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Category Archives: Personal Injury

What is New York City Local Law 78 of 2017?

Construction sites are notoriously dangerous places, but a 2017 New York City law gives a clear picture of just how dangerous they can be for workers, passersby and the public at large. Local Law 78 provides access to extensive data about the frequency of New York City construction site accidents. Local Law 78 requires the… Read More »

Effects of COVID-19 on Personal Injury Claims

Judges and court staff throughout New York are returning to their assigned courthouses, many for the first time in more than year. Awaiting them is a massive backlog of cases that have built up since COVID-19 virtually shut down the court system in early 2020. A significant number of those delayed cases are personal injury… Read More »

Bicyclist Fatalities Are on the Increase in New York City

Whether you use a bicycle to get around town or you ride for sport, cycling in New York City has become more dangerous and potentially life-threatening. According to the New York City Department of Transportation, 2019 was the deadliest year in a decade for New York City bicyclists, with 27 fatalities compared with 10 the… Read More »

The Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in New York City

Of the thousands of car accidents that occur in New York City each month, most are caused by driver negligence, according to the New York Police Department. In October 2020, there were 3,199 vehicle collisions resulting in injuries or fatalities to motorists, passengers, bicyclists or pedestrians. These were what the NYPD found to be the most… Read More »

How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?

Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether… Read More »

What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it… Read More »

Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in… Read More »

Know Your Rights – The Dangers of Driving While Using a Cell Phone

Distracted driving is a leading factor in traffic accidents and fatalities in the United States, claiming 3,477 lives in 2015 alone.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates drivers using hand-held cell phones are four times more likely to cause serious injury while driving.  Texting drivers are twenty-three times more likely to injure or… Read More »

Accidental Injuries Are a Top Cause of Death in New York City

Recently released data by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene shows that the number eight killer of people in the city is unintentional injury, including accidents. Injuries led to the deaths of 4,552 New Yorkers from 2009 through 2011, the three-year period cited. Overall, there were 18 fatal injuries per 100,000… Read More »

How to Use Witnesses in a Personal Injury Claim

Witnesses can be extremely valuable when it comes to your personal injury claim. So many times, these cases come down to the word of the claimant versus the word of the defendant, which makes it difficult for injured parties to receive the damages they deserve. Quality witnesses can tip the scales in your favor. Any… Read More »