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Category Archives: Personal Injury

Some Car Accidents Cry Out Negligence

In the vast majority of personal-injury cases arising out of a car accident, the question of whether a given driver acted negligently must be decided at trial by a jury.  It cannot be decided before trial by a judge as a matter of law.  But, there are exceptions.  Some accidents speak so loudly to a… Read More »

Hotels Must Provide Adequate Security for their Guests

By Chaucer’s time, English common law recognized the responsibilities of innkeepers to their customers. The innkeeper was required, among other things, to provide food, lodging and a safe harbor for guests. These principles were carried across the Atlantic and, by and large, helped shape our own hotel keepers’ duties. In regard to security, a hotel… Read More »

SUV Hits and Kills Pedestrian in New York City

An SUV reportedly crashed into another vehicle and then plowed into a pedestrian after being thrust onto the curb. The recent accident occurred in Hell’s Kitchen where a southbound GMC Envoy collided with a similarly southbound Freightliner truck. The accident caused the SUV to jump the curb, striking a 56-year-old man from the Bronx. Emergency… Read More »

Cyclist Critically Injured After Collision with Bus

 A cyclist recently collided with a Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) bus, leaving him critically injured. The cyclist was reportedly riding at South 5th St. in Williamsburg when he struck the bus. He was taken to Bellevue Hospital and was listed in critical condition. Earlier this year, an MTA bus driver faced charges after hitting a… Read More »

Every Dog Gets One Free Bite

In a landmark decision covering two cases, Doerr v. Goldsmith, and Dobinski v. Lockhart, New York’s highest court reaffirmed the vitality of its prior decision in Bard v. Jahnke.  Bard established that in New York a domestic animal owner cannot be held liable on a theory of negligence for injuries caused to someone by a domestic animal, even a breeding… Read More »

Bus Travelling from New York Catches Fire

A bus that originated from New York City recently caught fire and eventually exploded outside of Boston on the Massachusetts Turnpike. Video released later showed fire and smoke coming from the Bolt Bus during the evening rush hour. The windows were also blown out in an apparent explosion. No injuries were reported to any of… Read More »

When You Bring a Law Suit, You Give Up Certain Rights to Privacy

When you bring a law suit for personal injuries, you are required to waive privileges you otherwise have to keep certain matters private or confidential. For example, a person’s medical records are ordinarily confidential.  But if you sue someone, claiming that they caused you injury, you waive the right to keep records of treatment for… Read More »

Amtrak Faces Only Limited Liability for the Crash in Philadelphia

Regardless of how negligent Amtrak may have been in causing the train derailment and crash in Philadelphia, killing at least seven people and injuring dozens more, its liability for the accident cannot exceed $200 million.  The cap applies to all passenger railroads, and it includes punitive damages, which may come into play if the train… Read More »

Common Road Hazards for Motorcycles – The Importance of Defensive Driving

There are many different hazards to motorcycle riders, which means that these drivers should be prepared for anything that could come their way whenever they take the road. The following are some tips that should help you to avoid common road hazards that could cause an accident while out on your bike: Avoid heavy traffic…. 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 »