New York City Personal Injury Blog

How Much Is My Workers’ Comp Case Worth in NY?

Workers’ compensation is a workplace insurance program that you can use to compensate you for the economic consequences of most workplace accidents—medical expenses and lost earnings. It offers on-demand, weekly, and even lump sum benefits, depending on the circumstances.  The great advantage of workers’ compensation benefits is that you do not have to prove that… read more

At What Age Can Kids Sit in the Front Seat of a Car in New York?

Child safety is a concern on New York roads. As roads become busier, ensuring children are seated safely and correctly has never been more important. One of the most common questions we encounter is, “At what age can children sit in the front seat of a car in New York?”  Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C.’s car… read more

Why Should I Hire a Construction Accident Lawyer in New York? 

There are often construction projects and renovations taking place in New York. This can lead to hazardous conditions for workers, resulting in construction accidents.   The following are examples of construction accidents: If you are injured on a construction site, you should contact an experienced New York construction accident lawyer for assistance. We explain why below. … read more

What Are the Most Common Slip and Fall Injuries in NYC?

New York City is a city that has almost everything. You can find food from nearly every country in the world, vehicles ranging from 60-year-old VW bugs to the most recent Lamborghini, and buildings that date back to before the country existed. Amongst all those amazing charms, you will also find some very unpleasant things…. read more

Right-of-Way Laws in New York

Like any other state in the country, New York has its own particular set of statutes that govern the ownership and operation of motor vehicles within its jurisdiction.  These statutes, collectively known as the state’s Vehicle and Traffic laws, are sometimes informally referred to as New York’s “rules of the road.” Many of these rules… read more

10 Most Common New York Workplace Injuries

Injuries and accidents are, unfortunately, common occurrences in New York workplaces. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, New York workers were hurt at a rate of 2.2 injury incidents per 100 full-time workers in 2021 alone, with over 125,000 injury accidents among private employers.  As a worker in New York, it is essential to… read more

How Long After a Car Accident Can You File a Police Report in Brooklyn?

Most car accidents in NYC must be reported to the DMV and/or the police. Even if your car crash does not meet the requirements, you must remain at the accident scene and exchange information with the other driver involved in the crash. Promptly reporting a car accident is generally in your best interest because you… read more

What Is the Average Settlement for a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury includes harm to your body, emotions, and mental state. New York tort laws give you a cause of action to seek damages when another person causes you injury through negligence or intentional torts. Negotiating settlements is the most common resolution to a personal injury claim. The amounts of personal injury settlements depend on… read more

Step-by-Step Guide For Filing a Personal Injury Claim in NYC

Most people never expect to file a personal injury claim. These types of accidents are unexpected, though often life-changing. It’s hard to know when you should file a personal injury claim and how to do it. Many people don’t know their rights after getting injured, whether in a car accident, a slip and fall, or… read more

Union vs. Non-Union Construction Worker Injuries

Construction work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Construction accidents account for thousands of injuries and deaths each year. However, is there a difference in the dangers workers face between union vs. non-union construction sites? What Is a Union? A labor union is a group of employees who join together… read more