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  • Personal InjuryPremises Liability

    Hotels Must Provide Adequate Security for their Guests

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Common Road Hazards for Motorcycles – The Importance of Defensive Driving

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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. […]

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  • Auto Accidents

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

    By Dominique A. Penson

    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 […]

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  • Personal Injury

    What is the Primary Cause of Motor Vehicle Accidents in NY?

    By Michael Barasch

    The majority of car accidents involve driver errors, with speeding topping the list of primary causes. While many people understand that driving at extremely high speeds can lead to disastrous accidents, they do not understand that speeding just a few miles over the speed limit can pose significant dangers. With about 75 percent of individuals […]

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  • Personal Injury

    If Drivers Injure Pedestrians, Do They Face Criminal Charges in New York City?

    By Michael Barasch

    Assuming driver negligence caused injuries to a pedestrian, the possibility exists for criminal prosecution. But the NYPD may not investigate accidents that are not fatal, so many drivers cause injuries without facing criminal charges. Even in the case of fatal accidents, delays in investigation can cause liable drivers to escape prosecution. The June 11, 2012 […]

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  • Personal InjurySlip and Fall

    Does a Lack of Security Represent Grounds for a Premises Liability Lawsuit?

    By Michael Barasch

    Public facilities have a responsibility to take reasonable measures that help ensure the safety of anyone who legally visits the premises. This means they must remain watchful for hazards that can cause someone to suffer injuries, and take such measures as repairing loose carpeting, lighting steps and pursuing other actions to prevent falls. However they […]

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