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 accidents.
NYC residents may be accustomed to navigating busy streets on...Read More
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 in New York will need to use his or her...Read More
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 Laws can pertain to preventing a drug overdose death, administering a...Read More
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 members based the Right to Know Act on a 2013 decision from a federal judge who...Read More
Our client was a 56-year-old electrical helper whose employer was hired to install electrical outlets in a pharmacy in the Bronx. The client was on a ladder running wires through a drop ceiling when he came into contact with a live wire which was left there some time previously. As a result, he sustained an electrical shock and was thrown off the ladder and landed on the floor. Due to the...Read More
SPBMC is proud to announce that an astounding 20 of its lawyers have been named either Super Lawyers or Rising Stars.
Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and personal achievement. Super Lawyers recognizes lawyers across the United States annually, listing top attorneys...Read More
The personal injury attorneys at SPBMC obtained a $24 Million Settlement for a construction worker who was run over by a reverse-moving excavator resulting in the loss of one leg and multiple internal injuries. The operator could not see behind the machine and there was no spotter in position to guide the operator rearward or to ensure that no one was in its path of travel. Further, the...Read More
In ten days’ time, the personal injury lawyers at SPBMC returned three verdicts totaling 37 Million Dollars. Significantly, these verdicts were achieved in venues that are often perceived as unfriendly to plaintiffs- Suffolk, Nassau, and Richmond Counties.
On September 25, 2018, after 2 ½ weeks of trial, Jim Wilkens received a unanimous verdict totaling 8 Million Dollars in Suffolk County on a...Read More
Personal injury attorney, Steve Fils-Aime, Esq., recently settled a lawsuit arising out of a trip and fall incident.
The client, an elderly grandmother, had traveled to the defendant’s premises, a supermarket, to go grocery shopping with her husband. While entering the supermarket, the client tripped and fell on a broken portion of the curb attached to the sidewalk of the premises. As a result...Read More
A New York City Firefighter broke his leg when he fell down a staircase during firefighting operations at one of the Co-Op City buildings in the Bronx. As he started to fall, he reached out to grab for a handrail he expected to be on his right but there was no handrail on that side to grab onto. That’s because this staircase had only a handrail on the left side instead of two handrails that...Read More