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  • Auto Accidents

    Injuries While Bicycling in New York City

    By Michael Barasch

    The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) evaluates how bicycle-friendly each state is, using several indicators such as legislation and enforcement, infrastructure and funding, and evaluation and planning. Unfortunately, New York was ranked 42 in the country, and scored especially low in terms of its policies and programs. According to the New York Department of Motor […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Medical Malpractice and New York Public Hospitals

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City has the largest municipal public health care system in the country, with 11 city hospitals offering more than 7,000 beds and serving 1.4 million New Yorkers every year. According to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HCC), which operates the system, in 2011 the New York hospitals handled over 1.1 […]

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  • Slip and FallPersonal Injury

    Who Is Responsible for Keeping Snowy Sidewalks Clear?

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City may be photogenic after a snowfall, but the charm soon fades for pedestrians trying to negotiate treacherous sidewalks. Often there is no way to avoid a stretch of unattended concrete. Slipping on an icy pavement can put you at risk for bruises, a broken bone or serious brain or spinal damage. Every […]

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  • Personal InjuryWorkplace Injury

    Five Common Workplace Injuries

    By Michael Barasch

    According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately three million nonfatal workplace injuries in 2011 — representing 3.5 percent of all workers. Some industries, such as mining or logging, have a greater number of accidents, given the dangerous nature of these jobs. However, employees in the service industry or information technology fields also miss […]

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  • Workplace Injury

    Personal Injury in the Workplace and When to Sue

    By Michael Barasch

    Most people think that if they’ve been injured on-the-job, they can only collect from workers compensation. While true in some cases, there are exceptions to the rule that enable injured employees to sue for further damages. You may file a products liability suit if you were injured by a defective product If a machine you […]

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  • Dog Bites

    If You Are Hurt By a Dog, Steps to Take Before Calling Your Lawyer

    By Michael Barasch

    Dogs sometimes bite. They bite because they’re scared, they’re being protective or they’re just plain nervous. If someone’s dog bites you, it doesn’t matter why you were bitten. What matters is that you get necessary medical attention and compensation for your injuries and expenses. However before you call your attorney, there are a few things […]

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  • WTC VictimsZadroga Act

    Understanding the Health Consequences of Exposure to Toxic Dust

    By Michael Barasch

    When terrorists destroyed the World Trade Center on 9/11, thousands of hard-working emergency responders and regular people gathered together to help individuals escape and to clean up the destruction. Unfortunately, these dedicated first responders weren’t aware that the dust they were breathing was toxic and could cause serious health problems. Through the World Trade Center […]

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