New York City Personal Injury Blog

Family sues N.H.L. for wrongful death of son

Many parents encourage their children to participate in sports. Most of them presumably believe the benefits of include not only physical fitness but self-discipline and character development. However, for one family, a sport has allegedly led to the death of their son. The parents of the late New York Rangers hockey player Derek Boogaard have… read more

Medical Malpractice: Understanding Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy Lawsuits

Cerebral Palsy and Erb’s Palsy are often caused by injuries that occur during child birth. Cerebral Palsy can result in brain damage, central nervous system issues, and long-term health problems. Between 40 and 50% of all children who develop cerebral palsy were born prematurely. Premature infants are vulnerable, in part because their organs are not… read more

Cell phone-distracted accident stats may be underreported

People in New York know that it’s illegal to drive while using a hand to hold a cell phone to their ear or, possibly worse, send a text. Everyone knows the law, but it certainly doesn’t stop some people. Distracted driving has become something of an epidemic across the U.S., but some people may not… read more

Three injured in two-car accident in NY

Many New Yorkers do not know where to turn when they are the victims of a car crash. It is difficult to know how to proceed, especially when someone is dealing with injuries, medical bills, and time missed from work. Those injured in car accidents, or their loved ones, may ask these and other similar… read more

Mother of deceased man files wrongful death suit in NY

Dealing with a loved one’s death may be one of the most emotional times in a person’s life. The loss of a family member is always difficult, but it may be especially difficult when the loss of life was a result of another person’s misconduct. Recently, the mother of a deceased man has filed a… read more

Family reaches settlement in wrongful death case

In New York and elsewhere, death is a natural part of the human experience. However, when death is unexpectedly caused as a result of someone’s intentional act or neglect, death may create an even greater tragedy for family and friends. For some, seeking justice may provide closure after a fatal accident. Recently, a family has… read more

Slip and falls in places of worship

New Yorkers have all heard about injuries resulting from people slipping on ice. For many of people, the fear of falling on ice causes them to be more cautious when they walk on the sidewalks in the winter. Less commonly, people may hear about slip and falls that occur in places of worship. Recently, there… read more

Recall: Egg shaker toy may be a dangerous product

In New York and elsewhere, parents are eager to give the children fun and exciting new toys, either to play with or to stimulate the growing mind. For many small children, the best toys are brightly-colored and emit intriguing sounds. Unfortunately, not all toys meant for children are safe, and parents should be aware of… read more

$2.5 million wrongful death lawsuit filed after fatal accident

New Yorkers understand how devastating it can be when a family member dies unexpectedly. It can be even more upsetting when the person dies due to someone else’s negligence. A family of a 75-year-old woman is filing a $2.5 million wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of a van that hit and killed her as… read more

Bus full of students involved in car accident in New York

When individuals fail to use reasonable care or are distracted while driving, accidents involving other vehicles often occur. The severity of injuries resulting from car accidents may increase when individuals fail to use reasonable care during rainstorms or snowstorms. Recently, a bus full of students was involved in a car accident when a driver failed… read more