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Who Pays if You’re Hurt at an Airbnb Rental?

The Internet company Airbnb is changing how Americans travel and how we earn extra income. Airbnb is an online service that matches travelers with homeowners and renters who have spare rooms to offer for a brief stay. These rooms are generally available at a much lower price than hotels, but are they worth the savings? […]

Jury Awards $62M to Brooklyn Mom Who Lost Both Legs in Hospital Malpractice Case

Last year, a jury in New York awarded 34-year-old Stacey Galette $62 million in compensation for hospital negligence that resulted in the loss of both legs below the knees. On October 6, 2009, the young mother from Brooklyn had gone to Winthrop University Hospital for laparoscopic removal of an ectopic pregnancy, a dangerous condition where […]

Understanding the Rules Governing Expert Testimony in NY Courts

Expert testimony is critically important in personal injury cases to prove what caused the accident and the full extent of the victim’s injuries. Our attorneys often use accident reconstruction experts, as well as medical experts. Indeed, many cases turn into a “battle of the experts” with witnesses for each side offering competing theories and conclusions. […]

Suing the Robot: Who’s At-Fault When Driverless Cars Crash?

The prospect of fully autonomous, self-driving cars is mind-boggling and reassuring at the same time. Most of us are comfortable with our own driving skills and are a bit leery of turning the wheel over to a computer. But when we consider the number of drivers on the road whom we don’t necessarily trust, and […]

NY Times Reports Dramatic Increase in Fatal Construction Accidents

New York is a city in constant flux, always re-imagining and reconstituting itself. Construction is a major part of the dynamism that is New York. But the recent spike in construction citywide has some people asking whether it’s possible to manage all the new building projects safely, or whether fatal accidents are simply a cost […]

Fiat Chrysler Recalls Dodge Charger Vehicles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recently issued a recall for 322,000 Dodge Charger sedans, prompted by malfunctioning side airbags that could deploy if the car’s doors are slammed shut. The recall announcement comes on the heels of an earlier announcement this summer from the company, when 844,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks were recalled. According to the company, […]

Goshen Tragedy Raises Questions of Driver’s Ed Instructor Liability

On Tuesday morning, July 14th, three high school students sustained fatal injuries when their driver’s education car entered an intersection and was struck broadside by a tractor trailer. The accident, which stunned the community of Goshen and the vicinity, raises serious questions about who is liable when a driver’s ed vehicle is involved in a […]

Bicyclist Struck and Killed in Queens Accident

A man from Queens who was critically injured when a car hit him as he cycled in a bike lane has died from his injuries, according to authorities. The 18-year-old victim was reportedly riding northbound on 29th Street when he began to cross Queens Plaza North in the bike lane near Queensboro Bridge. As he […]

Lawsuit Filed After New York Limousine Accident

One of the survivors of a deadly limousine accident on Long Island earlier this summer has filed a civil lawsuit for damages related to her injuries. On July 18, a pickup truck reportedly struck the limo at an intersection along Route 48 in Cutchogue. A total of eight women and the driver were in the […]

Construction Worker Falls 25 Feet in Midtown Accident

A construction worker at a Hudson Yards apartment complex project reportedly fell 25 feet on August 3. The worker was on the second floor of the building when witnesses say he plunged through a crevice. He was treated for serious injuries at Bellevue Hospital. Representatives for the Hunter Roberts Construction Group indicated they were cooperating […]


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