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Negligence / Other Torts in New York

The law of Negligence requires that a person acts in a manner that conforms to a certain standard of conduct. Where a person's actions do not conform to this standard, the law requires the person to compensate someone who is hurt, or injured as a result. In some instances, the law of negligence also covers a person's failure to act.

There are also several other non-negligence tort actions that may apply in a situation where another person harmed you, your property, or your interests. Two common torts are False Imprisonment and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress. Other common torts include: Trespass, Conversion, Invasion of Privacy, and Fraud. If you feel that another person is responsible for your personal injury, a New York injury lawyer can help you to understand what remedies may be available.

If you need legal advice on any personal injury issue in New York, including general negligence or another tort action, you should speak to a New York personal injury attorney. Personal injury attorneys often offer free consultations and generally take cases on contingency, which means that you will not be expected to pay attorney fees unless you receive a favorable verdict.

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Citi Bike Slammed with $15M Injury Suit

A Connecticut man and his wife are suing New York City and Citi Bike's private operator for the serious injuries he sustained after a Citi Bike accident.

Ronald Corwin, 73, alleges he suffered traumatic nerve palsy after the bike he was riding on struck a low barrier installed next to the docking station and caused him to flip over, according to the New York Daily News.

Corwin has accused the city and the private operator of negligence in installing the barrier and is seeking $15 million in damages.

Truck Arrives With Damaged Goods: Whom to Sue?

If a delivery truck carrying your package arrives with damaged goods, who can you sue?

While the delivery truck driver may have mishandled your package, the transport company could also be liable if it didn't properly train the driver. The seller could also be liable if he or she didn't properly pack your goods.

How can these potential defendants be liable for damaged packages?

Driver Killed After Crash With Stolen Truck

A MTA bus driver was killed after a stolen delivery truck collided with the bus.

Dominic Whilby, 23, allegedly stole a delivery truck and drove it through New York City where it crashed into a bus in Greenwich Village, according to New York's WABC.

When it comes to the bus driver's death and passengers' injuries, who will be responsible?

If Your Burger Bites Back, Can You Sue?

A German chef allegedly lost his ability to taste after biting into a burger at a Gordon Ramsey-owned restaurant in New York City.

The chef claims that he bit into a sharp object while dining and had to get surgery for his injuries. The injury apparently left him without an ability to taste which could be why he's claiming loss of employment as a chef.

In light of this lawsuit, can you sue for injuries you suffered while dining out?

What's Your Liability for Parking Lot Fender Benders?

As surprising as it may be, parking lot accidents can be just as costly and serious as those that occur on the road. Just like any other car accident, parking lot fender benders can expose you to potential liability.

A bump in a parking garage may not result in any significant injury or car damage, but the dings and dents can add up.

Who's Responsible For School Accidents?

A tragic school accident that left two students with serious burns have New Yorkers wondering who's at fault.

A chemistry teacher at Beacon High School was hoping to present her students with a fun demonstration when it turned into a fiery disaster that resulted in one student with second and third degree burns and another with less severe burns.

With this accident occurring at school, who's responsible for the injuries?

How to Sue NYC Schools

Do you know how to sue a school in NYC? For parents, this obviously isn't the first question we'd want to contemplate in the midst of back-to-school season in New York, but, unfortunately, some might need to know. Because children have to attend school, this means can't always be under the watchful eye of their parents at all times. This also means that if they do get harmed or injured for some reason while at school, parents may need to track who's responsible for that injury, whether it be the child's own fault or another student.

Sometimes, the school itself may be responsible. So, with that said, here is a general overview of how to sue a school:

5 Steps For Filing a False Arrest Claim in NYC

Over the last couple of years, the amount of lawsuits for false arrest and other civil rights violations against the NYPD has increased significantly.

It could be due to increased police violence and disregard for civil rights, or it may be because NYC residents are becoming more aware of their rights.

If you're a victim of false arrest, follow these five steps to make sure you're compensated for your rights violations:

Can You Sue a Cruise Line Over a Bad Vacation?

Did you recently go on a bad cruise and want to know what your legal options are? Specifically, can you sue a cruise line for ruining your vacation?

These days, Carnival Cruises have made headlines for some unsightly and unfortunate accidents. But according to travel experts, it doesn't look like there's much hope for those who want to sue the cruise line.

Ferry Accident Injures More Than 50 Commuters

A Seastreak commuter ferry collided with multiple docks this morning, leaving a hole in the ship and more than fifty passengers injured. At least 57 people were being treated, nine for serious injuries, and two in critical condition. One man was reportedly thrown down a flight of stairs by the impact. He was rushed into surgery and has been upgraded to stable condition.

One passenger described the moment before impact to Channel 7 Eyewitness News: "Once you basically pass the Statue of Liberty, you pretty much know that you're going to be there soon, so a lot of people start standing up, milling around, getting their coats and everything like that. Anybody who was standing went to the ground."