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No More Train Fatalities — Technology that Controls Trains’ Speed

The Rail Safety Improvement Act of 2008 was passed by Congress after 25 people died in a train crash in California due to the train engineer texting and missing the signal to not proceed on the track because a freight train was…more
| Transportation

Watch Out – Police in New York are Embarking on a Statewide Crackdown on Texting While Driving

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and police in New York are enforcing a statewide crackdown on using handheld electronic devices while driving. State troopers in marked and unmarked vehicles will be…more
| Criminal Law

Let It Snow

An accident or injury that happens on the commute to work is usually not considered workers’ compensation. A worker is only protected if they have reached the parking lot or the near proximity of their workplace and come under…more
| Worker’s Compensation

Be Smart and Sign Up for Smart911

Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, has launched a new “Smart911” public safety service to enhance 911 response times in the event of a disaster, and to provide emergency alerts to residents…more
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Defective Airbags Cause Another Round of Recalls

Each year, the auto industry issues a number of airbag recalls. Typically, the recalls are the result of air bag components being defective and failing to operate properly…more
| Consumer Protection, Products Liability

Facts On No-Fault Coverage

New York is one of the 12 states that have No-Fault coverage. The coverage was designed to ensure that regardless of fault; an insurance company will pay up to $50,000.00 for economic losses to an injured party who was the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Insurance

New York's Vision Zero Plan

In August, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that lowered New York City’s speed limit from 30 mph to 25 mph. The bill was called “Vision Zero” and its goal is to reduce the number of deaths of motorists and pedestrians…more
| Personal Injury

Let’s Keep the Scaffold Safety Law Just the Way It Is

It seems that state legislatures have an eye to change the New York Scaffold Safety Law. The Executive Director of the Lawsuit Reform Alliance of New York, Tom Stebbins, said his organization would like to make changes to the…more
| Personal Injury

New Law Protects Volunteer Workers

A new New York State law prohibits employers from firing volunteer firefighters and members of volunteer ambulance squads for taking time off from their jobs to respond to state of emergencies such as hurricanes and snowstorms…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Exploding Takata Airbag Recall Expands

Recently, the Takata Corporation (“Takata”) recalled countless vehicles due to safety concerns regarding airbags they manufacture. Similarly, Nissan recently increased the number of vehicles requiring recall in the United…more
| Personal Injury, Transportation

The 2013 Business Relief Act is Cutting Costs for Employers for a Second Year in a Row

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the rate that employers pay to the State’s workers’ compensation system will be dropping in 2015. The total savings to all employers is expected to be $45 million…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Worker’s Compensation

Delivery Man Killed By Falling Tape Measure in Tragic Accident

This past Monday––in what can only be described as a tragic accident––a deliveryman died when a tape measure fell from the fiftieth story of a residential development site hitting him squarely on the head. The 58 year-old…more
| Personal Injury

Third Party Cases and Right to Lien

3rd Party Cases - In New York, to use one example, you have the right to file a lawsuit against a third party if that party might be responsible for your injuries. These cases can result in verdicts that reach into the…more
| Personal Injury, Worker’s Compensation

Leandra’s Law

Leandra’s Law, also known as the Child Passenger Protection Act, is a New York State law that makes driving drunk with a child under the age of 16 an automatic felony. The bill was passed by the New York State Assembly and the…more
| Criminal Law

Employee Fraud in Workers’ Compensation

Thinking about committing fraud is hopefully and most likely the last thing on a claimant’s mind when navigating the frustratingly tricky waters of workers’ compensation in New York. However, even someone with a legitimate and…more
| Worker’s Compensation
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