Posts by Scott Richman

What to Do if You are Injured in an NYC Elevator

While elevator injuries are not common, they still happen. Here in New York City, most people use elevators on a regular basis. That’s why the law requires all property owners to inspect elevators twice annually and maintain an active maintenance contract with approved elevator agencies. Property owners are also required to keep detailed maintenance logs…

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Can You Sue After a Product Recall in New York City?

A recall alone does not prevent you from suing over harm caused by a defective product, but it can complicate your case. It opens the door for the manufacturer to claim that you assumed the risk by continuing to use the product.  This doesn’t mean we’re without counterarguments. For example, if you never received a…

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How is Pain and Suffering Calculated in NYC?

The pain and suffering award is the most negotiable part of your personal injury settlement. Your medical bills are easy enough to calculate from the actual amount of the medical bills. If you can return to work, then your lost wages are as simple as calculating a few weekly paychecks. Pain and suffering is different.…

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How Are Lost Future Earnings Calculated in New York?

If your injuries are catastrophic enough to keep you from working in the future, or significantly diminish your ability to work in the future, then you might have a loss of earnings or diminished earning capacity claim. How are those claims calculated? After all, no one can know for sure how much money you would…

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4 Actions to Avoid During an NYC Personal Injury Lawsuit

Your own actions during any personal injury lawsuit will play a big role in the amount of compensation you are able to recover. Sadly, many people make major mistakes long before they get their case to a lawyer.  If you haven’t started to handle your case yet, you’re in luck. You can start taking the…

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What is an Inadequate Security Premises Liability Case in NYC?

Did you know that property owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their locations provide adequate security measures to their visitors? While sometimes getting robbed, assaulted, or victimized in other ways is unavoidable, there are cases when the crime is a direct result of failing to take these measures. Failures could look like: A…

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Will a Signed Waiver Block Your NYC Personal Injury Claim?

There are many activities you can take part in at various NYC businesses that will require you to sign a liability waiver.  You often find them in activity businesses such as rock climbing or trampoline jumping. You might find them at tattoo and piercing parlors, at day camps, or even at standard gyms. Even ultra-exclusive…

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Resources for Personal Injury Clients in NYC

Suffering from a catastrophic injury is a major life disruption. It can take 18 to 24 months for your case to resolve. If you can’t work, you’ll need to find ways to meet your needs in the meantime. Some of your needs will be met by existing insurance policies. For example, if you have health…

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Are New York Medical Malpractice Cases Easy to Win?

New York sees hundreds of medical malpractice cases every year. It’s not uncommon for New Yorkers to receive substandard care from doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical facilities. If a medical provider has failed in their duty of care towards you, then you can bring a personal injury case against them just like you could…

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