What to Expect When You File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in New York

Most personal injury cases in New York are settled out of court. However, in some cases, insurance companies are unwilling to offer enough to fully compensate a victim for their damages. In those cases, a lawsuit may be necessary. The first step in filing a lawsuit is determining where to file. The suit may be… read more

Who is Responsible for Poor Security?

There are over 1.5 million rental units in New York City, making it the largest rental market in the country. Crime statistics for the City show over 6,500 burglaries in 2020, up from 4,480 as the year before. When can a landlord be held responsible for damages caused to tenants from criminal activity? Landlords’ Legal… read more

How Safe Are New York Subways?

Since November of 2020, four people have been killed or injured by being pushed onto subway tracks in New York City. In the latest incident, just last month, a crazed man pushed a commuter off the platform at a station in Harlem and then jumped onto the tracks himself. The attacker was killed when he… read more

Snow and Ice Hazards – Who is Responsible?

Today’s winter storm is expected to bring the deepest snowfall since January 2016. With this massive winter storm, you can expect to see snow and ice on driveways, sidewalks, and other public and private walkways. Falls are inevitable, often resulting in serious injuries and even death. Who is responsible for maintaining these walkways in a… read more

Brain Damage at Birth – How to Tell if Your Baby is Affected

As a new parent, you naturally want your baby to be healthy. However, babies and infants are more susceptible to being injured because they have not fully developed as an adult has. Brain damage in babies can be caused by multiple reasons during and before birth. Some factors are completely preventable. Common causes of brain… read more

What You Should Know Before Consulting A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are injured in an auto accident or while visiting a public or commercial establishment, your friends and family will probably advise you to talk to a personal injury lawyer right away. That is good advice, but before making that first appointment, make sure you are prepared and know what to expect. Here are… read more

No Fault Means No Guarantee

If you drive in New York, you are probably aware that New York is a “No-fault” jurisdiction, but what exactly does that mean, and how does that affect your rights if you are injured in an auto accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian? No Fault Insurance The purpose of no-fault insurance is to reduce… read more

Steps To Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

Did you trip and fall and suffer a serious personal injury? You are not alone. Hazardous conditions like broken, cracked NYC sidewalks and icy walkways, missing and broken tiles, cracked steps, and uneven surfaces in the subways, and poorly maintained floors and elevators elevators in residential and commercial buildings lead to hundreds of injuries, and even some… read more

Medical “Never Events”: What Are They?

Many medical malpractice claims originate from a mistake made by a doctor, nurse, or other medical professional that creates a serious health issue later in the patient’s life. A mistake is considered malpractice if the medical professional violated the accepted standard of care, as specified by the testimony of other practitioners and experts. However, some incidents of… read more

TRY OR SETTLE? SHOULD PLAINTIFF SETTLE HER TRIP AND FALL CASE WHEN SHE HAS A FRACTURED LEG REQUIRING SURGERY?

Our injured client, a 61-year old female home attendant, tripped and fell, when an employee at the St. Barnabas Hospital Occupational Therapy Department unthinkingly placed a step stool directly behind our client’s feet, just as our client’s back was turned to help her own patient get ready for occupational therapy. Our client took one step… read more