New York Personal Injury Blog

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Wins Woman $4.79M Verdict

By WRSH on November 1, 2018 - Comments off

Something as mundane as crossing the street can drastically alter a person’s life.

That’s what happened to a 46-year-old Brooklyn woman who was hit by a car while crossing Lawrence Avenue. What’s most disconcerting about the incident is the fact she was hit by someone whose job was to protect her. Read the rest »

Posted in: Firm News

 

Worker Safety: The Risk of Machinery Amputation

By WRSH on October 25, 2018 - Comments off

Worker safety should always be the number one priority for employers, managers, and supervisors. No amount of profit should ever be placed over the well-being of the employees that keep a company running; but it does happen. One of the greatest dangers faced by a NYC construction worker is the risk of amputation due to a machine. Read the rest »

 

The High Cost of NYC Taxi Crashes

By WRSH on October 10, 2018 - Comments off

Cabs are a part of living in New York, and while they have received stiff competition from Uber and Lyft, they continue to be a hallmark of our city. Unfortunately, not all taxi drivers are equal, and serious collisions can occur when a driver behaves recklessly or tries to place profit above passenger safety. Read the rest »

Posted in: Auto Accident

 

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Announce 2018 New York Rising Stars List

By WRSH on September 24, 2018 - Comments off

WRSH is proud to announce that three attorneys have been selected to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ list. They are Ryan Lawlor, Lauren Pennisi, and Brielle Goldfaden. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers® to receive this honor. Read the rest »

Posted in: Press Releases

 

Street Sweeper Dangers

By WRSH on September 23, 2018 - Comments off

Street sweepers are deployed throughout New York City to keep the streets clean and make sure debris is cleared away. These vehicles are large and heavy and can easily do damage to people and property if not operated properly. The people who drive these machines may make mistakes, which can have catastrophic consequences for themselves or others.

Since they are operated by employees of the Department of Sanitation, if an accident does occur, the City may be held liable for the recklessness of its workers. Read the rest »

Posted in: Pedestrian Accident

 

Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP Announce 2018 New York Super Lawyers Selectees

By WRSH on September 21, 2018 - Comments off

WRSH is proud to announce that seven of our attorneys have been selected to the 2018 New York Super Lawyers® list. They are Philip Russotti, Kenneth Halperin, Kathleen Kettles, Victor Goldblum, Mitchell Kahn, Michael Fitzpatrick, and Robert Bellinson. Each year, no more than 5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers® to receive this honor. Read the rest »

Posted in: Press Releases

 

Construction Safety and Gear: 8 Things to Know

By WRSH on September 20, 2018 - Comments off

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. Fatalities in the construction industry are higher than the national average for all industries. Read the rest »

 

Dangerous Fire Escapes and Stair Railings

By WRSH on September 14, 2018 - Comments off

Building owners are responsible for ensuring that railings remain safe. Failing to do so can leave the building owner open to litigation and may lead to occupants becoming seriously injured or losing their lives.

That are standards and building codes that must be met in New York to ensure railings and fire escapes are safe for people to use. If you suffered a dangerous stairway fall or another type of injury due to an unsafe condition, speak to our New York building collapse lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP. Read the rest »

Posted in: Building Collapse

 

How Lavern’s Law Can Help Cancer Patients – Updated

By WRSH on September 12, 2018 - Comments off

medical-781422_1920New York State enacted Lavern’s Law on January 31, 2018. This new law extends the amount of time a patient has to file a medical malpractice lawsuit for a missed cancer diagnosis. Read the rest »

Posted in: Medical Malpractice

 

Firefighters – Health Risks and Workers’ Compensation

By WRSH on September 7, 2018 - Comments off

New York’s Bravest! When the rest of us run from a fire or disaster, firefighters lead the charge into buildings to save lives and contain the fire damage. Firefighting is one of the most dangerous non-military jobs around. Read the rest »

Posted in: Work Injury

 


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