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How Far the MTA has Come–and How Far it Must Go

  Are you one of the many New Yorkers fed up with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority? As fellow NYC denizens, we completely understand the feeling. You have many good reasons to be.   However, since this is the season of thankfulness and forgiveness, we thought it worthwhile to take a look at how far the MTA has come since it was first created. Knowledgeable of their history, we can then more genuinely hold them accountable. […]

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Don’t End Up in a New York Emergency Room This Thanksgiving

When you think of Thanksgiving, you probably envision turkey, pumpkin pie, and – of course – family.   An emergency room is likely the last thing on your mind. Despite this, more people end up injured on Thanksgiving than you might realize.   How can you keep yourself and your loved ones safe and sound? By learn about the most common ways New Yorkers get injured over the holiday.   Slip and fall injuries   […]

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Your Rights in NYC When Weather Causes a Slip and Fall

  Winter in New York City is beautiful, yet inclement weather can bring a higher risk of accidents. Rain, sleet, and snow frequently lead to slips and falls. Sometimes these falls are minor, but in other cases they can cause serious injury.   When is a fall just an accident, and when can it be attributed to someone else’s negligence? Here are several ways to understand the difference.   Winter Fall Injuries and How Liability […]

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Avoid Taxi Accidents in New York by Learning Why They Occur

When you see a taxicab in a movie or TV show, what city do you automatically assume you’re in? Probably New York, right?   Taxis here are so prevalent that they have become a symbol of the Big Apple itself. How prevalent are they? In 2016, New York City taxicab drivers provided more than 16 million taxicab rides to residents and visitors. Thousands of New York City residents depend on taxicabs for daily transportation.   […]

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Fighting the Rising Tide of NY Construction Injuries and Deaths

.   It seems that everywhere you go here in New York, something is always under construction.   This construction also doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon, even though New York has surpassed Zurich as the most expensive market for construction. With New York at the top, Zurich has fallen to number three behind San Francisco.   With so much construction happening, there’s a higher chance that construction workers will have accidents […]

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Medical Mistakes That New York Doctors Commonly Make

  When patient injury or illness occurs due to a medical provider’s mistake, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be filed. Your medical provider is expected to follow the generally accepted standard of care. In cases of negligence, your rights are protected under New York law.   About one person in every 25 hospital patients develops an infection, according to CDC reports. These infections lead to death in about 10% of the over 700,000 reported infections […]

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Where Do Most New Yorkers Experience Slip and Falls?

Usually when we slip and fall, we get up, dust ourselves off and have a laugh at our clumsiness. However, sometimes slips and falls can result in serious or even fatal injuries. In fact, slip and fall accidents are a leading cause of emergency room visits for New Yorkers.   Watch out for these common sites of slips and falls to avoid getting hurt, and also to properly maintain your property to prevent accidents and […]

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Types of Damages New Yorkers Can Sue for in Car Accidents

If you or a loved one are involved in a car accident, you may be left with debilitating injuries that cause pain and suffering, and which may even make you or your loved one unable to work. Tragic circumstances may even have led to the death of your loved one. Whether you are trying to recover or simply move on, seeking out compensation may help ensure your family’s financial security.   Unsurprisingly, more car accidents […]

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Which New York Jobs Are You Most Likely to Get Hurt Doing?

Workplace injuries are an unfortunate liability of any industry. However, some industries are more prone to workplace injuries than others. These include animal production, health care, couriers and messengers, wood product manufacturing, air transportation, as well as construction.   If you are injured on the job, your employer may carry worker’s compensation insurance to cover your injuries. This is a no-fault system, so you are covered regardless of whether your employer is liable for the […]

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New Yorkers Injured by Zofran Can Join a Class Action Lawsuit

When we have an ailment, we often turn to prescription medication to alleviate or cure our symptoms. Unfortunately, those prescription medications can sometimes cause other symptoms, ailments, and issues.   One of the most common complaints about early pregnancy is morning sickness. According to the American Pregnancy Association, more than half of pregnant women experience morning sickness – nausea and vomiting caused by an increase in the body’s hormones – during the first trimester of […]

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