Premises liability is a broad area of the law that covers things like slip and falls and other accidents because a property owner fails to maintain their property efficiently. If you are a New York resident, landlord, or business owner, you should understand how premises liability in New York works. Many situations may give rise … Read more What Are the Most Common Premises Liability Claims?
Nursing home abuse and neglect is a significant problem in the United States. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reports that more than 1 in 10 nursing home residents suffer abuse or neglect. Nursing home abuse and neglect can happen in many different ways, including verbal, physical, sexual, financial, and emotional abuse. No … Read more Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect: Sings and Repercussions
In New York, people who suffer injuries in automotive accidents can file claims for insurance reimbursement regardless of who caused the collision. Additionally, some may also qualify for Social Security Disability (SSD). The process of getting those benefits can often be complex and confusing. The information below will help guide you through the process. Understanding … Read more Social Security Disability: How to Secure Benefits after a Serious Injury
Any time you are in a car accident, it’s a scary situation. Countless things could be running through your mind, from the shock of what happened to the possible costs. Additionally, when you end up in a car accident caused as a direct result of another accident, it can leave you wondering who is responsible. … Read more Secondary Car Crashes: What Are They, and Who Is Liable?
From trips and falls to fire and explosions, accidents on construction sites are a common occurrence. When accidents do occur, you must know how to report them properly and from whom to seek guidance in order to protect yourself and your family. If you suffered an accident on a job site in New York, a … Read more Best Practices for Reporting Accidents at Construction Sites
Lane splitting on a motorcycle occurs when the operator drives between two lanes of traffic traveling in the same direction. Also known as filtering or white-lining, lane splitting allows motorcyclists to overtake other vehicles in traffic, specifically during high congestion. Many argue that this practice makes the roads safer for motorcyclists, while others think it … Read more Motorcycle Lane Splitting in NYC: Laws and Legal Assistance
Whether you choose to get around New York or any other city by car, bicycle, or your own two feet, you’ve probably had to make a quick decision about who has the right of way. Let’s delve into the specifics of who has the legal right of way according to New York State Vehicle and … Read more Who Has the Right of Way? Pedestrians, Drivers, or Bicyclists?
The damages from collisions caused by teen drivers account for a third of all costs related to auto accidents in America. More importantly, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the rate of collisions for teenage motorists is higher than any other age group. It’s normal to encourage teens to practice driving … Read more Can Parents Be Held Liable If Their Teen Is in a Car Accident?
After an injury on the job caused by a coworker, you can seek more than just workers’ compensation to cover your damages. Accidents happen, and whether a particular industry is known to be hazardous or not, injured workers are entitled to compensation following another party’s negligent actions. Understanding Workers’ Compensation Eligibility To be eligible for … Read more What If a Coworker Caused My Injury?
If you’re new to driving, you’ve probably been looking forward to enjoying your newfound freedom this summer. Summer is a great time to hit the road with friends and family, but it can also present many dangers—especially for teen drivers. During the summer months, there’s a 25% jump in fatal teen car accidents compared to … Read more Safe Summer Driving: 4 Tips for Teens and Other New Drivers