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    New Safety Law Behind Decrease in New York City Construction Accidents

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone who lives in New York City knows that construction is always ongoing. With infusion of billions of dollars into the construction industry projected for 2020, even more sites stand ready to undergo development. When construction ramps up again after the current shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more workers will be exposed […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    New York City’s Reckless Driver Accountability Act Explained

    By Michael Barasch

    Thanks to a law enacted in February 2020, New York City’s worst drivers will face serious consequences for their lawless actions. The Reckless Driver Accountability Act is expected to impact about 5,000 drivers who consistently flaunt traffic laws. Many drivers take added precautions after receiving a ticket for a traffic violation. But reckless drivers continually […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Unsafe Drivers Remained on New York Roads After Racking Up Hundreds of School-Zone Speeding Tickets

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City’s worst speeders have gotten away with dangerous driving in school zones for years, without much more than the financial equivalent of a slap on the wrist. At the start of this year, 10 of the worst-offending vehicles registered in New York accumulated more than 1,000 tickets between them for school-zone speeding violations, […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    New Safety Law Behind Decrease in New York City Construction Accidents

    By Michael Barasch

    Anyone who lives in New York City knows that construction is always ongoing. With infusion of billions of dollars into the construction industry projected for 2020, even more sites stand ready to undergo development. When construction ramps up again after the current shutdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more workers will be exposed […]

    Read More
  • Auto Accidents

    New York City’s Reckless Driver Accountability Act Explained

    By Michael Barasch

    Thanks to a law enacted in February 2020, New York City’s worst drivers will face serious consequences for their lawless actions. The Reckless Driver Accountability Act is expected to impact about 5,000 drivers who consistently flaunt traffic laws. Many drivers take added precautions after receiving a ticket for a traffic violation. But reckless drivers continually […]

    Read More
  • Auto Accidents

    Unsafe Drivers Remained on New York Roads After Racking Up Hundreds of School-Zone Speeding Tickets

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City’s worst speeders have gotten away with dangerous driving in school zones for years, without much more than the financial equivalent of a slap on the wrist. At the start of this year, 10 of the worst-offending vehicles registered in New York accumulated more than 1,000 tickets between them for school-zone speeding violations, […]

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  • Construction Accidents

    New York City to Pay $36 Million Settlement to Injured Construction Worker

    By Michael Barasch

    A construction worker paralyzed after being struck by a falling utility pole on a New York City Department of Environmental Protection project site will receive a record-setting $36 million payment in settlement of a lawsuit that charged the DEP with failing to maintain a safe workplace. The plaintiff, 39-year-old Ricardo Tavares, was working at the […]

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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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