New York City Personal Injury Blog

How New York drivers can avoid crashes in winter

In New York and some other states, the number of auto accidents inevitably goes up during the winter. Car tires lose traction on roads that are wet, icy or snowy, and sudden maneuvers can cause the cars to skid or slide around. For this reason, drivers should try to limit their excursions to those that… read more

Hernia Mesh-Defective Medical Device

Hernia mesh is a surgical implant, often made of a synthetic plastic called polypropylene, that reinforces torn or damaged tissue around hernias and strengthens it as it heals. Hernia mesh is used in about 90% of hernia repair surgeries in the United States. Hernia mesh products include patches that are designed to go over or… read more

Driving very slowly can cause car accidents, too

When you hear about the connection between vehicle speed and car accidents, it almost always focuses on drivers who break the speed limit. This is dangerous, as common as it is. Speeding can cause accidents, it increases the severity of injuries in those accidents and it makes it harder for people to control their cars…. read more

Accidental gunshot kills officer in Rochester crash

Most in New York likely have a very clear idea of who is responsible for covering one injury expenses in most situations. In the case of a work-related injury, an employer’s workers’ compensation plan provider should cover it. When a car accident occurs, people rely on financial assistance from their auto insurance companies. Yet what… read more

Zantac Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) publicly announced in September 2019 that dangerously high levels of the carcinogenic substance N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) have been found in the popular over-the-counter heartburn medication, Zantac. This means that millions of people who have been taking Zantac have regularly been ingesting a chemical that is notorious for causing cancer…. read more

Dram shop liability in New York

You take to New York’s streets in your vehicle every day knowing that the potential of you being involved in a car accident exists. Knowing this, however, does not make it any less frustrating if and when you actually are. Your frustrations may boil over if you later discover that the person who caused your… read more

Lack of emotional control after a brain injury

While you grew up, one of the key things you learned was how to control your emotions. This is why young children often have tantrums and angry outbursts. They just have not learned this skill yet. It does not come naturally. You learned it over time, so you can keep your emotions in check as… read more

The age of most drunk drivers

In theory, drunk driving ages are controlled, in that people under 21 years old cannot drink. In practice, of course, people who are underage do wind up breaking this law, so you do have drunk drivers — who are also breaking the law by driving under the influence — of all ages. Even so, you… read more

Administrative errors in health care

If you have read or heard stories about someone who was given a wrong diagnosis by a doctor, experienced a problem during or after a surgery, or had some other negative result related to the delivery of their health care, you are likely wondering how possible it is for you to be hurt by a… read more

Jokes can become sexual harassment

Some sexual harassment on the job is fairly clear. If a supervisor makes statements about how one gender cannot do their job properly or if a co-worker makes direct comments about someone else’s body, you know something is off. You know that’s a potentially hostile workplace environment. You don’t have to think about whether or… read more