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New York Elevator Accidents – Why They Happen

In our city, elevators are everywhere – and for good reason. After all, who wants to face the prospect of using stairs in buildings with dozens of floors – or more. Unfortunately, they do come with risks. A recent story from Nebraska is a reminder that although we use elevators every day, they can cause some serious injuries – and even deaths. What happened? A 25-year old woman got caught between the ground floor of […]

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Dangerous Gifts: Toys New York Parents Should Watch Out For

When your child was opening the toys they received over the holidays, safety was probably the last thing on your mind. You were watching their excitement. Their unbridled joy at this much-anticipated moment finally arriving. Unfortunately, some of the most popular toys out there this year could cause harm to your kid if you – and they – are not careful. Below, we’re going to go over the list of the toys found to be […]

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Why So Many Accidents Happen at NY Construction Sites

Construction sites aren’t just a pain to walk around or a slowdown on your daily commute – they pose serious risks to passersby and the employees at the site. How serious? Construction accidents take hundreds of lives each year and injure many more. Compared to other industries, construction is one of the most dangerous jobs out there. Just take this incident from November. A 44-year old construction worker was killed after a falling object hit […]

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New Year’s Death from Alcohol Poisoning: Can NYers Sue the Bar?

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that alcohol consumption increases during the holiday season. Did you know that it doubles, though? Unfortunately, the 100% increase in alcohol consumption doesn’t necessarily result in an 100% increase in fun and merriment. Between holiday parties with friends, holiday parties with family, holiday parties with work… as you start to feel the holiday season coming on, you can probably also start to feel the impending hangovers. That’s not […]

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What New Yorkers Should Do If Hit by Drunk Holiday Drivers

Every driver is required by law to act reasonably and protect others on the road. In addition to obeying traffic rules, it’s expected that a driver will not get behind the wheel if they are impaired by drugs or alcohol. Which is all well and good, but we all know that the laws are there for a reason – far too often, people do drive while intoxicated. There are criminal laws in place to punish […]

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Pradaxa Latest Drug to Cost Manufacturer after Liability Suit

Pharmaceuticals are essential for keeping many people healthy and alive. Unfortunately, when the manufacturer fails to warn patients about the risks associated with the drug they are taking, injuries or death may result. That’s exactly what happened with Pradaxa. In this post, we’re going to detail the issue with that particular drug, cover the case against it, and discuss how pharmaceutical liability works. If you have been harmed by any pharmaceutical drug due to negligence, […]

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‘Tis the Season for Parties – Can You Sue a NY Nightclub If You Fall?

Crazy things can happen at holiday parties. Who hasn’t heard stories of people getting drunk and wild at office get-togethers? Or had to deal with family members who enjoy a bit too much “adult” egg nog? Now imagine the typical holiday party vibe at a nightclub. Dancing. Drinking. Complete strangers. And all the emotions that come with the holidays. Insanity, right? Even with the added craziness of the holidays, clubs can get crazy. Like the […]

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Can Someone Else Be Negligent in a NY Single-Car Accident?

If you have a single-car accident, are you automatically to blame? Not necessarily. A skilled New York auto accident attorney can help you recognize it when another’s negligence may be responsible – and therefore liable for damages. Single-Car Accidents in New York These types of situations have caused thousands of single-car accidents in New York – and may have caused your accident as well. A pedestrian jumps out into your driving lane A person in […]

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Responsibilities NY Drivers and Pedestrians Have to Each Other

It’s true that pedestrians usually have the right-of-way, and that motorists bear most of the responsibility in ensuring everyone’s safety. However, pedestrians have certain responsibilities and rules they must follow to keep themselves safe, too. You may have noticed reminders in your community recently about pedestrian safety. Check out more about programs for your specific community by contacting the GTSC. In the meantime, let’s brush up on exactly what each traveler – by car and […]

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Do NY Rideshare Benefits Outweigh Crash Complications?

Millions of New Yorkers are using rideshare services like Uber and Lyft to stay mobile. Most of the time these rides are relatively uneventful. Not always, though. Crashes do happen, and when they do, figuring out liability can be complicated and time-consuming. You will almost certainly need the help of an experienced NY auto accident attorney to make sure you don’t get stuck with the bill if you are injured. Despite this, there are a […]

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