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Who’s At-Fault When a Self-Driving Car Gets Into an Accident?

Self-driving cars are in various stages of development with manufacturers around the globe. Completely and partially self-driving vehicles are equipped with smart, driverless features such as automatic braking and lane-switching, which are normal driving activities that can just as easily contribute to auto accidents. If you’ve suffered injuries from a collision caused by a self-driving … Read more Who’s At-Fault When a Self-Driving Car Gets Into an Accident?

Can Social Media Posts Hurt a Personal Injury Case?

While social media posts can do a world of good in court, they have the potential to hurt a plaintiff’s personal injury lawsuit when used as contradictory evidence or a violation of a settlement agreement. Learn about social media best practices for plaintiffs involved in an ongoing personal injury case and how content posted online … Read more Can Social Media Posts Hurt a Personal Injury Case?

What Does New York City’s Limits on Qualified Immunity for Police Mean for Future Lawsuits?

Following the tragic deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, along with protests against police brutality throughout the United States, the New York City Council passed a bill imposing limits on qualified immunity, a dated doctrine that has provided legal protection to police officers charged with misconduct. Here’s how this new legislation could impact the … Read more What Does New York City’s Limits on Qualified Immunity for Police Mean for Future Lawsuits?

How Does a Pretrial Settlement Work?

A pretrial settlement describes a scenario in which two opposing parties in a lawsuit collaborate before the trial to work out payment negotiations. After receipt of notice that a lawsuit has been filed against them, the defendant has the option to work with the claimant outside of court to agree upon liability and how to … Read more How Does a Pretrial Settlement Work?

The New York State Trial Lawyers Association Thanks Edward Steinberg with a Letter of Appreciation

During 2020, Edward Steinberg, a partner here at Leav & Steinberg, served as the President of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). They thanked him for his efforts by sending a personalized letter. The NYSTLA’s Letter in Its Entirety: “On behalf of Leav & Steinberg LLP, a very sincere note of appreciation to … Read more The New York State Trial Lawyers Association Thanks Edward Steinberg with a Letter of Appreciation

Leav & Steinberg Welcomes the 2021 Interns

Great thoughts from our interns as to why they wanted to work at LEAV & STEINBERG this summer: Jared Kopito:  “Ever since I was a kid, I’ve wanted to be a lawyer.  My father, an estate & litigation lawyer, always implored me to think critically, ask questions, and stick to my guns.  As I grew, … Read more Leav & Steinberg Welcomes the 2021 Interns

Common Hazardous Materials on Construction Sites

New York’s construction sites can pose extremely hazardous risks to workers, the environment, and bystanders. Fumes, dust, gases, and other materials present on construction sites can harm workers’ overall health and wellbeing. Using protective equipment and following federal, state, and employer guidelines can be your best defense against injury or death. Chemical Solvents Commonly found … Read more Common Hazardous Materials on Construction Sites

What Is Considered Distracted Driving?

In a city like New York, it’s easy to get distracted. This is especially true while driving. From looking at billboards to checking their cellphones, many people are guilty of not giving the road their full attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 2,800 people in the US were killed … Read more What Is Considered Distracted Driving?

How to Report a Business for Violating COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines in New York

As of May 2021, over 45% of adults in New York State are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to Our World in Data. As vaccines become more available and the vaccination rate continues to increase, health and safety guidelines are being frequently modified in New York and across the country. What Are the Current Health … Read more How to Report a Business for Violating COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines in New York

How Common Are Elevator Accidents?

If you’ve ever lived on the top floor of a 6-story walk-up, you know just how valuable elevators can be. As a city with thousands of high-rise buildings, New York City is home to over 71,000 elevators. People use these elevators every day to get to their offices, visit friends, and more. Unfortunately, people can … Read more How Common Are Elevator Accidents?