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DOG BITES: Landlord Liability

New Yorkers love dogs.  But living in a large urban area where many residents have dogs has a potential downside- dog bites.  Sometimes a dog will escape an apartment or leave a property and, whether being frightened or simply aggressive, ends up biting someone.  Unfortunately, many of the dog owners in NYC are renters, do not carry insurance
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SUMMARY JUDGMENT IN MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

We represent many individuals who have been injured in motorcycle accidents.  Time and time again, cars fail to notice motorcyclists driving lawfully upon the road and cut in front of them, merge directly into their lane or force them off the road.  Time and again, it is the motorcyclist alone who suffers injury from the other driver’s
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DOG BITE CASES: Proof of Vicious Propensity

For nearly 200 years, the law of New York has been that the owner of a domestic animal who either knows or should have known of that animal's vicious propensities will be held responsible for any harm the animal causes as a result of those propensities. See e.g. Vrooman v Lawyer, 13 Johns 339 ; Hosmer v Carney, 228 NY 73, 75 ; see also,
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MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS: The Search for all sources of coverage.

In some respects, at first glance, motor vehicle accidents may seem like the simplest type of personal injury claim.  After all, in most instances the police arrive at the scene and take a report, which includes information such as the identification of the driver and registered owner of each involved vehicle, the insurance carrier for each
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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS

At MSG, we have a special empathy for motorcycle accident victims for one simple reason- we all ride.  And as any rider knows, cars simply do not see you on the road. As a consequence, even the safest rider realizes that a negligent driver could cause an unavoidable accident.  The most typical accident scenario is a driver taking a
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Myers, Singer & Galiardo LLP

Myers, Singer & Galiardo LLP