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.
Claims filed by the estate of a fatally-injured fall victim may now move forward toward trial after the Appellate Division rejected the defendant property owner’s attempt to have the claims dismissed. The case illustrates several issues faced by plaintiffs claiming injuries from a trip-and-fall, and the defenses that property owners may attempt to assert…. Read More »
In a recent case before the First Department of the New York Appellate Division, the court was asked to decide whether a driver who rear-ended another driver should be deemed responsible for a crash which he claimed was caused by snowy roadway conditions. Collision after rear vehicle skids on ice The case, titled Matos… Read More »
In a recent case before the Second Department of the New York Appellate Division, an injured construction worker will be permitted to continue pursuing a claim for his injuries after a fall on a job site located on a single-family residential property. This case is an example of a rare exception to the rule… Read More »
Recently, a young man working at an auto parts facility in Queens received fatal injuries from an accident involving a forklift. Forklift accidents are surprisingly common, but they can often be prevented with careful equipment maintenance and adequate safety training. Rolling forklift pins man against vehicle The recent accident occurred on Saturday, February 11…. Read More »
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 »