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Ways Car Drivers Cause New York Motorcycle Accidents

As a motorcyclist, you face many more dangers on the road than car drivers – including car drivers themselves. Collisions with cars are particularly dangerous, as cars have greater size, weight, and momentum on their side.   As a responsible motorcyclist, you are no doubt aware of the hazard that cars pose, but you might not know the many different specific ways that they typically get into accidents with motorcycles.   Below we cover some […]

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Reasons New Yorkers Should Pursue a Slip and Fall Claim

A “slip and fall” doesn’t sound like a serious accident… so why are there so many cases of million-dollar slip and fall accidents?   If you or a loved one are suffering from a recent slip and fall accident, you know that medical bills pile up fast. These types of accidents result in a range of injuries – from a bump on the head to broken bones, brain injuries, or even paralysis or death. Over […]

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Pharmacist Errors are a Form of Medical Malpractice in New York  

Did you know that up to 10% of all prescriptions are filed in error?   Patients don’t always see or understand what happens behind the counter at a pharmacy, but we trust the people behind the counter to bring us the prescriptions that were written by our doctor.   This makes sense. After all, pharmacists go to school for a number of years to understand what medicines and dosage you need in order to get […]

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You Just Got into an Accident in NY – Who Should You Call?

  Getting in a car accident always comes as a shock – even a minor accident can leave you shaken up for a few days, not to mention the possibility of injuries that could be life-changing.   What you do immediately following a car accident is crucial both for your safety and to ensure that you will be able to recover damages from your insurance company, and potentially from the responsible driver, who could be […]

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Pedestrian Accidents in New York: What You Can Do to Prevent Them

Pedestrian accidents are happening more and more often.   In 2014, there were 4,884 pedestrian fatalities across the U.S. This number rose to 5,375 pedestrian fatalities in 2015, the latest year for which numbers are available.   Why is this happening? While there are probably a number of factors, one of the biggest is that both pedestrians and drivers are distracted by their phones. Additionally, pedestrians don’t use crosswalks as often as they should, which […]

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6 Injured When a Car Crashed into a Chelsea Deli – Who’s Responsible?

Auto accidents are commonplace in New York, and can often result in serious injury. These crashes are particularly dangerous when pedestrians or cyclists are involved, as these victims are unprotected so are more vulnerable to injury.   Case-in-point: six people were recently injured in Chelsea when a car slammed into a deli. A yellow-cab taxi was headed north when it T-boned a Hyundai with livery plates. A mother was pinned between the hood of the […]

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How NY Construction Workers Get Hurt on the Job

  The construction industry is a dangerous one in which to work, and many construction workers are injured every year in New York. In this post, we’ll detail the most common reasons for a construction job injury and tell you what to do if your workers’ compensation coverage isn’t satisfactory.   Common Reasons for Construction Site Injuries One out of every 10 construction workers is injured each year. Why?   Falls. The number one reason […]

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How Opioid Injury Lawsuits Work in New York

  Major manufacturers of opioids are facing class action suits across the country and here in New York. The claims say that several major manufacturers were negligent and deceptive in their marketing and distribution of opioids. Manufacturers knew the drugs were unsafe and misrepresented the risks.   Among the claimants are the states of New Mexico and Michigan, as well as the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, as American Indians have disproportionately experienced many detrimental […]

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Types of Damages in a NY Dental Malpractice Claim

  Just like doctors and others in the medical professions, dentists can make mistakes with patients. Sometimes these mistakes rise to the level of malpractice.   If you have suffered due to your dentist’s negligent or reckless actions, it may be worth thinking about filing a malpractice suit against them. Below we’re going to dive into what a dental malpractice claim looks like, focusing on what kinds of damages you can actually sue for.   […]

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New Yorkers Can Sue for These Types of Damages Due to Asbestos

  It was only a few decades ago that people everywhere were singing the praises of asbestos. After all, it was naturally occurring, strong, a good insulator, and resistant to heat. Because of this, asbestos was used just about everywhere – in pipe wrappings, roof coatings, for brake pads, and more. There was particularly heavy use in building construction.   Now, of course, we know better. When dust from asbestos gets into our lungs, it […]

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