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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 New York were removed. Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Founding Partner, Edward Gersowitz, is leading the charge on important changes regarding insurance requirements for Rideshare companies like Lyft and Uber, workers compensation laws and other pressing legal matters on behalf of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA). As president, Gersowitz will help NYSTLA maintain its vigilance and actively work to educate legislators on the importance of protecting and...

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Tourists’ Rights In New York After an Accident

New York City is a Mecca for world travelers. You can see it when you get on the subways in the city. You see tourists. You hear different languages. That is one of the beautiful things about New York. It’s not only Americans from every corner of the country who come to New York City, but also people who travel to New York from all around the world. Tourists need to be aware that they don’t need to live in New York to be entitled to file a lawsuit after an accident. Serious injuries are a serious business that...

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7th Annual Gardiner Foundation Memorial Turkey Giveaway

Friends, We cordially invite you to the Gardiner Foundation’s 7th Annual Gardiner Memorial Turkey Giveaway, which will take place on Saturday, November 19, 2016, at St. James Park in The Bronx, N.Y. at 8 a.m. Sponsored by Lawyertime.com, 750 turkeys and all of the delicious Thanksgiving fixings will be handed out to families most in need. Since its inauguration, the Annual Turkey Giveaway has handed out more than 2,000 turkeys and meals to the South Bronx community. We are blessed this year to be able to hand out more Thanksgiving meals than we ever have before. The Foundation was...

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Hoboken Train Crash Kills 1 and Injures Over 100

On Thursday, September 29th during the morning rush, a careening commuter train plowed through the barrier at the end of the tracks and crashed into a wall at a terminal, killing one person and injuring more than 100. The individual who died was a woman standing on the platform, who was hit by falling debris. The catastrophic train crash unleashed chaos as part of the station’s roof came tumbling down in a jumble of metal. The train was carrying approximately 250 passengers and traveling at a high speed when it failed to halt on the track. The startling impact tossed...

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What Are My Rights Under OSHA?

The construction industry is no doubt one of the most dangerous occupations in the country. With more than 6.5 million Americans working on approximately 252,000 construction sites, the risk of injury is constantly present for workers. Workers have to work with heavy objects, at great heights, and with heavy machinery. According to the United States Department of Labor, 4,679 construction workers were killed on the job in 2014. This equals to 3.3 per 100,000 full-time workers. Given these alarming statistics and dangerous work conditions, it is important that these employees are protected from unnecessary danger. The Occupational Safety and...

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