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Category: Police Line of Duty Cases

March 7, 2013
New York Court Recognizes General Municipal Law Claim For Police Officer Injured Breaking Up A Bar Fight

By Michael H. Joseph

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New York City personal injury lawyer Michael Joseph won a major legal battle by advancing the law in the area of New York Police Officer injury cases. Our New York police line of duty accident lawyer successfully convinced the New York Supreme Court that a nightclub owner could be held responsible for operating a disorderly and violent premises when a police officer suffers personal injuries while breaking up violent altercations which start in a rowdy bar or nightclub. New York General Municipal Law 205-e allows police officers and firefighters to sue anyone who violates a law or ordinance which causes… Read More

January 30, 2013
Danger Invites Rescue In Police And Firefighter Accident Cases

By Michael H. Joseph

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Our New York City personal injury lawyers and White Plains accident attorneys have handled numerous line of duty injuries for police and firefighters. Too often attorneys who analyze police and firefighter injury or death cases focus on the General Municipal Law 205 claims, which requires an underlying violation of law to be able to sue. However, most lawyers ignore the general negligence remedies available under New York’s common law and the danger involves rescue doctrine. Until recently New York Courts prohibited police and firefighters from suing under negligence causes of action. However, recent amendments to New York’s general obligations law… Read More

 
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