New York City Personal Injury Blog

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

The U.S. Congress recently enacted the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021, which allows certain individuals to sue to recover damages for contaminated water at the Camp. Importantly, the Act prevents the U.S. government from asserting specific immunity in response to lawsuits filed under its terms.  Read on to learn more about Camp Lejeune, the… read more

7 of the Most Common Work-Related Injuries in NYC

With constant construction and growth occurring in the city, New York City experiences its fair share of workplace accidents. Workplace injuries may trigger workers’ compensation claims and/or claims against negligent third parties, such as property owners and contractors.  Here are the seven most common work-related causes of injury in NYC: 1. Slips, Trips, and Falls… read more

How Much Money Can a Passenger in a Car Accident in NYC Receive?

Passengers in a car accident in NYC can absolutely recover damages for their injuries. You will most likely have to start with insurance claims but can then pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party if necessary. What amount of money can you receive from a car accident? There is technically no limit under New York… read more

The Role of a Litigation Lawyer in Handling Civil Lawsuits in New York

Litigation lawyers play an integral role in handling civil lawsuits in New York. These individuals are familiar with court procedures and rules that govern lawsuits. Realistically speaking, civil lawsuits could not proceed without these attorneys. Read this blog post to learn more about what a litigation lawyer does and how an attorney might be able… read more

What Should You Do if You Are Hit While Driving Someone Else’s Car in New York City?

Sometimes we borrow someone’s car because our vehicle is not available. But what happens if you are in an accident while driving someone else’s car in New York City? Do you know what to do to protect yourself and your right to recover compensation for damages? Report the Car Accident To the Police First things… read more

What Safety Gear Should Be in Place on Construction Sites in NY?

The construction industry generates millions of dollars each year. However, it is a difficult and dangerous industry for the workers. The risk of injury on a construction site from falls, being struck by objects, electrocution, and being caught in-between objects is high. Therefore, it is crucial to have adequate safety gear on a construction site… read more

I Slipped and Fell at Work in NYC – What Should I Do?

One of the leading causes of injury at work is slipping and falling. If you recently slipped and fell at work, you may be entitled to compensation for the injuries you suffered. However, recovering that compensation largely depends on following certain steps to protect your legal rights. Report the Accident The ability for you to… read more

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

Almost all modern passenger vehicles come equipped with certain safety features. These mechanisms serve to protect drivers and passengers.  Some of the most common safety features include seat belts, brake assist, blind-spot mirrors, and adaptive cruise control. Airbags are one of the most protective safety mechanisms in any car or truck.   When a crash happens,… read more

Can I Sue My Employer in New York for Not Providing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

The short answer is no, at least by default. In most cases, you cannot sue your employer for failure to provide PPE (this is known as the “exclusivity rule”). But you may very well qualify for compensation under your employer’s workers’ compensation plan. If you suffer a workplace accident, it is typically your employer’s responsibility… read more

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

A car accident in New York can result in numerous injuries. A victim may sustain back and neck injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries. They may require surgeries and other medical treatments for their injuries.  Many car accident victims undergo physical therapy as part of their treatment plan. Unfortunately, physical therapy can be expensive…. read more