Summer is often a time of home renovations.  Be aware of your insurance needs. We recently handled a case for the homeowner which brings the lesson that you should make sure that you have adequate and proper insurance for your home renovation before you start the work. In our case the homeowners, a husband and… Read More

Citi Bike is seeking to enforce a questionable a waiver of liability found in its rental agreements.  In so many words, Citi Bike claims that the waiver of liability (found in the terms of service) bars the renter from suing Citi Bike for a negligently maintained or manufactured bicycle. Citi Bike renters would be very surprised… Read More

In addition to electric bikes, electric scooters are an added risk to pedestrians. E-scooters are motorized scooters.  Unlike the manual ones used by a child which is powered by the child pushing, the motorized scooter has an electric motor.  E-scooters can reach a maximum speed of 15 mph which is similar to e-bikes in speed. … Read More

Pedestrians and motorists have a new headache. As this newsletter goes to press (June 18th), the New York State Legislature, in its flurry of end of session legislation, has sent to the Governor a bill legalizing e-bikes and e-scooters statewide. Before the bill’s passage, the legality of e-bikes and e-scooters was murky. The murkiness is… Read More

Citi Bike has recalled its pedal assist bicycles amid safety concerns that the brakes can lock and throw the rider. Riders have been thrown over the handlebars upon braking whether it is a sudden stop or a gradual attempt at braking.  Dozens of riders sustained injuries when braking the pedal assist bikes, and on April… Read More

If you or a loved one have the misfortune of being involved in a motor vehicle accident in New York and sustain severe injuries related to the accident, you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit. This means entering the “serious injury threshold,” which takes you outside New York’s No-Fault system, discussed in… Read More

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