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.
The Food and Drug Administration recently announced that prescription medications for children containing the pain killers codeine or tramadol must now carry a warning that the drugs are unsafe for children. The warning is being required after research has shown that some children experience a fatal slow-down in breathing after taking codeine-containing drugs. Prescription… Read More »
Under ideal circumstances, an insurance settlement would provide fast and full compensation to traffic accident victims, allowing everyone to avoid the time and expense of a lawsuit. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Insurance may be insufficient to cover the full cost of the victim’s injuries. Also, settlement of insurance claims will not provide… Read More »
When you were a kid, you may have broken a bone while playing with friends and recovered relatively painlessly. However, breaking a bone as an adult is a much more serious injury that can have long-term consequences, especially if you’re in your senior years. Read on to learn more about fracture injuries. If you’ve… Read More »
A Manhattan trial court judge recently considered the claims of a woman who sued her building after being injured on the building’s staircase. The judge found that the plaintiff’s claims based on outdated or general code sections were not an appropriate basis for an award of personal injury damages. The case, titled Barnard v…. Read More »
The First Department of the New York Appellate Division recently considered whether a claim could be made against a dog owner for injuries received not from a vicious dog, but from a dog that was simply not under an appropriate amount of control. The court dismissed the claim, but pointed out that the lack… Read More »