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March 29, 2018
Our New York Truck Accident Lawyers- Win Truck Accident Case

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York truck accident lawyers won a major victory  and was granted summary judgment, in the New York Supreme Court. To win summary judgment on liability, an injured party in a car accident case must demonstrate that the defendant was negligent and that the plaintiff was free of comparative fault. In this case, one defendant (“AH”) was driving home in the car when he noticed that his gas light was on. Although AH passed a gas station, he did not stop, and continued on his way. Eventually, his car began to slow down and he switched from the left… Read More

March 29, 2018
Autonomous Uber Car Accident Raises Legal Issues.

By Michael H. Joseph

On March 19, 2018, an autonomous Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in a late-night accident in Tempe, Arizona. The accident is believed to be the first pedestrian fatality involving the burgeoning technology of autonomous vehicles. Police said that the pe destrian was walking a bicycle across the street outside the crosswalk when she was struck by the autonomous uber vehicle. Cameras on the uber vehicle captured video footage of the accident from both inside and outside the vehicle, which will help in further investigation of the accident. Our New York personal injury lawyers have handled countless cases involving… Read More

March 7, 2018
New York Court of Appeals Issues Decision on Discovery of Social Media

By Michael H. Joseph

With the advent of social media sites such as facebook, linked in, instagram and others, people often post pictures of themselves engaged in various activities. For several  years now, our New York City personal injury lawyers have fought attempts by defendants to get access to our client’s personal social media accounts, which we believe is an invasion of privacy. In Forman v. Henkins, the New York Court of Appeals defined when defendants can have access to a person’s private social media account and what they are entitled to. Disclosure in civil actions is generally governed by CPLR 3101(a), which  says that… Read More

December 20, 2017
Man Gets Served Cockroach With An Order Of Cappuccino

By Michael H. Joseph

A Manhattan man claims in a lawsuit his cappuccino at a swanky Upper East Side steakhouse came with a nasty addition: a large cockroach. The insect was a nightmarish way to end a meal at The Arlington Club, where dinners can easily hit the $500 mark, said Steven Fleming, who brought friends to the eatery in April. His pals were interested in opening a restaurant, so Fleming wanted to show them the place launched by star chef Laurent Tourondel in 2012. They chowed down on salad, steak, and a glass of wine before ordering dessert and coffee, he said. “I… Read More

September 15, 2017
A deadly week for New York’s Bicyclists

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York personal injury and wrongful death lawyers that handle bicycle accident cases know that riding a bicycle in New York can be dangerous. Even though New York City regulations give the right of way to bicyclists in the bicycle lanes, these regulations are all but ignored in the day to day life on New York City streets.  Our New York City bicycle accident lawyers always offer free consultations to those injured in a bicycle accident. Although cars and trucks striking bicyclists are a common occurrence in New York City, this week has been especially deadly with two bicyclists… Read More

September 4, 2017
Wrong Way Crashes In Westchester

By Michael H. Joseph

New York and in particular Westchester, have seen a series of wrong way crashes this year. A driver heading in the wrong direction on the   Hutchinson River Parkway in Scarsdale, was killed in a head-on crash Sunday over Labor Day weekend. In addition to the driver of the vehicle which went the wrong way, the driver  of the vehicle which was crashed into also suffered a wrongful death and a passenger in the vehicle was transported for emergency surgery to Westchester Medical Center.  This was one of several wrong way incidents on Westchester’s highways. While several others involving off duty… Read More

September 4, 2017
The Continuous Doctrine is Under Attack in New York

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York City medical malpractice lawyers know that the continuous treatment doctrine is one of the best tools that prevent negligent doctors from using the statute of limitations to deprive patients who have been victimized by professional negligence, from their just recovery. The continuous doctrine in medical malpractice cases, holds that, in actions based on a failure to diagnose a condition, the limitations period is tolled as long as the symptoms being treated indicate the condition’s existence. This exception to the statute of limitations is important because in New York, the statute of limitations is only two and a half… Read More

August 16, 2017
Man Files Lawsuit For Getting Large Cockroach In His Cappuccino

By Michael H. Joseph

43-year-olf Steven Fleming of Manhattan has filed a lawsuit against The Arlington Club, a swanky Upper East Side steakhouse, where he ordered a cappuccino which came with a nasty large cockroach in it. The incident happened in April when Fleming brought his friends to the eatery, who were interested in opening a restaurant. Fleming brought them to show the place which was launched in 2012 by star chef Laurent Tourondel, who is no longer the chef there. It is known that dinners at the club can easily hit the $500 mark. Before they ordered dessert and coffee, they chowed down… Read More

June 8, 2017
Who Is Potentially Liable For My Injuries In A Construction Accident?

By Michael H. Joseph

In general, whoever caused the accident is responsible. If it was the employer or a co-employee who caused the accident, you are usually barred by workers compensation laws from suing them because you’re getting comp you can’t bring a lawsuit. However, if the employer did not have workers compensation, you can sue the employer directly and the owners personally for failing to securing payment of compensation. Additionally, who’s liable often depends on how the accident happened. In general, under the labor laws, the work site owner or the owner of the construction site and the general contractor are always liable… Read More

June 8, 2017
What Are Top Misconceptions About Construction Accident Claims?

By Michael H. Joseph

The biggest misconception is that people think that they only get comp. A lot of people don’t realize there are all these other remedies out there that can protect them and there are these other laws under which they can bring a lawsuit and get compensated for what they went through. Another misconception we see, particularly among the immigrant community and undocumented immigrants, is that they can’t sue because they arrived here illegally. We’ve handled a number of these cases successfully and the courts were pretty clear that the immigration status doesn’t matter because if you get hurt in the… Read More

 
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