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5 Tips to Enjoy Your Labor Day Holiday Safely

By far, the best thing you can do to enjoy a safe Labor Day weekend is to use common sense on the road. Whether you are staying in New York over the long weekend or traveling out of town, know that Labor Day is one of the deadliest holidays for car accidents. Labor Day averaged 308 [...]

By | 2017-09-03T23:31:49+00:00 September 1st, 2017|Car Accidents, Safety Tips|Comments Off on 5 Tips to Enjoy Your Labor Day Holiday Safely

Can Social Media Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury cases often involve an assessment of pain and suffering, not just damages for the other party's negligence and similar fault-based factors. Courts can also assess damages and give a victim compensation based on pain and suffering as well as emotional distress. Understand that courts making a determination on pain and suffering will look [...]

By | 2017-08-01T00:14:38+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Personal Injury|Comments Off on Can Social Media Affect Your Personal Injury Case?

Labor Press Radio (Ft. Andrew Levine) On The State of New York State Scaffold Law

Labor Press's Blue Collar Buzz (on AM 970 The Answer) recently sat down with New York scaffold injury lawyer Andrew Levine to discuss the state of New York State Scaffold Law, Scaffold Law Reform and Labor Law 240. (Read the full transcription below). Bill: Hello, and welcome to Labor [...]

By | 2017-07-19T02:40:35+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Construction Accidents, Workplace Safety|Comments Off on Labor Press Radio (Ft. Andrew Levine) On The State of New York State Scaffold Law

New York Firework Laws Every Parent Should Know (2017)

Enjoy watching the fireworks this Fourth of July -- but be sure you and your kids stay safe. In some counties outside of New York City, you may be allowed to set off sparklers. But nowhere in New York State are you allowed to set off airborne fireworks and, in the city, even sparklers are [...]

By | 2017-07-03T14:24:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Legal News, Safety Tips|Comments Off on New York Firework Laws Every Parent Should Know (2017)

Cyclist Struck By Bus Marks First Fatal Citi Bike Accident In New York History

Manhattan, N.Y. -- We are saddened to hear of the fatal Citi Bike accident that occurred earlier this week in Manhattan, the first such accident of its kind since the introduction of the Citi Bike program to New York four years ago. The bicyclist was a family man with young children and there is obviously nothing [...]

By | 2017-06-14T18:28:06+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Bicycle Accidents, Breaking News|Comments Off on Cyclist Struck By Bus Marks First Fatal Citi Bike Accident In New York History

Worker Fatally Injured After 10-Story Fall At Manhattan Construction Site

Manhattan, N.Y.-- Another construction tragedy demonstrates the need for stricter enforcement of safety laws in New York City. Monday, authorities reported Roger Vail, a 62 year old surveyor from Montgomery, N.Y., lost his life in what seems to be another preventable incident at a New York City construction site. Mr. Vail was working on a [...]

By | 2017-06-08T13:30:31+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Breaking News, Construction Accidents|Comments Off on Worker Fatally Injured After 10-Story Fall At Manhattan Construction Site

Hosting an Event This Summer? Know Your Legal Duties!

Few times of year are better than summer for hosting a spectacular event or party in New York City. Whether you are planning a large outdoor gathering or a fashionable indoor gala, take the time to understand the legal responsibilities that come with being a host. Doing so can help you avoid unnecessary legal trouble [...]

By | 2017-06-06T11:09:27+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Premises Liability, Safety Tips|Comments Off on Hosting an Event This Summer? Know Your Legal Duties!

New York State Leash Law (And 3 Other Dog Laws Every Owner Should Know)

While New Yorkers may get a reputation as tough-minded, resilient people, it is clear that New York State has a soft spot for dogs. In fact, there are more than 600,000 dogs in New York City alone. Unfortunately, such a high number of dogs in the city comes with a real risk of dog [...]

By | 2017-08-01T03:38:08+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Legal News, Safety Tips|Comments Off on New York State Leash Law (And 3 Other Dog Laws Every Owner Should Know)

May 6: Local Motorcycles Ride For Autism

For the past few years Raphaelson and Levine has been supporting a group of bikers riding for a good cause, Autism Awareness. Every year, the Chosen Souls New York Motorcycle Club organizes a charity motorcycle run and event, “1 Journey 2 Wheels.” The event, located in Lindenhurst, NY, raises money for autism awareness through a [...]

By | 2017-05-02T04:08:13+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Community Events, Firm News|Comments Off on May 6: Local Motorcycles Ride For Autism

6 Bike Safety Tips For NYC Cyclists

As the weather turns warmer, more and more New Yorkers are taking advantage of the health and economic benefits of bike riding, as seen in a recent cycling trends report from the NYC DOT. Every May, Bicycle Safety Month provides a great opportunity to celebrate safety and raise public awareness of safe cycling best practices. Thanks [...]

By | 2017-06-05T23:24:48+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Bicycle Accidents|Comments Off on 6 Bike Safety Tips For NYC Cyclists