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Jury Awards $25.7 Million Verdict in Johnson & Johnson Baby Powder Mesothelioma Lawsuit

On May 24th, a California jury  delivered a $25.7 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson linking use of their baby powder to mesothelioma, a deadly asbestos-based cancer. This is the second trial in as many months that has gone in favor of the plaintiff, suggesting that Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder products may be contaminated… read more

Flu Season in NYC

The 2017-2018 flu season is proving to be a nasty one. Flu is widespread in 43 states, including New York. There are two main strains of influenza circulating throughout the city: influenza A and influenza B. This year’s vaccine is not as effective in preventing the illness as earlier vaccines, which has made more people… read more

NYC Subway Safety Tips

The attractions and culture of our city bring millions of tourists to all five boroughs each year. Unfortunately, many tourists are vulnerable to being victims of crime, especially in our city’s mass transit system. Subway crime is more common than you might think. In 2016, the NYPD loosened its position on punishing minor crimes committed… read more

What to Do After a Hit and Run in New York City

Hit-and-runs are the very worst types of accidents for victims. Hit-and-run drivers cause injuries or even kill people and then take off – often without ever having to face consequences for their actions. Meanwhile, victims are left picking up the pieces and figuring out liability on their own. As a driver or pedestrian involved in… read more

What Should You Do If You Were Injured While Riding the NYC Subway?

Every day, hundreds of thousands of people ride the New York City Subway system on their way to one of the city’s five boroughs. The NYC Subway, under the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is one of the oldest public transit systems in the world. It runs nonstop, 24 hours per day, 365 days per year…. read more

What You Should Know About Uber and Lyft Accidents

Uber and Lyft accidents can and do happen on the streets of New York each year. With ridership constantly increasing on both apps, the prevalence of rideshare accidents is growing. Should you find yourself the victim of an Uber or Lyft accident, as a driver or passenger, speak with a qualified New York City car… read more

New Year’s Eve in NYC: Staying Safe in the Cold and Crowds

New Year’s Eve in New York City is a massive celebration, with many celebrants traveling to Times Square to partake in the world-famous festivities and ring in the New Year with other revelers. While this occasion is one to remember for many attendees, New Year’s Eve is also notorious for many kinds of injuries. If… read more

Why Pedestrian Distractions Can Lead to Serious Injuries in NYC

Most people are aware of the dangers of distractions behind the wheel. Texting, listening to headphones, making phone calls, eating, and anything else that distracts a driver from operating his or her vehicle is incredibly dangerous. While the dangers of distracted driving are fairly well recognized, few people take into account the dangers those same… read more

Who Is Liable for the Recent Scaffolding Collapse in NYC?

In November of 2017, a scaffold collapsed in lower Manhattan, trapping two pedestrians under debris and injuring several more. Luckily, the incident only resulted in minor injuries to five people and property damage to a few nearby vehicles. New Yorkers at the scene rushed to help the trapped pedestrians and get them to safety. Although… read more

Who Can Be Held Responsible for Constructions Accidents in NYC?

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigate reports of workplace hazards, injuries, and fatalities. Additionally, OSHA also provides employers with rules and guidance to prevent employee injuries. Construction is one of the most vital and most dangerous industries in the country, and the construction industry demands a great deal of attention from OSHA officials… read more