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Truck accidents can cause severe or even catastrophic injuries, so getting top dollar compensation is extremely important for passenger car occupants, pedestrians and cyclists that are involved in crashes with these big heavy vehicles. There are many negligence lawyers in Queens that claim to handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including truck accidents, but you’re not likely to get the best results unless you hire a truck accident lawyer in NYC that has a tremendous amount of experience with this type of case. Wittenstein and Wittenstein is the top negligence lawyer in Queens, handling truck accident cases for more than sixty years. Call us at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. Compensation [...]
It’s becoming increasingly common for insurance companies to try to settle car accident claims quickly with injured people before they get a chance to speak to a lawyer. This is a great strategy for insurers because when they’re successful, they get away with paying pennies on the dollar compared to what the injured person would collect if they hired a Queens car accident attorney. Sometimes they even try to settle the claim the same day, before the person has a chance to wake up stiff the next day and realize how badly injured they are. Here’s $500, they say, and some naive people actually accept it when their claim could be worth [...]
Most small firm and sole practitioner personal injury attorneys can effectively handle most small car accidents and slip and fall cases, but truck accident cases are much more complicated. For starters, people injured in truck accidents often have severe or catastrophic injuries that require large amounts of compensation. This means that it’s necessary to identify all deep pockets that contributed to the accident and to aggressively litigate the case to get top dollar. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer in NYC that has the skills and expertise to get you the most money possible to help you get a new lease on life. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has [...]
Lawyers graduate with a degree called a Juris Doctor that is required in New York, and in most other states, as a prerequisite for taking the bar examination and admission to the profession. Whereas doctors usually specialize in a particular area and become certified to practice medicine in that field, lawyers all graduate as generalists after studying many areas of the law in school. One of the major areas of law school study, called “torts” is about civil liability for injurious conduct. A negligence lawyer is an attorney that specializes in collecting money for people that have been injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of others. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is [...]
When an accident causes severe or catastrophic injuries, it’s important to take action immediately to preserve your claim. When defendants know that somebody is going to require a large amount of compensation, they are likely to try to destroy evidence and fabricate in an attempt to protect their financial interests. This is why it’s important to contact an experienced New York City catastrophic injury attorney as soon as possible after any accident or incident that causes serious permanent injuries. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You don’t have to pay until we win. What Is A Catastrophic Injury? 42 USC § 3796b defines a catastrophic injury as one [...]
Anybody that’s ever watched TV or gone to the movies understands the importance of evidence in proving any type of legal matter. Car accident cases are no different. If you’re claiming you’re injured, you lost time from work and that your car was damaged, you’ll need evidence to show that this is true in order to collect compensation. Your subjective testimony may be compelling, but you’ll need documents and experts to back you up in order to prove that what you’re claiming is true. An experienced car Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx and Brooklyn traffic accident attorney can guide you through the process. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a [...]
In order to provide access to people that cannot afford an attorney, personal injury attorneys in NYC are allowed to use contingency fee retainers that forgo payment until the case is settled or a verdict comes in from a jury. The attorney usually pays the expenses of the case in addition to investment time and if the case is dismissed or dropped the attorney collects nothing. This arrangement means that personal injury attorneys in NYC need to be very choosy about the cases they sign up so the chance that they’ll push you into pursuing a frivolous case is pretty slim. That’s why it’s always a good idea to call a Queens, [...]