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.
After a crash, if it seems like your injuries will cost more to treat than insurance policy limits will cover, it may be necessary to consider filing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver in court. Unfortunately, this avenue for recovery is available only when the plaintiff’s injuries meet the no-fault threshold under New York… Read More »
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 »