It is a common complaint from New York drivers every November and December when there is snow on the ground: "Does everyone forget how to drive this time of year!?"
The accidental death of an unarmed man in a Brooklyn housing project has raised plenty of questions about police protocol. Two police officers were doing routine patrols of the Louis H. Pink houses when one of them accidentally discharged his firearm just as Akai Gurley, 28, entered the stairwell. The errant bullet struck Gurley in the chest, fatally wounding him.
I read in the law journal today about a premises liability case that was recently dismissed. The plaintiff was a woman who tripped over a wheelchair as she was getting up from a slot machine at a casino. The wheelchair was pulled off to the side, with the wheels partly jutting out into the isle where the woman was seated. The wheel chair was not owned by the casino. The Court found that the casino wasn't liable because it didn't place the wheelchair there, or had any notice that it was there.
Recently, we obtained a settlement of over $100,000 for person who was injured in a rear end collision auto accident. As his car was being struck, our client put out his arm to brace his pregnant wife, who was sitting next to him.