What You Should Know Before Consulting A Personal Injury Lawyer

If you are injured in an auto accident or while visiting a public or commercial establishment, your friends and family will probably advise you to talk to a personal injury lawyer right away. That is good advice, but before making that first appointment, make sure you are prepared and know what to expect. Here are… read more

No Fault Means No Guarantee

If you drive in New York, you are probably aware that New York is a “No-fault” jurisdiction, but what exactly does that mean, and how does that affect your rights if you are injured in an auto accident as a driver, passenger, or pedestrian? No Fault Insurance The purpose of no-fault insurance is to reduce… read more

Steps To Take After a Slip and Fall Accident

Did you trip and fall and suffer a serious personal injury? You are not alone. Hazardous conditions like broken, cracked NYC sidewalks and icy walkways, missing and broken tiles, cracked steps, and uneven surfaces in the subways, and poorly maintained floors and elevators elevators in residential and commercial buildings lead to hundreds of injuries, and even some… read more

TRY OR SETTLE? SHOULD PLAINTIFF SETTLE HER TRIP AND FALL CASE WHEN SHE HAS A FRACTURED LEG REQUIRING SURGERY?

Our injured client, a 61-year old female home attendant, tripped and fell, when an employee at the St. Barnabas Hospital Occupational Therapy Department unthinkingly placed a step stool directly behind our client’s feet, just as our client’s back was turned to help her own patient get ready for occupational therapy. Our client took one step… read more

Construction Site Pedestrian Injuries in NYC

Nationwide, over 100 pedestrians are killed each year while walking past construction sites. Since it is impossible to completely avoid passing near all construction sites, especially in a large city like New York, both property owners and construction companies owe a duty of care to members of the general public who may enter the property… read more

Can a Criminal Case Affect Your Personal Injury Claim?

In some cases, a personal injury claim may involve a criminal charge against the person who caused the injury.  A common example of this situation is a car accident involving a drunk driver. DUI accidents can result in criminal charges and civil claims against the intoxicated driver. Regardless of whether a person is charged with… read more

Is it Legal to Own a Pet Tiger in New York?

NOTE: We only handle cases involving accidents and injuries. This article is for informational purposes only. Information found in the article does not constitute formal legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. We cannot help you beyond the information provided below if you are interested in getting a pet tiger. Many people want… read more

What You Need to Know About Tattoo Infections

Tattoos are a form of permanent art and body modification. To get a tattoo, an artist inserts ink into the dermis layer of skin using a needle. Tattoos can be of any image and can include multiple colors. Recently, permanent make-up has also become more popular. This is where a tattoo artist uses ink and… read more

Popcorn Lung: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments

Popcorn lung is the nickname for the condition known as bronchiolitis obliterans. It is damage to your lungs’ smallest and most vulnerable airways. The main cause of the condition is exposure to a chemical vapor that is found in things like microwavable popcorn, fruit drinks, caramel, and some dairy products. It is generally safe to… read more

How are Pain and Suffering Calculated?

Personal injury accidents can leave victims with life-long injuries. These can be both mental and physical. Those who are injured can ask the court or insurance companies to help compensate them for their pain, both currently and in the future. These types of compensation are called pain and suffering.  Generally, pain and suffering awards will… read more