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Senior Partner Ms. Wittenstein began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Truck Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most truck accidents fatalities are to persons in passenger vehicles in collisions with 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers and other large commercial vehicles.  Despite increasing safety regulations, truck accidents have increased substantially since the 1990’s.  This could be due to downturns in the economy that are causing drivers to work longer hours or from recent legislation that rolls […]

2019-06-15T19:00:10+00:00By |0 Comments

What is a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury case is a claim or lawsuit for damages caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another person or organization.  Most people are familiar with the typical cases for traffic accidents and slip and falls, but there are many other types of cases that a personal injury attorney in NYC can help you with.  If you suspect that the harm you’ve […]

2019-06-15T18:37:20+00:00By |0 Comments

Contingency Fee Lawyer – No Fee Unless We Win

New York law allows attorneys to retain clients on a contingency fee retainer for many types of cases. The law specifies the fees that can be charged for different types of contingency cases, and how the disbursements, liens and other financial aspects of a contingency fee retainer must be handled. This arrangement allows people that cannot afford a lawyer to have access to representation for many […]

2019-06-12T20:35:33+00:00By |0 Comments

Is it Too Late to Start an Accident Case?

Statutes of Limitations in New York

Time limits for bringing lawsuits are called “Statutes of Limitations.”  They specify the time period for starting a lawsuit. They are intended to allow a reasonable amount of time to start actions.  Once this time period expires, a lawsuit can usually not be filed. There are some exceptions that will allow cases to be filed after the time […]

2019-05-16T19:19:09+00:00By |0 Comments

I Signed a Liability Waiver, Can I Still Sue?

Most Liability Waivers are Not Enforceable in New York

Companies are increasingly requiring waivers for participating in many events and recreational activities.  They are intended to protect businesses from lawsuits, and act as psychological deterrents as people often assume that they cannot sue for their injuries because they signed a waiver.  If you’ve been seriously injured, an experienced New York personal injury lawyer might be able […]

2019-05-14T20:55:02+00:00By |0 Comments

Head to the Emergency Room After a Traffic Accident!

Despite increases in safety of motor vehicles, people are injured in traffic accidents every day. Airbags and other safety devices will help minimize the extent of injuries in many cases, but will not prevent them completely. Airbags can also cause injuries of their own, such as severe burns. Seatbelts can sometimes cause internal injuries in the upper body. If you’ve been involved in a serious […]

2019-05-13T10:39:47+00:00By |0 Comments

10 Ways to Prevent Catastrophic Injuries

USE THESE PRECAUTIONS TO AVOID TRAGIC ACCIDENTS

You’re walking down the street and an out of control car comes up onto the sidewalk and hits you.  There is nothing you can do to prevent this, but there are many times where an accident could have been avoided, or the injuries could have been much less severe.  Here’s 10 ways to protect yourself and your family from […]

2019-05-10T20:54:55+00:00By |0 Comments

Five Stages of a Personal Injury Case

When somebody suffers an injury because of the intentional, reckless or negligence action of another person, this can give rise to a personal injury case. There are many different types of personal injury cases such as:

  • Traffic Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Product Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Civil Rights

If you have a personal injury case that’s being handled by an attorney, it’s a […]

2019-05-07T11:38:48+00:00By |0 Comments

Do I Need An Attorney For An Accident Case?

After an accident, people often wonder whether they need an attorney for an accident case.  There are no hard and fast rules, but there are some guidelines. There’s no point in making “mountains out of molehills,” but sometimes what injuries don’t heal as quickly as expected, resulting in lost earnings and stress on the family, and by the time that happens deadlines have expired.  When […]

2019-05-10T20:56:01+00:00By |0 Comments

Do I Have a No-Fault Case?

“No-fault laws” have been in effect throughout most of the United States since the 1970’s, so most people are aware of these laws, but there are many misconceptions about how they operate.  The purpose of “no-fault” legislation was to reduce the number of lawsuits for personal injuries arising from traffic accidents, but it has actually resulted in an increase in litigation. It’s ironic that personal […]

2019-04-11T21:10:52+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Avoid Scams When Seeking an Accident Attorney

Billboards, pop-up ads, Facebook feeds – everywhere you look, there are lawyers offering “No Fee Unless We Win,” and claims that they can collect “Billions of Dollars.”  They call you at the hospital, they want to come to your house, they offer to give you money, they send you to “their doctor.” With this cacophony, it’s useful to know how to avoid scams when seeking […]

2019-04-10T12:25:41+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Choose the Best Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice cases can only be handled properly by attorneys with specific experience in this area of the law.   This is usually a personal injury attorney who has devoted a substantial portion of their practice to medical malpractice cases for many years.  Medical malpractice cases always require litigation, they can’t be settled quickly like many car accident and slip and fall cases are.   When a […]

2019-04-16T15:42:44+00:00By |0 Comments

Is An Employer Liable For Employee Car Accidents?

An employer is generally responsible for the harm their employee does to others.  This is limited to harm that is accidental and “within the scope of employment.”  So if, for example, the pizza delivery person, en-route to a delivery, knocks over a pedestrian.  The pizza place is liable, as well as their employee, because it was “within the course of his employment” to be delivering […]

2019-04-16T15:14:23+00:00By |0 Comments

Types of Damages Recoverable in Personal Injury Law

Generally, a personal injury case begins with establishing negligence, which is the recognition of a legal duty and breach of that legal duty.  This means that there must be something expected, such as a property owner’s duty to keep the premises safe, and the “breach” might be oil left spilled on the floor for an unreasonable amount of time.  It also needs to be proven that […]

2019-03-13T16:36:25+00:00By |2 Comments

How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help Me?

You should contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible after you have an accident.  You may have more rights than you think!  Sometimes people are afraid to go to the hospital in the ambulance provided by the police because they are concerned about payment of the hospital bill.  This is not something to worry about because the hospital bill is always paid by the […]

2019-03-13T16:06:55+00:00By |0 Comments

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD DO AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

Nobody is truly prepared for a car accident.  Sometimes it’s just a nuisance fender-bender with property damage, but other times it can be a life-altering event.  Usually, it’s someplace in-between.  Since accidents are so common in New York City, it’s a good idea to know what to do in case you have a car accident.  Wittenstein & Wittenstein is a law firm with accident attorneys in […]

2019-02-08T16:35:39+00:00By |0 Comments

Common Questions after a Truck Accident

Have you ever seen an 18-wheeler, semi-truck, tractor-trailer, or big rig crash into car? Have you ever wondered what would happen if that car was yours and you were driving? The tragedy of such a situation can be mitigated with knowledge about what to do.  At NYC truck accident lawyer Wittenstein & Wittenstein we can put your mind at ease and take care of all the details […]

2019-02-12T19:16:26+00:00By |4 Comments

Can I Sue for My Back Injuries?

IT’S OFTEN POSSIBLE TO SUE FOR BACK INJURIES

If you are wondering “Can I sue for my back injuries,?” the answer, like so many answers in law, is “it depends.”  When a back injury is caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of another person, it is often possible to make a successful case.  If the accident happened at work, you generally cannot sue your employer, but […]

2019-01-28T03:30:56+00:00By |0 Comments

Sharks in the Water – Watch Out for Unethical Lawyers

MAKE SURE YOUR YOU HIRE A REPUTABLE ATTORNEY

Most attorneys are ethical and diligent, but there are the ones that give us all a bad name.  Dishonest lawyers, like liars in every walk of life, take advantage of trusting souls for a quick buck, whereas ethical attorneys seek to get you great results and provide amazing service, hoping you’ll come back and/or refer your friends and family.  Reputable […]

2019-01-28T11:29:12+00:00By |0 Comments

Did My Doctor Fail to Diagnose My Condition?

FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE

If you are wondering, “Did my doctor fail to diagnose my condition,” causing the condition to worsen, leaving me in a much worse position than if it had been diagnosed in a timely manner?  Sometimes failing to diagnose a condition can lead to serious medical problems and even death.  A doctor is responsible for identifying symptoms and conditions.  If a doctor sees […]

2019-01-23T21:40:58+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Did My Attorney Drop My Accident Case?

HERE’S WHY ATTORNEYS DROP ACCIDENT CASES

You get an e-mail from your attorney telling you that they are dropping your case.  First of all, how rude! They should at least make an appointment for you to come into the office to discuss why your case turned sour, not just send you an e-mail informing you that your case is “dropped,” leaving you wondering why. […]

2019-01-21T13:47:11+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Won’t Any Medical Malpractice Attorney Take My Case?

THE ATTORNEY REVIEW PROCESS FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CASES

Your grandmother went to the hospital with a stomach ache and died.  You’ve called every attorney in town and they won’t take the case. You even have evidence that they too heavily sedated her, and that she did not have a condition that she should have died from.  You keep asking yourself, “Why won’t a medical […]

2019-01-20T16:19:40+00:00By |0 Comments

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bicycle Accidents

Many cities, including New York City, are encouraging residents and visitors to use bikes to get around the city.  There are more bike lanes being put in every day, and you can rent a “Citi-bike” just about anywhere.  It’s not surprising that this has resulted in an increasing number of bike accidents citywide.  They only have two wheels, so they are easy to tip […]

2019-01-17T13:01:40+00:00By |0 Comments

Injured Construction Workers Have Rights Under Labor Laws

Labor Laws protect construction workers injured on the job.  New York’s Labor Laws impose a heavy duty on employers to provide a “safe place to work.”  There is special protection for Construction Workers injured while doing work such as renovation, demolition, alteration or repair of buildings and other structures.  The justification for these laws is that construction work is an extremely dangerous profession, and employers should […]

2019-01-19T13:33:20+00:00By |0 Comments

New York’s “Scaffold Law” Protects Injured Construction Workers

New York State Labor Law § 240/241 was one of the first labor laws enacted in the United States.  It predates the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Workers Compensation Programs.  It was enacted in 1885, and despite lobbying to repeal it, has survived to this day. A similar law in Illinois was repealed in 2013.  There is even a website scaffoldlaw.com, dedicated to […]

2019-01-19T13:33:33+00:00By |0 Comments

Who’s The Best Accident Attorney in New York City?

If you’ve been injured in accident, you might be wondering, “Who’s the best accident attorney in New York City?” Just like you would want to find the best doctor, auto mechanic or interior decorator, you want the best lawyer.  Of course, you do! But how is “best” defined? There’s a little dive in Chinatown that has the “best” dumplings, but I know some of you […]

2019-01-19T13:17:57+00:00By |0 Comments

What Happens if the Car Accident is My Fault?

Lawyers are always offering advice on what to do if you are involved in a car accident that’s not your fault.  This is because when somebody else causes the accident, lawyers can represent you in claims for compensation. It is also important to know what steps to take if you are at fault for causing an accident.

So you are driving down […]

2019-01-10T13:56:25+00:00By |0 Comments

What are My Rights After a Hit and Run Accident In Queens?

There are few things more shocking than being seriously injured in an accident, and seeing the other driver take off.  Recently, one of my clients was walking ON THE SIDEWALK when an out of control car went up ONTO THE SIDEWALK and hit him.  His leg was broken in several places and thankfully some people inside adjacent homes heard the noise and called for an ambulance and […]

2019-01-19T13:19:35+00:00By |0 Comments

Trump Guts Worker Safety

According to the AFL-CIO, Trump’s is obliterating worker safety regulations, resulting in an increasing number of worker deaths and injuries, especially in dangerous occupations such as construction. Construction accidents which maim and kill workers increase and protections for their health and safety are abolished.  Due to these changes construction worker safety is at a 21st Century low, with accidents on the rise.  Here are some […]

2018-12-16T17:08:41+00:00By |0 Comments

Why You Need a Specialist to Handle Truck Accident Cases

People are always asking about whether they should hire a Truck Accident Lawyer NYC.  They might have been referred to somebody in their Neighbourhood by a friend or family member, but is that really who they want to handle their truck accident case?  Truck accidents have specific laws and regulations that apply, and inexperienced attorneys are usually not the best choice.  If you’ve been seriously injured in […]

2019-01-19T14:37:17+00:00By |0 Comments

What You Need To Know About Side-Impact Car Accidents

When a vehicle crashes into the side of another car, this collision is called a side- impact car accidents/collision. It may increase the vehicle occupants’ risk of suffering severe injuries or even death.  The way an accident happens is important in determining liability, and also for showing causation of the injuries claimed.  That’s why it’s important to understand the logistics of side-impact collisions.

You will also know where […]

2019-01-19T13:21:10+00:00By |0 Comments

HISTORY OF BUILDING CODES

Did you know that there have been building codes dating back to 2000 BC?  Authorities of the time were eager to create rules and records, and to create structures that were more reliability unlikely to collapse and kill people.  When buildings feel on people, it didn’t make Kings look good! The most elaborate and building code of ancient times was the Code of Hammurabi, which […]

2018-12-04T21:40:11+00:00By |0 Comments

History of Construction Accidents

Sadly, despite efforts to regulate the industry, builders have found it more cost effective to pay fines than to employ safety measures.  This has resulted in a history of preventable fatalities on construction sites that […]

2018-12-04T21:39:59+00:00By |0 Comments

What To Do After A Car Accident in New York?

Accidents can strike with no notice.  This blog will help you be prepared if you, or somebody you know, is involved in a car accident.  It is very important to know what to do immediately after an accident, and equally important that you hire the best attorneys if you suffer serious injuries in the accident.  The very best Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx car accident attorney can […]

2019-01-19T13:36:45+00:00By |0 Comments

Get Yourself the Best Brooklyn Car Accident Attorney!

 

Brooklyn has one of the highest rates of accidents in the country, and a higher rate than other parts of New York City.  That’s why insurance rates in Brooklyn are higher than in other parts of the City.  If you have never been the victim of a crash, it’s easy to assume it will never happen, but it’s much better to be prepared. Having a relationship with […]

2018-12-19T21:25:29+00:00By |0 Comments

Mark Your Calendars – Set Your Timers – Time to Vote!

 

What New Yorkers Need to Know for The Midterm Elections!

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2019-01-19T13:37:21+00:00By |0 Comments

Common Personal Injury Cases

 

There are thousands of personal injury claims filed each year by injured people.  The purpose of these claims is to acquire compensation for the pain and suffering that’s a result of somebody else’s carelessness.  Many studies have shown that a woman accident attorney NYC is better able to relate to clients and also makes the strongest cases.  Unfortunately, there are not that many woman personal injury […]

2018-12-19T21:30:24+00:00By |0 Comments

When Should I Call an Accident Lawyer?

So, you’d had some kind of an accident, and you’re wondering, “Should I call an accident lawyer?”  Was I badly hurt enough to make a case worthwhile?  Was this somebody else’s fault, or was it really mostly my own fault.  This article will guide you through when it might be a good idea to have a consultation with an accident attorney.  If you’re still not sure, why […]

2019-01-19T13:41:30+00:00By |0 Comments

New York City’s Top Personal Injury and Accident Attorneys

Wittenstein & Wittenstein has established itself as a Top New York City (Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, The Staten Island, and Long Island) Personal Injury Law Firm by offering great results to clients for over 60 years. Our legal team have successfully collected millions of dollars for thousands of clients, who have enthusiastically referred their family and friends for generations. If you cannot make it into their office […]

2018-09-24T11:57:27+00:00By |0 Comments

10 Ways to Get a Personal Injury Attorney to Take Your Case

The contingency fee system was signed into law to allow people that cannot afford to pay attorneys access to the legal system to assert their rights.  Personal Injury Attorneys do not get paid for their services unless, and until, a settlement is accepted or a judgment is entered.  This means that they must be very selective about the cases they take on, only accepting cases that they […]

2018-09-05T12:15:15+00:00By |0 Comments

The Personal Injury Lawsuit Process for Traffic Accidents

CLIENT INTERVIEW

The client and attorney meet and discuss:

  1. How the accident happened
  2. The extent of the injuries
  3. Employment and when the client expects to return to work
  4. Health issues that might impact the rate of recovery for injuries
  5. The jurisdiction and venue (where the accident happened and where the parties live, or where a company does business.)
  6. Ascertaining all defendants and the […]
2019-01-19T13:42:49+00:00By |0 Comments

15 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Declines Your Case

People are often puzzled by why personal injury attorneys decline cases.  Sometimes they think they have a great case, and call every personal injury attorney in town, only to have their case declined time and time again.  Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee, which means that they must invest money and resources in each case they take, and turn down those cases that they will […]

2018-09-02T18:53:37+00:00By |3 Comments

5 Ways to Make More Money Driving for Uber

UBER DRIVER LAWYER

1. LOG IN TO THE PASSENGER APP

The passenger app will show you where all the Ubers are – if there is too much competition where you are, you can drive to another location.

2. LOG OUT AND BACK IN FOR INCREASE SURGE FARE

Surge fares are calculated based on driver availability.  At a likely time for a […]

2018-08-30T11:15:49+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Do Clients Prefer a Woman Attorney?

Many studies have shown that women lawyers outperform men as lawyers, even though they still earning about 20 percent less pay across the board.  Miami-based analytics firm Premonition AI recently ran the biggest the largest scale study on gender in law that was ever done, and found that women outperform men at every level of practice.  The verdicts were higher and the clients were more […]

2018-08-29T11:36:47+00:00By |0 Comments

Child Injury Lawyer | Laws That Protect Children

WHY THERE ARE LAWS THAT PROTECT CHILDREN

We don’t leave babies alone in the house because they are not able to take care of themselves at all.  As children grow and mature, they begin to display greater levels of ability and can be rewarded with greater independence.  Laws take this into account and have different protections and expectations for children of different ages.  A child injury […]

2018-08-28T12:23:40+00:00By |0 Comments

Do I Need a Pediatric Malpractice Attorney?

Pediatric Malpractice Attorneys specialize is handling cases for children that are victims of medical malpractice.  It is a sub-specialty for the types of medical treatment that children receive, and the types of problems that tend to occur.  Of course, just like with medical treatment, a generalist malpractice attorney can handle many of these cases, but it is usually better to go with a lawyer that is more […]

2018-08-27T11:38:03+00:00By |0 Comments

Kushner Hit with Lawsuits over Williamsburg, Brooklyn Development

File:The Edge in Williamsburg with Seastreak ferry.jpg

I grew up with many stories about Williamsburg, Brooklyn, my father’s hometown.  Whenever I complained about just about anything, his response would be, “at least you didn’t grow up in Williamsburg.”  I thought it was literally the worst place on Earth, with flies swarming around manure.  Actually, when he was growing up, in the 1930’s […]

2018-08-26T21:01:42+00:00By |0 Comments

Product Liability Claims Lead to Ridiculous (and hysterically funny) Warning Labels

I was going to write a post about the most common types of product liability claims and a serious article about how manufacturers can be held liable when they are negligent or reckless in the design of their products.  Another major basis for product liability lawsuits is the “failure to warn” about the dangers of using a product.  Warning labels are intended to give consumers […]

2018-08-26T19:47:34+00:00By |0 Comments

Bronx Still Plagued by Lead Paint Poisoning

Lead paint was banned in New York City in 1960, but has no been removed from many homes, especially in the Bronx.  The New York Times reported that Mayor Deblasio is planning to “eradicate” lead paint from public housing, but it seems like it’s too little, too late.  When walls are painted over without stripping the lead paint underneath, small children can still peel off the […]

2018-08-26T18:37:02+00:00By |0 Comments

Dangers of the State Island Ferry

Ferry travel feels so safe, none of the lane changing and stress of driving, but The New York Post has reported that ferry captains warn that The Staten Island Ferries are “ticking time bombs.”  After a major accident in 2003, there has been some scrutiny of the safety of these aging ferries, and what’s been revealed shows that most of the ships suffer from serious safety […]

2018-08-26T12:42:54+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Do Lawyers Always Want to Bring Lawsuits in the Bronx?

According to the New York Post, The Bronx is the “lawsuit capital of NYC.”  The Bronx is the second smallest borough, yet more lawsuits are filed there due to the belief that Bronx juries are more generous to plaintiffs than any other borough.  The statistics are clear that the highest verdicts in the State are brought in by Bronx juries.  That’s why Personal Injury Attorneys always […]

2018-08-25T14:09:14+00:00By |0 Comments

Psychological Injuries Lawsuits

Some psychological injuries are so severe that they can be as disabling as serious physical injuries.  When a careless or reckless act caused intense trauma, special arrangements must be made when pursuing a lawsuit.  This concept originated with “collaborative divorce,” where a psychologist becomes part of the team so that settlement discussions can stay on track.  With lawsuits that involved extremely traumatic events, this formula […]

2018-08-24T21:48:29+00:00By |0 Comments

The Psychological Impact of Bullying

Gone are the days when bullying was considered a “rite of passage” and parents whose children have been bullied are told things like “teach them to stand up for themselves” and that “boys will boys.”  We know now that bullying has serious has a serious lifelong impact on a child, and that it has been linked to the current rash of school shootings. While laws […]

2018-08-24T21:49:11+00:00By |0 Comments

THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND IT’S IMPACT ON CHILDREN

Prison conditions in the United States have the lowest standards compared to other highly developed countries, and the neglect and abuse in the for-profit prisons is worst of all.  Most alarming is the situation at Juvenile Detention Centers, where children as young as twelve years old are held.  Thankfully, there are inmate abuse and neglect attorneys bringing cases for these children throughout the country.

In […]

2018-08-23T14:43:29+00:00By |0 Comments

10 Defensive Driving Tips

These 10 defensive driving tips will help you avoid accidents.  We are all taught these 10 defensive driving tips when we take driver’s education classes, but as the years go by, it’s easy to forget!

1. DON’T EXPECT OTHER DRIVERS TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD

Just because you stop at stop […]

2018-08-24T21:49:43+00:00By |0 Comments

When Should I Call a Civil Rights Attorney?

I get calls all the time with people asking me to represent them for violations of their Civil Rights.  Their neighbors are blasting loud music.  They have been fired from their job.  Their co-op is trying to evict them because their children are noisy.  Their neighbor is yelling racial epithets at them.  There is so much misunderstanding about what a Civil Rights Attorney can and can’t […]

2018-08-24T21:50:14+00:00By |0 Comments

WHAT IS A CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER?

A Civil Rights Lawyer can bring an action on your behalf for violations of Civil Rights guaranteed under New York City, New York State and Federal Law.  There are several common types of civil rights actions:

Employment Discrimination: – An employer cannot treat you differently because you are a member of a “protected class” and must reasonably accommodate disabilities.  In the United States most workers are “employees […]

2018-08-24T22:15:18+00:00By |0 Comments

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 […]

2018-08-26T11:02:42+00:00By |0 Comments

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 […]

2018-08-24T21:51:35+00:00By |3 Comments

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 […]

2018-08-26T11:18:41+00:00By |1 Comment

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 […]

2018-08-09T14:28:03+00:00By |0 Comments

New York No-Fault and Serious Injury Threshold Deciphered

So you’ve been injured in a car accident (truck, bus, etc.) and you are wondering whether or not you have a case.  For car accidents in New York, you can’t sue for minor injuries.  You need to have a “serious injury” – I’ll explain.

In the 1970’s the law regarding suing for injuries caused by an accident changed substantially.  Before that, if you had an accident, you would […]

2019-01-19T13:48:13+00:00By |0 Comments

Oh No! – I Had an Accident While Driving a Taxi (Uber, Lyft, Livery)

TAXI ACCIDENT NYC – WE CAN HELP

When you have an accident while you are working, your case has two parts.  The first part is to establish how your first party benefits (medical care, lost earnings, out-of-pockets expenses, etc.) will be paid.  In most cases those benefits will be paid by Worker’s Compensation, but in some circumstances they are paid by “no-fault” under the car […]

2018-07-07T15:29:40+00:00By |0 Comments

For Goodness Sake – Don’t Leave Your Car in Storage!

If you have collision insurance (aka full coverage) for your car, your insurance company will inspect your car and pay you promptly for the damage.  If you don’t have this coverage, you can make a claim against the car that caused the accident to collect money to fix your car (or the book value of your car if it is “totaled.”) This can sometimes happen quickly as […]

2019-01-19T13:48:49+00:00By |0 Comments
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