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.
A local man has recently been killed on a Brooklyn construction site. The incident was an example of a deadly caught-between accident, one of the most common causes of deadly accidents on construction sites nationwide. Learn more about the recent accident below, and contact a Manhattan construction accident attorney if you’ve been hurt on… Read More »
The phrase “drowsy driving” does not elicit the same amount of outrage as do other terms describing irresponsible driving behaviors, such as “drunk driving” or “texting and driving.” According to recent research, that should change. A new report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows that drowsy driving appears to play a role… Read More »
Two injured workers have succeeded in a motion for partial summary judgment for injuries they suffered after falling through a floor while working on a Manhattan construction project. The Kings County judge overseeing the case also denied a motion by defendants to dismiss the injured plaintiffs’ claims, in the case titled Leon v. East… Read More »
As the rates of fatal accidents on US roads continue to climb, many experts assert that the culprit is the ubiquitous use of mobile phones by drivers. A recently-released study sought to uncover just how much drivers increased their risk of a crash by either talking or texting while driving by studying video footage… Read More »
A case recently before the First Department (Manhattan and the Bronx) of the New York Appellate Division asked the court to rule on whether the City of New York was required to consider a claim for injuries caused by a pothole if the City didn’t receive written notice in advance. The Appellate Division ruled… Read More »