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Are Slip and Fall Injuries Covered by Homeowners Insurance in NYC?

Posted in Premises Liability on May 23, 2022

A slip and fall accident can cause severe injuries. The property owner could be liable for your damages. If the fall occurred on residential property, the homeowners’ insurance policy might cover the accident. What Do Homeowners Insurance Policies Cover in NYC? Homeowners’ insurance policies cover a variety of damages that could occur. For example, most… read more

How Serious Does a Collision Have to Be for Airbags to Deploy?

Posted in Car Accidents on May 21, 2022

All street-legal passenger vehicles feature several safety features. These include mirrors, seat belts, brake assist, cruise control, and more. Some of the most critical safety features in motor vehicles are airbags. When a crash occurs, airbags protect the driver and passengers from colliding with the vehicle’s interior. Accident victims may experience forceful impacts on the… read more

What Happens If My Child Slips and Falls at School in NYC?

Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents on May 20, 2022

It is frightening to think that we could send our children to school and that they could be injured because of a slip and fall accident. We expect our schools to be safe environments for our children to learn and grow. Unfortunately, however, slips and falls at school in NYC are more common than parents… read more

What Safety Gear Should Be in Place on Construction Sites in New York City?

Posted in Construction Accidents on May 17, 2022

Construction accidents in New York City are almost always a result of unsafe behavior on a construction site. Failing to wear all required safety gear is one of the most common forms of unsafe behavior.  Sometimes this occurs because a worker simply doesn’t follow the on-site regulations. But this type of unsafe behavior can also… read more

How Long Does It Take to Get a Settlement Check From a Car Accident in New York?

Posted in Car Accidents on May 6, 2022

Receiving a settlement check from a car accident in New York is the last step in the personal injury claims process. Generally, you can expect a settlement check within 30 days after signing a final settlement agreement. However, getting to the point of signing a settlement agreement can take several months to more than a… read more

Will My Insurance Cover Physical Therapy After a Car Accident in New York City?

Posted in Car Accidents on April 30, 2022

Car accidents in New York City can cause many different injuries. Injuries might include broken bones and fractures, spinal injuries, soft tissue injuries, and neck injuries. As a result, doctors often prescribe physical therapy as part of the treatment plan after a car accident. Who Pays for Physical Therapy After a Car Accident? New York… read more

Can I Sue My Employer After I Get Hurt on a New York Construction Site?

Posted in Construction Accidents on April 29, 2022

Construction sites are dangerous, and construction accidents are among the most common workplace accidents. In most cases, you would file a workers’ compensation claim against your employer for a construction site injury and leave it at that. New York law contains an exception, however, that might allow you to file an ordinary personal injury lawsuit… read more

Tips on Staying Safe When Taking an Uber or Lyft

Posted in Car Accidents on April 26, 2022

Rideshare services have filled an important gap between public transit and taxis for those who do not own a car. And in some respects, rideshares like Uber and Lyft are safer than public transit or taxis. But you can always take steps to improve your safety when you use rideshare services. From avoiding assault to… read more

Falls Down Stairs Can Result in Serious Injuries and Substantial Recovery for Victims

Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents on April 25, 2022

Falls are the top cause of accidental injuries, and the third-leading cause of accidental deaths in the U.S. Slip & falls, along with falls from a height, lead to 6.8 million emergency room visits every year. About 1.1 million of these ER visits result from a fall down a staircase. A fall down a flight… read more

What Is OSHA’s “Fatal Four?”

Posted in Construction Accidents on April 22, 2022

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has federal authority to set and enforce workplace safety standards. OSHA has used its power and expertise to publish guidelines covering everything from noise exposure to how healthcare workers handle blood. OSHA establishes these regulations by collecting massive volumes of data about workplace accidents. This information helps… read more