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In the News: Shedding Light on Brain Injuries

As attorneys handling serious personal injury claims, some of our most devastating cases are those involving head trauma. In different arenas, head injuries have made dramatic headlines in recent months. In April, President Obama announced the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project. With initial funding of $100 million from public and private agencies,… Read More »

New York Continues Battle Against Distracted Driving

In recent months, the state of New York moved ahead in the battle against distracted driving through innovative campaigns that address the problem in different ways. Beginning July 4, state police began using Concealed Identity Traffic Enforcement (CITE). Troopers make use of a fleet of modified sports utility vehicles (SUVs) to move through traffic directly… Read More »

The Safest Car in America…Burns

In a video that went viral, a Tesla Model S electric car is shown engulfed in flames on a freeway off-ramp in Kent, Washington. Touted as the safest car in America, the company suffered negative publicity because of the video. The accident was caused when the car hit a curved piece of metal that fell… Read More »

Recognizing the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be hard to spot — especially since some symptoms do not manifest themselves until days or weeks after you get hurt. It is usually in your best interests to get an MRI done after you hit your head, just to make sure that you did not sustain internal bleeding… Read More »

Understanding New York Scaffold Law

Working construction is a risky business. A lot can go wrong while workers are scaling tall buildings, hoisting heavy materials and preparing tools for use at high elevations. That is why the New York Scaffold Law imposes 100 percent liability on general contractors or subcontractors who allow workers to perform these dangerous tasks without the… Read More »

Fatal Head-On Collisions: How are Families Compensated?

It was 8:50 pm. Newman Ayeh-Brachie was driving his Nissan north on the Hudson span of the Tappan Zee bridge. His wife Hannah was seated beside him. Everything seemed normal — until a white SUV came barreling south in the northbound lane of traffic. It was going the wrong way. Before Mr. Ayeh-Brachie could react,… 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 »

Premises Liability for Third Party Crime

Anna Burgese, a resident of New Jersey, was attacked by a prostitute in the lobby of a Florida hotel she was staying in, after she was mistakenly thought to be a business rival. The assailant grabbed Ms. Burgese from behind and threw her headfirst into a stone wall. She is suing the company that owns… Read More »