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New York Police Sergeant Kills Motorcyclist: An Awfully Familiar Problem

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Some of the most disheartening news stories come when we see the reckless and negligent behavior of police officers cause serious injury or death to the people they’ve sworn to protect. The law affecting motorcyclists gets complicated when Police Officers exercise their right to use due force to stop a fleeing motorcycle. As you will … Read more

What Can I Do if a Large National Law Firm Rejects My Case? The Local Lawyer Dilemma

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Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of case files make their way into representation of the most highly advertised and highly funded injury law firms. These are law firms you’ve heard of; ones with catchy jingles, posters, and adverts that aim to meet as many eyes as possible. For this reason, when individuals sustain injury, … Read more

New York Ceiling Collapse Lawyers – Your Guide to Recovery

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New York is a city widely known for the beauty and grandeur of its skyline. However, behind the magnificent display lies a threat many New Yorkers are unaware of: ceiling collapses. When the ceiling collapses in an apartment, workspace, restaurant, or other indoor location, serious injury is an unfortunate common result. In our evaluation of … Read more

How International Companies Are Liable for Their Products in the U.S.

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If you buy goods produced abroad and they were somehow defective and caused you injury, should you be able to recover for your injuries? International manufacturing companies don’t think so. They want access to our markets without being held responsible for the damage they are causing to consumers here in the United States. This has … Read more

What Laws Protect New York’s Construction Workers?

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New York City is known for its massive construction projects, whether they be to house the millions of people that call New York City home, provide office and retail spaces for businesses, or facilitate needed gathering places. Nearly 200,000 New York City residents work in construction and risk their lives to make our city a … Read more

Understanding Bad Faith Laws in New York: Protect Your Rights in Personal Injury Claims

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When an insurance company is responsible for settling a claim, it will often attempt to limit the amount that it must pay out. Insurance policies are promises that the company makes to the insured, and when that promise is broken, the insurance company is considered to be acting in “bad faith.” Understanding bad faith will … Read more

How Lifeguard Shortages Spell Disaster for NYC Residents – What to watch out for in Summer 2023

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As summer approaches, NYC officials are still struggling to hire enough lifeguards to cover all posts in the city. What many don’t realize is that this issue has ruined the plans of New Yorkers before, and it could happen again if these posts aren’t filled. Earlier this week, NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue confirmed the … Read more

L&S Retained to Represent Victim of the NYC Garage Collapse on Ann Street

Manhattan Garage Collapse — What you Need to Know Manhattan was shaken this week by the collapse of a large parking garage — here’s what you need to know: The Ann Street Garage has been the subject of scrutiny from city inspectors for decades. Nearly two decades ago, city inspectors cited the property owner for … Read more

Everything You Need to Know About VA Benefits and Compensation As a Camp Lejeune Victim

Decades following the news that North Carolina military base, Camp Lejeune, knowingly had toxic drinking water on-site, the U.S. government is finally extending its compensation options for exposed victims. Between VA disability benefits, healthcare coverage, and—as of August 2022—federal lawsuits, military personnel, civilians, and family members affected by the contaminated water now have access to … Read more

Leav & Steinberg LLP Partner, Edward Steinberg, Shows Appreciation for a Handwritten Holiday Card

New York lawyer Edward Steinberg shows his appreciation for a handwritten card a colleague wrote for him.

I’d like to take a moment to express my appreciation for these kind words. At Leav & Steinberg LLP, we are often so busy getting results for our clients that we can sometimes forget to show appreciation to each other. As the new year starts, I am always reminded that it’s not just our clients … Read more