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Dangerous Products for NYers: Who Is Responsible?

When a product is purchased for you or someone you love, you expect it to be safe to use. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case – as many parents are finding out due to a popular new toy trend. One of the latest popular toys on the market may also be unsafe for children. Powerful magnetic cubes and balls have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, because they present a danger of […]

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Common Situations that Lead to NY Personal Injury Claims

When someone is injured, their life is impacted in more ways than just physical pain. Medical bills are often the cause of extreme stress and anxiety. Plus, if a person is unable to work due to the injury, the financial burden and vulnerability are greatly intensified. There are laws in place to protect those who have suffered physical and emotional trauma at the hands of another’s negligence or wrongdoing. So, if you have been a […]

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Hit and Run on Labor Day? You Have Rights

No matter how minor an accident may seem, certain steps must be taken to protect both parties legally after it happens. Hit-and-run accidents occur more than you may think – simply because it’s not a matter of who’s at fault. These accidents are more about how legal obligations can apply to anyone who may leave the scene. If you were involved in a hit-and-run this Labor Day weekend, here’s what you need to know about […]

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Can You Sue For Negligent Security in New York?

As a New York tenant, you are entitled to tenant’s rights regarding the safety and security of your dwelling. It is up to your landlord to make sure you’re safe. You’re protected from dangerous conditions, such as improperly maintained structures, unsafe electrical wiring, falling trees and branches, and bugs and mice. And you’re also protected from violent crimes. In some cases, your landlord may be held responsible if you’ve been the victim of a violent […]

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Common Hazards on NY Construction Sites

With such a high volume of active construction sites in New York, it’s no surprise that a large number of construction-related injuries occur each year. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers make up only 5% of New York City’s total workforce, but they account for 27% of work-related injury fatalities! Construction is dangerous work no matter where it’s done, but NYC workers are suffering fatal injuries at a disproportionate and alarming […]

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How Is Pain and Suffering Calculated After a NY Car Accident?

When someone is injured in an accident, it can seem like an insurmountable task to put a price on pain and suffering. After all, two different people can sustain similar injuries in similar accidents but have very different experiences of emotional trauma and pain. That’s why, in the court of law, pain and suffering are considered a non-economic damage, which means that there is no precise dollar amount assigned – it’s decided on a case-by-case […]

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Child Injury on School Premises: Who Is Responsible in NY?

When a child is hurt at school, it may be difficult to determine who (if anyone) should be held liable. While the accident may have arisen from unavoidable circumstances, accidents and injuries at school often do result from the action or inaction of school officials, staff, or other students. Furthermore, an injury sustained at school that does not initially seem to be the fault of the school district may actually hold the district legally liable. […]

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How To Spot Financial Exploitation of the Elderly in New York

Elder abuse is an intentional or negligent act by any person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a senior. It is targeted at our nation’s most vulnerable adults, affecting at least 10 percent of our venerable elders each year. You have likely heard reports of seniors being the victims of  physical abuse, neglect and abandonment, psychological abuse, and sexual abuse. If someone you know is experiencing one of these types of […]

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What You Need to Know About Premises Liability in NYC

If you are a citizen in New York City who lives in an apartment under a landlord, you are entitled to many tenant’s rights relating to the safety and quality of your housing. You have the right to feel safe in a well-maintained building free from pests, leaks, and other dangerous conditions. These rights are under the statutes dedicated by premises liability law. In cases where your landlord violates your privacy, harasses you, discriminates against […]

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Your Guide to Medical Malpractice in New York State

You should be able to trust your doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers. In most lines of healthcare-related work, they are educated and trained for over a decade before entering into the real world of medicine. Even then, though, medical malpractice can happen through sloppiness, carelessness, and negligence. Medical practitioners’ responsibilities are highly scrutinized so that you may be sure of the care you receive from them. The law describes what it takes for a […]

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