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MTA Operators Poorly Trained – Could That Impact Your Injury Claim?

  When you use public transit in New York, you entrust your safety to MTA operators. However, a recent audit suggests that the MTA may not be as safe as it seems – and that the MTA could be held liable for more injuries.   The report gave a failing grade for the training of MTA subway operators and conductors. The audit found that the MTA did not provide sufficient training for new operators. Additionally, […]

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Hurt While Biking in NY? Here’s What You Need to Do

Biking is one of the best ways to get around in the city. You’re not subject to traffic and parking issues that make ride-sharing and driving cumbersome. And it’s often faster than taking public transit.   However, collisions with automobiles are a major risk for cyclists here, making bicycle accidents a common cause of serious injury. A recent accident involving bicyclists on the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour illustrates this point. An unlicensed driver […]

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What You Need to Prove to Win a NY Slip and Fall Suit

  If you slip and fall in New York due to someone else’s mistake, you should not have to pay for the costs related to your accident.   Unfortunately, that’s often the way it works unless you file – and win – a slip and fall lawsuit.   Below, we’re going to detail what you have to prove in order to win a slip and fall case in New York and get the compensation that […]

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Drunk St. Paddy’s Day Drivers: What New Yorkers Can Do

  St. Patrick’s Day is well-known for higher incidents of drunk driving. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe on the roads this holiday, and what to do if you are in a St. Patrick’s Day car accident.   St. Patrick’s Day Drunk Driving Statistics   In 2013, 40 percent of all St. Patrick’s Day fatal car crashes involved drunk driving. There were 276 St. Patrick’s Day drunk driving deaths from 2009 to […]

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Numbers on Elevator and Escalator Accidents – in NY and Beyond

If you have been injured in an elevator or escalator accident in New York, you are not alone. In fact, many New Yorkers are injured every year by these transportation methods. In this post, we’ll share elevator and escalator facts and statistics with you, along with the most common reasons accidents occur. We’ll also tell you how we can help if you are injured by an elevator or escalator in New York. Statistics on Elevator and […]

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Your Guide to Finding a New York Personal Injury Doctor

  One of the most important elements of a successful personal injury case in New York is finding the right doctor to treat you. In many cases, it’s just as important as finding the right personal injury attorney.   Why is it such a big deal? A couple of different reasons.   First, you want the best possible medical care. That means finding someone who has a thorough and specific knowledge of your particular issue. […]

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Common Bus Injuries That Can Result from Crashes in New York

  Did you hear about the school bus in Brooklyn that overturned back in early January? Eight people – including kids – were rushed to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn and Maimonides Medical Center with what officials said were minor injuries, and an investigation is currently underway.   When you hear stories like this, it can make you wonder how safe buses really are and what kinds of injuries can occur when one gets into an accident. […]

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What to Do If You Are Hurt by a Defective Product in New York

    If you or someone you love is injured by a defective product, it is important that you know what to do next so that you can not only recover fully, but also give yourself the best chance at receiving fair and just compensation for what you’ve had to endure.   Between March 2016 and March 2017, there were over 5,000 product recalls in the United States. That’s a shockingly high number, and it […]

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How a Driver May Have Caused Your New York Motorcycle Accident

    If you were recently in a motorcycle accident in New York, chances are high that another driver was responsible for the incident. Take a look at a few quick motorcycle crash stats:   Nearly two-thirds of all motorcycle accidents are with other vehicles, usually cars. Accidents occur most frequently in intersections. In a typical accident scenario, the motorcycle driver has less than two seconds to make corrections to avoid a crash. Over 80 […]

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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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