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Group Home Abuse and Neglect

The decision to place a developmentally disabled family member in a group home is a difficult one. Ideally, we should be able to rely on these homes to provide the highest level of care and attention to our loved ones. Most of these homes are required to be licensed by the New York Office for People With Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) and must follow certain requirements to maintain this license. Unfortunately, some of these assisted care facilities are run by people who are only concerned about money and not with the care of the residents. As a result, residents are at risk Read more

Crane Accidents

In February 2016, a crane collapsed and tragically killed a man and injured three others in Lower Manhattan. The crane operator was found to be responsible for failing to secure the crane the night before and lowering the boom at an improper angle causing the crane to be unstable. Gusty winds the following morning caused the crane to collapse. Read more

Product Liability and Defective Tires

Car accidents are a major cause of injury in New York and most car accidents are the result of distracted or reckless driving. While passenger vehicles are generally safer than ever, sometimes accidents aren’t the fault of the driver but the result of a defective part of the car. You trust that the tires on your car will get you safely where you need to go, but tires are one of the most commonly defective parts of a vehicle. When a tire is defective, the manufacturer or distributor may be held responsible in a product liability claim. Read more

School Bus Safety

We place our children’s lives in the hands of school bus drivers almost every day. Even if the driver is competent and safe, accidents can still happen. Recently a number of school bus-related accidents caused by reckless drivers resulted in the injury and death of several children. These accidents demonstrate that sometimes the safest place to be in a school bus accident is on the bus. Distracted and reckless drivers often fail to exercise the necessary caution required around school buses. It’s important to remember to practice safe driving and exercise care when faced with school buses on the road. Read more