Hit-and-run accidents happen all the time in New York City. Some negligent drivers feel like they can get away with it, and a lot of times they do. Victims of hit-and-run accidents often think that they do not have a chance at catching the driver. Cyclists should know that it is possible to catch a hit-and-run driver even if they did not see what happened. Here are the four steps to take if you ever find yourself in the situation of a hit-and-run.
The health care reform law, the Affordable Care Act (or ACA), is getting into full swing. A component of the law is the expansion of Medicaid, the state run program which provides lower income people with health insurance. Regardless of what you may feel about the politics of the ACA or Medicaid, the reality is that this will significantly affect the practice of personal injury law.
Its Super Bowl weekend in New York! There are thousands of people here from outside NYC for the Big Game. Unfortunately, automobile and cab accidents may happen, there may be a fall on a sidewalk or inside a premises, and some of those visitors may suffer injury.
Tolmage, Peskin, Harris & Falick associate attorney, Matthew C. Lombardi, has been selected to the Super Lawyers 2013 New York Rising Stars List. Each year, no more than 2.5% of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
In January, approximately 80 people were injured when a commuter ferry crashed into Pier 11 at South Street and Gouverneur Lane. Many suffered significant harm, including lacerations, knee injuries, deep bruising and torn shoulder cartilage.
A 25 year old man died in an elevator accident recently. He died when trying to get out of a stuck elevator at Brooklyn's Navy Yard. The man got stuck when the power went out and his elevator was between floors. He tried to climb out, but fell 5 stories down the shaft.
An auto accident occurred in the Willets Points area of Queens when a car suddenly veered off the roadway and plowed into a mechanics shop. Tragically, the car struck and killed a 30 year old mechanic. The car also struck another mechanic, severing his legs.