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Who Has the Right of Way? Pedestrians, Drivers, or Bicyclists?

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?

Can Parents Be Held Liable If Their Teen Is in a Car Accident?

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?

What If a Coworker Caused My Injury?

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?

Safe Summer Driving: 4 Tips for Teens and Other New Drivers

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

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