Most people understand that landlords have a responsibility to keep their premises safe from foreseeable hazards. However, not everyone knows that landlords may, under certain circumstances, be held accountable for crimes committed against tenants on their premises. But when exactly can a landlord be held responsible for someone else’s crime, and what does that mean for tenants who are the victims of crimes?
Motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common causes of personal injury lawsuits, with more than 300 people killed every year across New York State due to motor vehicle accidents. Sadly, many of these accidents are preventable, and are caused by people failing to do what they need to in order to drive safely. Here are seven common causes of motor vehicle accidents: Continue reading “Seven Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents”
Considering all the pressure you are under after a motor vehicle accident or other serious injury, it might be tempting to take the first settlement offer that is handed to you. In many ways, it can be a lot easier to simply go along with what the insurance company wants. But what is best for a defendant’s insurer is not usually what is best for you. Here are five reasons you should wait before you take a settlement: Continue reading “Five Reasons to Not Take a Settlement (Right Away)”
A driver was taken into custody by police and later released after he allegedly panicked and drove into a crowd of protestors. The protest was taking place in Times Square in New York City, where the driver was driving. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident, and currently no charges are pending.
The incident occurred on the evening of July 7 as the driver was travelling westbound down 42 nd Street at Sixth Avenue, known more commonly as Times Square. As he approached a protest that was ongoing, he was blocked off by bicyclists who appeared to be blocking off traffic for the protestors. As the driver approached, the bicyclists surrounded him, causing him to panic and drive off, which resulted in one bicycle being damaged. After driving off, protestors continued to pursue him for two blocks until he was taken into custody by police.
While this incident was thankfully minor, it sparked a panic due to other instances around the country of vehicles driving into protestors, including one incident that allegedly occurred in Huntington Station on Long Island (which was investigated and later found to be false). The politics of the protests aside, protestors should be aware of the flow of traffic and make sure to always pay attention to minimize the risk of harm against them. Likewise, drivers should try to remain aware of protests and other gatherings to ensure they do not accidentally harm someone exercising their freedom of assembly. Remaining aware of your surroundings is the best way to minimize the risk of being injured while on the street.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should seek out the auto accident lawyers at Zlotolow & Associates. Our seasoned New York personal injury attorneys bring more than two decades of trial experience to your case. We serve all five boroughs of New York City, as well as Nassau and Suffolk County. Our aggressive personal injury attorneys always demand maximum compensation. We have helped thousands of clients recover through settlements and courtroom verdicts. To schedule a consultation, you can call us at 866-800-0092, or you can visit our contact page.
Currently, the NYS Courts Civil Parts are closed for business and have not issued a date when it will reopen. The current cases on the calendar are being adjourned by the Court, which we are monitoring. The Court is barring the filing of any new cases. However, the time to file will be extended once the Courts reopen.
While most depositions (EBTs) are being adjourned, there are some rare instances in which the proceedings have been conducted by videoconferencing services such as Zoom and Skype. We do have the capability to conduct such videoconferences, yet not all of our adversaries or witness have such abilities. If we can move your case forward utilizing videoconference, we will make every effort to make that happen.
IMES or Insurance Company examinations are currently being rescheduled as well. We are monitoring these appointments and advising our clients of the scheduling changes. However, future dates are dependent upon the situation with the pandemic concerns.
Medical treatment is not prohibited, and if you need care you should receive it. That being said, please note that Doctor’s offices may be affected, and we suggest reaching out to your caregiver to verify the status of their facilities. However, if you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has contracted the Coronavirus, you must follow the state mandated quarantine rules in effect to prevent further spread. See link for specific updated information: https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home.
Our physical office is currently closed in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s directive. However, we are continuing to vigorously work on your cases from remote locations. Contact us anytime to discuss your case–call us at 631-564-0055; text us at 631-233-8906 or email us at ZlotolowEmployees@zlotlawyers.com.
We thank you for being our loyal client and your patience during these difficult times. We will continue to work hard on your behalf and to provide you with the best representation possible.