New York City Personal Injury Attorney Blog
A running commentary on legal developments as they occur in state statutes, municipal laws and legal decisions in the trial and appellate courts throughout New York City and beyond.
Victims of Manhattan car accidents can’t file a lawsuit against the at-fault party unless they can show that their injuries are serious. In a recent New York car accident case, a taxi cab passenger injured in a rear-end crash won the right to pursue a lawsuit against the drivers based on suffering a disfiguring… Read More »
Not every New York car accident victim has the right to file a lawsuit based on the injuries they received in the crash. A recent decision by a judge in the Suffolk County Supreme Court provides an example of when courts will reject the claims of an accident victim who can’t produce evidence of… Read More »
Police officers, ambulance drivers, and firefighters are immune from liability for accidents that occur while the driver is en route to an emergency. However, when emergency personnel drive in such a reckless way that bystanders are put at an unreasonable risk of harm, this immunity disappears. A case that came before the Kings County… Read More »
The City of New York does not make it easy to file a claim for personal injury damages against it. A claimant needs representation from an attorney who is highly experienced in prosecuting accident claims against the city. Not only will a knowledgeable New York municipal liability lawyer understand the technical requirements of filing… Read More »
A recent accident has taken the life of a worker on a Manhattan construction site. The death comes as New York City Council members debate a bill that would require safety training and participation in an apprentice program for the city’s construction workers. Fall occurs under unclear circumstances The recent accident occurred at a… Read More »