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

Construction Site Pedestrian Injuries in NYC

Nationwide, over 100 pedestrians are killed each year while walking past construction sites. Since it is impossible to completely avoid passing near all construction sites, especially in a large city like New York, both property owners and construction companies owe a duty of care to members of the general public who may enter the property… read more

Construction Accidents in NYC

Construction Workers Each year, thousands of construction workers are killed or injured on the job.  More than in any other industry. In New York city, construction is one of the deadliest occupations. Just last year, one worker was crushed to death by a crane, and another killed by a fall from a scaffold. These are… read more

Train and Railway Accidents Attorney in New York

Pedestrians Being Struck by Trains The Metropolitan Transit Authority reported 621 incidents of people on subway tracks or struck by subway trains, leading some to call for additional safety precautions to make it more difficult for people to fall or step onto tracks. One woman was killed and another injured in December of 2019 when… read more

What to Do After a Slip and Fall Accident In NYC

It happens to all of us – one moment you are walking along, and the next thing you know, you are flat on the ground.  Slip and falls are the #1 cause of injuries. Over eight million people end up in hospital emergency rooms every year from slip and fall injuries. Slip and fall injuries… read more

Premises Liability in New York

The National Safety Council reports that over 12,000 people died in 2018 from falls in public places. The NSC describes these deaths as preventable, meaning that, for each of those victims, someone else’s carelessness led to tragedy. When falls and other accidents occur on public or private property, the owner’s responsibility is known as Premises… read more

3 Workers Hurt in Elevator Accident on Construction Site in New York City

According to news reports, three workers were injured in Brooklyn when they fell down an elevator shaft. The men were members of a construction crew working on a building under construction at 170 Tillary Street. While standing on a work platform in an elevator shaft, the workers fell to the bottom of the elevator shaft… read more

Consequences of Using Your Cell Phone While Driving in New York

The consequences of using your cell phone while driving in New York span from traffic charges to civil liability. Many states have placed bans on texting while driving or the use of handheld phones. Using a cellphone while driving can result in fines or even criminal charges. The reason why the NYPD could give you… read more

New York City Begins to Reopen After Coronavirus

It has been more than 100 days since NYC had its first COVID-19 case confirmed. More than 210,000 people would become infected with coronavirus and almost 22,000 people would die. However, after three months of being shut down, New York City begins to take the first steps to reopen after the coronavirus pandemic began. Some… read more

Can a Criminal Case Affect Your Personal Injury Claim?

In some cases, a personal injury claim may involve a criminal charge against the person who caused the injury.  A common example of this situation is a car accident involving a drunk driver. DUI accidents can result in criminal charges and civil claims against the intoxicated driver. Regardless of whether a person is charged with… read more