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NYC Car Accidents: Who is liable for roadway, sidewalk, and curb defects?

NYC Car Accident and NYPD

New York City Car Accidents can be caused by potholes, cracks, hummocks, sunken cuts from contractor work, raises, negligently placed barricades, defective hardware such as subway grates and manhole covers, and other defects.   Drivers and pedestrians are constantly at risk of injury.  If you suffer an accident due to one of these defects, it is important to immediately contact an attorney who can assist you in determini­ng who is liable for your injuries.  A plaintiff’s (injured victim) failure to meet certain filing requirements specific to municipal defendants, such as the City of New York or the New York City Transit Authority, could result in a bar from filing a lawsuit. ...

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Hit and Run Accidents and your Lawyer

Hit and run attorney

New York City has many hit and run accidents daily. Make sure you follow the steps in this article to ensure that you have a proper case in your hands. All information, including a police report will be viable evidence to help prove your case. Don’t find yourself on the bad end by not having a proper legal team behind you. The Platta Law Firm is here to fight for your rights and to give you the best chance in retrieving a proper settlement for you. ...

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Saw Cutting Accident | Attorney NYC

Saw Accident Lawyer

In New York there are many construction sites that require the use of a saw. Saw accidents are more common that you would imagine. It is imperative to have the right legal team behind you if you ever find yourself in a saw accident. Saw accidents can lead to a loss of a limb, loss of fingers, or even death due to a loss of blood. The Platta Law Firm has had many years of experience in regards to saw accidents that occur in New York City. There is no other legal team that will have your back in this...

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Trench Collapse Accidents NYC

Trench Accident Attorney

A trench collapse lawyer is going to be an important addition to your team while fighting for a settlement. You should not try to discuss anything with insurance companies as they will try to give you the cheapest settlement possible. You must allow a top legal firm to get you what you deserve. Trench collapses, also known as cave ins, are possibly the deadliest accidents. In the underground utility industry, these types of accidents can occur more often.Trench Collapse Lawyers in New York City are able to help you and your family if you are in a terrible situation such as a trench collapse. There can be...

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Welding Accidents | NYC Attorney

Welding Accident

In New York City there are many cases of welding accidents that will require an attorney to get you the settlement you deserve. Welding is the most hazardous job among construction related accidents. Thousands of welders in the US get injured by burns that are called “welder’s flash” and toxic chemicals. There are other tradesmen, such as pipe fitters and irons workers who also weld and make up about 2 million people in these working positions. The specific tools that welders use are very dangerous and a welding accident can happen to anyone. Make sure that you are ready to have the right legal team behind you in...

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Pedestrian Knockdown Attorney New York

Pedestrian Knockdown attorney

A Pedestrian knockdown attorney in New York will fight for your justice if you are struck by a vehicle. These types of accidents can be devastating or even fatal. Pedestrians comprise about 12 percent of all traffic fatalities. In 2009, driver inattention was around 36% percent of crashes. The failure of a driver to yield to pedestrians was cited in 27% of fatal pedestrian. The speed of a vehicle can play a major role in the severity of injuries in a crash with a pedestrian. 95% of pedestrians will survive a collision with a vehicle traveling 20mpg or slower, survivability falls to 60% if the car is traveling 30...

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Scaffolding Accident Attorney

scaffolding accident attorney

A scaffolding accident attorney will be able to get you a settlement for an injury caused due to a scaffolding issue. There are over 500,000 construction accidents that happen every year, 1 out of every 5 are scaffolding accidents. The OSHA has standards and guidelines for scaffolding, but they are not always followed by construction companies. You are regulated in the use of base plates, scaffold ties, guard railing, fastening pins, and mud sills. If you do not follow these rules simply due to it being expensive or deeming them unnecessary, that is a definite violation.A Scaffolding accident attorney can determine the cause of the accident, usually ranging from,...

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Wall Collapse Lawyer

Wall Collapse Lawyer

Finding the right wall collapse lawyer will be the most important decision to make in such an accident. New York State Labor Laws were enacted to protect construction workers. Labor Law 240 states that general contractors and property owners shall make sure that equipment such as scaffolds, hoists, ladder, and others and under proper protection. The Platta Law Firm has had plenty of victories in similar situations such as these. We would be eager to take on a case of this severity and get justice out of the responsible party.A successful wall collapse lawyer will have to prove that the landlord or contractor was negligent in causing the...

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