New York Personal Injury Blog

Snow and Ice May Crush NYC Roofs

By WRSH on January 15, 2019 - Comments off

While you walk on an icy New York sidewalk, it’s easy to focus on the ground and forget to look up. But winter can leave dangers everywhere, and roofs are at risk of collapse as snow piles up on top of them. When a roof collapses, people can be seriously injured or killed, and it can cause extensive property damage—not just to the building, but to anything inside. Read the rest »

Posted in: Building Collapse

 

Bryce Moses Named One of Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers in NY

By WRSH on January 15, 2019 - Comments off

WRSH is proud to announce that partner I. Bryce Moses has been accepted to The National Trial Lawyers: Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association for the state of New York. Membership is limited to 25 attorneys in each state, and is awarded based on an attorney’s: Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

 

Who’s at Fault for Snowplow Collisions?

By WRSH on January 10, 2019 - Comments off

On January 8th, 2018, a snowplow driver in New Jersey struck two vehicles while operating a Department of Transportation vehicle. This would have been bad enough, but when finally stopped by police and tested, he had a blood alcohol content level nine times higher than the legal limit! The driver had multiple DUI arrests on his record, yet was still allowed to get behind the wheel of a massive truck and drive on public streets.

While collisions with snowplows are thankfully rare in New York, when they do happen, the destruction they can cause is immense. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

 

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Earns Two Top Verdicts Awards

By WRSH on January 5, 2019 - Comments off

TopVerdict.com has released its list of the biggest verdicts awarded for 2017, and Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, has cracked the New York top 50 twice. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

 

‘Tis the Season for Safe Construction!

By WRSH on December 20, 2018 - Comments off

Although summer is the best time of year for construction, with fewer weather-related obstacles to worry about, there is still plenty of work getting done during the long winter months. Snow and ice can’t stop the march of progress in New York City, and our inexhaustible construction workers are out there in the cold dark of a new year working on buildings and making repairs.

But there is a reason warm weather is better for construction—not only do snow and ice make the work harder, they also create much more hazardous conditions. Read the rest »

 

Don’t Let Dangerous Toys End Up Under Your Tree

By WRSH on December 18, 2018 - Comments off

Few things are quite as satisfying as watching a child’s eyes light up as he or she receives a new toy. This is often followed by the child furiously unwrapping the toy to start playing with it immediately—even as other gifts wait, still wrapped!

The last thing any parent wants is to give a gift that ends up posing a serious danger to the child. And yet, on average, a child is treated in an emergency room in the U.S. about every three minutes for a toy-related injury!

What can you do this holiday season to prevent injuries to your child? Read the rest »

Posted in: Child Injury

 

Watch Out for Trucks This Holiday Season!

By WRSH on December 12, 2018 - Comments off

New York streets aren’t known for being clear and easily navigable at the best of times, and when holiday traffic is added, it can become a real nightmare.

Over the past few years, rideshare drivers have flooded our city streets. While that means affordable rides are always at the ready, it also means more traffic. One real concern for a lot of drivers and pedestrians in NYC is the large trucks making deliveries this holiday season. But the biggest risk many experts are seeing is the increase in crowdsourced deliveries that do not come from professional companies, but from delivery-share drivers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Truck Accident

 

Who’s There to Help Injured NYC Utility Workers?

By WRSH on November 30, 2018 - Comments off

Utility workers are truly the unsung heroes of New York: they go to work every day and make sure the city keeps running. In addition, they work in one of the most dangerous industries in the country – year after year, utility line work is one of the top 10 most dangerous professions in America.

When a tragic accident does occur, utility workers in New York have options available to them, but an experienced NY workplace lawyer is often necessary to make sure utility workers and their families are protected. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury

 

Dangerous Reality of Being a Painter

By WRSH on November 24, 2018 - Comments off

When people think of dangerous jobs, they might think of being a fireman, being a logger, or being a crab fisherman. And yet, construction workers are probably the most at-risk professionals in New York from day to day – including the painters who come in after much of the construction is complete. When a serious accident does occur, painters are covered by workers’ compensation just like other employees, although in some cases, a civil lawsuit for additional compensation might also be appropriate. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury

 

Medical Malpractice and the Opioid Crisis

By WRSH on November 16, 2018 - Comments off

It’s difficult to turn on the evening news without hearing about ongoing developments in the “opioid crisis.” Though the media has been aggressively reporting on how the crisis has affected Americans, news reports often fail to address the role that doctors play – especially when it comes to overprescription of painkillers.

Can these doctors be held liable? What actions are being taken against the people who have flooded New York City with addictive painkillers for decades? The latest installment of the opioid saga may answer that. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

 


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