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In a city whose skyline might be dotted with more than 400 cranes on any given day, construction safety has always been a particularly fraught issue. With every crane accident come investigations, criticisms and a wave of regulations designed to ensure that the same lapses never reoccur. Yet the fact remains that New York City…

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Workers have died and sustained injuries at an alarmingly high rate as construction has boomed in the city over the last two years. In all, 10 people were killed in construction-related accidents from July 2014 to July 2015, up from an average of 5.5 over the previous four years. 324 workers were injured over the…

During 2013, New York drivers were involved in more than 300,000 roadway accidents. As a result of these accidents, nearly 125,000 people suffered an injury. Because New York insurance is considered “no-fault” victims of car accidents have limited options available to them. What is no fault insurance? No fault insurance means that regardless of who…

  Most people who step out in the morning don’t plan to be in a personal injury situation. And no one expects an injured person to capture every detail of an accident when it happens, even though the legal process may feel like that afterwards. However, with a small bit of pre-planning, one can have…

One of the terms you may be subjected to when you file a personal injury claim is “negligence” which sounds relatively straightforward. The degree of negligence can have an impact on your personal injury claim in New York since we use a term called “comparative negligence” meaning that if you are partially responsible for an…

Each personal injury case has two components: Liability and Damages. Once a defendant is found liable, a jury must calculate and award damages to the injured plaintiff. The blog referenced below provides a summary of recent jury verdicts. New York Injury Cases Blog Call Amit Sondhi for a Free Consultation at (646)434-5297.

Proposals for improving safety at construction sites in New York City by the City Council consists of 12 separate bills proposing a variety of measures: requiring contractors to hire independent monitors; registering builders; establishing a hot line to report unsafe working conditions; and denying permits to developers who habitually flout the rules. But there was…

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