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11.24.2017
Work Injuries: Should I File a Personal injury or a Workers' Compensation Claim?

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, they can either file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. However, many people do not understand the difference between the two options. Workers’ Compensation If you have ...

11.16.2017
Important Information for Victims of NYC Taxi Cab Accidents

Since taxi cabs comprise a significant portion of the busy traffic in New York City, accidents involving them are quite common. Some drivers are employed by a taxi company, while some taxis are independently owned, which makes it difficult to ...

11.09.2017
What You Need to Know About NY Dog Bite Cases

In New York, the owner or custodian of a “dangerous dog” is liable for medical costs of any injuries the dog causes to a person, a companion animal, or livestock. A dangerous dog is considered on that attacks and injures someone or ...

10.24.2017
Wintertime Injury Hazards To Be Aware Of

As the days and nights become significantly colder in New York, you may anticipate your favorite holidays, winter sports, and the lovely snowfall. However, the winter season is also associated with a higher rate of accidents and injuries related to ...

10.17.2017
Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Construction Accident?

According to New York’s workplace safety laws, construction site owners and contractors are obligated to abide by various safety regulations to avoid construction accidents and injuries. Keep in mind, these laws do not limit the injured worker ...

10.10.2017
Common Driving Habits That Can Cause Car Accidents

Safe driving requires care and focus. But when we do it so often, we can become overconfident and develop bad habits. Dangerous driving behavior can result in devastating collisions, injuries, and fatalities on the road. The following are several bad ...

09.20.2017
How Big of a Problem Is Drug & Alcohol Use Among Truckers?

We all should avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but the problem is especially troublesome when it comes to commercial truck drivers. Due to the stress associated with their jobs and the long hours needed to haul tens of thousands ...

09.13.2017
Ways That Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents

All motor vehicle accidents are not created equal. But whether you are involved in a car or truck accident, it is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation from a qualified personal injury attorney to recover your entitled compensation. ...

08.15.2017
Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can be one of the most overwhelming, frightening and stressful experiences a person could experience in life, especially if it results in substantial damage and severe injuries. What makes these type of situations complicated and highly ...

08.08.2017
When Should You Talk to a Lawyer About Your Personal Injury

Many people choose to hire an attorney after they’ve been involved in a car accident that results in personal injury and monetary losses. However, you can file a personal injury claim against an insurance provider on your own—especially ...

07.31.2017
Why Do Truck Tires Explode?

Semi-trucks are dependent on their tires to work properly perhaps more than any other vehicles on the road. With as many as 18 wheels rolling along simultaneously, big rigs are also the most prone to a blowout. While they may be able to survive and ...

07.24.2017
Aviation Accident Lawsuit Basics

If you have been involved in an aviation accident, especially one involving a commercial airline, any lawsuits that follow will be complex. Aviation accidents can be caused by one of hundreds or even thousands of factors, so determining the cause, ...

07.17.2017
Are Hands-Free Devices Really Safer?

Back in 2013, the laws in New York changed dramatically to attempt to curb one of the fastest-growing threats to drivers: accidents caused by cell phone use. On July 26, 2013, using a cell phone in any capacity while driving became a moving ...

07.10.2017
How to Determine the Cause of Aviation Accidents

Aviation and air travel have become as commonplace in our society as other methods of transportation before it, such as the locomotive or the steam-powered passenger ship. However, unlike these other methods of transportation, air travel provides ...

06.29.2017
What You Should Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver in New York City

While the end result of a car accident caused by a drunk driver could be the same as a collision caused by a sober driver, the events leading up to the crash will be quite different. In order to improve your chances of receiving maximized ...

06.26.2017
Why Is It Important to Follow Your Doctor's Instructions After a Car Accident?

After a car accident, it’s important to see your doctor, even if you feel like you haven’t been injured. A thorough examination can rule out any injuries that may manifest later and can begin a medical record of the accident. This will be ...

06.21.2017
What New York City Bicycle Accident Statistics Reveal

When Mayor de Blasio adopted a Vision Zero Initiative plan for New York City, the goal was not only to prevent all pedestrian deaths through accident awareness and improved road conditions, but to also protect bicyclists in the city. Distracted ...

06.19.2017
Workers' Compensation Rates to Drop in New York, Employers Benefit

In what has been described as an effort to bring more businesses, and thus more jobs, to New York, Governor Cuomo and state-level legislators have recently approved a budget draft that will reduce workers’ compensation rates by 4.5%. This ...

06.15.2017
Dram Shop Laws: Can You Hold a Bar Accountable in New York?

Dram shop laws place liability on establishments, such as bars, that sell alcohol to visibly intoxicated individuals. If a business is found to have sold alcohol to a person who was intoxicated at the time of the sale, they can also be held ...

06.06.2017
Pedestrian Accidents in NYC: Common Causes & Prevention

The Vision Zero Initiative plan for New York City adopted by Mayor de Blasio is designed to eventually bring all pedestrian accidents and fatalities down to zero in one year. It was first approved after it became clear that pedestrian accidents were ...

05.24.2017
Is It Better to Settle Your Car Accident Case Outside of Court?

Many lawsuits for car accidents settle well before they reach court, and most claims are resolved before a lawsuit is actually filed. Many people are unaware of settlement as an option and believe a lengthy court battle is the only option for their ...

05.09.2017
Commercial Truck Crashes vs. Car Accidents: Key Differences

Both truck and car accidents can wreak havoc, and leave those involved injured or even dead. If you have been involved in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you deserve compensation. There are key differences between these types ...

04.11.2017
Risks of Overloaded & Improperly Loaded Trucks

One of the most common causes of truck accidents is overloaded and improperly loaded cargo. Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) details the specific, legal weight limits, truckers and trucking companies continue to ...

04.04.2017
How Much Is Your Truck Accident Case Worth?

Determining the worth of any truck accident case is often tough since there are a wide array of variables involved. No two truck accidents are alike. Furthermore, because truck drivers are working for a company, the insurance policy will be different ...

03.27.2017
Tips for Settling a Car Accident Claim

When you are involved in a car accident that is not your fault, you may need to file a personal injury claim in order to recover financial compensation to cover your medical bills, loss of income, as well as non-economic damages such as pain and ...

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