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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 ...

03.20.2017
What Should You Ask Your Doctor After a Car Accident?

After being involved in a car accident, it is imperative to visit your doctor, even if you only suffered minor injuries. In many cases, symptoms of specific injuries are not immediately apparent and may worsen over time, which is why a visit to your ...

03.13.2017
Is It Better to Settle Your Car Accident Case Out of Court?

Navigating a motor vehicle accident claim can be a difficult and trying process, especially if you do not approach the situation with the assistance of a professional car accident lawyer. Depending on the complexity of the case and the value of the ...

03.10.2017
Are New York Pet Owners Always Responsible When Their Dog Bites Someone?

Some states have dog bite liability laws that follow a “one-bite” rule. The one-bite rule states that a dog owner might not be liable to any extent for a dog bite injury if his or her dog has both never bitten anyone before and has never ...

03.03.2017
A Closer Look at the New York Statute of Limitations for Injury Claims

In New York, and essentially all states, you only have a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim after being hurt by another party if you want to seek compensation or damages. This is known as a statute of limitations. Once a statute ...

02.27.2017
4 Types of Premises Liability Claims You Probably Didn't Know About

When most people think of a premises liability lawsuit, a slip and fall injury claim understandably comes to mind. After all, this is easily one of the most common, if not the most common, types of premises liability lawsuits in the country. However, ...

01.27.2017
4 Most Common Construction Accidents in NYC

Construction sites can be extremely dangerous, which is why employees are required to wear hard hats when entering in the area. While most construction companies go to great lengths to ensure their employees are safe while on the construction site, ...

01.20.2017
Who's Responsible in a Self-Driving Car Accident?

As engineering, computers, AI, and other technologies advance, it has become clear that self-driving cars are inevitable. Our personal injury attorneys will be examining who could be held liable if a self-driving car causes an accident that injures a ...

01.16.2017
Injuries from Falling off an Unsecured Ladder

Falls from portable or unsecured ladders are one of the leading causes of death among construction workers in the U.S. In fact, over 100,000 people are admitted yearly to the emergency room from ladder injuries. These injuries commonly result in bone ...

01.09.2017
Property Owners Duty of Care for Ice and Snow Hazards

As temperatures drop in New York City and snow and rain starts to fall, the number of slip and fall accidents increase. If you sustain serious injuries after slipping on snow or ice while shopping at a retail store, restaurant, or private home, you ...

12.27.2016
Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?

Losing a family member or loved one is an emotionally devastating experience that can affect you and your entire family for an exceedingly long time. If your loved one was killed in an accident caused by another person, it can add extra pain to know ...

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