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September 2015 Archives

What is an "attractive nuisance" under New York law?

The importance of the attractive nuisance doctrine is that if the plaintiff is successful in establishing its elements then the ordinary defenses of property owners or occupiers with regard to trespassers do not apply. As you may expect, proving all of these elements can be challenging in that considerable factual investigation will be required, which is something that an experienced personal injury attorney can help you with.

What happens when a negligent property owner is the government?

An accident at a grocery store, a private home or in a shopping mall that causes you to suffer a serious injury might give you the right to file a lawsuit for compensation against the negligent property owner. Special rules apply when the property owner is the state or federal government.

Medical negligence may be cause of death in New York jail

Two former employees of one New York jail have stepped forward with allegations of medical negligence on the part of prison health care officials. The two claim that the physician-owned company that is charged with providing inmates with routine dental, mental health and medical services routinely cut costs and neglect the needs of prisoners, leading to untimely deaths.

Making graffiti is a misdemeanor in New York


Whether it is on bridges, overpasses or on the side of a building or fence, graffiti is a common sight in New York. Some New Yorkers may even consider graffiti to be an art form. However, that doesn't change the fact that making graffiti is still considered to be a crime in New York.

A drunk driving accident might offer unique liability issues

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by a drunk driver in New City, suing the negligent driver might be your first thought for compensation. Under New York law, you might also have a cause of action for damages against the person or establishment that sold the alcoholic beverages that caused the driver’s intoxication.

What is the criminal possession of stolen goods in New York?


Sometimes, people come across a deal that they know is too good to be true. They may suspect that the goods were stolen. Most people know that they can get in serious legal trouble if they are accused of theft, but they may not understand the trouble they can get in if they purchase or accept goods that are stolen by someone else.

Street racing proves to be a deadly venture

A New York man and his two children are dead after a street racing incident ended in a fiery crash. One of the drivers was indicted on vehicular homicide and drunk driving. Charges were brought to three others for varying crimes. This horrific occurrence is one example of street racing that proves it to be a deadly venture.

New York police crackdown on drunk driving Labor Day weekend


For many people in New York, Labor Day means a three-day weekend and the unofficial end to summer. However, Rockland County police, along with the New York State Police, are implementing a crackdown known as "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," that will last through September 7. This campaign is a nationwide campaign aimed at reducing drunk driving. Increased enforcement will be present on New York streets through Labor Day.

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