Posts by Scott Richman

Who Pays for Bicycle Accidents in NYC?

30% of New Yorkers use a bike as their primary mode of transportation. Each year, the city sees over 18,000 bicycle accidents. These figures include fatal incidents.  When it’s time to compensate you for a bicycle accident, who pays for your injuries, which may be both extensive and expensive? Here’s what you need to know. …

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How to Sue NYC for an Injury

Tripping on an uneven manhole cover. Getting into an bus accident. Slipping and falling on a public sidewalk. Getting assaulted in a public park.  In many of these personal injury cases, New York City itself will be the defendant.  As you might expect, suing the city is a little more complicated than suing a private…

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Covid 19 Nursing Home Lawsuits in New York

In California, a nursing home tried to move a wrongful death case into federal court and was rejected.  The nursing home was Glenhaven, and the plaintiffs are the family members of deceased resident Ricardo Salana, who died at age 77 after contracting Covid 19. The family has sued the company for elder abuse, willful misconduct, negligence, and…

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Understanding the Serious Injury Threshold in New York City

New York is a no-fault state. That means when you get into a car accident, you might not need to launch a personal injury lawsuit. In the vast majority of car accident cases, each party’s insurance company will pay their own expenses up to their PIP policy limits regardless of who caused the accident. This…

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What to Do If You Are the Victim of a Medication Error in New York

There’s a fine line between medication and poison. Being prescribed the wrong medication, or the right medication in the wrong amounts, can lead to a wealth of dangerous side effects. It can even kill the unlucky patient. The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy reports that medication errors harm at least 1.5 million people every year,…

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Falling Object Personal Injury Cases in New York City

Here in New York City, the number of pedestrians usually outstrips the number of drivers. Car accident cases aren’t the only dangers those pedestrians face.  Falling objects, including ice, household items, air conditioners, construction debris, scaffolding, and tree branches can also create numerous hazards. What can you do if you take major injuries from falling…

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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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