Monthly Archives: October 2014

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New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Two Injured in Cyclist-Pedestrian Collision

A pedestrian was recently seriously injured after being struck by a cyclist near New York City’s Washington Square Park. The unexpected collision resulted in the pedestrian being sent to the…

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How much is the NHTSA to blame for auto recall scandals?

Drivers across the country are getting behind the wheel with much more trepidation these days. This is because 2014 has been a record year for automotive recalls. There was, of…

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Lawsuit over NY fatal pedestrian accident settled for $240,000

With so much traffic in New York City and surrounding areas, many people have decided that owning a car and driving is simply not worth the price or the hassle.…

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Victim of Motorcycle Pursuit Accident Settles With City

New York City recently agreed to pay more than $250,000 to settle a civil lawsuit brought by a Bronx man who was injured in a police pursuit which ultimately resulted…

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Negligent hotel security led to guest’s assault, lawsuit says

If you are paying for a place to stay – be it an apartment or a hotel room – you have the right to expect that the building is safe…

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Treating Back Pain Without Surgery

Every day, millions of Americans struggle with mild to severe back pain. Indeed, data suggests that nearly 31 million Americans experience lower back discomfort daily. Back pain can be an…

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Report warns that fatal bicycle accidents are on the rise

As we wrote earlier this week, bicycling is a popular alternative to driving these days for a number of reasons. In New York City, the decision to ride a bike…

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Auto Insurance: What Am I Required to Carry in New York?

In the state of New York, in order to register your car and obtain license plates, motorists are required to carry liability insurance, no-fault coverage, and uninsured motorist coverages. So…

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Why do negligent drivers in NYC rarely face criminal charges?

It is common practice to refer to automobile crashes as “accidents.” But is this really accurate? It seems as though the majority of crashes in New York City are caused…

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Wrongful death trial resumes over NYC 2008 construction accident

Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous occupations nationwide, but especially here in New York. In a city known for its skyscrapers, construction workers must keep pace with…

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