“The Brooklyn man who bled to death after responding NYPD cops failed to get out of their car dialed 911 in his dying moments, his widow’s attorney told The Post on Tuesdays.”
“'[Aloma and her family] pray for answers — answers to the questions which surround Robert’s untimely death: Why did New York’s ‘finest’ fail in their duty to respond to multiple 911 calls? Why did the 73rd precinct patrol officers leave Robert to die? Why didn’t they get out of their patrol car?’” – Andrew Laskin, attorney for Aloma Fason
Mobile devices have become killers in the last decade. What would it take to reduce death by reducing distraction?
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 3,477 people were killed by distracted driving in 2015. That does not count the people who were paralyzed, disabled, or laid off work for months trying to recover. Under the control of someone with their eyes on their Smartphone, or their in-console infotainment screen, a car or at truck is a weapon.
A car crash can leave you with injuries you never imagined and bills you cannot pay. What are the right steps to take if you are injured by a negligent motorist in New York City?
On crowded streets cyclists, pedestrians, and motorists compete for space, and every day someone loses. Whether a bicyclist is clipped by a truck, or a driver is hit from behind by another car, serious injury is common in New York City.
Immigration policies are making headlines these days. If you are applying for permanent residence, seeking asylum, or are undocumented, you could be concerned about coming to the attention of US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). If you are hurt through no fault of your own, you may wonder whether it is a good idea to contact an attorney for help obtaining money damages to help you heal—the answer is “yes.”
In New York City, most employees are familiar with the workers’ comp posters and information provided by their employer and available in their workplace, lunchroom, or employee handbook. That said, some employees do not understand they may also be able to sue for money damages beyond what they are provided by workers’ comp if they are injured on the job.
Suffering an injury of any kind is painful and can be serious or disabling. If you are injured due to the negligence or recklessness of someone else, you may be able to obtain money damages for your injury. Two options for obtaining compensation when you are hurt are a personal injury lawsuit and a workers’ compensation claim—if you are hurt on the job.
If you are injured at work, you file for workers’ compensation benefits to get medical help and wage relief. If you are hurt outside of work, and it is the fault of someone else, you could have a personal injury claim. Are there times when you could exercise both options? The answer is, “yes, sometimes.”
If you’ve been injured in New York, it can be hard to tell whether you have a case for a personal injury claim. Even before you consult with a personal injury attorney, take the following factors into consideration when evaluating whether you have a personal injury case on your hands:
How personal injury lawyers can make your case. It’s not just the physical effects of an accident or injury that cause survivors pain. Emotional trauma can leave invisible wounds that take time to heal. If you’ve experienced emotional distress, a personal injury attorney can be your advocate in the New York court system.