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Another Construction Worker Passes Away In New York

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

In January of 2021, NBC New York reported that a construction worker tragically lost his life after an accident involving a submerged excavator. Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of this victim. No one should have to lose a loved one, especially not while that person is trying to earn… Read More »

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Can I Sue My Doctor For Failing To Diagnose Breast Cancer?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Each year, approximately 16,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the Empire State. It is one of the most common types of cancer for women in the State of New York, and in many cases, these women pass away or suffer needlessly due to negligence on the part of healthcare professionals. A doctor… Read More »

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Worst Snowstorm in Five Years Hits New York

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

On January 31st of 2021, New York was hit with the worst blizzard the city had seen for over five years. Millions of New Yorkers braced themselves from a coming onslaught of snow, and Mayor de Blasio quickly declared a state of emergency. Three separate blizzards were predicted to hit the Big Apple after… Read More »

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Can I Sue a Mechanic for Making My Car Unsafe in New York?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Motorists place an enormous amount of trust in mechanics. New York is filled with all kinds of traffic hazards, and we need to be able to depend on our cars to get us safely from point A to point B. Most of the time, collisions are due to human error on the part of… Read More »

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What Happens if I Get Hit By an Uninsured Driver in New York?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Car insurance is a vital part of traffic safety in New York, but unfortunately there are many drivers in the Empire State that get behind the wheel without being properly insured. So what happens if one of these irresponsible individuals hits you and causes you to suffer injuries? Can you still receive compensation for… Read More »

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What to Do if You Have Been Asked to Work on an Unsafe Construction Site

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

While there are plenty of responsible employers, contractors, and property owners in New York’s construction industry, others seem to place minimal value on the safety of workers. If you have spent a few years working in this industry, you’ve probably witnessed more than one unsafe working condition. It’s important to know how to react… Read More »

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Labor Law Section 200

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

New York State also has Labor Law Section 200 which is a codification of common law negligence. It provides that if the owner or contractor had the authority to supervise or control the work that resulted in the worker’s injuries, they are liable to the worker. There are many attributes that the court will… Read More »

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Power Tools Pose a Significant Risk to New York Construction Workers

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

It’s not always easy to determine who is to blame for construction accidents in New York. On the one hand, you might immediately point your finger at a negligent property owner or a contractor who didn’t follow proper safety procedures. In other situations, the culprit may be right under our noses. Faulty power tools… Read More »

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If I Was Jaywalking in New York, Can I Still File an Injury Claim?

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Pedestrian injuries are often some of the most serious when it comes to traffic accidents. While drivers may be protected by a layer of metal, airbags, and various safety technology, pedestrians are completely vulnerable. Regardless of whether you were jaywalking or crossing legally within the crosswalk at an intersection, these injuries can be life-altering…. Read More »

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Elevator Injuries in New York Are More Common Than You Think

By Michael Gunzburg, P.C. |

Most of us don’t think twice after stepping into an elevator, and this is a common method of travel in the increasingly vertical layout of New York City. But are elevators really safe? While the elevator injury statistics in the Big Apple are relatively low, there are growing concerns about this seemingly innocuous method… Read More »

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