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 […]

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New York State Child Victims Act: What Does It Mean?

In January of 2019 New York State passed a new bill that allows victims of child sexual abuse to sue their abusers until the age of 55. Previously the law was that victims had 5 years from the time they turned 18 years of age to report their crime and seek justice, making the maximum […]

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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 […]

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Notice of Claims — Things You Should Know

New York City Personal Injury and Notice of Claim Legal Help Bringing Over 120 Years of Combined Personal Injury Law Legal Experience to New York City Residents When you experience a personal injury or lose a loved one in an accident in New York City, many legal steps need to be taken on your road […]

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Safety Code Violations

Have You Been Injured Due to a Safety Code Violation? Construction is heavily regulated, and for good reason. It’s dangerous. When safety is ignored at construction sites, both construction workers and passersby can be seriously injured or killed. Safety is the primary reason behind New York City’s strict building code, and violations of the code […]

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Injuries Caused by Being Run Over by Operating Equipment

Has a Loved One Been Hit by Construction Equipment? Construction sites are full of heavy, powerful operating equipment. In an accident with a worker or another person on a construction site, operating equipment often causes catastrophic or fatal injuries, leaving families to struggle with high bills, pain and suffering and questions about the future. If […]

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Brooklyn Tour Bus Accident Claims Attorneys

Tour buses are common sights on the streets and highways throughout New York City and the surrounding areas. Many people and organizations utilize tour buses for large group events, sightseeing and transportation to and from the region’s casinos. Unfortunately, these buses are frequently involved in accidents, leaving passengers and pedestrians seriously injured. If you or […]

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Can you sure your spouse in a car accident?

Can You Sue Your Spouse for Car Accident Injuries? If you have been injured in a car accident and the accident is your spouse’s fault, can you sue your spouse for damages? The answer, in the past, was “no”. Today, the answer is “yes”, but only if you have spousal insurance coverage. Spousal insurance is a […]

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Long-Term Effects Of Sexually Abused Children

Effects Of Sexual Abuse Can Linger For Decades The effects of sexual abuse don’t end when the abuse stops. In all likelihood, children who are sexually abused will deal with the consequences of their abuse for the rest of their lives. The long-term consequences are one reason that victims of sexual abuse may consider filing […]

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Sexual Abuse Compensation

Holding Sexual Abusers Accountable As personal injury attorneys, we will be among the first to say that financial compensation from a successful legal claim will not undo the significant effects of sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse often have severe emotional and mental anguish, and they may need years of treatment to begin overcoming their […]

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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. New York pedestrian accident lawyers warn that you should take extreme caution when on the sidewalks of NYC. Not only does the threat of slippery snow continue to exist, but the warmer temps of March can melt the snow only for it […]

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“Occupy Wall Street” Camps Becoming Battlegrounds for Police, Protesters

Few movements have captured the nation’s attention as much as “Occupy Wall Street.” However because of these protests, municipalities across the nation have had to take a second look at how they attempt to navigate the delicate balance between free speech, public safety and excessive force. Mayors of cities such as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Oakland, California; […]

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Suspect Shootings Bring Claims of Police Brutality in New York City

Members of the largely Caribbean Bronx neighborhood of Williamsbridge recently came together to protest the police shooting of a local teenager – the latest incident of police violence. An NYPD investigation of street corner drug dealing – a neighborhood problem according to local residents – targeted a Bronx 18-year-old for questioning in February 2012. Believing […]

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What is Police Misconduct?

We entrust our police force with powers not available to other members of the community. In the lawful exercise of their duties, police officers may physically restrain another individual and even cause physical injury and property damage. Law enforcement officers are immune from lawsuits unless their actions can be shown to be willful and unreasonable. […]

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What is Police Brutality?

Law enforcement officers are granted broad police powers on behalf of the citizens they serve. Unlike ordinary members of the community, police officers are allowed to engage in activity that interferes with the rights of others, even if it causes physical harm. As long as officers are acting within the proper scope of their duties, […]

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Pharmacy Negligence: Nursing Homes

Nursing home residents often have multiple health problems that require several types of medication. While this is to be expected, some of the drugs routinely given to nursing home patients do not seem reasonable at all. Among the institutionalized elderly, the rate of prescribed sedatives , anti-depressants and anti-psychotics is shockingly high and of grave […]

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Sex Abuse in Day Care

For most working families, day care is more than a convenience. It is a necessity that allows them to achieve a better standard of living. Sexual abuse of children in day care is relatively rare. But when it does occur, its impact on both parents and children may be felt for many years and be […]

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Sex Abuse: What’s the Harm?

It is said that sex abuse robs a person of his or her childhood. It disrupts normal emotional and psychological development and results in feelings and knowledge for which a child is unprepared. Children as young as two or three cannot understand that sexual activity with them is wrong. But this kind of abuse can […]

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Tragic Case of Abuse Serves as Reminder to be Vigilant

Nursing home abuse often sounds like a scene from a movie or a tale of folklore, but for many families it is a sad reality. A shocking case of suspected abuse recently captured on video serves as a reminder for us all that nursing home abuse is an issue against which we need remain vigilant. […]

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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. […]

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The ‘Fatal Four’ Cause More Than Half of Construction Deaths

At any construction site, a single error can result in serious injuries or deaths. Machinery can be defective or misused. Co-workers can leave holes uncovered. Protective gear may not be properly installed. Despite the limitless ways that construction accidents can happen, the many serious accidents have similar causes. In fact, more than half of fatal […]

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What if the Car Causing Your Accident has Little or No Insurance?

When is the last time you took a good look at your auto insurance policy? Are you aware that you might be at risk of devastating medical expenses if you are seriously injured by a driver with little or no insurance? Recently, the New York State legislature sought to remedy this problem by passing the […]

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What You Need to Know about Lead Paint & Lead Poisoning in New York

Lead poisoning is a surprisingly common occurrence in New York City. This is especially troubling because lead poisoning can cause serious health problems and even death. Since the 1970s, state and federal government has been trying to eliminate lead-paint exposure. Unfortunately, the process has been slow-going and people continue to be victimized by lead paint […]

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Workers’ Comp and Third Party Claims Help Injured Construction Workers

There’s no way around it, construction work is dangerous work and New York is no exception. The construction site accident lawyers at The Orlow Firm are well too aware of the dangers, as they have represented many construction workers over the years. New York crane operator Douglas Fitzmaurice was in the process of moving a […]

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Who is Liable for Construction Site Injuries?

The lawyers of The Orlow Firm have helped individuals who have been injured in forklift, crane and elevator accidents, and other accidents, on construction sites in New York. When you retain our services, you can rely on our effective representation, personal client service and focus on results. We are dedicated to helping each client recover […]

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Personal Injuries from Animal Bites or Attacks

Our lawyers have helped victims who have been injured in by work-related knee injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other accidents throughout New York. We are dedicated to helping each client recover maximum compensation for their injuries. Although animal-attack claims most commonly involve dog bites, many other types of domesticated animals, such as ferrets, cats and even […]

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Representing People Hurt in Accidents at NYC Airports

Flying is not usually a peaceful experience for people using LaGuardia Airport or JFK Airport here in New York City. Long lines at security, delayed flights and large crowds do not usually make for a relaxing time. Additionally, you should not have to fear being hurt in an accident at the airport. When store owners […]

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Slip and Fall Injuries: Proving Your Case

Who to Sue If you are injured by slipping and falling on another person’s property, the most likely defendant will be the owner or manager of that property. Other potential defendants include companies that independently contract with the building owner or manager, such as food or cleaning services. Food service companies, for example, may be […]

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Slip and Fall Injuries: Where do They Most Commonly Occur?

Thousands of people are injured each year, some of them seriously, by slipping, tripping or falling on a hazardous floor, an unsafe flight of stairs, or an uneven patch of ground. Injured persons may suffer wrist, ankle and hip fractures, shoulder damage, and even brain trauma. Accidents are part of normal, everyday living, and not […]

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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. […]

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Premises Security Litigation: A Growing Field of Personal Injury Practice

In 1974, the singer Connie Francis was raped at knifepoint in a Westbury, Long Island Howard Johnson’s Motel room. She was hospitalized for 4 days and suffered recurring nightmares thereafter. The assailant had gained entry to her room through a defective sliding door. Even in a locked position, the motel’s sliding doors could easily be […]

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Injured While Shopping: Retail-related Personal Injury Cases

You may think shopping is a relatively harmless activity, but thousands of people are injured each year in consumer-related pursuits. Shopping injuries may occur because a store owner has failed to keep the premises safe, or to warn of known dangers that may injure shoppers, workers and visitors. Broadly speaking, the term, ‘shopping injury’ is […]

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Helping Victims of Expressway and Parkway Accidents

Driving through Brooklyn and Queens, it is hard to miss how poorly maintained many of our busiest expressways and parkways are. Unfortunately, these conditions, coupled with busy traffic, make many of these roads likely spots for serious accidents. For victims of parkway and expressway accidents, put your trust in the NY car injury lawyers of […]

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Garden Hoses: Another Source of Dangerous Lead

A drink from the garden hose, a run through the sprinkler on a hot day, a wading pool full of cool clear water-these are some of the great joys of childhood. But is the water that’s coming through the garden hose safe? If your child or a child you know is suffering from lead poisoning, […]

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Personal Injuries from Dangerous or Defective Products

Our lawyers have helped victims who have been injured in by work-related knee injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other accidents throughout New York. We are dedicated to helping each client recover maximum compensation for their injuries. A person injured while using a product that was manufactured or marketed in a defective or dangerous way may be […]

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Dangerous Dogs: Does the Landlord Pay for Damages?

There are more than 1.5 million dogs in the city of New York. Many of them live in apartment buildings where, most likely, they will come into daily contact with other tenants. Dog bites happen rarely, but often enough that some landlords refuse to rent to dog-owner households. These landlords worry that they, as well […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Police Brutality: Protecting Your Rights

How Can I Protect My Rights When It Comes to Police Brutality? Police misconduct is an unfortunate occurrence that’s becoming increasingly common in this state. For the most part, police officers pride themselves on protecting citizens and keeping our cities safe. However, like any occupation that involves power, there are some bad seeds that abuse […]

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Procedure Changes for Lead Testing Methods at NYC Schools

  New York City has recently stated an adjustment to its procedure for testing the water supply of schools for dangerous lead levels. This new procedure is being implemented after experts said the methods that were being used could lower the levels found. If you believe your child or a child you know might be […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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