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Premises Liability: Drowning Accidents

Premises Liability: Drowning AccidentsSwimming pools are ripe for accidents, and it becomes the responsibility of the property owner to keep their pool reasonably safe. Whether it’s the City of New York, an apartment complex, a hotel, health club, waterpark, or a private homeowner, swimming pool owners have a duty to the public. When this duty is breached, there can be deadly consequences. (more…)

The Importance of a Second Opinion

The Importance of a Second OpinionWhen you are sick, you go to the doctor trusting that he or she is going to diagnose and treat you appropriately. But doctors are human, and there is always the risk that they’ll make a mistake. A medical error or a misdiagnosed condition can have a severe impact on your health. You should do everything you can to improve your own medical treatment results, and one of the things you can do is get a second medical opinion. (more…)

Bike vs. Car: Who is at fault for an accident?

According to the New York City Department of Transportation, there were 4,574 crashes involving bicycles and motor vehicles in New York City in 2016. More than a third of those crashes took place in Brooklyn. When there is an accident between a bicycle and a car, there is usually negligence involved. Since New York is a no-fault state for car accidents, under most circumstances, it doesn’t matter who was responsible for the accident. The driver’s car insurance will reimburse the cyclist for medical bills and some lost wages up to the limit of the driver’s policy. (more…)

Common Birth Injuries

When you’re having a baby, you want your new arrival to be perfectly happy and healthy. But there is a wide range of potential injuries that can arise during delivery. A birth injury can happen before, during, and after delivery and may be caused by a doctor’s error or other factors. Some of these injuries can heal with time and proper medical care. Other injuries can lead to lifelong disabilities that require years of therapy and intensive medical treatment. (more…)

Social Media and Your Personal Injury Claim

Social media, like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, is a place where people share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with friends and family. However, if you’re in the middle of a personal injury claim, it is important to be mindful of the impact your social media activity can have on your claim. Here are some considerations to keep in mind: (more…)

New Safety Training Requirements Aim to Reduce Construction Accidents

Many construction companies take safety very seriously. There are also many that don’t. Construction worker deaths in New York hit a 14-year high in 2016. A study put out by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) found that there were 71 construction worker deaths in 2016. That was up from 55 deaths in 2015. In the face of regular worker deaths and an increase in workplace injuries, New York City has decided to require safety training for all of the 185,000 plus construction workers in the city. (more…)