Category: New York City Lawyer

5 Top Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Owners

Now that June is here and spring is finally upon us, most people are eager to get outdoors. If your summer plans include buying a new motorcycle or jumping on one for the first time, it’s important to educate yourself about the risks of riding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are…

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Police brutality claims in New York

Recently, there have been a couple of publicized cases involving police brutality in New York. The first involved a million-dollar award made to a Syracuse man who received injuries at the hands of a state trooper in 2001. The second case is more recent. A Queens judge is alleging that he is the victim of…

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Filing a Personal Injury Protection or No Fault claim after an auto accident

Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage is mandatory in New York for every auto insurance policy. PIP is also known as no-fault insurance claim and can be filed regardless of whether or not you were responsible. People sometimes hesitate to file No Fault claims for fear that their insurance company will raise their rates or terminate…

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Concussion lawsuits getting in the game

If you’ve been following football recently, you know that concussions have become a big story this year. With more than 2,400 retired players joining in a lawsuit against the National Football League for allegedly hiding the knowledge that repeated concussions could lead to short and long-term brain damage, they represent one of the most significant…

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Follow through in personal injury cases

Generally, in New York, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit expires after three years. However, it is general consensus that filing earlier produces better results.  In some cases, the statute of limitations will even expire after just one year making it important to contact an attorney quickly after an injury. Filing…

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Death of Alzheimer’s patient may point to neglect

Earlier this week, the Kansas City Star reported that a nursing home resident had gone missing. That was approximately noon on Sunday. The man’s body was found at 9 p.m. a mile and a half away. Temperatures soared to over 100 degrees that day, and although autopsy results are not available, it’s safe to say…

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What is Municipal Liability?

Municipal liability deals exclusively with the rights and responsibilities of municipalities, including cities, states, towns or counties. According to municipal liability laws, city, town and state officials and workers are responsible for ensuring that residents and visitors are kept safe while using public property including Streets Highways Sidewalks Public transportation Public parks Swimming pools Government…

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Hiring a Wrongful Death Attorney

For the most part, compared to other states,New York’s Estate Powers and Trust Law is more narrow in the damages it allows for in wrongful death cases. An experienced wrongful death attorney in New York will understand the limitations of the law and the extent to which the family can sue for compensation. What is…

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State of New York Explores Ways to Expedite Medical Malpractice Cases

There are more medical malpractice lawsuits filed in the state ofNew York than any other state in the country. This creates a backlog of cases. In some instances, it will take years for the case to go to trial. New York also leads the country in the amount paid in claims. On average, a medical…

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Hiring an Attorney after a Car Accident

No one needs to tell you that New York has a lot of traffic. The sheer number of cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles and cabs on the road account for thousands of injuries to motorists, passengers and pedestrians alike. If you’re injured in an accident, it goes without saying that the first thing you should do…

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