Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in NYC?

In Car Accident by Michele Mirman

You leave a business meeting in New York City, hop into your car, and kick off your dress shoes. They’re uncomfortable, and you’d much rather drive barefoot. Is that legal, or does New York require drivers to wear shoes while operating a car? Here’s what you need to know. You Don’t Have to Wear Shoes While Driving in New York …

Fatal Bike Accidents Surge in Brooklyn

In Bicycle Accidents by Michele Mirman

Riding a bike has become incredibly dangerous in New York City. This is true, despite the fact that the city has taken steps to make its streets safer for cyclists. In 2018, there were 15 fatal bike accidents in NYC. There have already been 25 fatal bicycle accidents in 2019, and we still have two months to go.  Most of …

New York Lawmakers Consider Gun Control Legislation Mandating Social Media Background Checks

In Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Every year, the NYPD fields thousands of calls concerning domestic violence and abuse. About 230,000 to be precise. These calls aren’t just false alarms. Between 2010 and 2017, there were 508 domestic violence homicides in New York City. That accounted for more than 17 percent of all homicides in the city during that period of time. Many of these homicides …

What Should I Wear to Court?

In Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

When you go on a job interview, you probably dress to impress, right? Why? Because you want to make a great first impression. You want the employer to think highly of you, respect you, and like you. You want to leave that interview with confidence that you’ll land the job. After all, that’s what you went there to do. If …

What Happens If I Skip Jury Duty?

In Personal Injury by Michele Mirman

Juries play a critical role in New York. When someone is accused of a crime, they have a right to have their case tried before a jury of their peers. When someone gets into a car accident, they may want to litigate their dispute against an insurance company before an impartial panel of jurors. Unfortunately, many New Yorkers see jury …

What Should I Do If I Get Hurt at an Amusement Park?

In Uncategorized by Michele Mirman

You don’t have to travel to far if you’re in New York City and want to enjoy a day at an amusement park. The city is home to plenty of its own. Brooklyn is home to the famed Coney Island. The Forest Park Carousel Amusement Village is right down the road in Queens. Six Flags Great Adventure is just a …

Can a Car Accident Cause Depression?

In Car Accident by Michele Mirman

Few things are terrifying than getting into a car accident. You’re doing everything you can to stay safe, and then, all of a sudden, someone else runs a red light and plows into the side of your car. You saw them coming, but there was nowhere for you to go. All you could do was brace yourself and hope that …

Do I Have to Get a New Car Seat After a Car Accident?

In Car Accident by Michele Mirman

Few things are more important than your childrens’ safety. As a parent, you’ll try to do anything you can to keep them from getting hurt. While you were pregnant, you spent hours researching car seats so that you could find the best one for your car, budget, and lifestyle.  Then you took the care and time necessary to make sure …

8 Causes of Construction Accidents in NYC

In Construction Accidents by Michele Mirman

If you work in construction, you have one of the most dangerous jobs in New York City. The Department of Buildings tracks construction accident-related injuries and deaths. In 2017, 761 construction workers were injured on sites across the Big Apple. That reflected a 13 percent increase from the number of construction injuries reported in the prior year. Data published by …

Is It Legal to Own a Sloth in NYC?

In Premises Liability by Michele Mirman

Sloths have become quite popular in recent years. They’re cute and funny. They’re beloved by Veronica Mars star Kristen Bell. It’s no surprise that more and more people have shown an interest in having a sloth as a pet. Is this something you can do if you live in New York City? Is it legal to own a sloth? Under …