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Do Car Accidents Show Up on Background Checks: The Real Truth

Many people worry if a car crash might haunt them during a job hunt. Surprisingly, 69% of employers dig into candidates’ histories before hiring, potentially including driving records alongside credit and criminal checks. This article unveils whether car accidents appear on background checks and the effects on employment opportunities. Discover the truth below and secure your professional future. Key Takeaways Car accidents usually don’t show […]

Do Hospitals Drug Test After Car Accidents in the United States?

After a car accident, you might wonder if hospitals will test for drugs. It’s common to assess the influence of substances in traffic incidents. This blog will guide you through what happens with drug testing after an accident, from legality to process. Knowing this can ease your worries about post-accident procedures. Stay informed and read on for crucial insights on this […]

Do Men Or Women Get In More Car Accidents: Examining the Gender Disparity in Driving Statistics

Understanding who is more prone to car accidents, men or women, can be a life-saving query that informs our driving habits and policies. Recent findings by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reveal that gender plays a notable role in road incidents. This article will delve into driving statistics to uncover crucial patterns of behavior and risk between male and female […]

Understanding Lost Wages & Earning Capacity: A Comprehensive Guide

If you’ve been involved in a personal injury incident in New York, you may be faced with a myriad of challenges. Medical bills, ongoing treatment, and emotional stress are just the tip of the iceberg. One of the most overlooked but crucial aspects you need to consider is the impact on your income, both now […]

Navigating Loss of Enjoyment of Life Claims in New York: A Comprehensive Guide

When you’ve suffered a personal injury, the impact goes beyond just physical pain and financial strain. Your quality of life can also suffer significantly, affecting your ability to enjoy daily activities, hobbies, and time with loved ones. In the realm of New York personal injury law, this is referred to as “Loss of Enjoyment of […]

What is comparative negligence?

Understanding Comparative Negligence in Personal Injury Cases in New York If you’ve been involved in an accident in New York and are considering filing a personal injury claim, you may have heard the term “comparative negligence.” But what does it mean, and how can it impact your case? Comparative negligence is a legal principle that […]

What are Punitive Damages?

Understanding Punitive Damages in New York Personal Injury Cases When you’ve been the victim of a personal injury due to someone else’s misconduct, you’re often eligible to receive compensatory damages to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, and emotional pain. However, there’s another type of damage award that’s less commonly understood but can significantly impact […]

What is Loss of Consortium?

When most people think about personal injury cases in New York, they often focus on the physical injuries and medical bills. However, the impact of a severe injury extends beyond the individual victim. Spouses and families also bear the brunt of the life changes that come with a serious injury. One often-overlooked area of compensation […]

What Are Non-Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

When you’re a victim of an accident, the aftermath can be a whirlwind of medical bills, recovery plans, and often, legal battles. While economic damages like medical expenses are straightforward to calculate, non-economic damages aren’t as easily quantifiable. These damages aim to provide compensation for the emotional, psychological, and overall subjective toll that an accident […]

What Are Economic Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, you’re likely concerned about the financial impact. Medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses can add up quickly. Understanding economic damages is crucial for getting the compensation you deserve. In the complex landscape of personal injury law, navigating the intricacies of economic damages can be […]

What Medical Expenses are Covered in a Personal Injury Case?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re likely facing a multitude of challenges, one of which is the looming stack of medical bills. Navigating the complex landscape of medical expenses while dealing with physical and emotional pain can be overwhelming. This is where understanding what medical expenses are covered in a personal injury case […]

How should I pick a personal injury law firm & how much does it cost?

Selecting a personal injury law firm is a critical decision that can profoundly impact the outcome of your case. Whether you’ve suffered from a car accident, medical malpractice, or any other form of personal injury, you need representation that meets your specific needs. Here are some factors to consider when making this important choice: Credentials […]

What is burden of proof and why is it important?

New York City Personal Injury Lawyers with offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan & The Bronx The “burden of proof” is a legal term that refers to the obligation of one party in a lawsuit to prove its case. In the realm of personal injury law, it most often falls on the plaintiff (the injured party) […]

How is Death Compensation Calculated in New York Personal Injury Cases?

New York City Wrongful Death Lawyers with offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan & The Bronx Losing a loved one due to someone else’s negligence is a devastating experience. While no amount of money can ever truly compensate for such a loss, a wrongful death claim can provide financial relief and a sense of justice. In […]

Are Lawsuit Settlements Taxable in New York?

When you receive a settlement for a personal injury case in New York, one of the questions that often arises is whether or not this money is taxable. Understanding the tax implications of your settlement is crucial for both planning your finances and avoiding any legal complications. Federal vs. State Taxes: What’s the Difference in […]

What should you do if you’re a passenger in a car accident?

What to Do if You’re a Passenger in a Car Accident: A Comprehensive Guide Being involved in a car accident is a distressing experience for everyone involved, including passengers. While the focus often falls on the drivers, it’s essential for passengers to know what steps to take after a car accident to protect their rights […]

What is the difference between bodily injury and personal injury?

Understanding legal terminology can be complex, especially when dealing with the aftermath of an accident. If you’ve been involved in an incident and are seeking compensation, it’s essential to understand the difference between bodily injury and personal injury. These terms may sound similar but are often used in different legal contexts. Key Takeaways Bodily Injury […]

Who is at fault in a T-Bone accident?

New York City Car Accident Lawyers With Offices In Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan & The Bronx T-bone car accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, are one of the most devastating types of traffic incidents one can experience. Determining fault in a T-bone accident is a crucial aspect that your New York City personal injury lawyers will […]

What Qualifies as Pain and Suffering in a Personal Injury Case?

New York City Personal Injury Lawyers With Offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan & The Bronx When you’re injured due to someone else’s negligence, the aftermath can extend far beyond the immediate medical expenses and lost wages. Many victims also endure pain and suffering, a complex, subjective but crucial component of personal injury claims. This page […]

What qualifies as a wrongful death lawsuit?

New York City Wrongful Death Lawyers With Offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan & The Bronx In the tragic event of losing a loved one, you may find yourself grappling with many complex emotions and questions. One pressing question might be whether the death could have been prevented, and if so, whether it qualifies as a […]

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

New York City Car Accident Lawyers with offices in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan & The Bronx Have you recently been involved in a car accident in New York City, and you weren’t at fault? You may be wondering if hiring a lawyer is necessary or even beneficial for your situation. Navigating the legal process following a […]

Our Attorneys Answer Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

What languages are spoken at The Orlow Firm? The New York Personal Injury Attorneys at The Orlow Firm can accommodate a wide array of clients with a staff that includes Spanish, Mandarin, and Russian speakers. If you have a personal injury case in New York, contact Queens personal injury attorney Brian S. Orlow for a […]

Child Sex Abuse: New York State Extended Its Statute of Limitations

Until now, New York State’s sexual abuse laws were among the most restrictive laws in the nation. This changed on January 28th, 2019, when the Senate and Assembly approved the Child Victims Act, which extended the statute of limitations for child sex abuse. Sexual abuse can often lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression […]

Top Causes of Elevator Accidents and Lawsuits

With adequate repair and maintenance, elevators provide a fairly safe means of transport. Accidents do occur however, claiming about 30 lives per year and injuring 17,000. Occasionally, an elevator may stop before reaching the proper level between floors. It may suddenly start, stop, or speed up. Doors may fail to open, or close too quickly. […]

Slip and Fall: Examples of Cases, Verdicts and Settlements

Slip and fall liability can be difficult to establish. (See: Slip and Fall Injury: Proving Your Case). Below is a sampling of slip and fall cases in which plaintiffs have been both successful and unsuccessful in proving their claims. Bear in mind that the facts and circumstances of your own case may be very different. […]

Slip and Fall Accident in the Workplace: A Case Study

In 2014, one in five workplace accidents took place on a construction site (source). Despite dozens of codes, regulations and laws companies are required to follow; construction sites naturally expose workers to what the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) calls the “Fatal Four.” Electrocution, struck by object, stuck between objects and, with the highest […]

Case Study: Queens Car Accident Lawsuit

Accidents happen all the time, and sometimes they happen when we least expect them. In situations like the ones we are about to share, accidents can happen while we’re on the road following the rules. In this particular case, our client Eugenia Cajigas was in a car accident in New York City. She and her […]

Queens Construction Worker Injured on the Job

Queens construction site accidents are unfortunately all too common, and can sometimes lead to devastating injuries for workers. Without proper representation, these workers may not receive the compensation they deserve. People work honest jobs in order to earn for the important things in their lives. People are motivated by a lot of things – perhaps […]

Case Study: Damages Awarded to Client Struck by a Car

Verdict: $183,269 Case: Edsley Harding v. Linda Brill, No. 151022/12 Court: New York Supreme Judge: Nancy M. Bannon Date: 6/8/15 In 2011, Edsley Harding was struck by a motor vehicle while he was walking across the road at a crosswalk. The incident left harding with injuries to his back and left knee. In addition to […]

Case Study: Taxi Accident

Personal injury cases are very tricky cases as they involve more than just the plaintiff and the defendant. We understand the nature of these cases, as the plaintiff will surely want – and surely deserve – compensation for damages done to them. Our firm makes sure our client will get the best kind of treatment […]

Case Study: New York City Truck Accident

Car accidents can be tricky cases to solve as they involve numerous factors. Of course, the firm understands that the plaintiff and the defendant may have good reasons as to why their sides should win. However, we ensure our clients that our experienced truck accident lawyers will get them the best possible treatment available given […]

Case Study: Wet Floor Slip and Fall

When it comes to personal property, it is the legal responsibility of the owner of the said property to ensure that its tenants are safe and sound. This is why personal damage cases that involve being in another person’s property normally involves having to prove that the owner of the property is actually aware of […]

Case Study: New York City Slip and Fall at Work

Employees working under an enterprise or a company are the responsibility of their employers. This means employees should be working under good and stable working conditions. After all, the workplace cannot be productive if employees are exposed to dangers. As with property cases, workers who find themselves exposed to injury may sue their employers if […]

Case Study: NYC Postal Worker Slip and Fall

People who provide services on multiple establishments such as postmen are still under the responsibilities of the owners of the properties they serve. After all, it’s the legal responsibility of the owner of these establishments to ensure their properties are safe to be visited. This is also why personal damage cases involving these circumstances lead […]

Case Study: NYC Sidewalk Slip and Fall

Did you know there are actually cases where the defendant is an entire city? These cases happen when certain situations point towards a city as the one responsible for the damages that happen to the plaintiff. Good examples are services that the city should provide their citizens that, when improperly maintained, can cause injury to […]

Case Study: NYC Staircase Trip and Fall

Service jobs are noble livelihoods, as these have workers directly helping other individuals. However, there really are circumstances which service workers can be injured on the job because of improperly-maintained amenities. These amenities fall under the jurisdiction of the owner of the property they were on. Thus, personal damages to social workers – or to […]

Case Study: NYC Ceiling Falls Through

People who live in apartments will understand the predicament that are amenities that these apartment units provide. This is why the local super is there to make sure little things such as leaks and unstable foundation are fixed pronto, unless they require heavy utility assistance. However, there are situations where tenants really do suffer injury […]

Case Study: NYC Child Injured by Door

Children are very precious gifts to the world, which is why certain cases like our client here tend to be very sensitive subjects. When it comes to amenities like doors and other functional spaces in establishments, it falls under the jurisdiction of the owner of the premises to make sure these tools function in ways […]

Uninsulated Heating Pipe: Are You and Your Family at Risk?

In only a matter of seconds, contact between bare skin and a very hot, uninsulated heating pipe can cause second, or even third, degree burns. Injuries can be severe and treatment prolonged, sometimes requiring hospitalization. New York City apartment dwellers, especially those in public housing, need to be aware of the dangers posed by scalding […]

Children, Lead Paint and Public Housing: A Potentially Toxic Combination

The Orlow Firm’s experienced lead paint poison lawyers can help. Forty years ago, 2,600 New York City children tested positive for such high levels of lead in their blood that they required hospitalization. Today, the risk of lead poisoning has been dramatically reduced, thanks to U.S. laws banning the use of lead in paint and […]

Walking Safely in Winter

No one is born with perfect balance. Even the most graceful people can look clumsy and comical when trying to navigate an icy winter sidewalk. Slipping and falling are nearly unavoidable, especially when ice and snow accumulate in parking lots and in front of stores, office buildings and residences. If you fall and are hurt […]

Recent Bus Accident Shows Need for Increased Industry Safety

In the span of a few days in early 2011, two bus accidents – one of which involved a bus traveling from a casino in Connecticut to New York City – put the spotlight back on the issue of bus safety. In total, 17 people were killed in the two accidents – 15 in the […]

Distracted Driving in NY Takes Deadly Bite out of The Big Apple

By now, most of us realize that texting and driving do not mix. Yet, drivers who are distracted by various tech-toys remain a constant source of danger for commuters and pedestrians alike. In September, four people were killed and 24 injured when a New York bus driver crashed into a railroad overpass. The driver later […]

Dangers Posed to Cyclist in NYC Does not Justify Riding on Sidewalk

Areas surrounding New York City are some of the deadliest in the nation when it comes to cyclist safety. For example, Long Island alone has had at least 64 cyclist deaths since 2005. According to Newsday, Long Island’s bicycle crash death rate greatly exceeds that of nearby New Jersey, Connecticut and even New York City. […]

Latino Workers at Higher Risk for Fatal Construction Accidents

Recent Tragic Queens Construction Accident Illustrates Problem Just days ago, a job-site accident in Queens tragically killed a young, Latino construction worker. The 26-year-old man was helping construct a 65-foot wall when the cinder-block wall suddenly collapsed, killing him and seriously injuring three others. Early reports indicate that the wall failed as scaffolding collapsed and […]

Elevators and Escalators: Are They Safe?

Elevators in the U.S. make 18 billion passenger trips annually. Deaths due to elevator accidents average about 30 per year while the annual injury rate is estimated at 17,000. Though deaths and injuries are higher among workers who maintain and install elevators, passengers are generally safer on elevators than they might be if they were […]

Elevators and New York City Housing: A Dangerous Combination?

The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) runs one of the largest and busiest elevator fleets in the area. Its 340 public housing complexes serving poor and moderate-income families contain 3,338 elevators in 2,618 buildings. At 3.1 million trips a day, these elevators make 1.2 billion trips each year. In light of such heavy traffic, […]

Sex Abuse in Schools: An All Too Common Occurrence

Recently, the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has been the focus of much media attention. But as shocking and disturbing as this problem is, it is not nearly as widespread as sex abuse in our nation’s schools. One university researcher has concluded that sexual abuse of students at school is 100 times more […]