Yearly Archives: 2020

New York Personal Injury Law Blog

Tragic trends involving senior drivers

A tragic car accident on a late October afternoon took the lives of two people in Geneseo. According to the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office, a car pulled into the path…

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Split-second driving decisions that kill

One of the first things we learn in driver’s ed is the importance of focus. Our instructors tell us to pay attention to the road and be aware of our…

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Sidewalk collapse drops man into rat’s nest

Not only do New York City pedestrians need to worry about being hit by cars, trucks and bicycles, they can also be seriously injured by something quite unexpected. An October…

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A high-profile non-profit’s history of bad behavior

United Way Worldwide continues to rid themselves of an image tarnished by sexual harassment allegations while investigations continue against Brian Gallagher, its chief executive. The head of the famed 133-year-old…

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Claims of sexual harassment against United Way CEO

United Way Worldwide was recently named America’s Favorite Charity by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. On the home page of their website, the organization touts their promise to “advance the common…

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NY pedestrian struck and killed in tragic accident

Walking is a popular, efficient and economical way to get around New York City and many communities throughout the state. With proper precautions, it is also a safe way to…

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NHTSA calls for caution during “Blackout Wednesday” | Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP

The United States Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is calling attention to what has become a tradition among many throughout the country. On the Wednesday before…

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Understaffed nursing homes lead to serious injuries, even deaths

One of the biggest problems in nursing homes across the country is that many do not have enough people on staff. Unfortunately, this is not a new issue. Understaffing has…

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New York school bus accidents: What are my legal rights?

Few accidents are as tragic as those involving school bused. Whether the accidents were the result of driver error, poor road conditions or mechanical failure, these crashes can result in…

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Slip and fall in New York: How long do I have to file a claim? | Sakkas, Cahn & Weiss, LLP

New York state law requires property owners to keep the property in good condition. More specifically, state law says the owner must use “reasonable care to keep the premises in…

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