Recent Blog Posts
Two Construction Workers Killed in JFK Power Plant Accident
Two construction workers were killed in an accident at the John F. Kennedy International Airport’s power plant in April. The workers fell into a 30-foot trench and became trapped underneath rubble. When firefighters and Port Authority recovered the workers, they were pronounced dead at the scene. There is no further information about what caused the… Read More »
Can You Sue When You’re Injured on an Escalator or Elevator?
Escalators and elevators help transport people between different floors or elevations. Both types of devices have been extensively tested and used for decades. While they’re generally safe to use, accidents can and do happen. What can do you if you’re injured in an escalator or elevator accident? Premises liability and conveyance accidents Generally, elevator and… Read More »
Who’s Responsible in a Swimming Pool Accident?
With warmer weather on the way, many New Yorkers will visit swimming pools to beat the heat. While swimming is an enjoyable recreational activity, it’s not without risks. From drowning and drain injuries to slip-and-fall accidents and diving injuries, a pool presents significant hazards. Who is liable when you’re injured in a swimming pool accident?… Read More »
Long Island Crash Kills 11-Year-Old and Two Others
Three people were killed in a Holbrook crash on the Veterans Memorial Highway in mid-April, including an 11-year-old girl. The accident happened when the 74-year-old driver of an SUV attempted to make a left turn toward Southbound Coates Avenue. The SUV hit a motorcycle traveling eastbound. The 11-year-old SUV passenger, the SUV driver and the… Read More »
Understanding Retroactive Child Support vs. Arrears
When you share children with an ex, often, one parent is ordered or agrees to pay child support. While arrangements can vary, it’s important to comply with your court order to the letter. If you fail to pay child support, you can face serious penalties which if same is found willful, you can be incarcerated… Read More »
Reasons for Modifying Child Support
Whether you agree on a child support amount or have to fight it out in court, child support amounts can change before your obligations end. Either parent can petition for modifying the support order, but in order for it to be granted, there must be valid change in circumstances. Here are some common reasons you… Read More »
Low Impact Car Accidents Can Still Cause Severe Injury
Many people assume that injuries from fender benders can’t be that serious. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Even low impact car accidents can cause long-term injuries which require significant medical care. While it can be somewhat more difficult to prove that your injuries are severe enough for certain damages, working with an experienced accident attorney… Read More »
Understanding Nursing Home Elopement
Nursing homes have a duty to protect their patients, including the duty to make sure they don’t leave the premises unattended. This is commonly referred to as “elopement,” and it can be extremely dangerous for residents. From falls to freezing weather, nursing homes need to protect residents from wandering off. What is nursing home elopement?… Read More »
16-Year-Old Dies in Bicycle vs. Vehicle Accident
A 16-year-old boy recently succumbed to head injuries after a collision with a vehicle in Syosset. The cyclist was riding northbound on South Oyster Bay Road when he was struck by a 54-year-old driver driving southbound and turning east onto the Long Island Expressway Service Road. The boy suffered severe head trauma and was transported… Read More »
Who’s Liable for a Black Ice Car Accident?
Who’s Liable for a Black Ice Car Accident? Spring might be just around the corner, but icy road conditions may persist. “Black ice” is a thin layer of ice on the road, which may be invisible, even when it’s sunny outside. When drivers hit patches of black ice, they may lose control of their vehicle… Read More »