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November 29, 2021

New York City has a reputation for being incredibly walkable. After all, it is home to over 12,000 miles of sidewalks, which should allow locals and tourists alike to get around easily on foot. Unfortunately, these paths are often left to degrade until they become unsafe for public use. 

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October 28, 2021

You should be able to trust your landlord to keep your rental property in a safe condition. Unfortunately, that trust is often broken, and serious slip and fall accidents can result. 

Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents at Rental Properties 

Most rental buildings will fall into disrepair if... Read Full Post

September 14, 2021

Distracted driving is defined as any activity that diverts attention away from the task of driving. It has overwhelmed our roadways and brought with it some serious consequences. Thousands of people die each year in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers, and more are hurt. In... Read Full Post

Category: Car Accident
August 31, 2021

Car accidents can be far more expensive than you might think. The associated costs often go far beyond vehicle damage and initial medical expenses. If you have been offered an insurance settlement for a car accident that left you seriously injured, know that it may very well fall short.

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Category: Car Accident
July 23, 2021

Traffic collisions can happen any time of the year. However, it may surprise you to learn that they are more common during the summer, hitting their peak in the month of August. Here are five factors that contribute to this unfortunate increase in motor vehicle accidents:

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June 28, 2021

Our clients are often able to get cash advances against the expected settlement or judgment of their personal injury cases. Cash advances, sometimes called lawsuit loans or lawsuit funding, are available through an independent pre-settlement funding company. 

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May 21, 2021

Most slip and fall cases are resolved through settlements. A settlement generally involves one party, say a property owner or insurance company, paying the other party to compensate them for their injuries and damages. However, not all settlements are created equal, and some are unreasonably low... Read Full Post

Category: Slip and Fall
April 26, 2021

Motorcycles offer a practical way to get around New York. However, they’re also involved in an alarming number of serious and fatal accidents. That’s why safe riders make sure they’re properly licensed and take time to familiarize themselves with local traffic laws. 

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Category: Motor Vehicle
March 18, 2021

It’s not enough for property owners to maintain clear sidewalks and install handrails. They also have to protect lawful visitors from foreseeable crimes. You may have a premises liability claim if you were the victim of assault, battery, robbery, or another... Read Full Post

Category: Premises Liability
February 16, 2021

Buildings must be constructed and maintained to meet a certain level of safety. When a department store, hotel, apartment complex, office space, hospital, or virtually any other property is not up to code, it sets the stage for serious personal injuries. If you were hurt due to a building code... Read Full Post

Category: Premises Liability