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Can New York Renters Injured in Storms Sue?

When Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Southeast Texas, and parts of Louisiana, it got everyone thinking about storm-related injuries. As a renter, if you’re injured in your building during a storm, is the landlord liable for your storm injury?   Let’s first look at New York’s premises liability law in order to answer that question.   How Premises Liability Works in New York   Premises liability law says that if you are injured while you are […]

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Hurt By a Product in New York? Who’s Liable?

Our product liability attorneys know, when a product fails, the results can often be devastating.   GM’s faulty ignition switches were linked to at least 13 deaths and 31 car accidents, according to GM, but the official numbers are most likely higher. Phillip Morris’ tobacco products have caused numerous illnesses, including lung cancer. Silicone breast implants have ruptured in people’s bodies, resulting in bodily damage and injuries, including scleroderma and even death. The list for […]

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Protect Your Kids from These Dangerous NY Back-to-School Accidents

Back-to-school is upon us in New York, which is exciting for parents and students alike. Most New York schools make every effort to ensure that students are in a safe and productive learning environment.   However, injuries to students still occur, especially in the first few weeks back, when everyone is settling into the routine. There are a few things that you as a parent can do to protect your children from these dangerous back-to-school […]

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In Bike Accidents, Drivers May Not Even Realize They’re at Fault

  Cyclists and drivers who have to “share the road” don’t always have the best relationship. This is especially so in a bustling city like New York. Streets are narrow, and everyone moves fast. The rules aren’t exactly clear to all drivers about who has the right of way when they are on the road with cyclists. In fact, if a driver hits a cyclist, they might not even understand that they made a mistake. […]

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What Causes the Most Dangerous New York Car Crashes

An abundance of drivers packed on the road, and abundant distractions such as pedestrians, cyclists, buses, and taxis. This makes all New York boroughs are high-risk areas for car accidents. By driving safely, you decrease your risk of an accident significantly. However, that doesn’t mean you’re not still at risk for accidents caused by other drivers or circumstances beyond your control.   Here are some of the most common causes of New York car crashes. […]

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4 Types of NY Accidents That Lead to Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If your loved one was killed due to another individual’s reckless or negligent actions, you should to hold them accountable. You can do this through a wrongful death lawsuit. This can help you find some degree of closure for the loss of your loved one and also make sure that you are financially secure.   You must file a wrongful death lawsuit within two years of the death, but to facilitate the investigation, it’s best […]

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4 Common Types of Police Brutality in New York

We turn to police officers when we want to feel protected from harm. But what happens when a police officer is the one causing you to feel unsafe?   Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ezell Ford, Tamir Rice, Philando Castile, and countless others have lost their lives to a police officer. They have become household names. They are symbols for what’s wrong with the law enforcement community in our country today. Since these controversial attacks, law […]

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How the Definition of Excessive Force Has Changed In NY

In recent years, headlines around the country have been filled with stories of police officers that are facing heat for possibly using excessive force against African-Americans – including some who have been killed despite being unarmed. While police departments are getting better at holding officers accountable for excessive force, we still have a long way to go before this conflict is over. Moreover, while some cases of excessive force and police brutality are pretty clear […]

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How Does the "Rule of Two" Affect NYC Pedestrian Accidents?

In 2014, nine-year-old Cooper Stock was hit and killed by a yellow cab driver on the Upper West Side. The child and his father had the right of way, but the cab driver was not paying attention and failed to yield.   Despite this, the driver was able to keep his license and continue driving for the city. Moreover, he was not charged with criminal negligence, even though video footage and witness testimony overwhelmingly blame […]

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Survival Action vs. Wrongful Death Lawsuits

When a loved one passes away, it comes with grief. Everyone knows that. What most people don’t think about until they’re in the situation, though, is that it also comes with expenses.   Thinking about money when someone close to you has just passed away may feel wrong. However, if the costs associated with their death cause your family a financial hardship, it’s difficult to think of anything else. From funeral expenses to the unplanned […]

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