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September 21, 2018

Escalators are a part of life for most residents of New York City. We ride on escalators at almost every major subway station, department store, convention center, and even office buildings. For the most part, escalators work as intended, and your ride passes without incident. However, sometimes... Read Full Post

Category: Premises Liability
September 18, 2018

If you have been involved in a car accident, even a minor one, it is important to see a doctor as soon as you can. Generally, we advise seeing a doctor within 72 hours of your accident. Even if you think you weren't hurt, you should still get checked out. Often, victims of a car accident don't... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
August 30, 2018

Texting while driving is a leading cause of car accidents in Brooklyn, NYC, and across the United States. Although texting is a relatively recent phenomenon, it has quickly risen to become one of the most dangerous things you can do while driving. In fact, it has overtaken drinking and driving... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
August 17, 2018

If you've been injured in a hit and run car accident, you may wonder how you can get compensation since the other person left the scene. Luckily, even if the other driver is never identified, you have options. New York City requires you to carry uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, which... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
July 30, 2018

Due to unfavorable portrayals in media, some people think that they cannot get compensation from a whiplash injury that arose from a car accident. However, whiplash can be a serious injury that may greatly affect your quality of life and require extensive medical treatment. If this is the case,... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
July 23, 2018

If you have sustained injuries that directly resulted from your landlord's negligence, such as failing to repair a broken handrail in a reasonable amount of time which led to you falling down the stairs, then you may be able to sue for pain and suffering as well as medical bills, rehabilitation... Read Full Post

Category: Premises Liability
June 21, 2018

While you have 3 years to file a lawsuit after being injured in a car accident, you only have 30 days to file a claim for your no-fault benefits. New York is a no-fault insurance state, which means you can claim benefits such as lost wages and medical bills from your insurance regardless of who... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
June 21, 2018

If you are injured in a hit and run car accident, it is important to report your accident to the police and file an insurance claim as soon as possible. You should file your police report within 24 hours (if you are unable to do so, you may need to file an affidavit with an explanation of why... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
May 29, 2018

People often wonder how much their claim is worth after being injured in a car accident. Insurance companies will usually offer you a settlement, but how do you know that settlement is fair? Insurance companies care about their bottom line first and foremost, and they will offer the lowest... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
May 29, 2018

If you are injured after a slip, trip, and fall accident that occurred on someone else's property, you may be entitled to damages under premises liability law. Premises liability essentially means that building owners have a duty to keep their properties safe for visitors, guests, and residents... Read Full Post

Category: Premises Liability
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