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August 30, 2022

Q&A with Maurice Pianko About Insurance Company Defenses in Slip-and-Fall Claims

Every year, slip-and-fall incidents send over eight million Americans to hospital emergency rooms, making these incidents the leading cause of ER visits in New York. Almost all these victims are treated and released. That could be a good sign or a bad sign.  In general, coming home from the hospital is almost always a good […]

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August 27, 2022

Four Passengers Seriously Injured in Riverhead Crash

Authorities believe an 18-year-old man was intoxicated when he left the road and slammed into a tree, injuring four people. All four van passengers were seriously injured in the wreck that happened on Main Street in Riverhead. One victim was airlifted to a hospital. The others were transported by ambulance. Authorities arrested the driver, who […]

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August 25, 2022

If a U-Haul Truck Hit Me, Can I Sue the Company?

In all states, the answer to this question is complicated, mostly because of the federal Graves Amendment. But in New York, the answer to this question is really, really complicated. Alas, this question is also a common one. A standard, fully-loaded U-Haul truck weighs over 22,000 pounds. Normally, vehicles that large require a commercial drivers’ […]

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August 19, 2022

Church Bus Crash in Upstate NY

Emergency responders rushed multiple victims from a Queens church to an area hospital following a wreck on the New York State Thruway. According to investigators, the van’s driver swerved to avoid another vehicle, lost control of the passenger van, hit a guardrail, and plummeted over the side of a cliff. All fourteen passengers were treated […]

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August 15, 2022

Workplace Harassment in WFH Environments

Working from home was supposed to effectively end workplace harassment. But it may have had the opposite effect. According to a recent survey, over a third of employees who work from home have been victims of workplace harassment in the last few months.  Overall, workplace harassment may be worse for remote workers because the veneer […]

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August 12, 2022

Megabus Crash Kills Two People

The bus driver and several passengers were seriously injured when a Megabus collided with a Ford F-150 on the New Jersey Turnpike. New Jersey State Police stated that the double-decker bus, with a driver and 22 passengers, was heading from 34th Street in New York City to Philadelphia when it collided with a Ford F-150 […]

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