New York City Personal Injury Blog

The Process of Receiving a Settlement Check in the State of New York

If you were injured in a car accident, construction accident, or another type of accident, you may have suffered significant losses from medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more. While going to trial may be an option, you may be anxious to collect a settlement check to help compensate you for these losses.  If… read more

Should You Call the Cops for a Fender Bender in New York?

Although a minor fender bender may not seem like a big deal to many drivers, it is possible that underlying issues may result from it. Days or even months after a minor car accident, people may begin to experience pain related to the injuries they sustained from the car accident.  Muscle strains, like whiplash or… read more

How Can NYC Construction Workers Avoid OSHA’s Fatal Four Hazards?

Construction work is dangerous, and many construction workers, foremen, and property owners know this. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the industry for safety, establishes best safety practices for construction sites, and collects data about accidents and injuries in construction areas. OSHA considers these “Fatal Four” types of workplace accidents the most common… read more

How Expensive Is it To Hire a Car Accident Lawyer in New York City?

Many people do not call a New York City car accident lawyer because they fear they cannot afford to hire legal representation to handle their accident claim. However, most car accident lawyers in New York City work on a contingency fee agreement. Therefore, it does not cost anything upfront to hire a lawyer for a… read more

What Happens If I Slip and Fall at a City Park in NYC?

In modern life, people are constantly on the go, moving from place to place. Slip and fall accidents can happen anywhere. What happens when you slip and fall and injure yourself? If it is someone else’s fault, you can pursue compensation from the party that caused the injury.  What happens if you get injured in… read more

Do You Need a License and Insurance To Ride a Scooter in New York City?

In some ways, scooters are wonderful vehicles. They get excellent gas mileage—in fact, some of them do not even require gas. They are easy to park, and they are very maneuverable.  Licensing, registration, and insurance requirements apply to some scooters and all motorcycles. These requirements vary depending on the vehicle’s maximum speed. Limited Use Motorcycles,… read more

What is OSHA’s “Fatal Four”?

Working in construction can be extremely dangerous. These workers put themselves at risk daily, building the structures that are essential to modern life. When accidents happen, the stakes can be much higher because of the nature of construction work.  According to the National Safety Council, construction is considered one of the most dangerous industries to… read more

What Happens if a Leased Car Is Totaled in a New York City Car Accident?

Many people choose to lease vehicles instead of purchasing their cars. Leased vehicles have several advantages. However, because you do not own the vehicle, what happens if a leased car is totaled in a New York City accident? How Do Leased Cars Work? Leasing a vehicle is similar to renting a vehicle. However, the lease… read more

What Are the Current Regulations in New York City for E-Scooters?

The congested city streets of New York’s five boroughs make e-scooters an increasingly popular mode of transportation. It’s no wonder you see these out and about more often — they are small enough to weave through slow traffic lanes, and they have a fun, sporty appeal.  But not all “micro-mobility” vehicles are regulated by the… read more

How Long Does It Take to Get an NYC Personal Injury Settlement Check?

If you’ve recently settled your personal injury case, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to get your money. Bills could be piling up, or you may be putting off medical treatment or surgery until you get your check.  Each case is different, but in all cases, the final personal injury check amount is… read more