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Reasons Truck Accidents Happen in New York

Trucking accidents happen every day in New York and cause serious injuries. Consider these recent examples: One woman died when a box truck struck her car while traveling on I-90 near Lancaster. A highway patrol officer and a firefighter were injured when a tractor-trailer failed to move over for stopped emergency vehicles on the Long Island Expressway. The tractor-trailer crashed into the firetruck, then jackknifed and collided with the highway patrol cruiser. A tractor-trailer involved […]

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Hurt on a Train? Our Accident Lawyers Explain Train Accident Liability

Consider these recent stories of train accidents. In June, one person was killed after being struck by a train in East Rochester. Only three days before, a 22-year-old man was killed by a train in Perinton. In July, one person was killed by a commuter train in Long Island. In South Carolina earlier this year, an Amtrak passenger train crashed into a parked freight train. If you were hurt in a train accident like one […]

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Premises Liability due to Inadequate Lighting

While sometimes overlooked, inadequate lighting in homes or businesses is the cause behind all types of injuries. Even those with 20/20 vision are impaired significantly when a room’s lighting is insufficient. Property owners are required by law to ensure that individuals legally allowed on their property are kept reasonably safe. As such, individuals injured as a result of inadequate lighting may have a claim for compensation from the property owner. Injuries Sustained from Insufficient Lighting: Falls […]

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Ladder Accidents

Ladders are great tools for climbing to hard to reach places, but can be extremely dangerous. In the United States, 20% of fall accidents involve a ladder, but on construction sites, ladders are involved in 81% of fall accidents. How Does a Ladder Accident Occur? Ladders come in all shapes and sizes, and as a result have their own unique possibilities for failure. Even when used correctly, a defective ladder can lead to serious injury. […]

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When is a Nursing Home Held Liable?

Nursing homes provide a safe place for elderly loved ones to enjoy their retirement under the care of professionals. But sometimes, nursing homes are not always as safe as they should be. When accidents and injuries occur in nursing homes, who does the legal responsibility fall on? Since injuries can arise from several different factors, liability can fall on a number of individuals. When is a Nursing Home Held Liable? Nursing homes owe to their […]

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