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.
In a ruling by New York’s highest judicial body, the Court of Appeals, the justices have concluded that the failure of New York City transit officials to properly research the effects of speeding on a particular Brooklyn roadway resulted in partial financial responsibility for an injury accident lying with the city. The case of… Read More »
A recent report has revealed that workplace deaths hit a six-year high in 2015. While official data on workplace deaths for 2016 will not be released for some time, a recent rash of deaths on construction sites in New York City make it seem as though the rates of workplace injury & death have… Read More »
When more than one person is at fault for a victim’s injuries, lawsuits for money damages based on those injuries can quickly become complex. If one or more of the responsible parties (known in the legal world as “tortfeasors”) either settles the claims against them or is no longer part of the lawsuit for… Read More »
When turning left at a busy intersection that lacked an arrow signal, or making a turn where you were blind to oncoming traffic, you’ve probably wondered why the city hasn’t taken steps to make that intersection safer. In fact, the local government does have an obligation to ensure that the roads aren’t unreasonably dangerous,… Read More »
An accident on a job site in the Briarwood neighborhood of Queens has left two workers dead. The reason for the accident is still under investigation, but preliminary results appear to point to equipment failure as the cause. The accident occurred mid-day on November 22, 2016. A crane was hoisting a 6,500 lb. I-beam,… Read More »