Accident and Injury Blog2018-08-12T14:34:42+00:00
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DID THE OTHER DRIVER BLOW THE LIGHT AND LIE ABOUT IT? HIRE A BROOKLYN TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ATTORNEY!

It’s so infuriating! You proceed normally through an intersection with a green light, minding your own business - then suddenly you are smacked in the side by a lunatic that went screaming through a light!  Adding insult to injury, the police arrive and he tells them that YOU had the red light. The police calmly take down both versions of the accident and report what you both tell them. That’s when you need a Brooklyn Traffic Accident Attorney at your side to prove what happened. At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been helping injured people prove how accidents happen for [...]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU CALL A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY

DON'T HESITATE TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL When somebody dies or is in terrible shape after a medical procedure, the family wants to do something to help.  It is an excellent idea to call a medical malpractice lawyer whenever you suspect something might have been done wrong.  An experienced attorney will be able to ask the right questions and give you some idea about the viability of the case right away.  Unfortunately, some cases just can't be made, due to lack of evidence or lack of damages, but this doesn't mean there wasn't a mistake or harm [...]

HOW TO PREVENT SUMMERTIME ACCIDENTS

Summer is at full steam with everybody putting on their swimsuits and looking to cool off.    Of course, this is also the time when pool, beach and lake accidents are at their peak.  Whether you’re headed to Coney Island, Brooklyn or The Hamptons on Long Island, it’s worth it to consider how these accidents tend to happen, so you and your family can relax and enjoy your swim. BROOKLYN PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - SWIMMING ACCIDENTS CAN BE DEADLY There are several types of swimming pool accidents that are quite common and one needs to be cautious about: Broken Pool [...]

Children Bullied at School – There IS Something You Can Do About it!

CHILDREN BULLIED AT SCHOOL HAVE RIGHTS When I was a child, bullying at school was rampant, and there wasn't much that could be done about it.  When parents complained that their child was being bullied at school, there were told things like "boys will be boys," and that they should teach their child to be more assertive to deal with bullies.  We know now that bullying can lead to depression and even suicide, and there are now laws that protect children from this fate.  In other words, children bullied at school now have rights.  The U.S. Department of [...]

LIABILITY COVERAGE VS. FULL COVERAGE FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE

LIABILITY COVERAGE VS. FULL COVERAGE FOR PROPERTY DAMAGE So after 5 long years you finally finished paying off your car. You are therefore no longer obliged to continue having full coverage (collision insurance) for your vehicle. While this may be the case, it may still be worth it to keep your full coverage intact in the event that you sustain property damage. Before deciding to remove full coverage from your auto policy, there are a couple of things to consider. LIABILITY COVERAGE VS FULL COVERAGE (COLLISION INSURANCE) To start off, let’s be clear. Liability Coverage is something else entirely [...]

When Do You Need an Experienced NYC Truck Accident Lawyer?

If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, make sure you hire an experienced NYC Truck Accident Attorney.  Truck Accidents are complicated as they involve Workers Compensation and Commercial Insurance Policies that a general practice attorney or general personal injury attorney may not have enough experience with truck accidents. Right after a Truck Accident, you should: Get out of the truck if you possibly can, as trucks can catch fire or explode after an accident. Call 911 and make sure you are taken from the scene to a hospital to be checked out. While you are waiting for [...]

Looking To Hire A Queens Medical Malpractice Attorney? Important Things You Must Know!

Read This Before Hiring a Queens Medical Malpractice Lawyer Medical Malpractice cases are extremely complicated and require a large investment.  This is not the type of matter that can be handled by a General Practice Law Firm, it requires the skills and resources of a specialist.  There’s no such things as small malpractice claim, there must be a clear breach of standard medical practice AND substantial damages.  You need the services of a well-established firm with the resources to invest in your case.  Sadly, some firms will sign up a Medical Malpractice case and then drop it because [...]

Summer Safety

SUMMER SAFETY TIPS Summer is here and we are all looking forward to fun activities with our family and friends, but summer activities have their hazards, so here are some tips from your Personal Injury Attorney about how to keep things safe: FIREWORKS SAFETY The only safe way to enjoy fireworks in New York City is to view professional displays.  Not only are fireworks dangerous when handled by non-professionals, there is the real risk of spending the holiday in jail!  In New York City, all consumer fireworks including sparklers are illegal to use, buy, sell, or transport. Vehicles used to transport fireworks may be seized [...]

Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident

WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN NYC Nursing Home Neglect Attorney If you are a resident of a nursing home or you have a family member that is a resident, it is important to know that they have certain rights in New York State that must be respected.  NYC Nursing Home Neglect Attorney, Wittenstein & Wittenstein can help you if a facility is not providing proper care. Your Rights as a Nursing Home Resident in New York State: dignity, respect, and a comfortable living environment quality of care and treatment without discrimination freedom of choice to make your own, independent decisions [...]

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

QUEENS SPINAL CORD INJURIES ATTORNEY WITTENSTEIN & WITTENSTEIN Queens Spinal Cord Injuries Attorney knows that the back and spinal cord are complicated and important structures of bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, and nerves.  Back injuries can cause pain that is so severe that it’s difficult to move around and to enjoy normal activities. Back injuries can be caused by the following: Car accidents Truck accidents Motorcycle accidents Medical malpractice Accidents in nursing homes Workplace accidents (i.e. heavy lifting, overexertion, repetitive lifting or bending motions) If your back injury was caused by somebody else’s negligence or recklessness, you have a right [...]

How Do I Find Good Doctors That Take My Insurance?

No-Fault Attorney in Queens Explains How to Get Your Medical Bills Paid After an Accident Quick Summary Get medical treatment as soon as possible - take the ambulance offered by the police to the Emergency Room - make sure to complain about EVERYTHING that has been injured. Get follow-up care as soon as possible with an appropriate specialist that treats traumatic injuries, somebody that knows how to write litigation reports and can appear as an expert witness. Continue to see your regular doctors for ongoing health issues, but not for your traumatic injuries Avoid "Doctor Referral Websites" - [...]

You-Too? Sexual Harassment – You Don’t Have to Take it Lying Down

QUEENS SEXUAL HARASSMENT LAWYER CAN HELP YOU A Queens Sexual Harassment Lawyer can help you when you've been treated poorly on the job or at school.  Not so long ago, there was no recourse for these indignities, but times have changed.  Today Roseanne was canceled because of a horrific racist tweet.  Actors and politicians are being brought down due to their treatment of women in the workplace.  Our culture is moving towards zero tolerance of disrespect, and if you’ve been a victim, it’s time to speak up. If you have been a victim of sexual harassment in the workplace, it [...]

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About No-Fault

QUEENS NO-FAULT ATTORNEY CAN HELP YOU GET YOUR MEDICAL BILLS PAID Queens no-fault attorney Wittenstein & Wittenstein is expert at interpreting the “New York Comprehensive Automobile Insurance Act.”  Most people call it the “no-fault statute,” and it was enacted in 1973 and went into effect the following year.  The purpose of the law was to limit the amount of personal injuries claims for car accidents, as many politicians had this agenda on their platforms. The no-fault statute was groundbreaking in that it provided for immediate payment for medical care, lost earnings and other reasonable out of pocket expenses [...]

How to Avoid Getting Sued

LOCAL PREMISES LIABILITY ATTORNEY HAS SOME TIPS An owner or an occupier (tenant) of property can be held responsible in a premises liability case. Who will be held liable boils down to who was in control -- or should have been in control -- of the part of the property where the injury occurred.  Most homeowners have insurance for their premises, but many renters are not aware that they should get “renter’s insurance,” to protect them. Renter’s insurance is usually not expensive and brings peace of mind. Even with the best of intentions, accidents can happen, but the [...]

Negligence Lawyers in Queens – Helping People Harmed by Others

Queens Car Accident Lawyers knows how to help victims of many types of negligence.  Negligence is “failure to use reasonable care, resulting in damage or injury to another.”  This can be anything from hitting somebody in the rear with their car to failing to provide proper lighting in a staircase.  Negligence is a fancy way to say “failure to use common sense.”  If you are hurt because of somebody’s bad judgment, distraction or poor choices, you are a victim of negligence.  Negligence lawyers are also known as Personal Injury Lawyers and Car Accident Lawyers. Negligence Lawyers in Queens, we [...]

There’s No Free Lunch

ETHICS 101 HOW TO FIND AN HONEST LAWYER - WHAT ARE THE RED FLAGS TO LOOK OUT FOR? As children we all remember our parents explaining the “No Free Lunch Rule.”  Simply, if it seems to good to be true, it probably it, there’s no “free lunch.”  Lawyers, like politicians, often make promises to their clients that are impossible to keep, hoping to fill their office with uninformed ignorant clients.  In this post you will learn what is reasonable to expect from an attorney, and the red flags to warn you that you are being disrespected. RED FLAG [...]

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