LONG ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS2018-08-24T21:54:11+00:00

LONG ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

LONG ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

From Great Neck to Montauk and back again, we’re the Long Island Personal Injury Attorneys that have been by your side. We’ve been helping injured Long Islanders for generations.  We handle all types of traffic accidents, including boating and aviation accidents.  We take every single case seriously, getting the best settlements and verdicts, plus we hold your hand every step of the way.  If you have been injured by an accident, a product or a violation of your civil rights, we are here to serve you.

Is Your Right to Vote Disappearing?

Is Your Right to Vote Disappearing? wittenstein.com  has been a little over 50 years since President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Voting Right Act of 1965 into law.  Passed during the Civil Rights era, it sought to remove barriers meant to keep African Americans from voting on election day. These barriers included literacy tests, poll taxes, and intimidation by law enforcement officials.  By the end of 1965 a quarter million more African Americans were registered to vote. Since the initial passing, it has been amended a couple of times under various administrations to include other minority groups. With the tidal wave of Conservatism, these laws are being undermined [...]

The Difference Between Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault

 The Difference Between Sexual Harassment & Sexual Assault It seems as if every time we turn on the news, there’s another accusation about sexual harassment or assault that comes up. We are living in a time where behavior that was once minimized and brushed aside is now coming to public attention. People now feel emboldened to speak up and are encouraged by movements such as ME TOO to take a stand. As more offenses come to the public sphere and terms such as sexual assault and sexual harassment gain traction, knowing the difference between each becomes increasingly difficult. Below we break down the difference.   What is Sexual [...]

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 can also be applied, and a lawsuit for psychological injuries can be brought. Of course, any accident is traumatic.  Fearing for your life when you are hit by a car or slipping on water and breaking your leg are “traumatic events,”, but these [...]

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FOOD POISONING 101 : HOW TO PROTECT YOUR GUESTS ALL SUMMER ’18

With a little over a month left until the end of summer, many of you may try to squeeze a barbecue in while the days are still long. We all know with these type of events, careful planning and a trip to Costco’s for your food and supply needs is usually required. It is important however, to also keep food safety in mind, rather than leave it as an afterthought.  According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about 48 million Americans experience food poisoning (also known as foodborne illness) every year- that’s 1 in 6 Americans! As a Queens food poisoning lawyer for over [...]

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 by the police. You may receive up to $1,000 [...]

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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 lawyer is aware of these laws and how to apply them. EXAMPLES OF CHILD PROTECTIVE LAWS CAR SEATS A statute is a law that is passed by a legislature.  It's written down and needs to be followed precisely.  An example [...]

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 knowledgeable about this particular area.  A really good malpractice lawyer will know everything about the medical procedures for the case, almost as much as a doctor! Did you know that it could be malpractice for some orthopedists to treat children with [...]

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 on the books are being strengthened, the enforcement of those laws is lagging behind.  It’s time to hold schools accountable for the harm due to the psychological impact of bullying o their students. According to National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment [...]

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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" - they often refer people to "medical mills" that do [...]

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 tips below can help you avoid some of the [...]