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Op-ed: Govenvor should agree to the Grieving Families Act

Lever & Ecker, PLLC April 4, 2024 General

The Grieving Families Act has been reintroduced in the state Senate. This proposed legislation would drag New York’s antiquated wrongful death statute out of the depths of 1847. Twice in 2023, the state’s Legislature endorsed a revised version of the bill, underscoring the need to bring justice and accountability to families of wrongful death victims by allowing compensation for their grief and anguish.…

Construction Site Dangers Exposed: Crane Collapse in Manhattan Highlights Ongoing Safety Violations and Risks

Lever & Ecker, PLLC January 18, 2024 General

Working on a construction site poses many challenges, and very often significant safety issues. Construction workers must be prepared for anything, from unsafe conditions to heavy equipment to hazardous materials, just to cite a few examples. This includes even dangers from crane collapses and other equipment failures.

Manhattan Subway Collision: Understanding the Causes and Legal Recourse for MTA Train Derailment Injuries

Lever & Ecker, PLLC January 18, 2024 General

At around 3:00 p.m. on January 4th, 2024, a subway train on the Upper West Side in Manhattan derailed and collided with an out-of-service train near West 96th Street. The first train carried approximately 300 passengers while the second train held four Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) workers, who were in the process of making repairs.

How to File a Wrongful Death Claim in New York

Lever & Ecker, PLLC December 28, 2023 Personal injury

The abrupt and untimely loss of a loved one is a pain that words often fail to describe, especially when such a loss could have been avoided. When a life is taken prematurely due to someone else’s careless or negligent actions, the grief is accentuated by a resounding feeling of injustice.

How to Seek Compensation After Electrocution or Electrical Shock

Lever & Ecker, PLLC December 23, 2023 Personal injury

Electrocution, or electrical shock, occurs when an electrical current runs through an individual, often leading to serious injury and even death. If you or a loved one has suffered an electrical injury due to the actions of a negligent party, you have the legal right to pursue justice by filing a personal injury claim.

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