New York City Personal Injury Blog

What Can You Do Instead of Calling the Police?

Police-involved shootings, excessive force, and police brutality are part of our modern landscape. They have resulted in protests and calls for police reform. Police brutality can have serious consequences for individuals and our nation. As of June 30, 2020, police officers have killed 598 people. Some of these officer-involved shootings may have been the result… read more

Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents: What You Need to Know

With improvements in health care and other advancements during the past couple of centuries, the average life expectancy has increased. Because people are living longer, many of us will likely need some level of assisted care as we age. That task often falls on our adult children. If you are caring for elderly parents, you… read more

Popcorn Lung: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

Popcorn lung is easier to remember and say that bronchiolitis obliterans, which is why it is the nickname for the disease. Even though the nickname might sound a little funny, nothing is amusing about bronchiolitis obliterans. What Causes Bronchiolitis Obliterans? There are many causes of popcorn lung or bronchiolitis obliterans. Bronchioles are the tiniest airways… read more

How to Advocate for Yourself at Work

Self-advocacy means speaking up for yourself and the things that are important to you. When you advocate for yourself, it means that you understand your responsibilities and rights, and you can express what you need or want effectively. Self-advocacy is the ability to assert your interests, rights, needs, and desires through effective communication with others…. read more

7 Types of Emergencies to Prepare For

Emergencies occur without warning. They are sudden and unexpected, which makes them more dangerous. If you are not prepared, an emergency can cause much more damage and harm. Many people do not realize that numerous types of emergencies can happen to them. Unfortunately, emergencies are much more common than any of us realize.  Even though… read more

4 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case

It can be frustrating to contact a personal injury lawyer about a claim only to find out that the attorney cannot help you with your slip and fall claim or motorcycle accident. However, there may be a good reason why a personal injury lawyer will not take your case.  Four common reasons an attorney will… read more

Can Fault Be Determined by Car Accident Damage?

A Forbes magazine report states you can expect to be involved in a car accident almost once every eight years. With congested New York City streets, though, it’s likely you’ll experience car crashes on a more frequent basis.  When car accidents do occur, determining who was at fault is important, especially when serious injuries are… read more

What Does New York Workers’ Compensation Insurance Cover?

New York Workers’ Compensation Insurance covers most employees in the state. State workers’ comp laws require that employers purchase and maintain workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. There are only a few limited exceptions to the law. What is Covered By Workers’ Compensation Insurance? If your employer has workers’ compensation insurance, workers’ comp covers most… read more

Driver Killed After Box Truck Thief Goes on Wild NYC Rampage

On June 30, a man stole a box truck and drove wildly through Brooklyn and Queens. Roman Pena took the truck in the Richmond Hill neighborhood. As he made his way from Queens to Brooklyn, Pena crashed into another vehicle at Rentar Plaza and Metropolitan Avenue. Surveillance video shows him running a traffic light before… read more

Nine Injured, One Critically, in NYC Crash Involving MTA Bus

A hit-and-run driver fleeing from another accident crashed into another vehicle and a bus shortly after 1:45 in the afternoon. The accident occurred near the intersection of Utica Venue and Clarendon Road in East Flatbush.   A Mercury Grand Marquis crashed into a Lexus RX 300 and then collided with an MTA bus. FDNY and other… read more