In a recent decision by the Second Department of the New York Appellate Division, the court unanimously ruled against the presumption that personal injury trials should be bifurcated. This is a reversal from prior precedent, which stated that personal injury trials should be bifurcated, which means splitting up the case into two parts: the liability phase, and the damages phase. However, this...Read More
According AAA’s Foundation for Traffic Safety, hit-and-run collisions are increasing over the last couple of years. The current statistics show that a hit-and-run crash happens somewhere in the U.S. just about every 43 seconds. Unfortunately, when dealing with a hit-and-run collision, it...Read More
“Construction has become the deadliest job in New York City,” claims a report from CBS New York, and the statistics show this isn’t just hyperbole. There have been 16 work-related accidents in construction in the past year in New York City, which is more than any other industry, according to the Bureau of...Read More
Every year, millions of Americans are sent to the hospital after slipping and falling, whether in their home, at work, out shopping, or elsewhere. While often seen as comical in TV shows and movies, slipping and falling is no laughing matter. It can result in serious injuries, especially for the elderly or people with certain medical conditions. It’s important to take slips and falls seriously...Read More
When people think of New York City, a few images come to mind: skyscrapers, hot dog carts, and sidewalks crowded with pedestrians. In recent years, scaffolding has also become synonymous with the Big Apple. Scaffolds, also known as “sidewalk sheds,” are temporary structures on the outside of buildings, usually made of wood or metal poles, that are used by workers while building, repairing, or...Read More
When working on a construction site, workers are subject to many dangers. With this in mind, New York has enacted strong laws to ensure the safety of its construction workers. One of the more common dangers to construction workers is being struck by a falling object on the construction site. Under New York State law, you may be entitled to compensation for these injuries.
New York’s...Read More
When most people think about slipping and falling, they think about silly accidents that can be easily laughed off, or pratfalls in comedies. At worst, they may get concerned about the elderly or people with certain medical conditions falling. However, slipping and falling can cause severe injuries to people of any age or health, and if you are injured, you may be entitled to compensation as a...Read More
Complications from deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affect approximately one hundred thousand people each year. According to the Mayo Clinic, DVT occurs when a blood clot forms in the vein. Most commonly, this occurs in the lower extremities of the body, such as the legs. DVT can be easily prevented and when diagnosed in a timely manner, it may have less severe consequences. However, if left...Read More
Under the New York Labor Law Section 240, also known as the “Scaffold Law,” New York construction workers are provided certain protections while working at elevated heights. The Scaffold Law protects construction workers who are injured as a result of a fall from an elevated height or are hit by a falling object.
Who is protected under Labor Law 240?
To be...Read More