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02.14.2018
What Do Contingency Fees Really Mean?

A contingency fee agreement is a payment arrangement which enables a plaintiff who has been injured and is seeking financial compensation to obtain legal representation even if they do not have money to pay an attorney at the start of the case. These ...

02.07.2018
Bias in Motorcycle Accidents: Why You NEED an Attorney

Motorcyclists are typically thought of as free spirits who enjoy the freedom and thrill riding a motorcycle has to offer. Unfortunately, this image is also associated with recklessness and a disregard for the rules of the road. So when it comes to ...

01.24.2018
Should I Accept the First Settlement Offer in a Personal Injury Case?

If you are involved in a personal injury case, you are likely aware most of them never make it to trial. This means most of them reach settlement in the form of the opposite side’s insurance company making an offer which you have the choice to ...

01.17.2018
Do I Really Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?

When you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you are likely facing a number of unexpected expenses. In addition to the overall stress of the situation at hand, you are likely hoping the situation will resolve itself as ...

01.10.2018
What to Do After a Car Accident

The aftermath of a car accident can be nothing short of chaotic. It is often difficult to remain rational when you have just been hit by another vehicle, especially if you or anyone else has been injured. However, despite how difficult it may be, it ...

01.01.2018
Winter Weather Driving Tips

When the weather gets colder, it is inevitable we will face rain, snow, hail, and other adverse weather conditions. This makes it quite dangerous for those who are getting on the road to visit their friends and family during the holidays. With an ...

12.29.2017
What You Need to Know About OSHA's "Fatal 4" Construction Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible for keeping track of the health and safety of workers across the United States. When there is a serious injury or illness at a business, the owner must report it to OSHA, which ...

12.21.2017
Using the Jones Act in Your Case

The Jones Act is another way to refer to the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, which is a federal law allowing workers at sea to sue their employers for work injuries caused by negligence. If a vessel owner, company, shipmaster, or fellow crew member ...

12.13.2017
3 Things You Need to Know Before Talking to the Insurance Company

Many people understand calling insurance companies might be necessary after an accident. For example, when two cars collide, both drivers will call their own insurance companies to report the incident. In some cases, one driver might call an at-fault ...

12.05.2017
Drowning Accidents: Who Is Responsible?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 10 people die each day from unintentional drowning. Drowning is the 5 th leading cause of unintentional injury death in the country. While some drowning accidents are no one’s ...

11.24.2017
Work Injuries: Should I File a Personal injury or a Workers' Compensation Claim?

When a worker suffers an injury on the job, they can either file a workers’ compensation claim or a personal injury lawsuit. However, many people do not understand the difference between the two options. Workers’ Compensation If you have ...

11.16.2017
Important Information for Victims of NYC Taxi Cab Accidents

Since taxi cabs comprise a significant portion of the busy traffic in New York City, accidents involving them are quite common. Some drivers are employed by a taxi company, while some taxis are independently owned, which makes it difficult to ...

11.09.2017
What You Need to Know About NY Dog Bite Cases

In New York, the owner or custodian of a “dangerous dog” is liable for medical costs of any injuries the dog causes to a person, a companion animal, or livestock. A dangerous dog is considered on that attacks and injures someone or ...

10.24.2017
Wintertime Injury Hazards To Be Aware Of

As the days and nights become significantly colder in New York, you may anticipate your favorite holidays, winter sports, and the lovely snowfall. However, the winter season is also associated with a higher rate of accidents and injuries related to ...

10.17.2017
Who Can Be Held Responsible for a Construction Accident?

According to New York’s workplace safety laws, construction site owners and contractors are obligated to abide by various safety regulations to avoid construction accidents and injuries. Keep in mind, these laws do not limit the injured worker ...

10.10.2017
Common Driving Habits That Can Cause Car Accidents

Safe driving requires care and focus. But when we do it so often, we can become overconfident and develop bad habits. Dangerous driving behavior can result in devastating collisions, injuries, and fatalities on the road. The following are several bad ...

09.20.2017
How Big of a Problem Is Drug & Alcohol Use Among Truckers?

We all should avoid driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, but the problem is especially troublesome when it comes to commercial truck drivers. Due to the stress associated with their jobs and the long hours needed to haul tens of thousands ...

09.13.2017
Ways That Truck Accidents Are Different From Car Accidents

All motor vehicle accidents are not created equal. But whether you are involved in a car or truck accident, it is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation from a qualified personal injury attorney to recover your entitled compensation. ...

08.15.2017
Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can be one of the most overwhelming, frightening and stressful experiences a person could experience in life, especially if it results in substantial damage and severe injuries. What makes these type of situations complicated and highly ...

08.08.2017
When Should You Talk to a Lawyer About Your Personal Injury

Many people choose to hire an attorney after they’ve been involved in a car accident that results in personal injury and monetary losses. However, you can file a personal injury claim against an insurance provider on your own—especially ...

07.31.2017
Why Do Truck Tires Explode?

Semi-trucks are dependent on their tires to work properly perhaps more than any other vehicles on the road. With as many as 18 wheels rolling along simultaneously, big rigs are also the most prone to a blowout. While they may be able to survive and ...

07.24.2017
Aviation Accident Lawsuit Basics

If you have been involved in an aviation accident, especially one involving a commercial airline, any lawsuits that follow will be complex. Aviation accidents can be caused by one of hundreds or even thousands of factors, so determining the cause, ...

07.17.2017
Are Hands-Free Devices Really Safer?

Back in 2013, the laws in New York changed dramatically to attempt to curb one of the fastest-growing threats to drivers: accidents caused by cell phone use. On July 26, 2013, using a cell phone in any capacity while driving became a moving ...

07.10.2017
How to Determine the Cause of Aviation Accidents

Aviation and air travel have become as commonplace in our society as other methods of transportation before it, such as the locomotive or the steam-powered passenger ship. However, unlike these other methods of transportation, air travel provides ...

06.29.2017
What You Should Do If You Are Hit by a Drunk Driver in New York City

While the end result of a car accident caused by a drunk driver could be the same as a collision caused by a sober driver, the events leading up to the crash will be quite different. In order to improve your chances of receiving maximized ...

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