Serious injuries resulting from someone’s negligence can be devastating. Amputation is one of the most life-altering injuries an accident victim can suffer. The victim of an amputation injury has to learn to live their lives in a whole new way. It can lead to years of medical expenses and treatment. (more…)
Approximately 1.7 million rear-end collisions occur on U.S. highways each year. Many people equate rear-end collisions with fender benders and don’t give them much thought. However, about 17,000 people die each year in rear-end crashes, and 500,000 people are injured. (more…)
Having a baby is a happy time, but it can also be very stressful. This stress can be compounded when labor and delivery don’t go as planned. When the appropriate precautions and steps aren’t taken by medical professionals, difficult labor can lead to serious birth injuries to the baby. Brachial plexus injuries are often the result of medical negligence during delivery. (more…)
You have constitutionally protected rights when you have been arrested, charged, or found guilty of a crime. Police officers are required to follow and uphold the law, and while most of them do, occasionally officers go too far and violate an individual’s civil rights. These civil rights include freedom of speech, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, and freedom from certain types of discrimination. When pursuing a violation of someone’s civil rights, a claim must be brought as a civil action under 42 U.S.C. section 1983. This statute permits civil actions against law enforcement officers who act “under color of law” to deprive individuals of protected rights. (more…)
Taxis and rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft operate throughout New York City and provide a convenient way to get around the city. However, they are also the source of serious accidents.
Taxicabs are operated by private companies and are licensed by the Taxi and Limousine Commission. Taxis can be hailed on the street or calls can be made to arrange pickup. Taxis must have a medallion to operate, and the cars are frequently driven by multiple drivers. (more…)
Property and business owners have a responsibility to make sure that their properties are reasonably free from known hazards. This includes providing adequate security to prevent people lawfully entering the property from becoming crime victims. When property owners make decisions that prioritize making money over keeping the public safe, they should be held accountable for their actions. If an owner fails to take adequate security measures and it results in injury or even death, the owner may be held responsible in a premises liability claim. (more…)