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When Doctors Don’t Listen, They Miss the Facts

When Doctors Don’t Listen, They Miss the Facts You may have seen the explosive viral video showing a sick and fed-up female patient being yelled at by a Gainesville doctor. The patient, a woman named Jessica Stipe, had her daughter film the emotional one-minute encounter and posted it to her Facebook page in order to Read More

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If You Slip During Construction, Is the Company Responsible?

If You Slip During Construction, Is the Company Responsible? As any true New Yorker knows, construction is just part of daily life. We live in a bustling city where new apartments and skyscrapers go up every single day. And while construction makes our lives easier in the long run, it sometimes proves to be an Read More

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Children Are Especially Vulnerable Pedestrians

Children Are Especially Vulnerable Pedestrians In a recent tragedy in March 2018, pregnant Broadway star Ruthie Ann Miles witnessed the death of her four-year-old daughter in a pedestrian accident. A 44-year-old woman lost control of her car during a supposed seizure, and hit Miles as well as three other pedestrians at Ninth Street and Fifth Read More

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Are Taxi Accidents a Big Risk in NYC?

Yellow taxicabs are practically our mascots in New York City, and they’ve been made famous with supporting roles in many Hollywood movies—even a Scorsese movie title. But sometimes, these mascots “attack.” Recently, Jim Burns, the co-creator of MTV Unplugged, was struck by a taxi as he crossed Fifth Avenue. He suffered a head injury and Read More

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What Happens in a New York City Crane Collapse?

What Happens in a New York City Crane Collapse? Construction is constantly taking place in New York City—in every part of town and during every season. The City That Never Sleeps is also the city that never stops building. Because of New York’s multi-story buildings, high-rises, and skyscrapers, cranes are a major fixture on many Read More

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Look Out for Lingering Winter Slip-and-Fall Accidents

With nearly 10 million residents and countless cars, trucks, and other motor vehicles buzzing around, walking in New York City is always hazardous. But combined with lingering winter weather, the danger to pedestrians increases quite a bit. Rain, sleet, snow, and ice on streets and sidewalks make slip-and-fall accidents much more likely during the winter Read More

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103 Passengers Injured in Long Island Train Crash

It was a typical rush hour morning on Wednesday, when a Long Island train full of passengers crashed into the end of a platform as it was pulling into one of New York’s busiest stations: the Atlantic Terminal.  The front portion of the train apparently hit a bumping block while going above 10 mph (in Read More

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Compensation for Motorcycle Injuries in New York

It is no secret that motorcycles can be very dangerous for their operators no matter how hard you try to drive one safely. In fact, there were more than 4,000 motorcycle crashes reported to police in New York in 2014 alone. Injuries are usually the result of direct impact between the driver and the other Read More

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What is the Legal Standard for Wrongful Arrest?

Before the Thanksgiving holiday we began discussing a new topic on the blog – our recent experiences representing clients on claims of wrongful arrest. We continue the discussion this week by considering the applicable legal standard for deciding these cases. Under New York law, an individual will prevail on a claim of wrongful or false Read More

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Claims for Wrongful Arrest in New York State (part 1)

Lately, it seems like every time we turn on the news we hear another story in which law enforcement officers are alleged to have responded with excessive force or otherwise acted inappropriately in the line of duty. We’ve been witness to a series of tragic incidents nationwide involving fatal shootings by police of unarmed teenagers, Read More

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