Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog
September 24, 2022

Breaking Down New York’s Complex Vicarious Liability Laws

This title might set a record for the most three-syllable words we’ve used in a sentence. However, it indicates just how messy these laws are. Understanding, and leveraging, these laws is often the key to maximum compensation in a car crash case. New York has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the […]

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September 21, 2022

Near-Fatal Motorcycle Wreck in Brooklyn

An 18-year-old man, who was allegedly riding the wrong way down a one-way street, lost his leg in a collision with an SUV.  A motorcycle passenger also sustained a head injury in the Kensington crash, which happened near the intersection of McDonald Avenue and Avenue C. The two injured people were being treated at Bellevue […]

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September 17, 2022

Top Ten (or Bottom Ten) Kinds of Employment Discrimination

Almost sixty years ago, despite stiff opposition, federal lawmakers approved the 1964 Civil Rights Act. This law set up a framework which, advocates hoped, would end job discrimination in the United States. Over the years, and again despite stiff opposition, lawmakers built on this framework. Today, most forms of disparate treatment and disparate impact employment […]

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September 14, 2022

Hit-and-Run Driver Sends Manhattan Scooter Rider to Hospital

Very little information was available about a late-night hit-and-run in Harlem that left a 37-year-old man clinging to life in a local hospital. The man was driving a motorized scooter on Saint Nicholas Avenue near West 126th Street in Harlem when the driver of a sedan slammed into him just before 10 p.m. Investigators had […]

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September 11, 2022

Why Is My Car Accident Settlement Taking So Long?

Sometimes, conflict is a good thing. If Jaimie is in conflict with her college roommate, the longer they wait to clear the air, the more difficult that process becomes. Usually, however, conflict breeds catastrophe. In the context of a personal injury claim, that claim might be a bit overblown. That’s especially true since victims win […]

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September 7, 2022

Deadly Fireball Wreck in Orange County

Two people were killed in an early-morning wrong way wreck on the New York State Thruway in Orange County. According to New York State Police investigators, a 68-year-old man driving a black SUV was northbound on the southbound side of Interstate 87. When he collided with a 67-year-old man driving a white sedan, both vehicles […]

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