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New York’s No-Fault Insurance Law: How It Affects Personal Injury Claims

New York is one of the few states in the US with a no-fault insurance law for motor vehicle accidents. This law requires all drivers to carry personal injury protection (PIP) insurance, which provides coverage for medical expenses and lost wages in the event of an accident, regardless of who was at fault. In this blog post, we will discuss the impact of New York’s no-fault insurance law on personal injury claims, how it works, […]

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Bronx Parks That May Violate the Americans With Disabilities Act

On March 22, 2023, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office released an audit report that found “too many” NYC Parks’ facilities have barriers to people with disabilities, and many do not meet the 1990 Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards.  The audit also specifically identifies several Bronx parks that may violate the American Disability Act.  This news is concerning for the millions of Americans who live with disabilities and rely on public parks and […]

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Gwyneth Paltrow Ski Accident |

Gwyneth Paltrow Wins Her Ski Accident Case, Here’s Why In February 2016, actress Gwyneth Paltrow was skiing at Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah when she collided with Terry Sanderson, a retired optometrist who alleged that Paltrow was skiing recklessly and caused the collision.  Sanderson sued Paltrow for negligence and sought money damages.  After a three-day trial, a Utah jury ruled in favor of Paltrow, awarding her the $1 in damages she requested. So […]

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Injured Because of Urine on a Staircase?

Urine in the staircase, or hallway, of an apartment building is a common problem that can cause a slip and fall accident resulting in injuries.  There are several ways that urine can end up on the floor in apartment building stairwells and hallways.  Injuries that result for a slip and fall on urine are known as a premises liability case.   Some of the most common ways include: Pet urine:  Pets, especially dogs, may accidentally […]

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OSHA’s Fatal Four: What You Need to Know

New York is a great place to work if you are in the field of construction, but that also happens to be a field with some of the biggest dangers around. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, also called OSHA, is part of the U.S. Department of Labor. They are tasked with helping Americans to stay safe at work and be aware of hazards that may be a part of their workday, so they can […]

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Common Hazards on NY Construction Sites

With such a high volume of active construction sites in New York, it’s no surprise that a large number of construction-related injuries occur each year. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction workers make up only 5% of New York City’s total workforce, but they account for 27% of work-related injury fatalities! Construction is dangerous work no matter where it’s done, but NYC workers are suffering fatal injuries at a disproportionate and alarming […]

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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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Signs Your Child Suffered Brain Damage Due To A Birth Injury

When young children suffer a neonatal brain injury, it may take years to diagnose. Often, symptoms of infant brain damage do not appear until much later. A new medical technology, however, may allow us to discover infant brain damage faster and more accurately. Researchers at Washington University are developing a device utilizing the same technology in smart watches that detects neurological injuries at early stages. This allows for early intervention, which is extremely helpful to […]

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Elevator Misalignment Accident Injury

In February, Ivo Nikolic, the director of elevator safety and operations for a NYC public housing system, was suspended due to a 2015 elevator incident. This accident took place in a Bronx apartment where eighty-four year old Olegario Pabon tripped on the mis-leveled floor of the elevator. The cause of this elevator misalignment was a faulty brake monitor. Pabon ended up falling into the elevator, which was uneven to the floor, and cracked his head […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury: A New York Slip and Fall Worst Case Scenario

When most people think of traumatic brain injury (or TBI), they imagine active duty soldiers coming home from war zones. Or maybe professional athletes like football and hockey players who routinely bash their helmets together. Statistics, on the other hand, show that the leading cause of brain injuries is something quite different: slip-and-falls. That’s right. BrainLine, a national multimedia project focused on brain injury awareness, reports that nearly half of all brain injuries in the […]

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