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09.29.2016
Toxic Tort Law in New York

A toxic tort case is one in which an individual files a claim or civil lawsuit alleging that they were exposed to a harmful chemical or toxin through no fault of their own. For example, an apartment manager who does not properly check to see that the ...

09.22.2016
The Blame Game Over Worker Deaths in NYC

Tensions continue to mount in the construction accident blame game currently underway in New York as Harco Construction LLC has been found to be responsible for the death of a worker at a non-union site. In April of last year, undocumented laborer ...

08.18.2016
5 Workers' Compensation FAQs

In New York, as well as around the country, companies are required by law to provide their employees who suffer injuries on the job with worker’s compensation insurance benefits. Workers’ compensation operates on a no-fault system and ...

08.04.2016
7 Surprising Car Accident Statistics

Agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Association for Safe International Road Travel (ASIRT) keep detailed records on car accidents, injuries, and fatalities within the United States. While these agencies ...

07.25.2016
Self-Driving Tesla Causes Fatal Car Accident

Self-driving cars are the future of automobiles, but that future may be much further away than researchers and engineers were originally anticipating. In late June 2016, a fatal car accident in Florida was allegedly caused by a self-driving Tesla, ...

07.11.2016
Teenage Driving Fatality Statistics

Teenage drivers in the United States only make up a small percentage of the total number of motorists on the roads, yet they are involved in a disproportionately high number of car accidents and car accident fatalities. The Insurance Institute of ...

06.30.2016
Personal Injury FAQ: Concussion Injuries

In the medical world, a concussion is any brain injury that causes a “disruption or interruption” of normal brain functions, usually temporarily so. The science of studying and understanding concussions is still fairly young, though. If ...

06.17.2016
When to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer for Your Claim

After a car accident in New York, thanks to the state’s no-fault car insurance laws, every driver should be guaranteed some sort of recovery through their own insurance carrier. But is that settlement going to be enough to take care of you? Can ...

06.07.2016
OSHA Announces New Regulations for Silica Exposure

A new rule from the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will drastically reduce the amount of silica dust a worker can be exposed to while on the job. Crystalline silica is a mineral present in many common ...

05.27.2016
Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: 8 Safety Tips

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that motorcyclists are 26 times more likely to be killed in an accident than drivers and passengers in cars. If you ride a motorcycle regularly, it is vital that you are cautious ...

05.16.2016
5 Ways to Prevent Senior Slip & Fall Accidents

According to the American Trauma Society and the Society of Trauma Nurses, slip and fall accidents remain the leading cause of serious injury or death among American seniors. As part of National Trauma Awareness Month (May 2016), the two societies ...

05.13.2016
The Pit - When the Union Began

Employee rights have come a long, long way and advanced quite considerably in a little more than a century’s worth of time. From acceptable wages to compensation after being hurt on the job, workers today have it considerably better than those ...

04.28.2016
Ways to Keep Your Teenage Driver Safe

Your teenager has just gotten his or her driver’s license and will soon be cruising around town, enjoying their newfound independence. Not only is this an important milestone in your child’s life, but this is also sure to be a massive ...

04.25.2016
Eye Injuries and Vision Problems Common in Personal Injury Cases

Our eyes are one of the most critical parts of our body, essentially making day-to-day life possible for the vast majority of people. And yet they are incredibly delicate, capable of suffering serious and permanent injury from accidents and incidents ...

04.21.2016
The Dangers of Tired Driving

Everyone knows that drunk driving and distracted driving are some of the biggest causes of motor vehicle accidents. But what about tired driving? The dangers of driving while fatigued are often overlooked, despite the fact that drowsy drivers are ...

03.10.2016
How You Should Handle a Car Accident with an Uninsured Motorist

New York State is one of the few in the country that actually uses a no-fault insurance system. If you get into a car accident with another person, no matter who is to blame, you need to get coverage for medical damages from your own insurance ...

02.18.2016
Common Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are exponentially more dangerous for the motorcycle rider than for other vehicles involved. Even a collision involving only the motorcycle and the environment can cause severe injuries to the rider. In order to keep the road ...

02.04.2016
Safely Using Your Navigational GPS Device While Driving

Any driver in New York City can tell you that the Big Apple can be a real mess of traffic during certain hours of the day, such as all of them. Navigational global positioning system (GPS) units and programs – either separate as their own ...

01.21.2016
Who is Liable for a Scaffolding Accident?

It seems that everywhere you turn in New York City, you are going to find a scaffolding somewhere in sight. These makeshift structures are staples to construction sites, industrial jobs, and even window cleaning services, allowing workers to reach ...

01.18.2016
Scaffolding Accidents on the Rise in New York City

Construction is one of the most dangerous occupations in the nation. As estimated by the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), construction accidents accounted for approximately 20.5% of fatal accidents in private industry in 2014, ...

01.07.2016
Work Accidents Caused by Harsh Weather Conditions

At the beginning of the year, New York City can fall victim to all manner of harsh weather conditions delivered by Mother Nature. Rain can flood the gutters and walkways, and thick piles of snow can frost up the streets. When everything is said and ...

12.23.2015
OSHA's Ladder Safety Rules

On a construction zone, ladder safety is a topic of great importance. This is because they are often a normal part of a worker’s job, and a small act of negligence or carelessness can result in serious harm. The Occupational Safety and Health ...

12.07.2015
Tips to Stay Safe Around a Construction Zone

Safety is everyone’s responsibility, and construction sites are no exemption to this rule, despite them being considerably more dangerous than the average location. But that is the point of this blog entry: construction zones do not have to be ...

12.03.2015
Four Easy Ways to Relieve Back Pain

As personal injury attorneys in New York City, our firm has helped many clients who suffer from chronic back or spinal pain as a result of an accident. For many of our clients, even the simplest motions and tasks can be agonizing endeavors. While ...

11.23.2015
Workers' Compensation Requirements for Construction Workers

It is important that every American worker should feel protected while working on the job. Every day dangers and those created by someone else’s negligence should not be debilitating or financially crippling, especially when a person suffers ...

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