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This Is What You Must Do If You’re Hit by a Vehicle

In 2018, an average of 28 pedestrians and 11 bicyclists were injured each day in New York City. And while the mayor’s “Vision Zero” initiative is making New York’s streets safer by lowering speed limits, installing more traffic signals, and introducing a range of...

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Will My Personal Injury Case Go to Trial?

If you’re thinking of suing an individual or entity responsible for causing your personal injury, one of the first questions to cross your mind will likely be: “Will this case go to trial?” There’s no certain way to answer this question in regard to your own case. But...

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Protect Your Assets with Personal Liability Insurance

Does your insurance policy fully protect your personal assets from being lost if someone successfully sues you? It’s upsetting to think that you might someday be the target of a lawsuit, but millions of them are filed each year in the U.S. Our legal system – while...

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Is Your Personal Injury Attorney Ready for Trial?

While many personal injury cases are ultimately settled out of court, it’s best to choose a personal injury attorney who’s ready for trial. Even if your case is settled out of court, having a trial-ready attorney on your side sends a message to your opponent that if a...

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What to Look for in a Personal Injury Lawyer

Choosing the right personal injury lawyer to represent you may at first seem to be a daunting task.  There are hundreds of personal injury lawyers in New York City vying for your attention and business via TV, radio and Google ads. But choosing the right lawyer is...

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Serious Burns Are a Serious Matter in NYC

Serious Burns Are a Serious Matter in NYC Burn victims often have a long road to both physical and emotional recovery, and the difficulties they must live with go beyond their scars. Burn injuries can happen due to a number of individuals’ negligence and lack of care:...

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Alarming Number of Bicyclist Injuries & Death in NYC

According to the New York City Department of Transportation the number of people that are commuting by bicycle has double since 2005. With the introduction of Cite Bike program in May 2013, its current expansion of the program into Brooklyn, Long Island and Queens and...

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Uber Accidents & Personal Injury Law

Uber and other rideshare companies are gaining more popularity than ever in cities like New York, where traditional taxis can be more expensive and less pleasant to ride in. Like traditional taxi companies, Uber does not own or control every vehicle or driver who...

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Sued Over Death and Injury From Trees, City Fights Back

Lawsuits against New York over deaths and injuries caused by falling tree limbs open a window on the often combative way the city responds to injury claims. Investigators engaged in surveillance of a severely injured victim; the city claimed a grandmother had not...

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Kids get in Accidents at School

School is supposed to be a safe place where children can receive the vital education they need to succeed. Many schools, whether public or private, struggle with managing oversized and understaffed classrooms, troubled students, and poorly maintained school premises....

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Construction Site Accidents

The New York Times recently reported that construction accidents are on the rise in New York. The amount of construction accidents are at a six year high with 231 accidents in 2014 alone. Construction sites pose a risk to both workers and pedestrians. Supervisors can...

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Motorcycle Accidents

According to the New York State DMV, there were over 5100 reported motorcycle accidents in 2013 (source). Driving a motorcycle includes a higher level of risk because drivers are more exposed if they get into an accident than drivers of other vehicles. Even the best...

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The Importance of Personal Attention in Personal Injury Law

Accidents are scary, painful, stressful, and complicated. Those involved in the incident need immediate medical attention, and will need to figure out how to pay for that treatment. Friends and family of those injured in an accident need to stop their own daily lives...

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What if I was partially at fault?

Accidents occur every day and it is not always clear who exactly is at fault. When a plaintiff is partially at fault for an accident in New York the concept of comparative negligence comes into effect. The concept of comparative negligence is that each person’s...

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Slip and Fall on Snow/Ice in Winter: It is Not too Late to Sue

Although the temperatures might be nearing 100 degrees in some states, it is not too late to file a lawsuit if you slipped and fell on ice this past winter. Depending on the state you may have one to six years to file a slip and fall lawsuit. However, time is often of...

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What To Do If You’re in a Car Accident

If you drive a car, statistically you are bound to get into a car accident. In fact, the average driver files a collision claim once every 19.7 years. Accidents are scary but what can be even scarier is if you fail to follow the correct protocol after an accident. Not...

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$500,000 Settlement Jason Castro v City of NY 305928/08

Date: September 12, 2014 Case Name: Jason Castro v. City of New York, No. 305928/08 Government - Police, Municipalities Intentional Torts - Assault Government - Excessive Force Intentional Torts - False Arrest Case Type: head head-headaches knee-knee derangement...

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