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New York City is an exciting place to live, work, and play. The streets and sidewalks are full of people who may or may not call our City home. But while folks from out of town take in the sights and stand on sidewalks gazing up in wonder at our skyscrapers, New Yorkers rush about the business of getting safely to their jobs and back home to provide for their families.

With the sheer numbers of people moving through the streets of our City, on foot or in motor vehicles, it’s inevitable that an accident will happen. Something as simple as tripping over a mop bucket left outside a restaurant, being clipped by a taxi that went through the pedestrian crosswalk too quickly, or getting rear-ended by a driver who’s not paying attention to the stop-and-go traffic — any imaginable type of accident could change your life in the blink of an eye. The accident may not have been your fault, but it could put you deeply in debt, unable to pay your bills or provide for your family. If this applies to your situation, call a New York City injury lawyer at Kaplan Lawyers PC and take the next step toward financial recovery.

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The lawyers at Kaplan took the time to explain the law to me and identified what would have to be proven to win the case. They brought in experts and worked tirelessly to get evidence that showed neglect on the owner’s part. Robin A.

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Parental Caution is Urged When Purchasing Children’s Toys for Christmas

Toys provide joy and entertainment for children. But many contain hidden life-threatening hazards for children and cause to far too many injuries. Even though toy safety has vastly improved, toys are still consistently high on the list of products recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  In 2015 toys ranked third (behind clothing and nursery products); 17 toys were recalled – a total of over 370,000 units. According to the NPD Group, a market research company, the U.S. toy industry generates over $25 billion in annual sales. According to Joan Lawrence, senior vice president of the Toy Association, toys must pass more than 100 safety and standards tests before they can be sold in the U.S. Toys that should be avoided have one or more of the following features. Cords and strings pose a strangulation hazard for infants and young children. Toys with long strings, cords, loops, or ribbons should be avoided. Sharp toys with glass or metal edges should be avoided if purchased for children less than eight years of age. Older toys that break and expose sharp edges should be removed. Small Parts pose a choking hazard and are banned on toys for children less than three years old. This includes removable small eyes and noses on stuffed animals and dolls and small removable squeakers on squeeze toys. Pay attention to toy labels that warn of choking hazards for children under age three. Balloons are responsible for more chokings and suffocations in children than any other toy. Keep uninflated or broken balloons away from young children. And watch out for plastic film coverings on toys, which can also pose a choking hazard after they are removed. Propelled Objects such as arrows, darts, missiles, and other projectiles for children should not have sharp points. Keep hobby or sporting equipment intended for adults away from children as they could be inadvertently turned into weapons and may injure eyes. Projectiles for children should have soft cork tips, rubber suction cups, or other protective tips that cannot cause injury. The Boston-based nonprofit called World Against Toys Causing Harm (WATCH) releases a list of the most dangerous toys every fall. Here are “WATCH’s 10 Most Dangerous Toys of 2017,” with brief comments from the nonprofit: Itty bittys baby plush stacking toy by Hallmark– Detachable parts could cause choking. Pull Along Pony by Tolo Toys Limited – The toy’s 19-inch cord violates a federal law mandating that strings on playpen and crib toys be less than 12 inches in length. Wonder Woman Battle-Action Sword by Mattel –The stiff plastic sword can cause facial damage or other injuries to children. Hand Fidgetz Spinners by Kipp Brothers – Detachable parts could cause choking. Spider-Man Spider-Drone – It uses rapidly spinning fan-blades to fly. The toy’s warning label says to keep moving parts away from fingers, hair, eyes and other body parts....

After You File an Injury Claim with an Insurance Company, the Adjuster Goes to Work

Be careful that adjuster doesn’t end up working you over! Insurance companies seldom bend over backwards trying to be fair. When you seek compensation for a negligence-based injury, it’s virtually certain you must deal with some type of insurance company. If you’re hurt in a car wreck, your claim is with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If you file a medical malpractice claim, the doctor’s medical malpractice insurer handles the matter. If you sue for premises liability, a homeowner or commercial liability insurer is the target. All too many insurance companies refuse to fairly settle personal injury claims, knowing full well that injured victims will have to hire an attorney to collect rightful damages. Why? For starters, in order to win your claim, you – the injured plaintiff – must prove who caused your injury. Plus, New York is a comparative negligence state. This means that even if you played a part in causing your accident, you can still recover damages. But the compensation amount is relative to the blame you share with the negligent policyholder. So, if you claim $100,000 in damages and it turns out you are 25 percent to blame for the accident, the maximum award is 75 percent of your claim ($75,000). Then there’s every insurance company’s business model since the dawn of time: “Take in maximum dollars in premiums and pay out as little as possible in claims.”  To that end, insurance companies have hundreds of actuaries who compute risk, accountants to watch every penny, lawyers to defend them whenever the company wishes, and adjusters who say they’re on your side but whose real job is keeping claim awards dreadfully low! However, the insurance adjusters’ ultimate goal is to avoid a lawsuit. If a case doesn’t settle, injured victims usually file a civil lawsuit. If the case goes to trial, the damage awards can be much higher than insurers hope for. And another risk they run surrounds legal fees and other costs associated with a trial on top of the money they must pay. Adjusters try to straddle a fine line between serving you – just enough to where you won’t take the insurance company to court – and “giving away the store.” So how do you deal with them without becoming a victim? Accept that the adjuster is not on your side – for reasons that should now be apparent. Don’t say anything that can come back to hurt you: Adjusters record all your telephone conversations in hopes that you’ll say things to compromise your claim. A question like “When did you first see the other vehicle?” is a trap, because it assumes you did see the other vehicle when you earlier said you didn’t. Don’t let them pester you with “new developments”: This usually happens when you reach some sort of impasse. They call...

Distracted Driving is Taking the Lives of More Pedestrians

Walking is the oldest and most basic form of transportation. More people are walking to get fit, stay healthy, and even save on transportation. But there’s growing evidence that people simply walking on a downtown sidewalk, or crossing a street, do so at their peril.