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New York City Liability for Created Sidewalk or Crosswalk Defect

New York City Liability for Created Sidewalk or Crosswalk Defect

New York City Trip and Fall Accidents Dangerous Sidewalks A raised or broken sidewalk poses a dangerous tripping hazard to pedestrians walking past. Likewise for a defect or pothole within a crosswalk creates. A trip and fall accident on a New York City sidewalk or crosswalk defect […]

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New York Labor Law § 241(6)

New York Labor Law § 241(6)

New York Construction Site Accidents The New York State Labor Law provides special protection to construction workers who are injured in a construction accident. There are three provisions that afford such protection to construction workers. Labor Law §§ 200, 240(1), and 241(6). We have previously discussed violations […]

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Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled by Kraft Foods Due to Burn Hazard

Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled by Kraft Foods Due to Burn Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 9, 2012 Release #12-107 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 918-8763 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 HC Media Contact: (613) 957-2983 Tassimo Espresso T Discs Recalled by Kraft Foods Due to Burn Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product […]

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Gynecologic Surgery and Ureteral Damage – A Question of Medical Malpractice

Gynecologic Surgery and Ureteral Damage – A Question of Medical Malpractice

Gynecologic Surgery Introduction The ureters are muscular tubes that propel urine from the kidneys to the urinary bladder. They originate in the pelvis of the kidney and terminate in the base of the bladder. Each kidney has one ureter. An ureteral injury is a rare but potentially […]

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Notice of Claim against the City of New York

Notice of Claim against the City of New York

Notice of Claim If you or a loved one is injured in an accident that was due to the fault of a municipal agency such as the City of New York, there are notice of claim requirements that must be met before you can bring a law […]

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New York Social Services Law § 104-b and Liens on Personal Injury Claims

New York Social Services Law § 104-b and Liens on Personal Injury Claims

Medicaid Lien Medicaid is a jointly administered program by the Federal and State government.  If you have received Medicaid benefits for payment of medical expenses related to a personal injury claim or lawsuit, Medicaid may assert a lien for those Medicaid expenses arising from the claim. Medicaid’s rights in […]

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New York City Pothole Law

New York City Pothole Law

Trip and Fall Section 7-201(c)(2) of the New York City Administrative Code, known as the “Pothole Law”, states that no civil action can be maintained against New York City for personal injury sustained as a result of a street (or sidewalk) being out of repair,  unsafe,  dangerous […]

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NJ Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund

NJ Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund

NJ Unsatisfied Claim and Judgment Fund In New Jersey, if you are a pedestrian injured by a car that was uninsured or by a hit-and-run driver and you do not own a car or live with a family member that owns a car you may be able […]

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ERISA Liens and Personal Injury Settlements

ERISA Liens and Personal Injury Settlements

ERISA Liens and New York Personal Injury Settlements The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for most voluntarily established pension and health plans in private industry to provide protection for the individuals participating in these plans. When […]

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New York Serious Injury Law and Disc Herniations

New York Serious Injury Law and Disc Herniations

New York Serious Injury Law and Disc Herniations Defendant’s Burden to Establish the Lack of a Serious Injury If you are injured in a car accident in New York, the law requires that you establish that you sustained a “serious injury.”  In a case where the car crash victim […]

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