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.
New York’s Scaffold Law imposes financial liability on employers who do not provide safe conditions or safety equipment to employees injured while working at a height on New York construction sites. While the law has been applied to a broad array of injury types and job sites, plaintiffs filing claims under Labor Law §… Read More »
In a recent ruling by the Appellate Division of New York, the court determined that a trash truck driver who entered an intersection without yielding sufficiently bore 100% of the legal responsibility for an ensuing accident where the other driver had no duty to yield. Collision in an intersection with a two-way stop The… Read More »
A recent case before the New York Appellate Division highlights a law that many New York drivers might not know about that affects how they should react when passing emergency personnel pulled over along the side of the road. You may not realize that the law requires you to give stopped emergency personnel, such… Read More »
A recent decision by the New York Appellate Division has granted a plaintiff’s request to find his employer liable for failing to provide necessary safety equipment under Labor Law § 240(1). The worker was injured by a fall after a defective ladder slipped out from under the worker as he tried to move to… Read More »
When you or someone you love is going into the hospital for a serious procedure, you may have concerns about whether the procedure will be successful or how quickly recovery will come. However, there is another serious threat faced by those who will spend time as an inpatient in a hospital: whether or not… Read More »