State Budget Agreement’s Impact on Rideshare Insurance and Workers’ Compensation

Important advances in New York law for consumers and patients were achieved in the State budget agreement. Additionally, several proposals that would have been harmful to the rights of...

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New York City Passes Into Law Controversial Bill Requiring Safety Training for Construction Workers

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Construction accident fatalities have become a public health epidemic that is brought on by inadequate safety regulations and public inattention. This important occupation saw an average of 20 people die on the job every year between 2007 and 2014. This number does not seem to be decreasing, but rather increasing with every year. These numbers seem to be pretty consistent throughout the country, especially in New York City where construction is booming. For months, New York City lawmakers, real estate groups and construction workers have agreed on the need to increase safety regulations on construction sites. On September 27th,...

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Getting Legal Justice for the Victims of the Las Vegas Mass Shooting

On Sunday, October 1, 2017, after country music superstar Jason Aldean had just taken the stage at the Route 91 Harvest festival, gunfire erupted from somewhere above the venue. Over the next 72 minutes, a heavily armed gunman named Stephen Paddock carried out the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Paddock had checked into the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino a few days before the shooting. The Mandalay Bay is on the Las Vegas Strip and owned by MGM Resort. Paddock had managed to stockpile an arsenal of weapons in his suite on the 32nd floor. On the...

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2 Separate Deadly NYC Construction Accidents On the Same Day

Construction Accidents

New York City construction sites recently experienced 2 more fatal accidents on the same day. The first fatality happened when a veteran construction worker lost his balance and fell off the 29th floor of the 1 Seaport Residence. He fell on the top of the scaffold bridge installed above the sidewalk at the construction site. The construction worker, who was trained and certified, was wearing his harness but it wasn’t attached to anything. The day before that tragedy, the City’s Department of Buildings had issued a partial stop work order for the operation of a worksite crane. Investigation is...

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NYC Motorcycle Accident Leaves Pedestrian Critically Injured

Tips to Prevent Motorcycle Accident

Not all pedestrian accidents involve the use or operation of automobiles. Motorcycles can be just as dangerous to pedestrians. Point in case- a pedestrian who recently suffered serious injuries in Brooklyn, New York after he was hit by a motorcycle zooming down the street. Surveillance video from a nearby car wash shows the pedestrian waiting at the red light waiting for several cars to pass by. He then proceeded into the cross walk. The footage shows that only seconds later, the 28-year-old pedestrian was struck head-on by the biker. The impact tossed the pedestrian into the air. Both men...

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Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Congratulates Jeff S. Korek On Being Named to the Top 25 of the Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association

Jeff Korek

Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. (GLK) Trial Senior Partner, Jeff Korek, has been selected for Membership into the Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25. Membership is only extended to a select few of the most qualified attorneys. About The Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers – Top 25 The Medical Malpractice Trial Lawyers Association is a part of The National Trial Lawyers, “a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.” Selection for the Top 25 is by invitation only, and that invitation...

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Bicyclist In Coma After Getting Hit By a Drunk Driver

Bicycle Accident

An allegedly drunken, unlicensed driver rammed his car at a red light in Brooklyn last Sunday, during the 28th Annual NYC Century Bike Tour. The four cyclists were knocked over like dominoes, with one critically injured. The riders were waiting for the light to change on 12th Avenue at 39th Street in Borough Park around 9:15 a.m. when Antonio Pina pulled his vehicle out of a parking spot and pressed the gas and plowed through the group. He then stopped and reversed his car, backing over 55-year-old Nancy Pease and pining her underneath his minivan. The FDNY had to...

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Pedestrian Dies in New York City Truck Crash

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A box truck fatally hit a pedestrian in New York City on September 12th. The 60-year-old male victim was crossing near Webster Avenue and East 193rd Street when a box truck hit him shortly before 7:15 a.m. The police reported that the truck driver was waiting for the light at the intersection. The light turned green and the driver pressed the gas, fatally hitting the pedestrian. The victim suffered severe contusions and was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene of the accident. No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing. This intersection...

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Delivery Man Catastrophically Injured In MTA Bus Accident

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Buses provide great public transportation. However, they also cause a number of serious accidents each year. Case in point is yet another accident in New York City involving a bus accident on September 11th near Citi Field in Queens that left a deliveryman critically injured. The 31-year-old man was carrying an order of Indian food as he rode his moped west on Roosevelt Avenue, at Shea Road around 4:30 p.m. when an MTA bus made a right turn onto Roosevelt and hit him. The bus dragged the victim under the undercarriage of the bus. He was taken to Elmhurst...

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