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
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?
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
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?
Congratulations to Malorie Ruggeri for Earning a Full Scholarship to Law School We wish to congratulate Malorie Ruggeri on her acceptance to St. John’s Law School with a full Dean’s Scholarship. During her gap year, Malorie worked at Leav & Steinberg, gaining great experience in all areas of personal injury law. She is deserving of … Read more Congratulations Malorie Ruggeri | New York, NY | Leav & Steinberg LLP
Medical professionals are subject to a duty of care for patients, and failure to do so can result in serious injury, death, or irreparable damage. Regardless of intent, healthcare providers are held liable for their actions when their mistakes inflict serious harm on a patient. While both medical malpractice and negligence involve a breach of … Read more What’s the Difference Between Medical Malpractice and Negligence?
When the adults you trust to care for your child fail to uphold their responsibility, they may be violating the law. A parent’s greatest fear is sexual or physical harm to their child, and while it’s impossible to be present for them around the clock, knowing the signs of neglect at a daycare facility can … Read more 3 Telltale Signs of Daycare Negligence
After a serious accident, you’ll need money from your insurance company and the at-fault driver to cover the costs of your medical bills and lost wages. So you may not know what to do if the other driver was either uninsured or underinsured. Keep reading to see what your options are for recovering compensation after … Read more What Happens When You’re in an Accident With an Underinsured or Uninsured Driver?
The statute of limitations dictates the amount of time a plaintiff has to file a lawsuit, which varies by case type and state. In New York, plaintiffs must file wrongful death claims within two years of the deceased’s passing. Exceptions to the Rule The exceptions to New York’s statute of limitations for wrongful death lawsuits … Read more Statute of Limitations for New York Wrongful Death Claims
If you’re in a serious car accident with damages that exceed the $50,000 limit of New York State’s no-fault laws, you’ll likely receive a phone call from an insurance adjuster. Here’s what you should—and shouldn’t—say when the at-fault driver’s insurance company contacts you about the accident. Provide Limited Personal Information You only need to provide … Read more Legal Tips for Communicating With an Insurance Adjuster After a Car Accident