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May 2018 Archives

You must go straight to a doctor after a car accident

At some point or another, unless you live in a very remote part of the world or never go near traffic, you will probably experience some kind of car accident. The frequency of car accidents and their commonplace nature often obscures just how damaging these experiences are, even when an accident itself is relatively minor.

How to pursue a premises liabiltiy case

If a New York resident slips in a grocery store or trips while at a friend's house, major injuries could result. Those who have been hurt on another party's property may have the right to pursue a premises liability lawsuit. There are a variety of dangerous conditions, such as torn carpet, poor lighting or a cracked sidewalk, that could lead to a fall causing injury.

Seatbelts and AEB recommended for all school buses

On May 22, the National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all school buses across the U.S. be equipped with both lap and shoulder belts. It also recommended that New York, along with New Jersey, Florida and Louisiana, upgrade their requirement to include shoulder belts rather than lap belts alone.

Considerations re government entities and premises liability

Property owners in New York City and across the state have a legal duty to maintain their premises in a reasonably safe manner so that third parties who come onto them are not injured. That is true of homeowners, shopping mall operators, retail store owners, amusement park owners and others.

Continuing look at walker-posed dangers: How can deaths be curbed?

New York City safety regulators and advocates have joined municipal officials from other cities across the country and globe in adopting aggressive initiatives to materially cut down on serious and fatal accidents involving vehicles. We spotlighted NYC's ambitious "Vision Zero" safety effort in our February 20 blog post of this year. We noted in that entry the hope of city regulators to someday render the metro entirely accident-free.

Bus crash in New York leaves 3 injured

Media outlets have reported that a head-on collision involving a charter bus and an SUV left three people injured on the evening of April 28. Initial accounts do not indicate if the injured road users were traveling on the bus or in the SUV. The accident took place in the southbound lanes of the New York State Thruway in Orange County at approximately 10:30 p.m.

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