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Author Archives: Thomas Bonte

Fighting Back Against Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

There is no greater tragedy than the knowledge that we have misplaced our trust in a nursing home or a long-term care facility. Our elderly relatives have placed their lives in our hands, and we do our best to afford them the best possible care by sending them to places where they can have companionship… Read More »

Workplace Accidents and Workers Compensation Defenses

In New York, a system of workers compensation exists to ensure that employees receive cash benefits and/or paid medical leave when they are injured on the job. Workers may be entitled to temporary or permanent, partial or total disability benefits, depending on the type of injuries sustained. Generally, all an employee should have to do… Read More »

Frankie Flora’s Bill to Create Strict Liability for Dog Bites

A bill in the New York State Senate proposes to create a higher level of dog owner liability in cases of dog bites. Submitted by State Senators Gipson and Breslin, the new law would create a strict liability regime in which dog owners would be liable for the medical costs of a person injured by… Read More »

Injured by a Taxi?

A woman was killed and two others were injured in a number of taxi-related accidents all taking place in a single day in New York City. Four separate accidents took place in different parts of the city, the worst of which saw an unidentified woman in her 60s bleed to death on the sidewalk in… Read More »

I Was Injured at Work . . .

. . . but not while doing something strictly work-related. Am I still eligible for workers’ compensation? For an injury to be compensable under New York’s Workers’ Compensation law, it must have arisen both out of and in the course of employment. The test for eligibility is whether the activities of the employee are both… Read More »

Bringing a Products Liability Suit When You Are Harmed by a Defective Product

Millions of dangerous and hazardous consumer products are recalled every year by the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Nearly all consumer products fall under the jurisdiction of the CPSC. Despite the multitude of safety regulations in effect, thousands of people are injured or killed by defective products in the U.S. each year. The CPSC… Read More »

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