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According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) close to 6,000 pedestrians are killed by traffic accidents every year. That’s close to a death every ninety minutes! Pedestrians are much more likely to be killed or suffer catastrophic injuries from a crash, with over 135,000 treated yearly in emergency rooms. Pedestrian accidents are the number one cause of death for children under the age of fourteen, and the number two killer of seniors. In response, NYC has developed a “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate preventable crashes through enforcement, engineering and education. The best car accident lawyers in Queens have worked with the city to share their knowledge of how to [...]
Since the New York State legislature passed The Child Victims Act in January, 2019 victims of child abuse have been successfully bringing claims for abuse that occurred when they children. The Act extended long expired statute of limitations, allowing victims one year to sue their abusers for acts that were committed decades ago. The deadline for filing claims under the original act was August 14th, 2020, but the NY Legislature voted last Spring to extend until August 14th, 2021. This means that victims Dr. Robert Hadden has only 226 days left to file an action against him for sexual exploitation and abuse carried out while providing medical treatments. If you were abused [...]
When my dad took me to play tennis and ice skate - when we took our yearly Winter trips to visit relatives in Florida - when we shopped at Saks and Bloomingdales - all I ever heard was how my dad’s law practice paid for all of it. What was he doing to make money for all these nice things? I didn’t really know, but sometimes people would chuckle and say he’s an ambulance chaser. I didn’t really like the sound of this and wished that my dad was something cool like an actor or a civil rights leader. It’s been a long road, but I’ve come to understand the value of [...]
Too many people are afraid to contact a personal injury attorney because they’re afraid their case isn’t big enough. It’s quite true that some cases are not worth pursuing, but the reason is usually not simply that they’re small. If you’ve been injured and it’s not your fault there’s usually something you can do to facilitate healing or collect money. Wittenstein and Wittenstein is dedicated to providing access to the highest quality legal advice to all people seeking legal advice in New York City and Nassau County. We’ve achieved some of the highest settlements and verdicts in the Great New York Metropolitan area, but we’ll still take the time to help you [...]
Everybody always wants to hire the best. This is true when you’re looking for a doctor, lawyer, accountant, plumber, electrician or babysitter. The challenge is how to define the “best.” When my daughter wanted to go to a sleep away camp, I asked my friends to recommend the “best” camp. My daughter hated it because they didn’t play sports enough there. I asked my friend, and she said her daughter hates sports, that’s what she loved about the camp - very little sports. So, if you’re looking for the best accident lawyer in Forest Hills, it’s important to give some thought to what’s important to you. Do You Like To Be Informed? [...]
When you, or somebody in your family, is injured in a serious accident, the wolves start to circle around looking for their kickback. These predators don’t care about access to state of the art medical facilities or the accommodations to homes and vehicles that can improve the quality of life for you or your loved ones. All they care about is the kickback they’re going to get from the unethical attorneys and therapy mills that they work with. Steer clear of these scoundrels and hire the top brain injury attorney in Queens that will provide excellent service and knows how to obtain the huge settlement or verdict that’s required to fully compensate [...]
Truck accidents cause more fatalities and catastrophic injuries than any other type of motor vehicle accident. That’s why you need a lawyer that knows how to think outside the box to get you the tremendous amount of compensation you’re entitled to for your medical costs, loss of earnings, diminution of future earnings, pain, suffering and emotional distress. You need a lawyer that knows how to find all the deep pockets and that can paint a picture that convinces an insurance company or a jury how terribly you’ve suffered and how that should translate into a large monetary award. Alyce Wittenstein has been helping people injured in truck accidents for more than twenty [...]