Monthly Archives: November 2016

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New York Personal Injury Law Blog

New OSHA standards aim to reduce falling accidents

Falls are still the leading cause of construction fatality Updated standards relating to fall protection and slip-and-fall hazards should save lives and prevent thousands of injuries, says the Occupational Safety…

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With so many auto recalls, NHTSA urges DIY research

New Yorkers are now well aware of the recall scandal involving Takata air bags. According to the New York Times, a 10th person died late last year in an accident…

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Accidents with Diplomatic Vehicles

Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity that exempts diplomats from lawsuits or prosecution under the host country’s laws. The idea is that diplomats require immunity if they are…

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3 tenant rights you might not have known you had

If you are a tenant in the Big Apple, there are several rights that you have. These rights can vary from city to city and state to state, so it’s…

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Stop And Go – The Debate Continues On Red Light Cameras

New York City still uses photo enforcement at stoplights. Is it saving lives? Recent studies reach conflicting conclusions over the safety benefits of red light cameras. This is aside from…

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Car accident splits vehicle in two; drunk driver to blame

When a car crash happens, it has the potential to seriously impact a victim’s finances, emotions and physical well-being. In addition to injuries, a car accident may also leave a…

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New York apartment complex accident: baby killed, mom injured

Many residents of New York City live in apartments, which are typically either rented or leased from landlords. Although a tenant may be responsible for some aspects of the apartment,…

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$70 Million Award in Baby Powder Case

A St. Louis jury awarded Deborah Giannecchini of California $70 million in her lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson, finding negligent conduct in the development and advertising of the company’s baby…

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