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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Weather-Related Accidents in NYC


In a city that sees all four seasons, New York is no stranger to the cold, inclement months of winter and the dangers that come with it. Whether slip and falls from icy sidewalks or electrical accidents from rain water, bad weather can certainly increase the risk of accidents. 

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Monday, January 28, 2019

New York City Sees Alarming Increase in Workplace Fatalities

According to a new report by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (recently featured in the Wall Street Journal), workplace deaths in New York City saw a dramatic increase in 2017. The Department’s report summarizes the findings of other reports concerning workplace safety in the city. Just prior, New York City data was released demonstrating that 2018 was one of the most dangerous years for construction accidents and injuries in the city throughout the post-recession era thus far.


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Prepared to Win Your Personal Injury Case? Here’s How to Do It!

{1:30 minutes to read} Preparation is 99% of winning a personal injury case.

I’m often asked how many of my personal injury cases wind up being tried in court. Even considering that most cases settle before trial, my answer is that I prepare all of them for trial. In my experience, I’ve found I can obtain the highest dollar recoveries for my personal injury clients when their cases have been thoroughly prepared, as if they were going to be tried in front of a judge and jury.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Dog Bites Can Be Devastating. Is the Law on Your Side?

{2:30 minutes to read} Dog bites often cause the most severe physical and emotional injuries. When a seemingly friendly dog unexpectedly bites someone, deep tissue injuries and infection can occur. Treatment for these injuries often includes many surgeries and a slow, painful, recovery. Dog bites can leave disfiguring scars on parts of the body that are visible when the person is in public, such as on their face, arms, or legs, and are a permanent reminder of the animal’s attack.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Vision Zero Revised for Better Crosswalk Protection

{2.40 minutes to read] As my previous blog explained, one of New York City’s Vision Zero’s objectives has been to reduce traffic injuries to cyclists. Pedestrian safety is another major goal. Mayor DeBlasio has just signed a law to strengthen pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks. This change in the law should significantly reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths on New York City roads.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

New CMS Rule Eliminates Nursing Homes’ Unfair Legal Advantage


In September, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule which prohibits  nursing homes and long-term care facilities from forcing patients and their families into private arbitration. This rule goes into effect in November 2016.

 


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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Glossary of Terms (Part 2): Know the Basics!

In my last article, we discussed terms used in personal injury cases. We continue with the additional terms below. Consider this your pocket guide!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Glossary of Terms (Part 1): Know the Basics!

{2:10 minutes to read} When an individual is injured and believes that someone else is responsible, they often seek an attorney's advice on what to do. This article is an introduction to terms and concepts that apply to personal injury cases. It is intended to help people better understand the discussions that may take place with an attorney so that they can decide how to move forward.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Crash, Not Accident: How to Survive the Subliminal Name-Game

{2:40 minutes to read) Until recently, insurance companies, as well as industrial and manufacturing companies have been unchallenged in their long-term, effort to replace the word “crash” with the word “accident.”

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NYC Cyclists: Be Clear-eyed About Vision Zero!

{2:40 minutes to read) Summer’s here. Riding a Citi Bike? Get a helmet!

Biking can be a great way to see the New York City sights and to get around town. In 2013, New York City rolled out the Citi Bike Program. It features thousands of bikes for public use, in hundreds of stations—available 24/7—all across New York City.


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cellar Doors: A Hidden New York City Sidewalk Hazard

{3:20 minutes to read} Sidewalk Cellar doors can be hazardous to your well-being!  

You probably have seen lots of these on New York City sidewalks and may have even worried that they could collapse, if you stepped on them. A more realistic risk is that you could trip over an open cellar door and fall.  

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