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What Qualifies as Excessive Force?

There have been many high-profile cases of police brutality making the national news lately, with allegations of excessive force being a common factor. But what exactly qualifies as excessive force? It is understood that police officers often have to use some level of force to subdue their suspects. Many people being arrested under suspicion of… Read More »

The Most Common Workplace Hazards in the United States

Each year, a significant number of injuries occur in the workplace across a wide variety of industries. Most of these injuries are the result of one of the following common hazards: Fire. Regardless of what type of industry in which you work, fire is always a risk. According to the Seattle Fire Department’s Fire Prevention… Read More »

New York is a No-Cap State for Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

In many states, there are laws that place caps on the amount of damages a patient may recover in a medical malpractice lawsuit. These caps are typically imposed to limit what patients can recover in noneconomic damages, which refer to damages that are more difficult to quantify. Examples of these damages include pain and suffering,… Read More »

Group Riding Safety Tips for New York Motorcyclists

Many motorcyclists enjoy taking part in group rides, whether it’s with friends or as part of a large motorcycle rally. However, whenever you pack the road with a large number of riders, the likelihood of an accident increases. Therefore, it’s important to practice good safety while riding your motorcycle in a large group. The following… Read More »

Mystery Still Hangs Over the Injury and Death of Freddie Gray

The recent protests and riots in Baltimore, Maryland have been the subject of national news coverage lately — and for very good reason. But the initial cause of those riots, the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, is still somewhat of a mystery to the general public. Gray was a 25-year-old man who passed… Read More »

Statistics Reveal Dangers Associated with the Construction Industry

It is well known that the construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields in which to work in the United States. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 215 construction laborers were killed in workplace accidents in 2013. If you add in electrical engineers, power line installers and roofers, that number jumps to… Read More »

Challenges Associated with Medical Malpractice Claims

Claims for medical malpractice come with challenges not often found in other types of personal injury lawsuits. This is because there are specific legal protections afforded to doctors that could shield them from liability in instances that involve patients being harmed through the course of their treatment. Under New York state malpractice laws, it’s clear… Read More »

Brooklyn Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Accident

A 35-year-old woman from Brooklyn was reportedly walking just a block and a half away from her home when a driver struck her and fled the scene. The woman later died of her injuries while under close supervision at Brookdale University Hospital, according to law enforcement authorities. The woman was walking across the street at… Read More »

South Carolina Officer Charged with Murder After Shooting

A 33-year old police officer from North Charleston, South Carolina was charged with the murder of 50-year-old Walter Scott on April 7. The incident rose to national notoriety after a video surfaced online that showed Officer Michael Slager shooting Scott in the back as he ran away from the officer. The case sparked yet another… Read More »

Study: Construction Accidents Injure One Pedestrian a Month in NYC

The New York City Department of Buildings has compiled data showing that, on average, one pedestrian per month is injured in a construction-related accident. The Wall Street Journal analyzed the data, choosing to focus on injuries to passersby rather than construction workers. According to the analysis, there were 96 total construction accidents involving injuries to… Read More »