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

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

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

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

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

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

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in New York?

With millions of New Yorkers relying on a public transit system every day, motor scooters are becoming an increasingly popular way for people to get around. The appeal of motor scooters is obvious. They allow riders to zip around traffic and save on the costs of owning a car or truck.  However, because motor scooters… read more

Manhattan Pedestrian Killed By Falling Debris

Walking down the street should not put your life in danger. However, that’s a reality New Yorker face every single day. Sadly, one New York City woman’s recent uptown Manhattan walk was her last. The 60-year-old was struck and killed by falling debris on W. 49th Street. According to reports, the woman was walking next… read more

What Should I Do After an Uber Accident?

Uber has transformed the way you can travel to, from, and around the city of New York. Every day, thousands of drivers roam the city’s streets, waiting for passengers to request a ride. Here’s the thing, though, NYC Uber drivers aren’t professionals. They’re everyday people trying to earn some extra cash. There’s no guarantee that… read more