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March 2021 Archives

If You Rent Your Home Or Apartment, Please Get Renter's Insurance - Someday You'll Thank Me

Protect Yourself from Others

As a lawyer who handles personal injury lawsuits, I feel like I need to go to the roof of my office building right now and scream to people everywhere that "other than car insurance, renter's insurance is probably the most useful product that one can buy and it will someday save you thousands of dollars".

Another Elevator Death in New York Has Us Asking "Are Elevators Safe?" - The Answer is Complicated

During the last few months, the news has covered several elevator deaths in the New York area, culminating with the latest tragedy on March 5, 2021, when a man somehow became trapped underneath an elevator cab, in a Brooklyn apartment building, and was crushed to death. Because deaths surrounding elevator accidents are usually so horrible and graphic, they stay in our psyche, and tap into our fears, making us feel like they happen all the time. But, in reality, they don't.

Jason Bourne and the biomechanics of auto injuries

I was watching one of the Jason Bourne films with my kids the other day. There is a scene where Bourne's car is pushed off a bridge, and falls 100 feet, but since he wraps the seatbelt around his arms and shoulders and splays his body across the seat, he exits with only a slight limp.

District Attorneys Must Enforce The Right Of Way Law

In 2014, the New York City "Right of Way Law" was enacted, creating Section 19-190 of the New York City Administrative Code, making it a traffic infraction for a driver to fail to yield the right of way to a pedestrian or cyclist, and a misdemeanor when it causes injury or death.

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