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Who Gets the Pets in a New York Divorce

Resolving financial and parenting issues can be challenging during a divorce, but a cherished pet can present additional difficulties. Animals are generally considered property under New York law, and until recently, family pets were subject to the same rules that govern division of assets in a divorce. However, recent changes to state law mean that Read More

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Who May Be Liable for Damages When a Car Accident Occurs on Black Ice?

A road hazard commonly known as black ice is the bane of many drivers in colder climates. Black ice is created when weather conditions allow moisture in the air to flash freeze onto a road surface. The result is a very thin layer of ice that is very difficult to see during the day and Read More

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NY Child Custody Evaluators Must Now Be Trained to Recognize Domestic Violence

Child custody can be a hotly disputed issue in a divorce, especially when there are questions raised about possible domestic violence and child abuse. The family courts often hear evidence from and rely upon forensic evaluators in custody cases. The evaluators assess each parent for child-rearing fitness and interview the children of an appropriate age. Read More

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Suing a Property Owner When a Slip and Fall Is Caused by Failure to Clear Snow or Ice

With winter upon us, slip and fall injuries due to ice and snow are likely to be on the rise. Home and business owners have a legal duty to keep their properties safe for guests and others lawfully on the premises. This obligation includes keeping the grounds clear of snow and ice. However, the law Read More

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Recovering Damages for Nursing Home Negligence

Placing your loved one in a nursing home is one of life’s more difficult choices. Although there are emotional concerns that might weigh against such an arrangement, residence in a well-run nursing home staffed with skilled and kind workers can be exactly what is needed for an elderly or infirm relative to live comfortably and Read More

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What You Should Do If You’re Hurt in a New York City Rideshare Accident

When an Uber or Lyft vehicle is involved in an accident in New York City, the legal landscape is different than a typical crash between privately owned vehicles. If you’re hurt in a rideshare accident, it is necessary to figure out which party was at fault and who is legally liable, including the driver, the Read More

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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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