New York Legal Blog

What Happens When a Pedestrian is Hurt at a Construction Site?

Construction sites are busy places, with lots of moving equipment, people, and materials. No one expects to suffer severe harm simply walking by a construction site, yet one errant piece of material can change your life forever. Understanding what happens when a pedestrian is hurt at a construction site is essential to establishing negligence. If […]

What To Do After a Hit-and-Run Accident

Under New York state law, you must stop your vehicle if you crash into someone else. Unfortunately, not everyone follows the law. Anytime someone collides with an object or person and then intentionally leaves without providing identity or insurance information or assistance, it’s considered a hit-and-run. It doesn’t matter how minor the accident is. Do […]

What Happens if I Hit a Pedestrian Who’s Jaywalking?

Every year, more than 100 pedestrians are struck and killed while walking in New York. If you have been involved in this type of accident and are the driver who hit a pedestrian, it is important to know what rights you have. Also, it’s worth noting that the pedestrian isn’t automatically absolved of all fault […]

When Is a Public Swimming Pool Liable for Accidents?

Warm weather means swimming pool season in New York and everywhere else in the U.S. Swimming pools provide a great way for New Yorkers to cool off on hot summer days. In a perfect world, there’s little to worry about as everyone has fun. Unfortunately, a fun afternoon can quickly turn tragic. Swimming pool accidents […]

What To Do if an Amazon Truck Hits Your Car

For many households and businesses in New York, Amazon has become a saving grace for their deliveries. With thousands of employees and an array of services, this tech giant has grown to become one of the most profitable companies in the world. It’s a major part of America’s e-commerce space, with a reach spanning from […]

Who Can Be Held Liable for a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents are usually more complicated than accidents that only involve passenger cars. Besides truck drivers, numerous other parties may be held responsible for a truck accident, including trucking companies, truck manufacturers, third-party vendors, and local governments. Read on to learn more about who can be responsible for a truck accident and how fault is […]

What to Do If a FedEx Driver Hits Your Car

Online commerce has grown exponentially in the past years. FedEx is one of the busiest shipping companies, with thousands of drivers trying to keep up with global commercial demand. If you have been in an accident with one of these drivers in the NYC area, you may be wondering what to do if a FedEx […]

What to Do After Getting Whiplash in a Car Accident

It seems counterintuitive that one of the most common car accident injuries continues to go untreated — i.e., whiplash. During the moments and even hours after an automobile crash, people feel a rush of adrenaline that can mask soft-tissue injuries. That leads too many people to wait days, even weeks, before seeking medical treatment. Such […]

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Sue in New York?

After you’ve been in a crash, you’ll want to know how long after a car accident can you sue in New York. Every type of lawsuit in every state has a deadline for filing a claim in court. In New York, the deadline to file a legal claim is three years after the accident. You […]

What to Do If a UPS Truck Hits Your Car

The convenience of e-commerce and online shopping comes with changes, one of those being a massive increase in the number of United Parcel Service (UPS) delivery trucks moving through city streets and neighborhoods at all times of the day and evening. Being one of the major players among the big four carriers of goods, products […]