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  • COVID-19Personal Injury

    How Might COVID-19 Change the Way Personal Injury Cases Are Litigated?

    By Michael Barasch

    Like most other activities where in-person interaction is required, personal injury lawsuits have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This can put serious stress on parties who are looking to achieve a legal resolution to disputes stemming from auto accidents, falls and other times types of harmful incidents allegedly caused by a defendant’s negligence. Whether […]

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  • COVID-19Construction Accidents

    Navigating Compliance With New York’s Government-Ordered Construction Shutdown

    By Michael Barasch

    Just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, New York City was in the midst of a construction boom. In the months after March 27, 2020, when Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered the pause of all nonessential building projects in New York, construction companies have had to navigate uncertainty about when and where they are allowed to operate. […]

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  • COVID-19Auto Accidents

    Due to COVID-19, Some Police Departments Not Responding to Minor Auto Accident Calls

    By Michael Barasch

    Police officers and other first responders face increased risks due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has changed nearly every facet of our lives. As stay at home orders in many states and cities require non-essential businesses to shut down or cut back on hours in operation, measures are also being taken to protect law enforcement […]

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  • COVID-19Personal Injury

    What Types of Personal Injury Claims Might Result from COVID-19 Exposure?

    By Michael Barasch

    COVID-19 exposure has led to a litany of serious health issues and tens of thousands of deaths. Though everyone’s health is top priority, afflicted individuals and family members of those who have been lost might wonder what type of claims can be brought in relation to coronavirus infections. Though each case is unique and it […]

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  • COVID-19Auto Accidents

    COVID-19 Quarantine Reduces Road Accidents but Threatens State Budgets

    By Michael Barasch

    When state and local governments started imposing stay-at-home rules and other restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many aspects of everyday American life changed. Schools, businesses and even churches have been closed. Consequently, traffic on roads throughout the country has been very light as the weekday commute for millions of people now just involves walking […]

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  • COVID-19Auto Accidents

    What Are the Risks if Auto Insurance is Suspended or Canceled During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

    By Michael Barasch

    Severe restrictions on travel, health fears and closed workplaces have sharply curtailed automobile traffic during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accidents have dropped so much that many auto insurance companies are providing refunds to policyholders. People who are stuck at home and facing financial distress might be tempted to cancel or suspend their coverage. However, if an […]

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  • COVID-19Personal Injury

    Can You Bring an Emotional Distress Claim Related to COVID-19?

    By Michael Barasch

    The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is not only potentially deadly, but can be transmitted by individuals who are not showing any symptoms, so people might fear that they’ve contracted the illness even if they feel fine. While the virus has existed in the United States for months, obtaining a test is still difficult in […]

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  • COVID-19Bicycle AccidentsAuto Accidents

    Drop in Car Crashes, Spike in Bicycle Accidents Linked to Coronavirus

    By Michael Barasch

    Once Americans came to understand how deadly the coronavirus can be and how easily it is passed from person to person, transportation habits changed. Not only did people drastically curtail business and personal travel, but many stopped going to their workplaces. That has led to a reduction in car accidents at the same time that […]

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