A major settlement by Ikea was recently announced - the company will pay $47 million dollars to the family of a 2 year old boy who was killed when a 30 inch dresser fell over onto him.
Is one of your New Year's Resolutions to quit that job you hate? Things to think about if you are leaving with the expectation of legal recourse
It's officially snow season here in the Northeast, and that means the season where property owners neglect to plow, shovel, ice, salt. Needless to say this is a problem - especially if you've fallen and been injured because a property owner failed to clean up. Snow and ice related injuries typ...
Big news out of St. Louis this week, as a jury awarded a Police Sgt. nearly $20 million following a trial during which it was alleged that the Department discriminated against him because he was gay. In addition to being told to "tone down his gayness" as he was passed over for promotion some 23...
Many, many accidents happen in the workplace. Whether you work in a business where this is relatively rare (and office, for example), or in a field where it is much more likely (police, fire, construction), the prospect of being injured while on the job is always present.
New York law protects victims of domestic violence in the workplace, requires the provision of reasonable accommodations, and has privacy protections for voters.
New Yorkers have the right to take time off from work if necessary to vote.
Learn about New York's Safety in Agricultural Tourism Act.
An article about nursing shortages at Albany Medical Center highlights a growing concern in the health care industry - lack of attention to patient care.
Determining who is responsible for an accident can be one of the more difficult jobs of an attorney. Yes, there are typically the obvious options - in the case of an accident, for example, the driver. But there are also less obvious options, which was highlighted by an article in the Albany...
Accidents with delivery drivers are becoming more common. Learn more about what to do if you are involved.
In light of recent abortion bans, we discuss areas where the United States is failing to protect pregnant women and families in employment.
A recent study has highlighted something that we've known for quite some time - distracted driving accidents are on the rise. More worrisome, however, is the fact that the increase in accidents (a three decade high) involves auto-pedestrian accidents - accidents where a pedestrian is struck by a car. In Saratoga Springs, Albany and the Capital District, distracted driving accidents continue to be a real threat.
There are a few significant factors that help determine how long an accident case will take in New York. Keep in mind, however, that anyone promising you "quick dollars" is not only misleading, but is likely doing you a disservice. Occasionally accident cases can be resolved in six months or less. More often, however, it is in the client's best interest to allow the process to play out a bit longer. This can be a tough pill to swallow, particularly following an accident, but it can be beneficial. Generally, three key questions come into play when considering how long it may take to resolve a lawsuit following an accident.
New York legislature votes to outlaw revenge porn by creating the new crime of unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image and a private right of action for damages in a lawsuit.
Tips to avoid getting sued after a holiday party.
Is there an obligation on the owner to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition? - Real Life Stories: Dangerous Property
Winter brings another opportunity to ensure that property is free from dangerous conditions that could cause an accident.
Is an insurance company entitled to assert a lien against a recovery that you obtain? – New York Injury Law Show: Episode 6
Recognizing and understanding liens can be a critical part of a personal injury lawsuit or claim.
In this article we use a case example to illustrate how an injury lawsuit typically works in New York.
Is my employment discrimination or sexual harassment claim public? - New York Employment Law Show Episode 3
Today, we’re going to talk about an interesting topic, which is what will people think, and what would their reaction be if you decide to pursue a claim arising out of your employment? This is mostly addressing people who have experienced some type of discrimination or sexual harassment in a work place. One of the concerns that we see very frequently is the concern about "what a legal claim is going to mean for me in the long term? What are people going to think? How is this going to reflect upon me and how is this going to hurt or limit my prospects moving forward in the future?"
Somewhere in Mexico there is a man walking. He is walking for reasons that we don't know. Maybe he wants a better life for his family; maybe he is looking for work; maybe his reasons are nefarious. But either way, he is walking, with many others, towards the United States – Mexico border. He ...
Today we’re going to talk about how employment lawyers get paid. If you think you have an employment law problem, one of the questions you are probably asking is “how can I afford to handle this?" "I have just lost my job, my family may be in dire financial circumstances, or frankly, it may just be very expensive for me to pursue this. So, how does this work?”
The midterm elections on are on November 6. Know your employment rights.
Today, we're going to talk about fees and how it is that you can have an attorney represent you in an injury case and how that attorney can be paid and what that means for you.