Category: Personal Injury Lawyer

5 Top Safety Tips for New Motorcycle Owners

Now that June is here and spring is finally upon us, most people are eager to get outdoors. If your summer plans include buying a new motorcycle or jumping on one for the first time, it’s important to educate yourself about the risks of riding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are…

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Slips and Falls: Serious Injuries Can Result in Serious Claims

In snowy climates, the risk of slipping on icy steps and sidewalks is an everyday part of life. Just because these accidents are common, however, does not mean they don’t have the potential to cause serious injuries. Each winter, thousands of people slip on dangerously icy and snowy walkways. Accidents can also occur due to…

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Filing a Personal Injury Protection or No Fault claim after an auto accident

Personal Injury Protection (“PIP”) coverage is mandatory in New York for every auto insurance policy. PIP is also known as no-fault insurance claim and can be filed regardless of whether or not you were responsible. People sometimes hesitate to file No Fault claims for fear that their insurance company will raise their rates or terminate…

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Concussion lawsuits getting in the game

If you’ve been following football recently, you know that concussions have become a big story this year. With more than 2,400 retired players joining in a lawsuit against the National Football League for allegedly hiding the knowledge that repeated concussions could lead to short and long-term brain damage, they represent one of the most significant…

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Follow through in personal injury cases

Generally, in New York, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit expires after three years. However, it is general consensus that filing earlier produces better results.  In some cases, the statute of limitations will even expire after just one year making it important to contact an attorney quickly after an injury. Filing…

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Hiring an Attorney after a Car Accident

No one needs to tell you that New York has a lot of traffic. The sheer number of cars, buses, trucks, motorcycles and cabs on the road account for thousands of injuries to motorists, passengers and pedestrians alike. If you’re injured in an accident, it goes without saying that the first thing you should do…

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Premises Liability in New York

The owner or person responsible for maintaining any premise is legally liable for injuries sustained on their property due to negligence. Any person on the property legally can and should expect for the property to be maintained so as to protect their personal safety. Trip and falls and slip and falls account for the lion’s…

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How Contingency Fees Work in Personal Injury Cases

Many, if not most, personal injury attorneys work for their clients based on an agreement known as a contingency fee. It allows a person who has been injured to have legal representation even if they do not have the money to pay a lawyer at the beginning of the case. There are no up-front fees.…

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Why Retaining Aggressive Personal Injury Lawyers is So Important

Under New York Law, attorneys for the plaintiff (the injured party) and defendant have the option of making a motion for summary judgment at any time during the course of the case. Summary judgment in negligence actions are appropriate where “no genuine issue of material fact exists.” In other words, where everyone involved in the…

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