Who Can Be Sued For False Imprisonment?
Brian Magnosi | Lawsuit,Personal Injury | August 13, 2021
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
Brian Magnosi | Civil Rights,Lawsuit,Personal Injury | July 31, 2021
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
Brian Magnosi | Civil Rights,Lawsuit,Personal Injury | July 16, 2021
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
Brian Magnosi | Lawsuit | July 8, 2021
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
Brian Magnosi | Nursing Home Abuse,Personal Injury | July 2, 2021
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
Brian Magnosi | Accident,Car Accident,Pedestrian Accidents,Personal Injury | March 25, 2021
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
Brian Magnosi | Accident,Bicycle Accidents,Car Accident,Claims,Construction Accidents,Motorcycle Accident,Personal Injury,Slip & Fall Injuries,Train Accidents,Truck Accidents | February 22, 2021
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?
Brian Magnosi | Personal Injury,Uncategorized | February 15, 2021
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?
Brian Magnosi | Accident,Personal Injury,subway accident,Train Accidents | February 8, 2021
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
Snow and Ice Hazards – Who is Responsible?
Brian Magnosi | Uncategorized | February 1, 2021
Today’s winter storm is expected to bring the deepest snowfall since January 2016. With this massive winter storm, you can expect to see snow and ice on driveways, sidewalks, and other public and private walkways. Falls are inevitable, often resulting in serious injuries and even death. Who is responsible for maintaining these walkways in a… read more