Articles Posted in Personal Injury

Published on:

Different areas in New York City pose risks to both pedestrians and cyclists, and these people can be seriously injured if they’re in accidents with cars. Elevated intersections with bridges and subways are especially dangerous compared to regular streets, and—in the past five years—about 238 crashes involving cyclists and pedestrians have been reported at intersections. The streets of New York City often have a heavy concentration of vehicles at any given time, but areas under or around bridges are likely to have low visibility. As you cross these areas either on foot or on your bicycle, try to be extra cautious.

Mitigating Accident Risks

A biker riding on a bridge
Mayor de Blasio set in motion the Green Wave, a $58.4 million bike safety plan to reduce the risk of accidents at these intersections. The project included new protected bike lanes to expand the city’s bike safety network. Redesigning dangerous intersections and creating efficient stoplight patterns are also part of the plan to protect riders.

Published on:

If you’re injured on the job, you’ll probably recover compensation for your injury through your company’s workers’ compensation program. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is the exclusive fix for a work-related accident, occupational disease, or traumatic injury. This means, however, you cannot file a regular lawsuit for damages related to a workplace injury. The difference between a workers’ compensation claim and a civil claim is that you cannot recover any type of punitive damages. Most workers’ compensation is tired into state laws and is determined by your wages. Learn if your injury qualifies for a civil lawsuit.

Civil Suit Timelines

A person signing a document
To file a civil suit against your employer, the circumstances have to be specific. You can file a lawsuit if one of the following situations has occurred:

Published on:

With the United States slowly easing into the first few stages of reopening, some business owners and politicians have expressed concerns that this progress may be thwarted by a “new pandemic”, personal injury lawsuits. In light of COVID-19 recovery, some are petitioning for protections that will shield businesses from liability concerns regarding coronavirus infection risks stemming from reopening. Currently, it’s unclear whether Congress will decide in favor of protecting business owners from such lawsuits.

Calls for New Legislation

A medical professional securing their face mask
In New York, State Legislature has approved liability protections for healthcare providers in anticipation of a wave of lawsuits related to COVID-19 fatalities. Legal teams representing small businesses nationwide are requesting Congress to extend these protections to employers who fear that they may fall victim to frivolous lawsuits claiming employees or customers contracted the virus at their establishments. However, not everyone is on board with establishing this liability shield, as it could lead to potential dangers for the public due to the negligence of organizations caused by failure to adhere to duties of care. Edward Steinberg, the president-elect of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, voiced his opposition to this legislation by stating that, “Big businesses aiming to shirk responsibility and shift costs onto workers will make it harder to get Western New York up and running.”

Contact Information