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Author Archives: Michael Barasch

Legal Options After a Construction Site Accident

Construction jobs are inherently dangerous. The industry is consistently on the top of the list in terms of workplace injuries and fatalities, so it’s important that anyone who works in the field has an understanding of the legal options available in the event of a work-related accident. Should you suffer a construction injury, you generally… Read More »

New Research Indicates Action-Packed Signs Lead to Fewer Auto Accidents

New York and San Francisco have both made national news for their Vision Zero programs, which aim to significantly reduce the number of pedestrian deaths over the next decade (its name connotes the ideal goal which is to eliminate all pedestrian deaths). Now studies that have been done in association with the plans indicate that… Read More »

UFA Delegate Convention 2015 Updates!

Once again, we’re privileged to attend the annual UFA Delegate Education Seminar in Atlantic City, where we continue to learn about the various issues and challenges facing the firefighter community. Here are some important highlights we’d like to share with you. Social Media Dangers Whether it’s posting photographs or commenting about our latest adventures, we… Read More »

Studies Show 2014 was the Safest Year for NYC Pedestrians in a Century

Mayor Bill de Blasio has made curbing the number of pedestrian deaths in New York City a huge priority during his tenure so far. His administration implemented the Vision Zero plan in early 2014 with the goal of bringing the number of pedestrian deaths down to zero over the course of the next decade. So… Read More »

Firm Attended UFA Delegate Seminar Program

Michael Barasch and firm partners Barry Salzman, Ed Marcowitz and Bruce Kaye  attended this week’s UFA Delegate Seminar Program.   Michael met with with IAFF President Harold Schaitberger (see photo) and IAFF VP Pete Gorman about their joint efforts to extend the Zadroga Victim Compensation Fund.  Schaitberger and Gorman recently joined Barasch and his client… Read More »

Labor Unions Lend Support to New York Scaffold Injury Law

Labor unions throughout the state of New York have expressed their support for a new piece of legislation that would force insurance companies to disclose all of the costs related to the state’s scaffold laws.  There have been many vocal opponents to the scaffold laws in New York over the years.  Most opposition comes from… Read More »

Two People Killed in Multi-vehicle Accident in Rye

A multi-vehicle crash on the New England Thruway in early February led to the deaths of two people, according to local police. The fatal accidents occurred on the portion of Interstate 95 that merges with I-287. According to law enforcement officials, the accident was almost certainly the result of slick road conditions due to a… Read More »

Trial of Bus Driver in Fatal Accident to be Delayed

By now, the case involving a bus driver who was charged with a crime after a fatal accident under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Vision Zero plan was supposed to have gone to trial. But that trial was put on hold as of late February, prompting speculation that prosecutors would soon drop it altogether. A Metropolitan… Read More »

One Person Hurt After LIRR Train Collides with Car

A Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) train was recently involved in an accident in Patchogue when it struck a car. It was the second LIRR accident in the span of just two days, and has brought even more attention to the recent calls for new amendments to federal legislation that would greatly improve the safety… Read More »

Questions of Consent in Case of 78-Year-Old Man Having Sex with his Wife

An elderly married couple has made national news after a 78-year-old man was charged with third-degree felony sexual abuse after he allegedly had sex with his wife, who was living in a nursing home, in May 2014. Staff members had told him eight days earlier they believed that due to her poor mental state caused… Read More »