In New York City, property owners of establishments such as office and apartment buildings, restaurants, schools, and bars have a duty of care to take certain security measures to ensure a safe environment for individuals who are visiting, live, or work on their premises. When an owner fails to take adequate precautions to secure their..
A British man sustained serious burn injuries when the battery of his e-cigarette exploded while in his pants causing them to catch fire. He sustained serious burn injuries to his leg necessitating skin graft surgeries and leaving him with permanent scarring. Consumer products have become remarkably safe over the years, but there is still the..
Due to New York City’s massive size and heavy traffic, accidents causing severe injury or death to pedestrians occur frequently. Pedestrians represent half of the fatalities caused by traffic accidents in New York City. A study by the New York City Department of Transportation from 1996 through 2005 found that 1,944 pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents…
Yet another tour bus accident has occurred. This time, a Dahlia tour bus from Queens heading to Mohegan Sun flipped over on I-95 in Connecticut on Monday injuring 30 people. Initial reports indicate that the weather may have played a role in the crash. 55 passengers were reported to be on board, and 30 were..
Business owners, landlords, and private property owners have a duty to provide safe and secure premises for their guests. When an owner neglects to repair or warn guests of a hazardous area on their property, they may be liable for any injuries that result. Individuals who have suffered an injury due to a property owner’s..
Once again, an apartment building fire in the Bronx resulted in 20 people being injured on Sunday. Although the cause is under investigation, reports indicate that most of the injuries were due to smoke inhalation. Smoke is among the leading cause of injuries when there is a fire in an apartment building in New York…
A young man was killed and others were seriously injured when a construction crane owned by Bay Crane came crashing down this morning in Tribeca. Reports are that a 38-year old man was killed while he was walking on the street when he was struck by the crane. Crane accidents have been a common occurrence in New York City..
Construction accidents are a serious and common occurrence in New York. A New York City Construction worker was severly injured on Wednesday, January 27, 2016 when he fell down an unguarded shaft 5 stories and was impaled on uncapped rebar in the basement. According to the New York Daily News, the shaft was not guarded,..
Brian S. Schwartz, a prominent New York personal injury attorney with Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, LLP, explains what a person should do if he/she is in a car accident in New York. In New York, unique laws exist both in New York City and throughout New York State, which are applicable to motor..
Determining the value of a case is an important part of the role of a personal injury attorney in New York. This process is not a simple one and is, always, very dependent on multiple factors unique to each case. In this video, our partner, Dallin Fuchs, explains the process of evaluating a personal injuiry..