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New York Nursing Home Cited for Violating Public Health and Housing Laws

By Taran Provost |

When our parents or other family members reach a certain age and require more medical care, we often entrust their care to a nursing home or other long-term care facility. Though we place our faith in these facilities, the doctors, nurses, and staff at these facilities do not always provide the level of care… Read More »

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How do I Qualify for Chapter 7 in New York?

By Taran Provost |

If you are struggling with debt in New York, filing for bankruptcy may be your best option for debt relief. Individuals and businesses are generally able to choose between Chapter 13, which allows debtors to work with creditors to develop a payment plan, and Chapter 7, which allows debtors to wipe their debts clean… Read More »

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What Are the Rideshare Car Seat Laws in NYC?

By Taran Provost |

If you have children, then you likely already know that there are specific safety laws and regulations you are required to follow when driving with your children as passengers. These laws are meant to protect children from injury in a car accident. But we also know that different safety regulations, such as seat belt… Read More »

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What If I am Involved in an Accident With a Bus?

By Taran Provost |

We rely on commuter buses, city buses, school buses, and charter buses every day to ferry ourselves to work, our children to school, and commuters to wherever they need to go. Buses, like other vehicles, are occasionally involved in serious traffic accidents. Bus drivers are human, and buses are fallible vehicles. Unfortunately, accidents involving… Read More »

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What Costs are Involved in a Personal Injury Claim?

By Taran Provost |

After a car accident or other personal injury, you may be interested in bringing a lawsuit but be wary of adding more financial burdens. Thankfully, personal injury lawyers know that clients are not prepared to pay them right after an accident. In a personal injury matter, unlike other types of legal cases, you will… Read More »

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Woman Obtains $56 Million Award after Surgical Mistake Leaves Her Paralyzed

By Taran Provost |

A New York jury recently awarded $56 million to a woman who was the victim of a series of physician mistakes during and after her spinal surgery. The woman, who underwent surgery after complaining of back pain and tingling in her extremities, is now paralyzed from the neck down. Learn more about the incident… Read More »

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Majority of New York Motorcycle Deaths Happen in Suffolk

By Taran Provost |

On average, almost 5,000 motorcycle accidents happen across the State of New York every year, moderately or seriously injuring over 2,000 people. Over 130 people were killed in motorcycle accidents across the state in 2017. A recent study from the American Automobile Association (AAA) found shocking results: A huge majority of motorcycle deaths across… Read More »

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How Often do Taxis Crash?

By Taran Provost |

It’s an old but accurate joke that, in New York City, no one drives because there is too much traffic. The reason is the ubiquity of taxis, whether yellow cabs or town cars with medallions. New York taxi drivers also have a reputation for being particularly aggressive. We’ve all had the experience of being… Read More »

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What Percentage of Distracted Drivers are Teens?

By Taran Provost |

Distracted driving is one of the biggest dangers on American roadways today. Everyone seems to agree on this point, and yet drivers continue to respond to emails and texts, watch videos, eat, and generally do other activities that take their eyes off the road. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) found that driver… Read More »

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Why is the New York Scaffold Law Important?

By Taran Provost |

Construction or maintenance workers who spend hours suspended hundreds of feet above the air on scaffolds risk their lives on a daily basis just to do their jobs. New York’s labor law has a section specifically aimed at promoting safe practices by contractors and building owners in order to protect the lives of scaffold… Read More »

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