October 2019 Archives

The extreme danger of distracted driving

"Distracted driving" is a term that is gaining more prominence in the discussions at local, state and national levels that attempt to improve safety on the roadways. Some people may view this term dismissively, thinking that there is no harm in glancing at your smartphone real quick while driving in order to read or reply to a text message, review navigation options or even to quickly glance at an article on the internet. However, the reality is that distracted driving is extremely dangerous.

What are the basics about the law for slip-and-fall accidents?

Our readers in New York probably know that an injury suffered due to a "slip-and-fall" may be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit. However, many people are unaware that seeking compensation for an injury suffered in these types of circumstances falls under the umbrella of "premises liability" law. So, what are the basics about the law for slip-and-fall accidents?

Man faces criminal charges over allegedly stolen auto parts

It is pretty common for news reports to provide details of arrests but then never follow up with how the case ends. This can result in an immediate conclusion about the arrestee's guilt or innocence in the "court of public opinion." However, everyone should remember that an arrest is not the same as a conviction - we all enjoy the presumption of innocence in America, until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. A man who was recently arrested in New York, according to reports, hopefully will benefit from this presumption, as all arrestees should.

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