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NYC Parents: Seek Legal Advice Before Signing a COVID Liability Waiver

New York schools are starting to provide plans for the fall semester. After watching the city become ravaged by the coronavirus this spring, many parents are wary about sending their kids back to school. Rightfully so. Enclosed classrooms full of talkative children who have missed months of normal peer interaction is a recipe for transmitting the virus. While schools are working to make the fall semester safer, not all of their plans are designed to […]

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NYC Worker’s Comp Board Nods to COVID as Occupational Disease

For many people, workers’ compensation in the age of COVID-19 is a big concern. For New Yorkers who have been at the heart of this pandemic, the fear of contracting COVID at work is something they live with every day. Although New York has not officially recognized COVID-19 as an occupational disease, the Workers’ Compensation board agrees that in many cases there is a direct link between a person’s job and an increased risk of […]

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Products Require More Than Just a Warning Label in NYC

When you buy a product for use in your home or office, you assume the product is reasonably safe to use. Some products can come with inherent risks and the manufacturers of those products have a duty to warn about those dangers in order to help consumers make good choices and protect themselves from injury and even death. Many products come with warning labels to help ensure that the consumer understands the dangers involved in […]

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New Yorkers: Stay Safe While Boating This Summer!

In New York, the summer season is a short window of time that allows for certain outdoor activities – like boating. Unfortunately, boating can present a risk to your health and even your life. NBC New York has reported five deaths in the waters around Long Island this summer already, for instance. So it’s no surprise boating safety enforcement is cracking down on boating for the rest of the season. Hopefully, the measures shared below […]

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Injured By Fireworks in NY? You May Be Able to File an Injury Suit

Fourth of July celebrations simply wouldn’t be the same without fireworks displays — both the professional and backyard variety! But for some Americans, that love of lighting up the night sky in celebration of the nation can have some serious consequences. Injuries due to fireworks are actually quite common. They can range from mild — with little impact on your life — to severe enough to cause death. If you or someone you love is […]

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Will NY COVID Cases Lead to a Rise in Medical Malpractice Suits?

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of people across the world, both from a health and economic standpoint. Frontline medical workers have risked their own lives to treat those infected. Along the way, they have saved many lives — but that doesn’t mean medical malpractice doesn’t occur, even in the middle of a crisis such as a pandemic. Medical malpractice is a complicated area, as there are many types of medical malpractice that can occur even […]

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False Arrests in NY Are Costly – But You Can Fight Back

With so much happening in the streets of towns and cities across the nation, it’s easy to get caught up. You may be simply walking to the store but get swept away with protestors. Of course, recent news shows just how easy it is to be taken for a protestor — even when you’re not participating. In New York, the NYPD reportedly arrested a food delivery person, a journalist, and even a man that was […]

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NYPD Responding to Excessive Force Protests…with Greater Force

The people of New York and across the country (and the world) are taking to the streets to make their voices heard. The problem is, police are responding – with greater force. You can see examples of police using excessive force nearly everywhere. The New York Times reported that two police SUVs ran into a crowd of protesters in Brooklyn. NBC reported that another officer flaunted his weapon at a protest in Manhattan. The list […]

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What Are Grounds for a Legal Trip and Fall Claim in New York?

Slip and fall injuries happen, especially in places like New York. Unfortunately, there are some who try to take advantage of the system. Like the recent trio found guilty for attempting to defraud New York City in a trip and fall scheme. Bad actors like this are particularly harmful to those who really do get seriously hurt in these types of accidents because they can lead to bias against slip and fall victims. What can […]

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NY Construction Site Changes — Could They Knock You Off Your Game?

The world is starting to open up again amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Part of life that is resuming as close to normal as possible is construction. As construction sites across New York open, new safety protocols are being implemented – or are they? According to the New York Times, floor markings for social distancing, thermal forehead temperature scans, disinfection of tools, hand washing stations, and social distancing for deliveries are all becoming a reality for […]

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