New York City Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury: Filing a Lawsuit Against a City for Negligence

Suing a person or a corporation is one matter. Suing the government is another; any compensation you receive will ultimately come out of the pockets of the taxpayers. If you are a taxpayer in the jurisdiction, your compensation will come partly out of your own pocket since your taxes help fund the government. Sovereign immunity… read more

Can I Recover Wages I Earned as an Undocumented Worker in NYC?

Undocumented workers in NYC work many hours in jobs that are often labor-intensive with undesirable work conditions. The last thing they need is for an employer to take advantage of their immigration status to cheat them out of the wages they earned.  Unfortunately, undocumented workers might be fearful of filing wage claims. They can consult… read more

Safest Electric Cars To Drive in 2023

Before any electric vehicle can hit showrooms, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) tests and analyzes these cars. Currently, the Vehicle Research and Test Center performs many safety studies to help rule out defects, security issues, and other hazards that could endanger occupants and other motorists. Both electric and gasoline-powered vehicles are assigned an… read more

Everything You Need To Know About Blunt Force Head Trauma

Blunt force head trauma includes a long list of injuries and conditions that can develop after an impact to the head. These injuries can provoke long-lasting symptoms, and even a minor blow can cause the brain to swell, bleed, or bruise.  In the most serious cases, head trauma injuries can result in long-term physical and… read more

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