CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you have been seriously injured while working at a construction site, the laws are complicated. You are entitled to Workers Compensation, but you may also meet an exception to the law that bars lawsuits by employees against employers and you may also have a claim against a third party. This is why you would benefit from hiring a Construction Accident Attorney to help you obtain compensation.
There are many claims to file for benefits, and possibly lawsuits to file against several entities. Once a settlement is proposed you will also benefit from the advice of an experienced Construction Accident Attorney that knows how much your case is worth. You should also know that a Construction Accident Attorney usually works on a contingency fee, so you don’t have to pay any money up front. You certainly have nothing to lose by having a free consultation.
CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
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 in doubt, it’s always a good idea to speak to a trusted personal injury lawyer who can advise you about whether or not you have a case. If you have been seriously injured in any type of accident, (a traffic accident, “slip and fall,” work accident, animal attack, etc.,) it’s always [...]
“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 injury attorneys are now sometimes called no-fault lawyers and people injured in traffic accidents ask, “Do I have a no-fault case?” Let me set the record straight! Prior to no-fault laws, personal injury cases for traffic accidents were like all other types of personal injury cases. If a person was injured [...]
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 an accident attorney. When seeking a reputable accident attorney, the first place to look is at the venerable firms in your area that have been serving the community for generations. These prestigious firms that are sustained and grown mostly by referrals are usually the most trustworthy. Scammers and shysters are often “fly [...]
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 medical malpractice attorney accepts a case, they know that they are agreeing to a substantial amount of work over several years and also to a substantial investment in capital to prosecute the case. A qualified Queens Medical Malpractice attorney is always happy to explain their ability and experience. Medical Malpractice cases [...]
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 pizza. This is called “vicarious liability,” and the best way to know if it applies to a specific situation is to consult with an Brooklyn Car Accident Attorney. If the employee decided to abscond with the pizza and head for Canada, the pizza shop would not be liable for his “rogue” [...]
How to Keep Your No-Fault Benefits Open If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, your medical bills are usually paid by your car insurance. This benefit is commonly referred to as a “no-fault” benefit, as you are entitled to this coverage regardless of how the accident happened. This covers drivers, passengers and pedestrians that are involved in traffic accidents unless the accident happened while the person was working. It’s important to note that health insurance will not cover medical bills from traffic accidents, the no-fault benefits are primary. If you are eligible (the accident didn’t happen while you were working,) no-fault will pay the bills for any ambulance and emergency room treatment resulting from a [...]