the attorneys. The information gathered by the officer who
generates the report includes:
• Date and location of the accident
• Names, addresses, birth dates of the parties
• Number of occupants in each vehicle
• Vehicle information- license plate numbers, year and make
• Insurance company codes
• Arrest number, if any were made
• VTL violations
• Statements made by the parties
• Injuries to the parties
• Damage to the vehicles
• A diagram of the accident
• Names of any other parties involved
What if the Police Accident Report Contains Mistakes?
Sometimes, police accident reports can contain errors. If you notice that your
accident report contains an error as to any facts, your statement, or other
information, you can request to file an amended police report at the precinct. It is
up to the discretion of the officer who took the report whether they will allow any
If you are not able to amend the police accident report, you will have the
opportunity to describe your version of the accident in a document called an
MV-104. This is a form that must be filed with the DMV within ten days of the
accident if the accident resulted in any injuries, fatalities, or property damage
exceeding $1,000. Prior to filling out this document, it is best to consult with an
attorney as any statements contained in it may be used against you at a later time.
Can a Police Accident Report be Used in Court?
Under the rules of evidence, “hearsay” is generally not permissible in court, unless
it falls under an exception. Although police accident reports are considered
“hearsay,” they can still be admitted into court in New York State in limited
circumstances. For example, a police accident report may be admissible under the
business record exception to hearsay if it was based upon the officer’s own
observations while they were carrying out their duties. The information included in
a police report may also be admitted into court if the person who provided the
statement had a particular duty to report.
Contact a New York Car Accident Attorney
It is important to contact a personal injury attorney immediately following a New
York car accident as there are strict statutes of limitation that begin running from
the day of the accident. A personal injury attorney experienced in handling New
York auto accidents can advise you of your legal rights and remedies and help
obtain you the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Scott Baron & Associates, P.C. has been helping victims of car accidents obtain the
maximum compensation they are entitled to under the law for nearly three decades.
With offices located in Howard Beach, Queens and Yonkers, Scott Baron &
Associates represents clients in personal injury actions throughout New York City
and the surrounding areas. Call today to schedule a consultation.
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