The parents of Michael Simermeyer—a construction worker who was killed in a crane accident last year—have agreed to a $1 million settlement with Liberty Mutual. Simermeyer’s parents filed suit in October of 2012 claiming negligence on the part of Yonker’s Contracting Company—the manager of the construction project. The parents claimed several inspections were missed resulting..
California Group Propose Ballot Measure to Raise Limit on Pain and Suffering Compensation Consumer Watchdog California(CWC), a nonprofit organization committed to protecting taxpayers from special interest groups, are pursuing a ballot measure to raise the cap on pain and suffering damages in California medical malpractice cases from $250,000 to $1.1 million. CWC anticipate they will..
Traffic Accident Lawsuits Traffic is one of the top causes of accidents in the United States, and can result in injuries to drivers and their passengers. The injuries suffered in a traffic accident can range from minor cuts and bruises to major injuries such as fractures, amputations, and in some cases death. The injuries suffered..
New York Tort law New York law considers a tort to be a civil wrong. A “tort” is a wrongful act, not including breach of contract or trust, that results in injury to another person, their property, reputation, or the like, and for which the injured party is entitled to compensation. In other words, a..
New York personal injury attorneys have learned that the Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched a federal investigation into the deaths of dozens of elderly people killed due to problems relating to bed rails. These devices are intended to help prevent people from falling out of the bed. However, what’s often happening is people are..
In December, ESPN Anchor Hannah Storm was cooking dinner on a propane gas grill in her home when she noticed that the grill had gone out. Storm went to relight the grill, triggering an explosion so loud her neighbor thought a tree had fallen on the house. The grill doors blew off and a ball..
On January 8, 2013, NY1 reported that a ceiling collapsed in a historic building in Manhattan’s Murray Hill section. The building was undergoing renovations at the time of the collapse. Unfortunately, this is not the first incident of a ceiling collapse in recent years, but it is the most recent example of the potential dangers..
A New York bound ferry crashed into a dock in Lower Manhattan earlier this week, leaving at least 57 injured. The ferry is a daily ferry operated by Seastreak that has a capacity of approximately 400 passengers. The cause of the ferry accident is still unknown at this time, as is the full extent of..
Towards the end of December 2012, WNYC published an article indicating that New York City hospitals had been effective at reducing medical malpractice claims and settlement costs. According to the article, the number of lawsuits filed against the city’s public hospitals in the prior 10 years had dropped by 28 percent and the dollar amounts..