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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.

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 […]

2018-12-08T08:56:04+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

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, […]

2018-11-05T19:01:03+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 […]

2018-11-05T18:40:56+00:00By |0 Comments

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

 

What New Yorkers Need to Know for The Midterm Elections!

2018-11-02T17:12:10+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.  […]

2018-10-13T07:27:05+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 […]

2018-09-24T11:54:29+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 […]
2018-09-02T21:06:27+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

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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 |2 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 |0 Comments

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

Why Women Attorneys are better for Harassment and Personal Injury Cases

Working in New York City or any other city in the world comes with its own benefits and advantages as well as with its risks and problems. One thing that is easily (and sometimes not-so-easily) noticeable is that when it comes to the ratio of benefits to risks and problems, men have more benefits and are liable to suffer from less problems than women. This can be […]

2018-03-28T10:12:10+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 […]

2018-08-26T23:33:25+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 […]

2018-08-26T11:21:37+00:00By |0 Comments

When you’ve injured in a car accident – don’t refuse the ambulance!

The other day a client called, telling me that she was very nervous about what to do because she just had a car accident. She said that she had the green light, but the woman that blasted through a red light, lied to the police, and the police report says that the accident is a “question of lights.” She said she had a witness, a pedestrian, that […]

2018-08-26T11:22:07+00:00By |0 Comments
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