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

New York Civil Rights Attorney

In 1989, the nation rejoiced when five men were convicted for the brutal assault and rape of a woman who was attacked while jogging in Central Park. The case made national and international news. The cases were later overturned when another person confessed to the attack, and the Central Park Five, as they came to… read more

Suing for Wrongful Arrest in New York City

Wrongful arrest, or false arrest, is the unlawful detention of an individual by a police officer, security guard, or other person, and is illegal under Federal and State laws. In addition, a citizen who has been falsely arrested or detained may bring a civil action against the person or entity who made the arrest. A… read more

Institutional Abuse: How to Identify It and Take Action

Institutional abuse happens when an institution, such as an elder care home, abuses their discretion and power by mistreating individuals. The victims can be elderly, minors, or disabled individuals under the care of people that have power over them. This is unfortunately a growing concern in the United States and source of litigation. Abuse could… read more

New York Pedestrian Accidents

With hundreds of thousands of New York residents and tourists crossing the streets of New York City every day, accidents are inevitable. Even though COVID restrictions kept people at home in 2020, nearly 250 pedestrians were killed, which was the most since 2014. Just this month, a woman was fatally injured by a dump truck… read more