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MTA Operators Poorly Trained – Could That Impact Your Injury Claim?

  When you use public transit in New York, you entrust your safety to MTA operators. However, a recent audit suggests that the MTA may not be as safe as it seems – and that the MTA could be held liable for more injuries.   The report gave a failing grade for the training of MTA subway operators and conductors. The audit found that the MTA did not provide sufficient training for new operators. Additionally, […]

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Who Can Be Held Liable in NY for a Prescription Drug Injury?

  There are a number of ways that you can be harmed by a prescription drug. That’s because there are also a number of different parties whose negligent acts can potentially cause your injuries.   Right now, a group of individuals from Nevada are suing the manufacturers and distributors of Abilify, saying that they were not warned about some of the drug’s side effects. The plaintiffs allege that the drug can trigger compulsive gambling. They […]

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What You Need to Prove to Win a NY Slip and Fall Suit

  If you slip and fall in New York due to someone else’s mistake, you should not have to pay for the costs related to your accident.   Unfortunately, that’s often the way it works unless you file – and win – a slip and fall lawsuit.   Below, we’re going to detail what you have to prove in order to win a slip and fall case in New York and get the compensation that […]

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Drunk St. Paddy’s Day Drivers: What New Yorkers Can Do

  St. Patrick’s Day is well-known for higher incidents of drunk driving. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the roads this holiday, and what to do if you are in a St. Patrick’s Day car accident.   St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Statistics   In 2013, 40 percent of all St. Patrick’s Day fatal car crashes involved drunk driving. There were 276 St. Patrick’s Day drunk driving deaths from 2009 to […]

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Numbers on Elevator and Escalator Accidents – in NY and Beyond

If you have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident in New York, you are not alone. In fact, many New Yorkers are injured every year by these transportation methods. In this post, we’ll share elevator and escalator facts and statistics with you, along with the most common reasons accidents occur. We’ll also tell you how we can help if you are injured by an elevator or escalator in New York. Statistics on Elevator and […]

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Your Guide to Finding a New York Personal Injury Doctor

  One of the most important elements of a successful personal injury case in New York is finding the right doctor to treat you. In many cases, it’s just as important as finding the right personal injury attorney.   Why is it such a big deal? A couple of different reasons.   First, you want the best possible medical care. That means finding someone who has a thorough and specific knowledge of your particular issue. […]

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Beyond Insulation: Where to Look for Asbestos in New York Homes

  Most people know that they should make sure their insulation doesn’t contain asbestos. However, this dangerous material can also be found in other common household items and materials.   Here are some of the most common places the material can be found in homes, and what you can do if you think you have been affected by asbestos.   Places in Your House to Look Out for Asbestos   Pipe Coverings   Blankets or […]

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Just the Facts: A Look at Medical Malpractice Stats in NY and Beyond

  Every year in the United States, 10 percent of all deaths are attributed to medical mistakes. That’s one in 10 deaths. These mistakes can be due to poor performance, lack of management, or low coordination.   If you or someone you love has been a victim of medical malpractice, knowing that might comfort you. After all, at least you’re not alone. However, it probably also horrifies you to know that people you trust with […]

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What to Do If You Are Hurt by a Defective Product in New York

    If you or someone you love is injured by a defective product, it is important that you know what to do next so that you can not only recover fully, but also give yourself the best chance at receiving fair and just compensation for what you’ve had to endure.   Between March 2016 and March 2017, there were over 5,000 product recalls in the United States. That’s a shockingly high number, and it […]

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Hurt in a New Year’s Car Crash? What NYers Should Do

  Were you ringing in the new year when you got injured in a car crash? Unfortunately, New Year’s accidents are common and you’re far from alone.   The hours between 6:00 p.m. on Dec. 31 and 6:00 a.m. on Jan. 1 make up one of the most dangerous times to drive all year. New Year’s Eve auto accidents often involve alcohol or drug use, and raise the crash rate over 70 percent higher than […]

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