About Admin

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.

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 […]

2018-08-14T05:58:18+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 […]

2018-08-12T23:32:01+00:00By |0 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 […]

2018-08-14T04:37:00+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 […]

2018-06-12T14:29:09+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 […]

2018-06-12T14:35:48+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 […]

2018-07-03T10:26:02+00:00By |0 Comments