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.
Driver who Sensed “Something Was Wrong” but Kept Driving Faces Potential Liability for Continuing to Drive
Even when a dangerous defect in a driver’s vehicle isn’t their fault, drivers may still be financially liable for harm resulting from that defect if they don’t drive their defective vehicle responsibly. A recent decision by the Fourth Department of the New York Appellate Division allowed a claim against a driver of a defectively-repaired… Read More »
In the winter of 2013, a young man studying abroad in the US was killed by a speeding New York police officer. Years later, after the NYPD is alleged to have altered and concealed evidence, his family has finally reached a settlement with the city. Ryo Oyamada was a 24-year-old Japanese man studying in… Read More »
Local governments are the only bodies with the ability to make changes to public spaces, such as roads and sidewalks. As a result, they have a duty to citizens to ensure that they put the necessary research and skill into engineering, building, and maintaining public spaces, and take steps to correct a design that… Read More »
In a recent case before the Third Department of the New York Appellate Division, the court granted an injured worker’s motion seeking to hold an employer liable for injuries he received after a scaffold collapse, even though the worker was involved in the construction of the scaffolding. Elevator shaft fall The plaintiff in this… Read More »
As we’ve explained in a past blog post, medical errors are the third-most common cause of death in the US, following only heart disease and cancer. Among the various types of medical errors that can result in serious injury are medication errors, which are estimated to cause approximately 7,000 deaths each year, as well… Read More »