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Holding Hotels Liable for Accident Injuries

Our culture thrives on tourism and travel. The American Hotel and Lodging Association reports that we spend more than $2.2 billion a day on traveling. This generates approximately $813 billion in sales. Hotel stays account for most of the costs of traveling, whether it is for business or pleasure. Hotels generally take extensive measures to make their property attractive in order to appeal to tourists. Unfortunately, these amenities also come with a great risk of accident injury to hotel guests and employees. If you or a loved one has suffered an accident injury in a hotel, you may be...

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Different Ways to Settle a Personal Injury Lawsuit

When you are injured as a result of someone else’s recklessness or negligence, the last thing you may want to think about is filing a personal injury claim. Although filing an accident may not be high on your priority list, it should be. Holding the other party financially responsible for their actions will not undo the harm done. However, it will pay for your medical expenses, loss of wages, out of pocket expenses and pain and suffering. Once you have decided to file a claim, it is important to hire an NYC personal injury attorney. An experienced attorney will...

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Lavern’s Law Passes in Albany Giving Misdiagnosed Cancer Patients Time To Fight Medical Malpractice

On June 21, 2017, the New York Senate passed S.6800, known as Lavern’s Law. The bill passed with an overwhelming vote of 55 to 6. This victory is designed to be a response to New York’s infuriating issue of misdiagnosed cancer patients losing their rights before they even knew they had them. In New York, the statute of limitation in medical malpractice matters is calculated from the time the incident happens – not from the time you find out about the conduct. New York is only one of six states that measures the time to sue from the date...

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Woman on Phone Tumbes Down Opening in New Jersey Sidewalk

On June 9, 2017, a woman did not notice an open sidewalk access door in front of her and fell down the hole. She dropped nearly six feet down the stairs into a basement. Paramedics and a fire crew lifted her from the basement. She was ambulanced to a local hospital with serious injuries. Surveillance video shows that the 67-year-old woman was on her phone and was most likely distracted when she got to the open access door at Acme Windows and plunged head-first. The access door was open because crews were working on gas lines. Although witnesses and...

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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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