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In the 17th Century, most states capped legal fees based on the attorney’s area of practice. For example, there would be a cap for divorce, a cap for real estate transactions and a cap for criminal representation. Attorneys would therefore have to compete heavily for clients based on their skills because it wasn’t easy for an attorney that charged less than the cap to make a living. That’s why attorneys lobbied heavily for additional fee options and developed innovative ways to make more money. Most Queens accident attorneys use a contingency retainer, so you don’t have to pay anything until you collect money making it possible for even the poorest injury [...]
If you’ve been injured in a truck accident, you could be facing a road long to recovery without the resources in place to keep your family afloat. Luckily, the best truck accident lawyers in NYC can help you collect the compensation you’re entitled to from the responsible parties without requiring you to pay any fees until money is recovered. Many Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx personal injury attorneys claim to be truck accident lawyers, but lack the skills and experience that’s needed to get you the largest possible amount of money. These are some of the ways you can ensure that you are hiring one of the best truck accident lawyers [...]
If you sustain serious injuries in a car accident, the financial and emotional impact on your family can be severe. The shock of an accident can cause even the most level headed people to become disorientated, so it’s wise to know in advance the steps you need to take to protect your health and your finances. Doing the wrong things after an accident, or forgetting to do the right things, can jeopardize your ability to collect the compensation you’re entitled to. Here are some do’s and don’ts from the top Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx car accident attorneys that will help ensure that your interests are protected. Don’t Say No to the [...]
New York Law is getting an update with the intention of helping to prevent injuries to workers and bystanders caused by construction accidents. These changes are a result of research and investigations over the last few years that have pinpointed how to best reduce accidents without putting undue restraints on the profitability of construction companies. The result is a series of updates to construction safety laws on sites, building inspection requirements and property maintenance rules. If you’re injured in a construction accident, it’s important to speak to an experienced NYC construction accident attorney as soon as possible to determine whether you’re entitled to compensation. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is the Queens, Brooklyn, [...]
When you’re injured in an accident that’s caused by somebody else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional act, you may be entitled to money damages. The first step is to ascertain whether the act or omission that you believe caused the accident meets the legal standard for liability. If it does, the case is only worth pursuing if there is insurance or substantial assets to collect against. Once this is established, the evidence must be presented in the best light in order to collect the largest possible amount of compensation. Handling an accident case yourself doesn’t make sense because the best Queens accident attorneys work on a contingency fee, so it costs nothing [...]
If you’ve been injured in an accident, it’s important to get legal advice quickly so that evidence can be preserved and deadlines are met. That said, rushing into signing on the dotted line with somebody that hands you a card as you’re getting into an ambulance isn’t the right way to do it. When you choose the best Forest Hills personal injury lawyer that’s been serving the community for over sixty years, you’ll get great service and great results. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation at 718-261-8114 and get your case off to a great start. Best Forest Hills Personal Injury Lawyer There are many attorneys that have offices in [...]
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, more head injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents than by any other type of trauma. They are also the most common cause of disability and death for adults in the United States. All head injuries must be taken seriously because symptoms of traumatic brain injuries (TMI) are not always clear and delays in treatment can result in a death that might have been prevented. That’s why Alyce Wittenstein, the best Queens Brain Injury Attorney, recommends always going straight to the emergency room by ambulance if you sustain even the slightest trauma to your head in an auto accident. What Types of Motor Vehicle Accidents Cause [...]