Under New York law, pet owners have some responsibility if you are bitten or injured by their dog. But in order to collect full damages, the victim must prove that the dog was known to be vicious.
From time to time there are deadly fires or shootings at night clubs, but it’s not normal for the dance floor to collapse. So it was shocking when the entire floor of a clubhouse gave way at a college homecoming party in South Carolina, injuring 30 people.
Distracted driving presents a serious risk to the person driving and anyone who shares the road with them. This is especially true for teen drivers, who are more likely to engage in risky and distracting behaviors.
Construction is a dangerous industry. Recognizing that, and acknowledging that New York's landscape necessitates building ever upward, the state stands apart from many others in the legal protection it seeks to provide workers. It does this through Labor Law § 240.
The investigation into the limousine crash in upstate New York is early and ongoing. There are many unanswered questions about what happened and why.
Foot-powered scooters have been around a long time. But increasingly, you see people whizzing by on battery-powered scooters.
A 20-year-old New York City man is under arrest, charged with murder in the death last month of his 4-year-old brother. According to news reports, the man allegedly flung the child from the roof of the seven-story Brooklyn apartment building where his family lives.