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How Dog Bite Liabilities are Assessed in New York State

A recent increase in New York dog bite incidents has compelled USPS employees to carry dog repellant, assign warnings to certain households, and equip their handheld scanners with dog alert software. It might be shocking to you that New York State ranks fourth in the list of most mail-carrier dog bite incidents. Each year, the United States Postal Service dedicates June 12 to June 18 as National Dog Bite Awareness Week. This year, they are […]

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Wrongful Death in New York: Do You Have a Case?

Death, no matter how it occurs, is a sad event – and sometimes it can also be tragic, as one New York family recently experienced. After a 20-year-old student committed suicide, her family sued the trading app Robinhood for the wrongful death of their loved one. They said in court that the app purposefully lured inexperienced investors to use their product without offering any support or guidance for the trades. When the young man amassed […]

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What Kinds of Injuries Should NYers Watch Out for This 4th of July?

People love the 4th of July in the United States. It’s a great time to get together with family and friends to celebrate the country’s independence. It doesn’t hurt that tasty food and fireworks play a major part in the experience, as do a few adult beverages, for some. All of that fun does come at a cost, however. People get hurt quite frequently on this holiday, and they end up in the emergency room […]

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Hurt in a NY Construction Accident? How to Prove Your Claim

Accidents happen no matter who you are or what you’re doing. Thankfully, most of the time these accidents aren’t very serious. But when you’re a New York construction worker, these accidents can be serious and lead to injury or even death. New York has seen its fair share of construction accidents. In 2021 alone, a worker fell to death in a New York City building that was under construction. Another worker in the Bronx was […]

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As NY Elevator Accidents Continue, Will State Push for Stricter Codes?

Elevator accidents can cause some very serious injuries – including death. Many people like to think of them as an infrequent incident, but that’s not necessarily true. In fact, there have been some recent accidents involving elevators that have killed and seriously injured people. In Mott Haven, an elevator in a historic building collapsed. It killed one construction worker and injured another. Such accidents aren’t isolated to one place. In North Carolina, accidents involving residential […]

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How to Avoid Heatstroke and Exhaustion in Your NY Apartment

Even though summer is not officially here until June 20, temperatures are already on the rise in New York. If you’ve got problems with your air conditioning that your landlord hasn’t addressed yet, that means a sweltering apartment and the possibility of heatstroke and heat exhaustion. Heatstroke vs. Heat Exhaustion Both heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious illnesses, and require immediate attention. In fact, heatstroke is a medical emergency. Here are the signs of heat […]

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After Deadly Year for NY Nursing Homes, How to Recognize Negligence

While the pandemic resulted in thousands of deaths in NY long-term care facilities, it is hard to know how many of those deaths were at least partially the result of nursing home negligence. Worse, poor resident treatment has not disappeared just because COVID-19 seems to be on the wane. On the contrary, it remains all too common not just in New York, but across the country. A woman in a Syracuse, NY, nursing home was […]

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If You’re in a NY Accident as a Pedestrian, What Should You Do?

Pedestrian accidents happen every day across the United States, and NY is no exception. According to the New York State Department of Health, injuries to pedestrians are among the top 10 leading causes of injury-related hospital admissions and death for almost all age groups In New York State. Approximately 300 pedestrians are killed and 15,000 are injured by motor vehicles each year on New York roadways, and more than 3,000 pedestrians are admitted to the […]

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A Minor New York Fender Bender Ends in FedEx Truck Death

Sometimes, a series of unfortunate events can lead to tragedy, as several people in Long Island recently discovered. Two motorists collided in a fender bender on the Long Island Expressway. Both parties stopped and got out of their cars to inspect the damage – one pulled his car over to the exit while the other stopped in the center lane. The man who stopped in the center lane was struck and killed by a FedEx […]

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Are NY Landlords Responsible For Your Fall?

Accidents happen no matter where you go, but sometimes those accidents occur through no fault of your own, especially in your home. Recently, a 3-year-old boy fell out the window of his Bronx apartment. He had pushed a piece of cardboard that separated the air conditioning unit from the window. When he fell, an awning at the shop below broke his fall, probably saving his life. He sustained a broken femur but was otherwise unharmed. […]

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