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What’s Considered the Threshold for a “Serious Injury” in New York?

In New York, if an accident causes serious injury, you may be surprised to learn that some injuries constitute grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. New York’s serious injury threshold majorly impacts those injured as the result of an accident. The state’s No-Fault Law also plays a role in certain accidents, which can hinder recovering damages. Here’s what you need to know about laws in New York that affect damages received for injury, as […]

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How Long Before I See Payment for My NY Injury?

Many of us are under the impression that if we slip and fall on someone else’s property in New York, the owner of the property is responsible for any losses suffered. However, New York law proves far more complex than that. Detailed premises liability laws in New York work to establish when you are responsible for another’s injuries and losses – and when you’re not. Here’s what you need to know about slip and fall […]

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How Does Liability Work in a New York E-Bike Accident?

The streets of New York are always bustling with cars, buses, trucks, people, scooters, and bikes. Now, there’s one more mode of transportation to deal with: e-bikes. E-Bikes may be the newest micro-transportation on New York streets, but they come with big dangers of their own. In fact, a handful of e-bike riders suffered deadly accidents under circumstances that remain unclear, because no other vehicles were involved. The New York state legislature has created some […]

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NY Railroad Accidents Don’t Happen Often, But When They Do…

Personal injury settlements are often complex. If the case involves a railroad, it becomes even more so. You may think of railroad accidents and injuries as uncommon, but, like any other form of transportation, railroad accidents can and do occur – and people get hurt. In fact, a recent railroad accident on Long Island highlights just how terribly trainwrecks can go. A vehicle that bypassed crossing gates was hit by a train, killing three people. […]

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A Brief Guide to When NYPD Can and Can’t Arrest You

Being arrested in New York City is never a good experience, but it’s worse if you know you shouldn’t have been arrested in the first place. In New York, these things happen. In fact, one Brooklyn man’s case will reach the U.S. Supreme Court after such an arrest. He claims the NYPD entered his home illegally and arrested him after a wrongful accusation of abusing his newborn baby. When he refused to let them come […]

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NY Nursing Home Blaze Opens Facility to Serious Liability

Nursing homes should be places where the elderly feel cared for and safe, but, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. While the law may maintain high standards for nursing homes in New York, sometimes facilities don’t live up to expectations – and terrible events happen as a result. A sad case in Spring Valley brings this point home. One person died, several were injured, and a firefighter remains missing after a blaze tore through an […]

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How St. Patrick’s Day Crash Victims in NY Can Get Compensation

Another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but for some, the day will haunt them for months or years to come. The New York State Police increased their patrols over the holiday to help combat impaired and drunk drivers. Additional patrols and checkpoints were out and about, but that didn’t stop accidents from happening. In fact, a New York woman is in critical condition after her car was struck, and the driver responsible for […]

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Statistics Show No New Yorker Should Suffer from Sepsis

Sepsis may be the most dangerous thing you’ve never heard of. Not long ago, most major hospitals didn’t have any type of protocol to address sepsis, even though it’s a deadly issue. New York was one of the first states to require its hospitals to use sepsis protocols. This arose after a case of sepsis killed a 12-year-old boy from Queens. The protocols are known as “Rory’s Regulations”. Here’s what you need to know about […]

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New York Work Discrimination Law: Are Tattoos Protected?

Despite what we’ve seen in the last year, it is still true that the United States as a whole has made great strides in equality and inclusion over the last century. Yet even with all of the advances, it is quite clear there are still areas with room for (massive) improvement). One of them is the workplace. Discrimination still exists and happens more often than one might think. There are some areas of discrimination law […]

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New Rules to Affect New York Medical Malpractice Litigation

Medical malpractice lawsuits are complicated in the state of New York, and a recent ruling may make them even more so. However, if you’re considering a medical malpractice suit, then it’s crucial to understand what they are and the factors that come into play when filing cases related to medical malpractice. Here’s what you need to know about medical malpractice and what constitutes a legitimate claim – as well as the changes that are coming […]

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