New York City Personal Injury Blog

Will You Go To Jail After a Fatal Car Accident in NYC?

Sadly, fatal car accidents are common occurrences in New York City. It’s an unfortunate experience for everyone involved, and it often brings up questions concerning criminal penalties. The law can be complex and intimidating regarding fatal car accidents in NYC. You may be wondering if you will go to jail and what other consequences you… read more

Can You Be Disqualified From Receiving Workers’ Compensation in New York?

Workers’ compensation is a form of insurance that can compensate you for lost earnings and medical expenses (among other losses) that arise from a work-related illness or injury. New York requires almost every employer to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Although the workers’ compensation system is generally no-fault, you can be disqualified from receiving benefits under… read more

Demand Letter Response Time in New York

If you were recently hurt in a car accident, construction accident, or slip and fall, you might be wondering when you can expect your settlement money. You have bills to pay and have probably missed work, causing further financial strain on you and your family. After your lawyer files a demand letter with the relevant… read more

What’s the Difference Between Bodily Injury and Personal Injury?

Personal injury includes any harm caused by an accident, including emotional and physical injuries. Bodily injury refers specifically to physical injuries sustained in an accident. Even though liability insurance is for bodily injury and property damage, you could recover compensation for emotional damages caused by an accident.  Bodily Injury vs. Personal Injury  Bodily injury includes… read more

How Many MPH Can I Go Above the Speed Limit in New York?

A speed limit is just that: a maximum speed at which you can legally drive on that road, barring special circumstances. In the simplest of terms, you can’t exceed the speed limit without the risk of a speeding ticket. The Purpose of Speed Limits Speed limits exist for two reasons: to prevent accidents and to… read more

The Effects of Airbag Deployment in Your NYC Car Accident Claim

Airbags undoubtedly have helped save many lives since they were invented. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that airbags have saved over 50,000 lives since they were invented. For this reason, front-end airbags are standard in passenger vehicles. Many models also feature side airbags.  However, some situations interfere with how effective airbags… read more

What Are the Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents in New York?

Construction accidents, such as falling object injuries, account for many workplace accidents in the U.S. The workers’ compensation system provides benefits for most (but not all) claims arising from construction accidents.  The following six causes account for most construction site injuries.  Falls on Construction Sites According to New York’s Construction Industry Fatality Registry, falls are… read more

The Dangers of Driving with Loud Music Around New York

Music may be your favorite driving buddy, whether you’re taking a cross-country road trip or just hitting your daily commute. It makes traffic seem more bearable, makes the time go faster, and gives you the little bit of jam you need in your day. And what’s more fun than cranking the tunes up and rocking… read more

What Is an Ambulance Chaser?

When you get injured in an accident, you’re already dealing with a lot. You’re in pain, dealing with doctors, trying to figure out how you’ll pay for everything, and potentially facing weeks or months of recovery time. So what do you do when someone shows up at your bedside promising thousands of dollars in compensation… read more

Symptoms of a Brain Bleed After a Head Injury

Every year in New York state, more than 112,000 people visit emergency rooms with traumatic brain injuries, and 19,000 are hospitalized. More than 2,000 people die from those injuries every year. One of the most common complications that come with brain injuries is brain bleeds. A brain bleed can cause severe damage, especially if left… read more