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

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

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

Who is Responsible for Poor Security?

There are over 1.5 million rental units in New York City, making it the largest rental market in the country. Crime statistics for the City show over 6,500 burglaries in 2020, up from 4,480 as the year before. When can a landlord be held responsible for damages caused to tenants from criminal activity? Landlords’ Legal… 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

Brain Damage at Birth – How to Tell if Your Baby is Affected

As a new parent, you naturally want your baby to be healthy. However, babies and infants are more susceptible to being injured because they have not fully developed as an adult has. Brain damage in babies can be caused by multiple reasons during and before birth. Some factors are completely preventable. Common causes of brain… read more