New York City is famous for its fast pace. Day and night, the sidewalks teem with people. Everyone is in a hurry, and the streets can be chaotic. Motor vehicles of all kinds – cars, motorcycles, taxis, buses and trucks – pose dangers, whether you’re a passenger, driver, pedestrian or cyclist. Fortunately, New York is… Read More

New York City is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. It has something for everyone. But it is also a place where tourist accidents, sometimes resulting in serious injuries, are not out of the ordinary. Construction scaffolding, crowded sidewalks, taxis and tour buses near popular attractions all pose potential hazards. Slip and fall accidents… Read More

A common question: Am I covered going to work? Many clients get insured on the way to or from their workplace. A frequent question is whether the client is covered under his employer’s workers’ compensation insurance? This is an essential question because workers’ compensation insurance is primary to automobile no fault insurance and health insurance…. Read More

Q: A pedestrian is struck by a regular pedal bike in Prospect Park, and he sustains a fractured arm. The police come to the scene and take a police report identifying the bicyclist. Are the pedestrian’s medical bills covered? A: Since regular bicyclists are not required to carry insurance, there is no automatic medical insurance… Read More

In addition to the dangers posed by regular bicycles, there are now motorized bicycles whizzing around New York. Most are operated by men delivering meals from restaurants and take-out services, such as Grub Hub and Seamless. Being struck by one is equivalent to being hit by a motorcycle. Some go up to speeds of 20… Read More

Each year we must turn away injured people who fail to get the police to report at the scene. It is imperative to have the police report to the scene and take an accident report so that the parties are identified, and the accident is documented. Documentation of the occurrence is essential. We have had… Read More

Biking within New York City has increased. So, have pedestrian accidents. As one living and working in Manhattan, I have seen the great increase in bicycling for both pleasure and business, such as commuting to work. E.g., bicycle lanes have been constructed on major avenues, and the Citi Bike ride share stations have expanded to… Read More

The law sets certain protections for the victim of a dog bite or other animal attack. However, the law also sets certain burdens on the victim. I. Dogs and Cats In order to recover, the injured person must show that the dog or animal was vicious and that this vicious propensity was shown in prior… Read More