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New York Pedestrians Safer Than Ever?

New York Pedestrians Safer Than Ever?

There was good news earlier this year when the Mayor’s Office released data showing that in 2017 the city experienced the smallest number of pedestrian fatalities since it began keeping records on them, way back in 1910. Last year, a total of 214 people died in traffic crashes in New York City, 101 of them […]

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Defining and Understanding Premises Liability

Defining and Understanding Premises Liability

Premises liability is an important part of civil law in New York State. However, what it actually covers is unfamiliar to most people, both those who own property (potential defendants) and those who use it (potential plaintiffs). Here’s a very brief introduction to some of the most important concepts used in premises liability cases. Premises […]

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Defining Wrongful Death in New York

Defining Wrongful Death in New York

What does the term “wrongful death” mean under New York state law, and who is eligible to file this kind of lawsuit? The answers to these questions are relatively straightforward, but as with most legal issues, there are details to be aware of that can complicate matters. If a claimant doesn’t pay attention to these […]

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What to Do About a Broken Bone

What to Do About a Broken Bone

Literally millions of Americans seek medical treatment every year for a broken bone (or fracture). This kind of injury is so common and covers so many causes and results that it’s difficult to say how many people are even affected: Estimates range from at least 6 million to well over 12 million in the United […]

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New York SUM Insurance Changes in 2018

New York SUM Insurance Changes in 2018

In December, Governor Cuomo signed a law that changes how SUM (supplemental uninsured/underinsured motorist) coverage is handled for drivers in New York State. Yet most drivers probably aren’t even aware of what SUM is or how it works, let alone what the changes mean for them. Let’s take a quick look at SUM, the change […]

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Fatal Crash Raises Distraction, Licensing Issues

Fatal Crash Raises Distraction, Licensing Issues

A crash in a Brooklyn neighborhood famous for its over-the-top Christmas displays left an eighty-nine-year-old woman dead last week. It also raised new concerns about the reliability of the vetting done by car services: The victim was a passenger in a hired car, and after the crash, it was discovered that the driver of the […]

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Parking Argument Flares into Stabbing, Car Rammed into Crowd

For the second time in less than a month, a parking-related incident might have been behind a New York City motor vehicle fatality. This time, a twenty-three-year-old Queens man has died after coming to the aid of two men who were stabbed in a fight. The victim was among at least six people who were […]

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Dump Truck Runs Over Manhattan Cyclist

Dump Truck Runs Over Manhattan Cyclist

A woman was run over by a dump truck while bicycling on a Lower East Side street earlier this month. According to reports of the November 15 accident, the truck crushed both legs of the victim, a fifty-year-old nurse. She may have been pinned under the wheels for a time, and the injuries are so […]

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Fire Extinguishers Recalled Over Failure Risk

Fire Extinguishers Recalled Over Failure Risk

One of the United States’ largest fire safety products companies has issued a sweeping recall that affects some of its products manufactured as far back as 1973. The November 2 announcement, coordinated with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), covers 134 models of fire extinguishers manufactured by Kidde. Consumers are cautioned that the affected […]

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