Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Blog

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Proposed Law Limits Medical Malpractice Claims for the Poor and Elderly

After their futile attempts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in March, Republicans in congress are proposing a new law that will impose federal limits on the amounts plaintiffs can be awarded in medical malpractice and defective drug claims. Proponents say the bill will reduce the cost of medical care in the long run while critics say it will make it harder for adults with vulnerabilities and people from under-served backgrounds to win medical malpractice lawsuits.

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Do I Have a Personal Injury Claim?

Can I file a claim for damages if I have been injured in an accident in New York?

Unintentional accidents are a leading cause of death and injury across the United States, killing some 136,000 people annually and injuring upwards of 28.1 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  If you have been injured in an accident, you may be wondering whether you have the right to seek compensation for your injury-related damages from the individual or entity that injured you.  Our

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

NY Considers Use of “Textalyzer” To Combat Distracted Driving

What is a textalyzer and how could it help to deter texting drivers?

We have all likely witnessed other drivers looking down at their phones while driving.  With the advent of the smartphone, Americans have become glued to their mobile devices.  Many have us have become so hooked on texting, searching the web, emailing, and accessing social media that we are reluctant to put down our cell phones even while engaging in the complex and potentially dangerous task of driving.  This reliance on our phones has led to a massive national problem. 

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Off Duty New York Detective Involved in Drunk Driving Accident

What are the Victims’ Rights?

A 22-year old woman severely injured in a car accident with a drunk driver passed away on April 24, 2017. The drunk driver, an off-duty detective, was charged with several counts of vehicular assault, assault, and refusal to take a breath test.

Hurting someone using a car is considered a felony carrying a charge of numerous years in prison. If you know someone who has been injured on the road because of someone else’s negligence, contact a

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

The 411 on Construction Accidents in NYC

What are my rights if I am injured while working on a construction site in New York?

Construction workers perform vital tasks across New York City, building and repairing homes businesses, roads, bridges, and much more.  While the construction industry is critically important, it can also be dangerous.  The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) reports that over 4,000 employees are killed on the job each year, and approximately 20 percent of these deaths are in construction.  Nearly 1,000 construction workers will die on the job annually due to a

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

NYC Tugboat Worker Loses Arm in Horrific Accident

What are some dangers of working on tugboats?

An urgent situation recently unfolded when a tugboat worker got his arm caught in a rope.  NYPD Harbor Unit responded quickly to find a mariner with his arm disconnected from his body.  The tugboat was operating near the Statue of Liberty in the evening hours when the worker’s arm got snagged on a rope and became severed below the elbow.  Arriving officers applied a tourniquet to stop the flow of blood and the injured worker was transported to the hospital.

This recent New York City tugboat accident serves as a reminder of the dangers that tugboat workers face.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Who Is Liable When You Are Injured Due To A Police Chase?

If you are a driver or pedestrian, at one time you must have heard that blaring sound of sirens from police cars speeding past you. If you’re a driver, you may have pulled over to let the police cars pass. While this may sound like an easy thing to do, during a high-speed chase, you may not have enough time to do it. Even if you do, the speeding cars may still recklessly ram into your vehicle, injuring you and any passengers you may have. According to state accident statistics, this happens often.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017

What Are The Leading Causes Of Pedestrian Deaths In New York?

Every person is a pedestrian at some point during the day. As you cross a road or walk on the sidewalks, you want to feel safe, assured that every road user is aware of New York’s traffic rules and is following them religiously. However, as data shows, that is not always the case.

Out-of-control vehicles and rogue drivers are a dangerous menace on New York roads. If someone you love has been injured or killed while walking the streets of New York, talk to a

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Survey Reveals Most Americans Fear Self-Driving Cars

Are self-driving cars safe modes of transportation?

Self-driving vehicles are widely considered the wave of the future.  Several industry giants have been frantically expanding their technology in a rush to produce the first self-driving car available for mass production.  Despite the nearly universal movement among car makers towards the creation of self-driving vehicles, a recent survey suggests perhaps the public does not share the same focus.  The survey, conducted by AAA, revealed that the majority of Americans, some 78 percent polled, are afraid of traveling in self-driving cars.

The Safety of Self-Driving vehicles

Americans polled by AAA seem to want to embrace some of the technologies that go into self-driving vehicles, with most wanting autonomous technologies in their next vehicle.

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Sunday, March 19, 2017

NY Man Indicted for Hit and Run Crash That Killed NBA Player’s Cousin

What are my legal rights if I am injured by a hit and run driver?

Recently, a Hudson County grand jury indicted a New York City man who allegedly struck and killed 21-year-old Zackhary Simmons, the cousin of NBA player Ben Simmons.  Simmons was hit by a black Cadillac Escalade while crossing the street in the afternoon hours. The vehicle, which was traveling at least 70 miles per hour at the time of the crash, never stopped.  Now, a 51-year old from Brooklyn has been charged with Death by Auto and Knowingly Leaving the Scene of a Car Accident Resulting in Death.  He could be sentenced to jail time if convicted of these crimes, and may additionally face civil litigation for his actions in the death of a young man revered in the local community.

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Bushwick Teen Killed by Police Was Shot 14 Times, Medical Examiner Says

What constitutes “excessive force” in New York?

Many stories have unfortunately made their way into the media about alleged instances of police shootings and other misconduct. Some of these cases center around the use of excessive force by police officers on the job.

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