Lead Poisoning – The NYC Housing Authority Scandal That Shocked The City

Recently, residents of New York City’s public housing system discovered that, for nearly four years, the New York City Housing Authority had failed to conduct lead paint inspections mandated by federal rules and city law. Even more shocking was that NYCHA filed a false report with the federal government in October 2016, certifying that the Housing Authority had conducted lead paint inspections, although city officials knew otherwise. Read more

Here They Go Again…..

Recently Michael Cardozo, the chief lawyer at New York City’s Corporation Counsel, called for a cap on pain and suffering damages in Tort lawsuits, citing the City’s need to reduce payouts on personal injury cases. Didn’t New York State’s legislature just decide this was a bad idea a few months ago when they rejected the caps which were proposed as part of Medicaid reform? Read more

Debunking Civil Justice Myths

No one would ever willingly trade good health for a good lawsuit. In the nearly 50 years that our family has been representing injured plaintiffs we have seen the horrendous ways a serious injury can change a life and forever impact a family. That is why we have fought big business’ attempts Read more

Premises Liability FAQs

What is premises liability? Premises liability refers to the liability of a landowner for a dangerous condition on their land. Premises liability covers a large variety of types of accidents including: defective stairs, uneven pavement, elevator accidents, rape or assault due to inadequate security, falls on debris, ceiling collapses, failure to have hand rails on stairways, uncovered floor openings and other potentially negligent conditions. Should you report the injury to the property owner? Yes, however you should not give any written or recorded statements without having an attorney present to protect your legal rights. What do you need to prove Read more