No Hot Water in Your Apartment: What are Your Rights?


Posted on December 21, 2018 by

Depending on the circumstances, a landlord’s failure to provide hear or hot water is illegal, and unfortunately it is not an uncommon problem in NY. In 2017, there were 21,894 complaints about heat or hot water in New York City in just one week.

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Cycling in NYC: Statistics to Inform Your Bicycle Commute


Posted on November 30, 2018 by

In 2017 the NYC Department of Transportation released their Safer Cycling: Bicycle Ridership and Safety in New York City study that analyzes growth of cycling and NYC’s bicycle network, noting that as the number of regular bicyclists has increased, cycling has grown dramatically safer.”

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How to Prevent Construction Accidents


Posted on November 27, 2018 by

Construction is one of the most dangerous industries. Across all of NYC, one of every five worker deaths occurs in the construction industry. Specifically, in 2015, New York City’s Building Department (NYBD) recorded eight fatal construction-related accidents just in 2015, the highest it has been since the 2008 boom. Every day, construction workers subject themselves to the dangers of heights, heavy machinery, electricity, and power tools. Anyone of these elements can lead to injury or death.

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Information to Collect After a Car Accident


Posted on October 31, 2018 by

After a car accident, you will likely be frightened. You may be suffering from injuries. Your car may be totaled. You may have a million things running through your mind. One thing you should be thinking about is the proper steps to take following an accident. You cannot simply leave the accident scene and move on with your life. You need to get some information, and the more, the better.

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Can My Landlord Enter My Apartment at Any Time?


Posted on October 23, 2018 by

While being a homeowner has its perks, many people enjoy apartment life. You simply live in your space and let the landlord take care of the maintenance and other work involved. However, as a tenant, you may be concerned about your rights. After all, your landlord owns your apartment. That means he or she can enter your apartment anytime, right?

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What to Expect Financially After a Personal Injury


Posted on September 27, 2018 by

Every day, people get into accidents. They may slip and fall in a grocery store. They may take their medicine and suffer serious side effects. Some are injured by their doctor during surgery.  Many get into serious car accidents and see their lives changed forever.

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Understanding Crane Accidents


Posted on September 21, 2018 by

Construction sites tend to be very dangerous due to the heavy equipment often found there. This equipment includes huge cranes. Tower cranes and overhead cranes are often found on construction sites, particularly those for skyscrapers and other tall buildings.

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Asbestos and Landlord Negligence


Posted on August 29, 2018 by

Asbestos was a major scare for workers and homeowners a few decades ago. Known for causing mesothelioma and other lung conditions, asbestos was banned in 1989. However, nearly 30 years later, the dangers still exist as older buildings which have yet to be renovated since the new regulations may still contain asbestos.

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Common Causes of School Bus Accidents


Posted on August 17, 2018 by

Summer break is winding down and we are now approaching fall, which means school is back in session across the country. This means that you will see school buses on the road during your commute and as you run errands during the day.

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