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Brooklyn intersection site of serious truck-bike collision

When a motor vehicle strikes a bicycle, the rider is instantly put into a life-threatening situation. While efforts have been made to help ensure the safety of bicyclists on the streets of New York, accidents still happen. And as you are likely aware, some thoroughfares are especially dangerous.

Can I hold a hotel liable for a slip and fall injury?

For some, hotel stays are a routine part of life. For others, staying in a hotel is a special treat typically reserved for vacations or other such events. But regardless of how much time you spend in hotels, you have every reason to expect that you will be ensconced in a safe environment. To this end, the hotel's management and staff have a duty of care to ensure that you are not exposed to hazards that could cause you to suffer a slip and fall accident.

Retired surgeon reveals that doctors may lie in malpractice cases

One would like to believe that if a patient is injured due to the negligent acts of a physician, other doctors who were aware of the negligence would support the patient's efforts to receive compensation. After all, we expect doctors to always place a priority on the best interests of patients, even if those patients are not their own. Moreover, by not calling out substandard care, doctors are turning a blind eye to the potential of more patients suffering preventable injuries.

Some days are tougher than others when driving in NYC

Driving through New York City is a challenge on just about any day at any time. But there are some days that are particularly tricky. For example, if you motor through Manhattan when the United Nations is in session, you will face extra traffic congestion. But big events are not the only cause of slow moving traffic.

International Academy of Trial Lawyers honors David M. Godosky

For his long and distinguished career, David Martin Godosky, of Godosky & Gentile, P.C. has been honored this year with an induction into the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. Mr. Godosky was admitted to the New York bar in 1993 and served as both a judge and prosecutor during his 20+ years in the legal field.

As the lead trial attorney at Godosky & Gentile, P.C., David has made a name for himself defending victims of civil rights violations and police misconduct, most notably in Sims v. City of New York, which was recognized by the National Law Journal as as a "Top Ten" verdict in New York State.

Product recalls have increased dramatically in recent years

Due to government regulations, companies are held accountable for making sure that their products are safe for use by consumers. Of course, all products should be stringently tested prior to being put on the market. Unfortunately, there are many instances when products are found to have flaws or hazards after being made available to the public. The proper response to such discoveries is for the product in question to be recalled.

What safety gear should I get for my bicycle?

Perhaps you have decided that the best way to traverse the streets of New York City is by bicycle. A bicycle is a great option for a number of reasons. For example, thanks to bike lanes, you can typically keep moving even when the motor vehicle traffic is at a standstill. Also, while traveling from here to there on your bike, you are getting a great workout.

Can I seek damages after being injured in an elevator accident?

Regardless of where you work, live or visit in New York City, there is virtually no way to avoid boarding an elevator from time to time. And if you frequent any of the city's many towering skyscrapers, elevators are one of your chief forms of transportation. The height of these buildings makes it impracticable or even impossible to use the stairs to get to your desired floor.

Disruptive doctors can cause patients to suffer injuries

When you go into a hospital for treatment, you may be looking for any source of assurance you can find. It is easy to feel vulnerable when undergoing surgery or some other procedure. And your doctor's demeanor could determine if your stay will be as comfortable as possible or a source of stress and worry. Most doctors understand that having a good bedside manner means a great deal to their patients. As such, they treat their patients, as well as other staff members, with understanding and respect.

What is the best way to deal with aggressive drivers?

We all know how the stop and start traffic on New York streets can push one's patience to the brink. And while most of us are able to keep our emotions in check, there are motorists whose anger will get the better of them. A driver who has lost control of his or her temper can quickly become a threat to other road users.

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