Archive for 2018
Parental Responsibility Laws in New York
Parental responsibility laws exist in every state. These laws cover the legal implications of damage or injury inflicted by a minor or child on a person, place, or thing. The laws apply to damaged places or items, as well as to persons who are injured. Of course, parents or legal guardians are held accountable –…Read More
5 Safety Tips for Walking as a Pedestrian in NYC
New York City is incredibly busy virtually all hours of the day and night. The city is notorious for traffic congestion, but there is also an incredible amount of pedestrian traffic in New York City. It’s essential for all New York City pedestrians to keep a few best practices in mind to avoid injuries and…Read More
What Is No-Fault Car Insurance in New York?
Some states use a liability-based system for resolving car accident claims, and an at-fault driver’s insurance typically covers damages the policyholder causes. However, New York is one of several states that follow a “no-fault” rule for car accident insurance claims. This means that a driver who suffers injuries and/or property damage in a car accident…Read More
What Is New York’s Good Samaritan Law?
In an emergency, an injured person may not be able to call for help and may need to rely on the intervention of passing strangers for assistance. Many states have enacted “Good Samaritan” laws that protect individuals who act in good faith to help others from undue civil or criminal penalties. New York’s Good Samaritan…Read More
What Is New York’s Right to Know Act?
In 2017, New York City Council passed the Right to Know Act, a new law aimed at improving relations between the New York Police Department (NYPD) and the members of the public who interact with them. The new law comes on the heels of the NYPD’s aggressive implementation of “stop and frisk” tactics. City Council…Read More