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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.

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Court Refuses to Dismiss Claim of Man Injured while Escaping Stopped Elevator

By Leandros Vrionedes |

A claim recently before the Supreme Court of Westchester County forced the court to determine whether a man injured while escaping from a stopped elevator acted reasonably by getting out of the elevator instead of waiting for help to arrive. Read on to learn about the case of Senior v. Elevator Refurbishing Corp., and… Read More »

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Claims of Man Injured in Elevator Shaft Fall Move Forward

By Leandros Vrionedes |

A New York man’s claims based on injuries he suffered on the job at a Manhattan construction site will now move forward toward trial after defendants’ motions to have his claims dismissed were denied by the court. The injury victim, who also filed a motion to have liability determined ahead of trial in his… Read More »

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Claim against Physician’s Assistant Based on Botched Spinal Surgery Dismissed

By Leandros Vrionedes |

Doctors aren’t the only medical professionals who can face malpractice claims based on poorly-executed medical care or procedures. Nurses, physician’s assistants, and other hospital staff are also held to a legal standard of providing patient care that meets the standard for medical care in their field, and they may be financially liable when that… Read More »

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New York City Department of Buildings Finalizes Training Requirements for City’s Construction Workers

By Leandros Vrionedes |

Two months after the law entered into effect, the NYC Department of Buildings has announced the finalized version of a law mandating training for the city’s construction workers. Read on to learn more about the new law and what it means for those working in New York’s construction industry, and contact a seasoned Manhattan… Read More »

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Appellate Division Outlines Limits of Protections Afforded Workers under New York’s Scaffold Law

By Leandros Vrionedes |

In a recent Appellate Division opinion, Garbett v. Wappingers Central School District, the court ruled that an injured worker’s claims based on injuries suffered from a falling boiler component did not clearly fall under the protections of New York’s scaffold law, Labor Law § 240(1). Nevertheless, the judges, based in the Second Department and… Read More »

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