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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

June 7, 2017
Accidentes De Coche En Nueva York Con Conductores Automovilistas De Otro Estado

By Michael H. Joseph

Como un abogado de accidentes de coche en Nueva York, quetambién asiste en un gran número de accidentes de camiones comerciales, hemanejado numerosos casos de lesiones personales que impliquan a losautomovilistas de otro estado que causan accidentes de tráfico en Nueva York. Una de las primeras preguntas que todas las víctimas de lesiones personales en un accidente de coche le pide a su abogado de accidentede coche es donde puedo demandar. La respuesta es que la ley de Nueva York establece la jurisdicción sobre el demandado si el accidente se produjo en Nueva York. En general, el abogado tendrá que… Read More

March 19, 2017
Who Is responsible For Fire Cases In New York

By Michael H. Joseph

This week a wrongful death was suffered by an unfortunate tenant in fire in a Yonkers building. Fire crews battled the fire for several hours prior to getting it under control. Fires present dangers of both person injury and death to both those who live in buildings and the firefighters who battle them. Our accident attorneys have extensive experience in handling fire cases both in New York City and in Westchester. While the insurance industry will claim that fires which are accidental, are not the fault of anybody and just happen. Our New York City and White Plains Personal injury attorneys… Read More

March 3, 2017
Do I have a Lawsuit for my New York Construction Site Accident

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York construction accident lawyers have extensive experience in representing construction workers who have sustained personal injuries in worksite accidents. One of the most frequent questions our construction accident attorneys hear is do I have a case. While most construction workers are familiar with New York’s Ladder or Scaffold Law, which is known as Labor Law 240. This law generally imposes liability for falls from unsafe scaffolds or ladders, but there are a number of situations in which a construction worker who is injured on the job can sue for damages. One of the most comprehensive New York Laws… Read More

February 27, 2017
Outcry To End Construction Accident Fatalities In New York

By Michael H. Joseph

Construction continues to be one of the most dangerous professions, and this week, thousands of New York City construction workers assembled to mourn the 30 wrongful deaths and fatilities of their fellow construction workers who died in construction accidents over the past two years. The construction worker are calling for new legislation to protect them and enforce job safety in an urgent call for action to help prevent future job-site fatalities. Our New York construction accident lawyers support new legislation and increased enforcement for job safety. Across New York City there have been vocal outcries and protests for greater work place… Read More

 
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