Truck Accidents in New York

The Institute for Safety Management & Research (ITSMR), a non-profit organization affiliated with the State University of New York at Albany, reports that in 2020 there were 14,259  accidents in New York involving large trucks; 76 of these accidents resulted in fatalities, and nearly 3,000 resulted in non-fatal personal injuries. Statistics for 2021 were even… read more

Dangerous Effects And Consequences Of Police Brutality In New York And Beyond

With research stating up to $121 million was spent working on police brutality cases in New York over the past five years, it has become evident there is a rising issue at hand. This is an issue that is now being highlighted more and more illustrating the rights of those facing police brutality. With more… read more

Construction Site Accidents in New York

After seven workers died in construction accidents in New York City during the first half of 2021, City Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. LaRocca announced a city-wide inspection of 7,500 construction sites throughout the city. This resulted in 3,600 notices of violations issued to contractors, as well as 1,499 stop-work orders at sites with multiple safety… read more

Infant Formula Tied to Digestive Problems in Premature Babies

Imagine finding out that your baby’s food, instead of providing nourishment, is actually causing harm. This is the reality for thousands of parents who fed their premature infants baby formula made by Abbot Laboratories and Mead Johnson & Company. Parents of premature infants often discover that breastfeeding is difficult or even impossible or find that… read more

Workplace Injuries in New York

Data compiled by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that New York ranks among the safest states for workplace injuries. Even so, over 140,000 New York workers were injured on the job in 2019, and over 78,000 of those injuries were serious enough to lead to missed workdays, significant medical expenses, or permanent impairment. Most… read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the New York Department of Health, nearly 400 people in the state suffer brain injuries that are serious enough to require an emergency room visit or hospitalization. In April of this year, a New York appellate court awarded a $20 million verdict to a man who had suffered a brain injury after falling… read more

What To Do If You Are Injured on A Construction Site

New construction projects totaling 5.4 million square feet are prospected to begin in New York City this year, adding to the hundreds of constructions projects already under way throughout the city. Each project will present potential hazards to property owners, tenants, pedestrians, and workers. When injuries occur on construction sites, the resources available to compensate… read more

Sidewalk Defect Accidents in New York

Falls are one of the leading causes of hospital visits in New York and the number one cause of injury-related deaths and/or hospitalizations for people over the age of 65. Many falls occur on New York’s sidewalks due to broken or uneven surfaces. When someone is injured due to improper maintenance of a sidewalk, it… read more

Who Can Be Sued For False Imprisonment?

The civil tort of false imprisonment is usually brought against a police officer or government authority who has arrested or imprisoned a citizen without proper cause. However, private citizens and organizations may also be sued for false imprisonment under certain circumstances. Security Guards Private security guards in stores, office buildings, bars, and restaurants do have… read more

Police Brutality in New York

The recent conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd has led to greater scrutiny of the actions of police officers throughout the country. Many states, including New York, now require police officers to activate body cameras whenever they interact with civilians. Under the New York law, signed in June… read more