Construction Accidents – All Too Common

Each month, thousands of construction workers shape New York City’s buildings and skyline, and with this hard and dangerous work, numerous serious construction accidents occur.  What are the construction accidents that happen in NYC, and what are the hazards that cause them? Construction Accidents in NYC  What are we up against?  The New York City… read more

The Most Common Types of Construction Accidents in New York City

In the heart of New York City, amidst its towering skyscrapers and intricate infrastructure, construction is a constant. With such consistent activity, unfortunately, comes the risk of accidents. For those employed in the construction industry, these accidents can lead to serious injuries, extended time off work, and significant medical expenses. As a personal injury lawyer… read more

Slip and Fall Injuries in New York

Tripping on an uneven sidewalk, slipping on a wet floor, tripping on a defective staircase or step in a building or falling over an object in your path can be embarrassing, but in many cases the damage is not merely to one’s ego. According to the New York State Department of Health, slip, trip and… 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

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