New York City Personal Injury Blog

Is It Legal to Drive Barefoot in New York?

Every state in the country is responsible for passing laws designed to keep drivers, passengers, and pedestrians safe on the nation’s roads. One thing many people are curious about when it comes to driving is whether or not it is legal to drive barefoot. While the answer to this question differs from state to state,… read more

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in New York City?

Over the last few years, various vehicles under the micromobility umbrella have increased in popularity and become a common mode of transportation for millions of individuals in dozens of cities.  Electric-assist bikes (e-bikes) and motor-powered scooters are two of the most popular micromobility options available in many cities, and riders with subscriptions to scooter-sharing companies… read more

1 Dead in Jet Ski Accident on Harlem River

A tragic jet ski accident leaves one man dead and another man injured.  On August 22, 2020, two men were seen riding jet skis in the Harlem River. Around 8:00 p.m., the jet skis collided into each other just off the shore at 203rd Street and Ninth Avenue in Inwood. The two men were pulled… read more

Can Bed Bugs Cause Mental Health Issues?

There are studies and research that indicate a bed bug infestation can cause mental health problems. In some studies, bed bug infestation was strongly associated with sleep disturbances and anxiety. Other studies indicate that bed bug infestation is linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), avoidance behaviors, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and other psychological effects. Most individuals focus… read more

16 Injured in Bus Accident Near Port Authority

A New Jersey Transit bus crashed on one of the busiest streets in the city. The New Jersey Transit operated the bus on the 156 line. It was coming from Fort Lee, N.J., to the Port Authority terminal.  The crash occurred near the Port Authority terminal in Manhattan on a ramp on Ninth Avenue and… read more

What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

Personal injury law contains hundreds of Latin phrases that are not used in everyday conversation. However, these Latin phrases can have a significant impact on the outcome of your personal injury claim. One of those phrases is res ipsa loquitur.  Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Cases Under New York personal injury laws, most cases require… read more

Motorcyclist Critical After T-Bone Crash Into Car in Brooklyn

A 52-year-old motorcyclist traveling north on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg struck a Volkswagen Jetta. The Volkswagen Jetta was traveling west on Flushing Avenue. The crash happened at about 7:30 p.m. on August 21, 2020. Allegedly the motorcyclist ran a red light. He then slammed into the side of the Jetta, according to the driver of… read more

What to Do When You Become Unexpectedly Disabled

Approximately one in four adults have a disability that impacts their daily lives. That equals roughly 64 million people in the United States. About one in seven people have the most common disability type, which is mobility.  Six common disability types include: Mobility Cognition Hearing Vision Independent living Self-care There are many ways a person… read more

What Can You Do Instead of Calling the Police?

Police-involved shootings, excessive force, and police brutality are part of our modern landscape. They have resulted in protests and calls for police reform. Police brutality can have serious consequences for individuals and our nation. As of June 30, 2020, police officers have killed 598 people. Some of these officer-involved shootings may have been the result… read more

Taking Care of Your Elderly Parents: What You Need to Know

With improvements in health care and other advancements during the past couple of centuries, the average life expectancy has increased. Because people are living longer, many of us will likely need some level of assisted care as we age. That task often falls on our adult children. If you are caring for elderly parents, you… read more