Ferry Accidents

Thousands of New Yorkers take a ferry as part of their daily commute. Nearly 3 million people rode a ferry in 2017 alone. With multiple ferry lines in New York City connecting the five boroughs, ferries are seen as a relatively safe and reliable form of transportation. But accidents do happen and there is great potential for serious injury. Unlike car and small boat accidents, there is greater potential for injury in a ferry accident because ferries are large and typically carry hundreds of passengers. There is an increased likelihood of severe injuries and even death in a ferry boat crash Read more

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury can be devastating and have long-lasting effects on an individual and his or her loved ones. Traumatic brain injury contributes to about 30% of all injury deaths and can happen to anyone at any time. If you’re dealing with a traumatic brain injury or helping to care for a loved one who is suffering, then you have first-hand knowledge of the physical, psychological, and social effects such an injury can have. Read more

Comparative Negligence in New York

Not all accidents or acts of negligence are entirely the fault of one person or entity. Sometimes a victim holds some degree of responsibility for their own injury. But should this prevent someone from recovering damages from the party that is mostly at fault for their injury? In New York, the answer is no. Even if you have some responsibility for your own injury, you may still be able to recover under the rule of comparative negligence. Read more

Who Can Bring a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When someone dies as a result of negligence, it can be a severe and devastating tragedy for their family and loved ones. Wrongful death can be the result of a car accident, a construction injury, medical malpractice, or any other type of negligence. A wrongful death lawsuit will not bring back the person who died, but it can allow for the immediate family of the decedent (the person who died) to receive compensation for monetary injuries they have suffered as a result of the loss of their loved one. Determining who can file the lawsuit and who can recover damages is Read more