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06.21.2017
What New York City Bicycle Accident Statistics Reveal

When Mayor de Blasio adopted a Vision Zero Initiative plan for New York City, the goal was not only to prevent all pedestrian deaths through accident awareness and improved road conditions, but to also protect bicyclists in the city. Distracted ...

06.19.2017
Workers' Compensation Rates to Drop in New York, Employers Benefit

In what has been described as an effort to bring more businesses, and thus more jobs, to New York, Governor Cuomo and state-level legislators have recently approved a budget draft that will reduce workers’ compensation rates by 4.5%. This ...

06.15.2017
Dram Shop Laws: Can You Hold a Bar Accountable in New York?

Dram shop laws place liability on establishments, such as bars, that sell alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals. If a business is found to have sold alcohol to a person who was intoxicated at the time of the sale, they can also be held ...

06.06.2017
Pedestrian Accidents in NYC: Common Causes & Prevention

The Vision Zero Initiative plan for New York City adopted by Mayor de Blasio is designed to eventually bring all pedestrian accidents and fatalities down to zero in one year. It was first approved after it became clear that pedestrian accidents were ...

05.24.2017
Is It Better to Settle Your Car Accident Case Outside of Court?

Many lawsuits for car accidents settle well before they reach court, and most claims are resolved before a lawsuit is actually filed. Many people are unaware of settlement as an option and believe a lengthy court battle is the only option for their ...

05.09.2017
Commercial Truck Crashes vs. Car Accidents: Key Differences

Both truck and car accidents can wreak havoc, and leave those involved injured or even dead. If you have been involved in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you deserve compensation. There are key differences between these types ...

04.11.2017
Risks of Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks

One of the most common causes of truck accidents is overloaded and improperly loaded cargo. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) details the specific, legal weight limits, truckers and trucking companies continue to ...

04.04.2017
How Much Is Your Truck Accident Case Worth?

Determining the worth of any truck accident case is often tough since there are a wide array of variables involved. No two truck accidents are alike. Furthermore, because truck drivers are working for a company, the insurance policy will be different ...

03.27.2017
Tips for Settling a Car Accident Claim

When you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, you may need to file a personal injury claim in order to recover financial compensation to cover your medical bills, loss of income, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and ...

03.20.2017
What Should You Ask Your Doctor After a Car Accident?

After being involved in a car accident, it is imperative to visit your doctor, even if you only suffered minor injuries. In many cases, symptoms of specific injuries are not immediately apparent and may worsen over time, which is why a visit to your ...

03.10.2017
Are New York Pet Owners Always Responsible When Their Dog Bites Someone?

Some states have dog bite liability laws that follow a “one-bite” rule. The one-bite rule states that a dog owner might not be liable to any extent for a dog bite injury if his or her dog has both never bitten anyone before and has never ...

03.03.2017
A Closer Look at the New York Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims

In New York, and essentially all states, you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim after being hurt by another party if you want to seek compensation or damages. This is known as a statute of limitations. Once a statute ...

02.27.2017
4 Types of Premises Liability Claims You Probably Didn't Know About

When most people think of a premises liability lawsuit, a slip and fall injury claim understandably comes to mind. After all, this is easily one of the most common, if not the most common, types of premises liability lawsuits in the country. However, ...

01.27.2017
4 Most Common Construction Accidents in NYC

Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, which is why employees are required to wear hard hats when entering in the area. While most construction companies go to great lengths to ensure their employees are safe while on the construction site, ...

01.20.2017
Who's Responsible in a Self-Driving Car Accident?

As engineering, computers, AI, and other technologies advance, it has become clear that self-driving cars are inevitable. Our personal injury attorneys will be examining who could be held liable if a self-driving car causes an accident that injures a ...

01.16.2017
Injuries from Falling off an Unsecured Ladder

Falls from portable or unsecured ladders are one of the leading causes of death among construction workers in the U.S. In fact, over 100,000 people are admitted yearly to the emergency room from ladder injuries. These injuries commonly result in bone ...

01.09.2017
Property Owners Duty of Care for Ice and Snow Hazards

As temperatures drop in New York City and snow and rain starts to fall, the number of slip and fall accidents increase. If you sustain serious injuries after slipping on snow or ice while shopping at a retail store, restaurant, or private home, you ...

12.27.2016
Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a family member or loved one is an emotionally devastating experience that can affect you and your entire family for an exceedingly long time. If your loved one was killed in an accident caused by another person, it can add extra pain to know ...

12.20.2016
4 Steps to Take After a Concussion

Suffering a concussion can be both painful and difficult to diagnose medically. You may think you simply bumped your head and there's nothing to worry about, but the problem could be serious if you don't take the proper steps or receive ...

12.13.2016
5 Tips for an Injury-Free Holiday Season

As the holidays approach, you may be excited about the number of parties or festivities you are invited to. Whether you are headed to a work function or a party with your friends, it is always important to stay safe and aware of your surroundings. ...

11.28.2016
How Does No-Fault Insurance Work in NY?

If you have been injured in an accident, you may be able to claim monetary compensation for your damages. How you claim this restitution, however, can depend largely on the type of accident that you were involved in. While injuries such as slip and ...

11.22.2016
Overhead Power Lines Leading to Electrocutions in Construction Industry

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), electrocutions are the second greatest cause of on-the-job deaths in the construction industry and the fifth leading case of all occupational deaths in the United States. While ...

11.21.2016
Can an Illegal Immigrant Receive Workers' Compensation in New York?

A significant number of construction workers throughout the United States are undocumented citizens. Whether due to financial or legal reasons, thousands of immigrants have had a difficult time securing work visas or permanent residency. Make no ...

11.16.2016
5 Common Types of Construction Zone Accidents

People who work on construction sites tend to have an understanding that their job involves some dangers not found in most other professions. However, this does not mean that construction and industrial jobs are necessarily more dangerous than most ...

10.20.2016
The Difference Between a Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation Claim

If you are seeking damages for an injury, you will most likely file a personal injury or worker’s compensation claim. While both claims processes allow people who have been injured in accidents to collect payments for their damages, they are ...

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