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The Most Common Types of New York City Construction Accidents

Construction work is physically demanding and carries an ever-present risk of injury. Building sites are inherently dangerous places, due to their unfinished conditions and constant, diverse activity. Construction work in urban environments like New York can be especially perilous due to confined spaces, traffic congestion and other unique factors. Here are the most common types Read More

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The Most Common Types of Truck Accidents That Lead to Injuries

Crashes involving tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and other large commercial vehicles are unfortunately common on the nation’s highways and local roads. Due to their size and weight, trucks are more prone to certain types of accidents than are passenger cars. What’s more, the resulting injuries can be far more severe, both to the truck driver and to Read More

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What Compensation Can You Get if Injured in a NY Motorcycle Crash?

If you’ve been hurt in a motorcycle accident in New York, you need to know how the law differs for you versus someone driving a car. New York is a no-fault insurance state, which means that when vehicles collide, each driver initially files claims against their own insurance policy for reimbursement of medical expenses and Read More

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What to Do If You Are Hit by a Taxicab

On a recent afternoon in Manhattan, an out-of-control taxicab hit a bicyclist and dragged him along the pavement until the cab hopped a curb and ran into three pedestrians on the sidewalk. Two of the pedestrians were pinned under the taxi and suffered severe leg injuries, while the third was bruised by the impact. The Read More

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Can You Sue Over a Dog Bite Injury in New York? It Depends.

You might assume that if you are ever bitten by a dog, you will be able to file a claim against its owner to recover damages. But in New York, your ability to receive compensation and the type of compensation you receive depend on the circumstances — including the dog’s possible vicious tendencies and the Read More

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Remedies for Bicyclists Injured in Dooring Accidents

Moving vehicles are not the only threats to bicyclists in New York. Parked cars present their own dangers, including the risk that a driver or passenger will open their door without looking and suddenly obstruct the bicyclist’s travel path, causing a crash. These scenarios are called “dooring” accidents and they injure hundreds of New Yorkers Read More

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Facing the “Open and Obvious” Defense in a Slip and Fall Case

Property owners have a duty to make their property reasonably safe for people who visit and to give adequate warning of hazardous conditions. Similarly, visitors have a duty to use reasonable care while they are on the premises. So how does the law apply in a situation where an obvious danger exists on the owner’s Read More

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Determining a Pedestrian Knockdown Accident Victim’s Right to Damages

You may have heard that New York is a no-fault state when it comes to auto accidents. That means an injured party’s own insurance company initially covers medical bills and other accident-related costs up to the policy limit, which is typically $50,000. But what happens when a car accident injury befalls a pedestrian — one Read More

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The Most Common Injuries Resulting from Rear-End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are the most common type of two-vehicle accidents. While they don’t often involve fatalities, rear-enders can result in serious and long-lasting injuries to the occupants of both vehicles involved. In addition, there may be internal or soft-tissue injuries that are not immediately apparent, which means they can be worsened by lack of proper Read More

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Can You Sue Your Landlord for Injuries on the Premises?

If you are a residential or commercial tenant and are injured in an accident on the property, a question arises as to whether you can look to the landlord for compensation. The answer depends on who was principally responsible for the condition that led to the accident. While a landlord has an obligation to keep Read More

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