Category: Personal Injury

Sewer Leak Causes Unpleasant Subway Smell

Sewer Leak Causes Unpleasant Subway Smell

New York City has never been accused of being the freshest smelling place on Earth, but even by city standards, the Myrtle / Wyckoff stop on the L Train has become malodorous beyond belief....

Scaffolding Falls in Brooklyn

A Scaffold Falls in Brooklyn

The weather this winter has been unpredictable. Over the past couple of weeks, New York City citizens have seen temperatures alternate between balmy highs and frigid lows. Oftentimes, low temperatures bring fierce winter winds along with them. During thi...

Hiking Accident in Upstate New York

Tragedy Nearly Strikes on Hook Mountain

If “Hook Mountain” doesn’t sound perilous enough, then maybe it’s best to call it by its ancient Dutch name, Verdrietige Hook, which means “Tedious Point.” Both of these sobriquets allude, ...

NYC Subway Shaft Accidents

If you’ve ever walked down a sidewalk in New York City, you’re likely already familiar with the topography, and how hazardous it can sometimes be. Café signs, fire hydrants, discarded flyers; these are just some of the obstacles you’re likely to encounter as you seek out your urban destinatio...

Firework Safety on the Fourth of July

We at Kaplan lawyers PC hope that you had a happy and healthy 4th of July. Truly a proud and fun-filled day for America, the "4th" is best known for barbecues sprouting up across backyards everywhere by day, and then firework shows painting the scenery of the night. However, ...

Parading Safely

A big part of what makes New York City so special is its diversity. New York’s multitudinous neighborhoods are veritable salmagundis of intermingled races and religions, ethnicities and age groups, occupations and opinions. It’s this diversity that led to New York assuming the mantle of national...

Crane Accident in Midtown Manhattan

Every day, countless amounts of people can be seen strolling around Manhattan. And all of them, from the most seasoned lifelong New Yorker to the freshest, novice-level tourist, has likely noticed the abundance of construction cranes, positioned at various heights, serving various functions. These c...

The Unlawful Possession of Drugs

If you’ve been arrested for the unlawful possession of drugs, it is extremely important that you seek legal representation. While possession charges vary in nature and severity, all of them carry potentially devastating repercussions. You will want a law firm both adept at handling the intricacies...

Lead Poisoning & You

In 1978, after it was discovered that lead was harmful to humans, the use of lead-based paint was banned, for the construction of homes, and buildings, etc. Lead-based paint, and lead-contaminated dust are among the leading causes of exposure in humans. Houses built before 1978 are likely to contain...

The Dangers of Electrocution

One of the principal rules when dealing with electrical wires is to always assume that a wire, whether it be fallen and dangling or properly secured, is “live.” When speaking about electricity, “live” means electrified, and by extension, means the wire in question is dangerous. That’s why ...