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In a NY Taxi Accident? Kinds of Injuries You Should Watch For

Taxis are ubiquitous in New York for good reason – they’re one of the best ways to get around the city quickly and conveniently. However, while taxis are convenient, they are also frequently involved in accidents, which can cause serious, debilitating injuries to passengers, pedestrians, and cyclists. Like the British tourist who was struck by an out of control taxi in Midtown in 201, and sustained severe injuries that caused her to lose a leg […]

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Can the Resort Be Liable If You’re Hurt on the Slopes in NY?

Winter is notorious in the Northeast, and we typically experience a number of major snows annually. However, one benefit to these winters is that our area offers excellent skiing in many locations. Hitting the slopes is a great way to get some exercise and beat the winter blahs. However, skiing can also be very dangerous, and some accidents can result in debilitating or even fatal injuries. For example, traumatic brain injury. Should you be seriously […]

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Should NY Parents Worry about Their Kids Riding the School Bus?

As a parent of school-age children, you may find it hard to say goodbye to your little ones in the morning as they climb onto the bus. Will they listen and behave? Will they make friends with other kids? Most importantly – how safe are school buses? You know that school bus accidents can and do happen. However, you also know that the media tends to sensationalize it when bad things occur, raising fears and […]

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Parking Lot Crashes: What New Yorkers Should Know

You probably don’t think of a parking lot as dangerous places to be – after all, the speeds are much lower than on the road, right? In reality, the high density of cars moving in all directions – combined with heavy pedestrian traffic – makes parking lots a breeding ground for crashes. In fact, about 20% of all car crashes occur in parking lots. Although most parking lot crashes are not high-impact, they may still […]

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Who Pays When Your Kid Gets Hurt at a NY School?

As a parent, sending your children to school may feel like a leap of faith. You are entrusting the school to protect your children from injury while on school property or participating in school-sponsored activities. Although New York schools have safety practices in place, human error and negligence can still lead to tragic student injuries that are traumatic for the entire family. For example, there’s the story of a 9-year-old Brooklyn boy who suffered an […]

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Top Workers Compensation Claims in New York

Nobody expects to be injured on the job. In fact, many employers dedicate a large portion of their budget to educating employees on safe practices and in safety codes. Yet in every state across the nation, worker’s compensation insurance plans continue processing tens of thousands of cases every year. The Workers’ Compensation Board in New York, for instance, reported 99,755 total established workers compensation claims – or claims in which the WCB has recognized an […]

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New York Elevator Accidents – Why They Happen

In our city, elevators are everywhere – and for good reason. After all, who wants to face the prospect of using stairs in buildings with dozens of floors – or more. Unfortunately, they do come with risks. A recent story from Nebraska is a reminder that although we use elevators every day, they can cause some serious injuries – and even deaths. What happened? A 25-year old woman got caught between the ground floor of […]

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Dangerous Gifts: Toys New York Parents Should Watch Out For

When your child was opening the toys they received over the holidays, safety was probably the last thing on your mind. You were watching their excitement. Their unbridled joy at this much-anticipated moment finally arriving. Unfortunately, some of the most popular toys out there this year could cause harm to your kid if you – and they – are not careful. Below, we’re going to go over the list of the toys found to be […]

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Why So Many Accidents Happen at NY Construction Sites

Construction sites aren’t just a pain to walk around or a slowdown on your daily commute – they pose serious risks to passersby and the employees at the site. How serious? Construction accidents take hundreds of lives each year and injure many more. Compared to other industries, construction is one of the most dangerous jobs out there. Just take this incident from November. A 44-year old construction worker was killed after a falling object hit […]

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New Year’s Death from Alcohol Poisoning: Can NYers Sue the Bar?

You probably won’t be surprised to hear that alcohol consumption increases during the holiday season. Did you know that it doubles, though? Unfortunately, the 100% increase in alcohol consumption doesn’t necessarily result in an 100% increase in fun and merriment. Between holiday parties with friends, holiday parties with family, holiday parties with work… as you start to feel the holiday season coming on, you can probably also start to feel the impending hangovers. That’s not […]

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