August 22, 2019

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Getting Compensation for Sidewalk Accidents

Pedestrians use sidewalks when they need to get to their destinations on foot. Sidewalks are meant to keep pedestrians safe from vehicles on the road. However, they can also be a source of danger. Slip or trip and fall accidents on sidewalks are … [Read more...]

The Complexities of Bus Accident Lawsuits

Early on Halloween morning, a bus carrying nearly 40 children collided with a truck, causing several students and the bus driver to be injured and taken to the local hospital. Other children were treated at the site of the crash. According to … [Read more...]

The Basics of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be stressful to say the least. To make matters worse, TBIs can sometimes appear to have no symptoms at all, leading the injured party to feel a false sense of security. Sometimes years … [Read more...]

New York Court of Appeals Restricts Adult Entertainment Industry

According to a recent ruling from New York’s highest court, adult shops found within 500 feet of a school, a church, a park, or a residential or commercial area, will be shut down. The decision could mean that adult stores are de facto barred from … [Read more...]

How Effective Are Body Cameras?

Photo Credit: Utility, Inc., Creative Commons 2.0 In late April, New York City gave 1,200 police officers body cameras as a part of a new program that was mandated by a Federal District Court. Many hope that the cameras will bring accountability and … [Read more...]

New York Statutes of Limitations for Civil Cases

Personal injury cases in the state of New York are subject to a three-year statute of limitations. This means that if you file a lawsuit for your claim after the expiration of the three year statute of limitations, the other side can defend by saying … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know About Ladder and Scaffolding Accidents

Ensuring a safe work environment is crucial when performing any type of manual labor. This is especially true when carrying out jobs at a considerable height above the ground. Equipment such as ladders and scaffolds are used to make the job easier. … [Read more...]

Dangers of Distracted Walking

The dangers of distracted driving have been widely publicized. We all know how dangerous it can be to drive while using a smartphone or talking to someone in the backseat. However, there is increasing concern on the dangers of distracted … [Read more...]

New York Nursing Home Official Ties Pay Raise to Sexual Act

According to a lawsuit that was recently filed in New York City, in 2014 an official in a Queens nursing home attempted to use his position in order to extract sexual favors from one of his subordinates. Manager Ties a Raise to Sexual Act Aron … [Read more...]

Push For Statute of Limitations Change in New York

Lavern’s Law would allow medical malpractice claims to be filed after the date of discovery of an illness or condition. The statute of limitations is the amount of time that an injured victim has to file a claim against a defendant. If a plaintiff … [Read more...]