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What is the Scaffold Law?

The Scaffold law (NY Labor Law Section 240) was enacted in New York in 1885, to protect workers from unsafe conditions. Essentially, the law holds that general contractors and property owners are 100% liable for any gravity-related (falling) accident in which they are at least somewhat at fault. This means that employers need to proactively […]


Summertime Accidents in Parks and Playgrounds

The arrival of warm weather means enjoying time outdoors, at the playground, in a park or maybe just sitting on a bench. Many public spaces are owned and maintained by the City. Sometimes, they are privately owned such as a playground at an apartment complex.

Public spaces and parks need to be regularly inspected and […]


Cameras are Rolling!

You have just been in a car accident, either as a driver or passenger. What should you do first? We all know the answer: call 911 to summon the police and ambulance to the accident scene.

What should you do while you’re waiting for the police? You’re not bleeding, no obvious signs of injury, no […]


What should I do if I am in an automobile accident?

First, call for medical help for anyone injured. After ensuring that injured people are taken case of, there are several important steps you can take to help ensure you get full compensation for your claim.

Write down key information, including: the name, address and phone number of the other driver and witnesses; the other car’s […]