Category Archives: General
Trip and Fall vs. Slip and Fall
Although often discussed at the same time, “trip and fall” accidents are not the same as “slip and fall” accidents. Both types of incidents can cause serious injury, and if they happen on someone else’s property, both can lead to liability for the property owner. It’s important to understand the difference, however, in order… Read More »
What to Do After an Uber Accident
If you’ve been hurt in an accident with an Uber, whether you were a passenger in the Uber or driving another car on the road, there are important steps to take to protect your health, your finances, and your rights. Below, we discuss a few of the most important things you should do immediately… Read More »
What Is the Zadroga Act?
James Zadroga was an officer of the New York City Police Department who participated in rescue and recovery operations in the aftermath of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center. His death from respiratory disease in 2006 was found to be caused by exposure to dust while working at Ground Zero, underscoring… Read More »
What Is Considered a Serious Car Accident?
If you’ve been hurt in an automobile accident in New York, you can get a portion of your medical bills paid for through your no-fault car insurance policy. New York is one of 13 states with no-fault car insurance. This means that it does not matter who was at fault for the accident; the… Read More »
Danger of ice falling from glass buildings in NY
The winter season is officially still a week away, but winter weather has already come to New York, including precipitation falling in below-freezing temperatures. You are probably all too familiar with the dangers of icy bridges, highways and city streets for their potential to cause crashes when drivers aren’t careful to adjust their driving… Read More »
Can I Sue an Auto Repair Shop Mechanic for Negligence?
The typical car accident injury claim involves one driver (and/or its occupants) suing another driver for negligence. The defendant driver is liable when their negligence causes a car accident with the plaintiff’s vehicle. Not every car crash is caused by a driver’s negligence, however. Some accidents are caused by problems with one of the… Read More »
Practicing Construction Safety During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic might no longer be at the forefront of the public’s attention, but the emergency has not yet abated. The President recently stated that he is not yet in favor of ending the national emergency declared in 2020 in response to the pandemic. The coronavirus continues to present a serious threat to… Read More »
AAA Study Finds Pedestrian Detection Tech Still Has a Ways to Go
One day in the not-too-distant future, cars will be fully automated and self-driving. With robotic precision, we’ll wonder how we ever allowed fallible humans to drive cars traveling at deadly speeds. Unfortunately, we’re not there yet. Current technology allows for some self-driving mechanisms, including collision detection and pedestrian detection. These mechanisms are far from… Read More »
Construction Accidents and NY Labor Law Section 200
As we’ve discussed in previous posts, New York has certain laws that grant construction workers additional protection and pathways to recovery following a workplace injury. Section 240 (the Scaffold Law) protects workers who fall off of scaffolding or are otherwise injured from an elevated surface or in “gravity-related” accidents. Section 241(6) ensures that the… Read More »
Construction Accidents and NY Labor Law Section 241(6)
We previously discussed New York Labor Law Section 240, a special law designed to protect construction workers who are injured in scaffolding or ladder accidents. Section 240’s “Scaffold Law” is one of a series of rules affording special protections for construction workers. Labor Law Section 241(6) sets certain standards for construction area safety, placing… Read More »