Spring is Here, But Sidewalks Still Pose a Danger in New York City

This time of year can be especially treacherous on New York City sidewalks. Not only does the threat of slippery snow continue to exist, but the warmer temps of March can melt the snow only for it to freeze as glare ice during the night. Moreover, this constant thawing and freezing process can make sidewalks […]

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New York City Sidewalk Injuries: Who’s Responsible?

Property owners in New York City are responsible for maintaining the sidewalks in front of their buildings. When they fail to adequately care for their sidewalks, they become liable for the injuries that pedestrians suffer. Several years ago, the city signed two bills into law that reduce the city’s liability for someone’s injuries occurring from […]

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Battle of the Sexes: Who are New York City’s Dangerous Drivers?

There are plenty of old jokes about female drivers – they should not be told by New York City men. Recent research from the New York City Department of Transportation reveals that pedestrians need to be more concerned about male drivers than their female counterparts. In 80 percent of New York City accidents involving pedestrian […]

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Insuring Your Car in Queens: How Are Your Rates Calculated?

Factors Influencing Car Insurance Premiums The cost of your car insurance premiums is based on a number of factors: Age: Drivers under 25 have the most accidents. The safest drivers are generally between the ages of 50 and 65. Gender: Women tend to be safer drivers than men. Marital Status: A married person is considered […]

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Car Insurance: The Very Basics

The Minimum Insurance Coverage Required by New York State Law As personal injury attorneys, we at The Orlow Firm urge all Queens residents to become educated consumers when it comes to car insurance coverage. In this article, we provide information as to the absolute minimum insurance coverage required by state law. In our next article, […]

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