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What You Need to Know About Estates

Posted on April 2nd, 2020 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Personal Injury Lawyer Is it time to start thinking about your estate plan? As you think about wills, trusts, and other estate planning tools, you may find yourself asking what constitutes an estate. Most people know what an estate is, but you may not be as familiar with the legal definition. Normally when you think […]

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Reasons Why Pedestrians Are More Vulnerable Than Others

Posted on March 19th, 2020 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Pedestrian Accident Lawyer Many people get outside to walk or jog as a way to improve their health, or simply get where they need to go for work or other obligations. There tend to be more pedestrians in areas where public transportation is easily accessible. And while walking is surely good for our health, it […]

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What if an Uber driver hit me while I was crossing the road?

Posted on March 11th, 2020 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Personal Injury Lawyer Uber drivers are not immune to being involved in collisions and in fact, they are sometimes the cause of accidents involving other vehicles as well as pedestrians. When vehicles come into contact with people who are not surrounded by metal and airbags, it rarely ends well for the pedestrian. Severe or fatal […]

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Child Support can Change

Posted on January 16th, 2020 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Personal Injury Lawyer Child support is a part of family law. It generally starts when parents get a divorce. It is used to ensure the child is kept in the same standard of living and type of environment that your child has been used to. Essentially, courts look to keep the family intact, even through […]

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Elements of a Valid Personal Injury Case

Posted on October 26th, 2019 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Personal Injury Lawyer Getting hurt and suffering accidents are a part of life. You can expect some bumps and bruises along the way. However, if someone else’s negligent, reckless behavior causes you pain and suffering, you may be entitled to financial help. A personal injury attorney can help determine whether your claim has merit. Before […]

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Wrongful Death Suits and the Tax Implications

Posted on June 21st, 2019 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Personal Injury Lawyer in New York, NY Generally speaking, damages from a wrongful death suit are not taxable. This means that the defendant(s) ordered to pay cannot take a deduction on the damages. Due to a number of exceptions that may apply, a wrongful death award also has many tax implications for the plaintiffs who […]

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Update on Sidewalk Safety & Injury Liability in New York

Posted on December 16th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

With the return of winter weather, the New York City Department of Buildings issued a reminder last week to all property owners, landlords and businesses to clear sidewalks adjacent to their property of snow and ice. NYC Administrative Code 16-123 requires that property owners and landlords who are in charge of any building or lot in […]

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Construction Site Injuries, West Side, Manhattan

Posted on November 21st, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Four people, including three pedestrians and a firefighter, were injured recently when construction paneling collapsed from a West 40th Street building in Manhattan, sending debris on to the sidewalk below. Earlier that day, the New York City Department of Buildings issued a warning to all workers, contractors and property owners to secure project sites due […]

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Potential Dangers and Forms of Negligence on Commercial Properties

Posted on July 29th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Shopping malls are designed to accommodate a large population of people moving incrowds through stores, hallways and up stairs and elevators. With all of this activity, occasional accidents are bound to occur. There are a variety of possible hazards that can endanger mall visitors, especially if the staff and management are not fulfilling their duty […]

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Injuries Caused By Falling Objects and Construction Debris

Posted on June 28th, 2013 by Oddo & Babat, P.C.

Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered aninvestigation into an accident at the World Trade Center site that led to the hospitalization of a 48-year-old carpenter. The man, employed by a large New York City construction company, was injured by a falling steel plate that broke his leg and caused multiple fractures […]

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