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.
A lawsuit based on a terrifying escalator accident will now move forward toward trial, after an attempt by the property owner and escalator maintenance company to dismiss the claim with a motion for summary judgment. The Supreme Court of Queens County recently issued its opinion dismissing the motion in the case of Ramirez v…. Read More »
A young man who suffered from learning disabilities believed to be caused by lead paint exposure will now be permitted to pursue his claims at trial. A recent decision by a Supreme Court of New York County judge rejected a motion to dismiss these claims filed by the boy’s one-time landlord. The case, titled… Read More »
Premises liability claims are based on the principle that property owners failed to uphold their duty to prevent visitors from becoming injured while on their property. A recent case before the Supreme Court of New York in Tompkins County asked the judge to decide whether an accident victim could seek damages from a property… Read More »
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released its annual reports on the number of fatalities on US roads in the previous year and the perceived causes. The reports show that the US has experienced yet another year of rising roadway fatalities, with many experts blaming distractions from cell phones as a leading… Read More »
A man doing work on a residential project in Queens fell to his death recently. According to witnesses, the man’s death could have been prevented had he been provided with proper safety equipment. Rooftop work leads to fall The recent accident occurred on October 19, 2017. A 60-year-old construction worker whose name has not… Read More »