New York Personal Injury Blog

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


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


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