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Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

Evolution of Attorney Fees in the United States

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. […]

2022-11-24T09:52:05+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Choose the Best Truck Accident Lawyer

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 […]

2022-11-24T09:51:03+00:00By |0 Comments

Do’s and Don’ts After A Car Accident

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 […]

2022-11-24T09:10:22+00:00By |0 Comments

New Laws To Prevent Construction Accidents

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 […]

2022-11-24T08:58:05+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Choose The Best Queens Accident Attorney

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 […]

2022-11-24T08:54:38+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Find The Best Forest Hills Personal Injury Attorney?

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 […]

2022-07-08T11:20:03+00:00By |0 Comments

Auto Accidents Cause Most Head Injuries

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 […]

2022-07-08T09:00:34+00:00By |0 Comments

Compensation For Injured Construction Workers

Construction work is the world’s most dangerous profession, with thousands of workers suffering severe and fatal injuries each year. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA,) close to one in five workplace deaths are in the construction industry. Unfortunately, injured workers, and the families of workers that are killed on the job, rarely collect what they’re entitled because of laws that restrict lawsuits against employers. […]

2022-06-07T15:32:20+00:00By |0 Comments

Distracted Driving Main Cause of Car Accidents in NYC

In NYC, passenger cars and pedestrians compete with Amazon, Freshdirect, Ubers, Lyfts, black cars, yellow taxis and green taxis for their patch of roadway that’s not taken over by a bicycle lane. The background noise of blaring radios, jackhammers and construction doesn’t let you think and the flashing storefront lights cloud your vision. That’s why the best accident attorney in Queens always advises clients to drive […]

2022-05-03T13:52:24+00:00By |0 Comments

When Should I Call A Divorce Lawyer?

If divorce is in the air, putting off getting legal advice doesn’t make the problem go away. Knowing what you’re entitled to in a divorce can help you decide if it’s best to tell your spouse now or to wait until you’re better prepared financially to make a move. If your spouse has already brought up divorce, they’ve probably already spoken to an attorney, so […]

2022-04-28T12:35:49+00:00By |0 Comments

SHOULD I HIRE A LAWYER FOR MY STARTUP?

The biggest mistake any startup can make is cutting corners by using DIY forms to start their business. That’s why most startups will hire an attorney to handle the formation of their business entity, but they often don’t see the need for ongoing legal support. The savviest startups know that being proactive is the best way to protect the hard work they’re putting in their […]

2022-04-19T18:07:53+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Are There So Many Truck Accidents?

Once upon a time, a career as a truck driver paved the way to a solid middle class lifestyle, but changes in the law now leave many hard working drivers impoverished. In addition to the reduced lifestyle expectations, increasing pressure on drivers to work when they’re overtired has caused trucks to be a menace on the road, leading to increasing numbers of tragic deaths for […]

2022-04-19T18:05:41+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Avoid Catastrophic Injuries

There simply isn’t any type of transportation that’s completely without risks and even staying home presents hazards. Life would be unbearably boring if we didn’t dare to do much of anything for fear of being injured, so it’s important to get out and take some chances. Catastrophic injuries are life changing events that can severely limit a person’s enjoyment of life, but thankfully they’re extremely rare and […]

2022-04-02T11:01:21+00:00By |0 Comments

How Insurance Companies Low Ball Claims

If you’ve ever filed a claim against an insurance company, you know that they’re not in a hurry to give you top dollar. They are trained to use every means possible to deny or reduce how much money they pay out in claims. That’s why unrepresented claimants collect pennies on the dollars when compared to plaintiffs represented by experienced negligence lawyers in Queens. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is […]

2022-04-02T10:48:38+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Get Your Business Off To A Great Start

If you’re planning to start a business, hiring an experienced Queens business attorney is the best way to ensure its long term success. The adrenaline is pumping for startups at their outset, but companies that are not properly poised for growth don’t tend to stay in business very long. That’s why it’s so important to form the right business entity, carefully outline what’s expected from […]

2022-04-19T13:02:07+00:00By |0 Comments

Should I Divorce My Attorney?

If you’re feeling ignored, unappreciated and misunderstood by your attorney, it might be time to consider a divorce. Unlike a real divorce, dumping your attorney is relatively easy because New York law gives clients the unfettered right to fire their attorney at any time and for any reason. You don’t even have to tell your attorney that you want a divorce, you can simply find a new […]

2022-03-08T11:49:40+00:00By |0 Comments

The Most Common Types of Personal Injury Cases

There are many different types of personal injury cases including car accidents, slip and falls, product liability, sexual harassment and medical malpractice claims. Each type of case has its own case law, strategies and customs that can help maximize the amount of money that an injured victim collects, but some types of cases are more common than others. In New York City, the most common types of […]

2022-03-08T11:36:46+00:00By |0 Comments

The Importance of Choosing the Right Attorney

If you’ve been badly hurt in an accident, expect to be chased by a wide range of characters seeking to profit from your bad fortune. If your injuries were caused by the harmful negligence, recklessness or intentional act of somebody else, you may be entitled to a large amount of compensation, but there’s no free lunch. If you’re sitting comfortably and reading this, it’s highly unlikely tha […]

2022-02-01T08:23:48+00:00By |0 Comments

The Importance of Personal Service

There are a plethora of billboards from attorneys promising that they are the biggest firm in town. This reminds of me the sign next to the golden arches that announces that billions of people have been served. Does this mean that they make the best burgers? No, it just means that they are providing service to many people and that’s not possible unless what they are offering […]

2022-02-01T08:14:15+00:00By |0 Comments

What Should I Do After A Truck Accident?

Truck accidents are one of the major causes of death and catastrophic injuries in the United States. In fact, every fifteen minutes a person is seriously injured or loses their lives in an accident involving an eighteen wheeler, tank truck, mobile crane, log carrier, dump truck or other large vehicle. The lion’s share of truck accidents happen on the weekends and most of them occur in fair […]

2022-01-03T08:20:31+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Find The Best NYC Construction Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been seriously injured in a construction accident, your family’s future depends on collecting as much compensation as possible to mitigate the cost of medical care and as reimbursement for lost past and future earnings. It may not be possible to know yet whether you’ll ever be 100% recovered from your injuries, so it’s wise to take steps immediately to investigate your legal rights. The best […]

2021-12-01T13:12:00+00:00By |0 Comments

What Are No-Fault Benefits?

In New York, along with 11 other states (Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky, Hawaii, North Dakota, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Utah) and Puerto Rico has a statutory structure that provides personal injury protection (PIP) first party benefits to people injured in motor vehicle accidents regardless of fault. This mandatory insurance coverage for medical costs, lost earnings and out of pocket expenses is commonly referred to as “no-fault […]

2021-10-29T09:32:02+00:00By |0 Comments

What Types Of Accidents Cause The Most Serious Injuries?

Any type of traumatic injury calls for evaluation to determine its severity, but the lion’s share of injuries from car accidents and falls are relatively minor. Accidents involving heavy impacts and falls from a significant height cause the majority of catastrophic disabilities such as paralysis, loss of a limb, blindness and loss of cognition. In order to collect the huge amount of compensation they’ll need […]

2021-10-29T08:22:54+00:00By |0 Comments

What’s The Value Of My Case?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you’re likely facing the spectre of large out of pocket medical expenses, lost earnings and other challenges. It’s important to know that you don’t have to face this crisis alone because an experienced personal injury lawyer knows exactly what to do to help you return to enjoying your life. When you hire the right Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and […]

2021-09-24T07:42:51+00:00By |0 Comments

The Importance of Hiring The Best Truck Accident Attorney

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 […]

2021-08-23T01:10:29+00:00By |0 Comments

The Benefits of Hiring a Queens Car Accident Attorney

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. […]

2021-08-23T09:54:21+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Choose A Truck Accident Lawyer

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 […]

2021-07-16T19:38:04+00:00By |0 Comments

What’s a Negligence Lawyer?

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 […]

2021-07-16T18:27:48+00:00By |0 Comments

Catastrophic Injuries Require A Prompt Legal Response

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 […]

2021-06-17T10:41:56+00:00By |1 Comment

How To Document Your Car Accident Case

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 […]

2021-05-29T09:09:13+00:00By |0 Comments

Frivolous Cases and Contingency Fees

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 […]

2021-05-03T09:02:26+00:00By |0 Comments

We’ve Got Your Back

Catastrophic injuries are life altering, not just for the victim but for the entire family. Hopes and dreams are shattered, replaced with hoping that the next weeks, months and years might bring the ability to sit up, walk or talk. In addition to physical problems, financial worries amount as out of pocket medical expenses and lost […]

2021-05-03T08:45:08+00:00By |0 Comments

Do I Have A Medical Malpractice Case?

If you’ve been treating a doctor that’s caused you more harm than good, you may have a case against that doctor for medical malpractice. The law in New York allows people that are injured by the negligence, recklessness or intentional acts of a health care professional to sue for the damages they’ve incurred as a result. Unfortunately, many cases where people are injured by poor […]

2021-03-22T09:48:05+00:00By |0 Comments

How A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You

After a year of lockdowns, economic insecurity and the loss of loved one due to Covid 19, it’s terrifying to consider what new tragedies may await us down the road. With vaccinations on the rise, and the economy opening up, we’ll be out of the road more often for work, recreational activities and travel. This is something so welcome, but doesn’t come without a downside […]

2021-03-22T09:28:22+00:00By |0 Comments

What Damages Can Be Collected for Car Accidents?

We hear all the time about multi-million settlements and verdicts for people that are injured in car accidents, but there’s not a great deal of information on what claims contributed to these very large amounts of compensation. It would be naive to think that anybody really collects millions of dollars after a fender bender causes a sore neck that heals quickly. No attorney is that […]

2021-02-24T14:15:31+00:00By |0 Comments

Understanding New York’s No-Fault Law

New York is one of the twelve states in the country with no-fault motor vehicle accident laws. The other no-fault states are Florida, Kansas, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, North Dakota, Utah and Pennsylvania. It’s called no-fault because your medical bills, lost wages and some out of pocket expenses are paid regardless of how the accident happened. What many people don’t know is […]

2021-02-24T14:15:22+00:00By |0 Comments

Why You Need The Best Pedestrian Accident Attorney

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 […]

2021-01-14T05:40:15+00:00By |0 Comments

Child Victims Act – Sue Dr. Robert Hadden

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, […]

2020-12-31T21:02:48+00:00By |0 Comments

How I Learned To Love Being An Ambulance Chaser

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 […]

2020-12-24T21:25:17+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Find The Best Accident Lawyer

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, […]

2020-12-22T15:32:01+00:00By |0 Comments

The Importance of Choosing the Right Brain Injury Attorney

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 […]

2020-12-24T19:21:41+00:00By |0 Comments

Why You Need A Creative Truck Accident Lawyer

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 […]

2020-12-24T20:52:32+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Character Matters in 2020

One of the saddest realities of 2020 is that civility and appropriate behavior are hard to find. It wasn’t so long ago that it was embarrassing to be considered a nasty jerk, but sadly such behavior is becoming mainstream. There’s more information than ever available, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to trust sources. That’s why it’s important to choose doctors, lawyers, accountants, contractors and other […]

2020-12-01T13:45:48+00:00By |0 Comments

The Advantage of Hiring A Specialist

Most people understand the advantage of being treated by a specialist when they have a serious medical problem. A specialist has treated many people with the same illness or injury you’re suffering from, and has the experience and knowledge that you can depend on. You wouldn’t get brain surgery from a dermatologist, and you wouldn’t hire a real estate attorney to handle your divorce, but […]

2020-12-01T13:47:07+00:00By |0 Comments

What Is Whiplash?

Everybody knows the cliché about car accidents and whiplash, with the victim wearing a neck brace as a visual statement about their pain and suffering. Neck injuries are the most common injury sustained in a traffic accident and can vary greatly in severity. Whiplash injuries can range from mild stiffness that lasts for days to catastrophic injuries that cause permanent paralysis from the neck down. […]

2020-11-06T06:27:19+00:00By |30 Comments

What Type Of Lawyer Handles Traumatic Brain Injury (TMI) Cases?

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TMI) can cause severe disabilities that last a lifetime. Access to state of the art treatment, facilities and devices can make the future can be much brighter for brain injury victims and their entire family. That’s why it’s so important to choose an attorney that can collect the largest amount of compensation possible for victims of catastrophic injuries. Personal injury attorneys sue […]

2020-09-24T10:46:22+00:00By |3 Comments

CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS IN NYC

Phase I of the reopening of NYC was the resumption of construction work. The city that never sleeps woke up quickly and began buzzing again with the sights and sounds of building skyscrapers, restoring landmark buildings and renovating residences. It’s not surprising that construction accidents in NYC have also begun to increase in numbers, with many victims suffering from severe or catastrophic injuries. Construction accidents […]

2020-08-18T08:51:36+00:00By |11 Comments

What is Medical Malpractice?

Medical negligence by a healthcare professional, leading to injury or death, is known as the Medical Malpractice.In New York, you generally have only 2 1/2 years to file a medical malpractice claim. If your claim includes a city or state hospital, a notice of claim must be filed within 90 days. Once a healthcare professional becomes aware of their mistake, they often try to cover […]

2020-09-09T23:48:21+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Hire A Reputable Bronx Car Accident Attorney

New York City is the scam capital of the United States, so it’s important to know what to do to avoid scammers! For example, it’s important to make sure that you only get into a metered taxi, ride share, or livery that you’ve arranged for. Too many people have been charged $500 for a ride home from the airport. The Bronx is swarming with scams, […]

2020-07-12T20:02:45+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Avoid Summer Driving Hazards

With beaches, outdoor dining, and other amenities opening up, and the thought of flying with recirculated air still daunting, Americans are taking to the roads more than ever this summer. With Covid 19 still rampant and increasing in many areas, it’s important to take prudent steps to protect yourself, such as wearing a mask and avoiding indoor group activities. It’s also important to stay safe […]

2020-07-12T19:50:10+00:00By |0 Comments

Can I Sue For Sexual Abuse When I Was A Child?

The answer is yes. The Child Victims Act, passed in 2019, changed the law so that victims of sexual abuse, that are under the age of 55, can sue persons and organizations for child sexual abuse, no matter how long ago it occurred. For example, you could sue a coach that mistreated you at your elementary school in 1970 or a pediatrician that fondled you […]

2020-09-09T23:46:32+00:00By |0 Comments

What’s Changed For Car Accidents As NYC Reopens?

New York City finally entered Phase I of reopening this Monday, June 8th. This smart reopening is only happening because we’re continuing to see a downward trend in new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. At the peak of the crisis there were few cars on the road, but traffic is expected to pick up after the re-opening, increasing the likelihood of accidents. People injured in car […]

2020-06-11T21:38:22+00:00By |0 Comments

What Is Negligence?

You’ve probably heard people say that you can sue for negligence when you’ve been injured, but you might not know exactly what the word means. The definition of negligence is simply “failing to use proper care.” This can mean something very different depending on what the activity is, and whether training or a license is required. Just because you were hurt, doesn’t mean that you […]

2020-06-11T21:12:20+00:00By |0 Comments

Don’t Let Covid Stop You From Getting Legal Help

With most businesses closed and the recommendations to “stay at home” to save lives, people are being very selective about taking risks that might expose them to the virus. It’s easier for some people to shelter at home than others. Essential workers are getting on the subways and busses every day to bring people healthcare, food and medicine, putting themselves at risk to help their […]

2020-05-01T21:01:00+00:00By |0 Comments

Covid Workers Rights Attorney

Covid has turned the City upside down, but we’re trying to make the best of it. Doctors, nurses and EMTs are risking their lives to provide care, while other essential workers are backing them up. Non-essential employees are working from home or wondering if and when their jobs will resume. Safety is a major concern for all. Many people have been asking me what to […]

2020-04-28T20:33:14+00:00By |0 Comments

Have New York’s Nursing Homes Failed Our Seniors?

Nursing homes have a responsibility to provide proper care to their residents. This includes a non-delegable duty to keep them safe from known pathogens. On February 29, 2020, a resident died of Covid 19 at a nursing home in the state of Washington, and many deaths followed at that facility shortly thereafter. New York and other states became aware of the hazard. Despite this knowledge, […]

2020-04-11T16:01:30+00:00By |0 Comments

Can You Make a Personal Injury Case During A Pandemic?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, don’t be afraid to call a personal injury lawyer in NYC to see if you have a case. Modern law firms like Wittenstein & Wittenstein know exactly how to help you assert your rights without any risk to your safety. Consultations can be done on the phone or with Zoom, papers can be virtually notarized, conditions can be […]

2020-04-07T19:28:50+00:00By |0 Comments

HOW AN EXPERIENCED TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYER IN NYC CAN HELP YOU

The Covid 19 Pandemic has forced most people into their homes throughout the country. Some people are working from home and others have lost their jobs. They often have children underfoot, but they are feeling secure riding out the crisis in safety. Many people are not even stepping foot outside their homes, especially in New York City, where daily deaths are in the hundreds. Having […]

2020-04-07T19:35:42+00:00By |0 Comments

Queens DoorDash Accident Lawyer

With so many people sheltering in place, it’s no surprise that the food delivery business is booming. Unfortunately, this is causing a huge rise in accidents involving delivery vehicles. If you’re involved in an accident with a DoorDash vehicle, it’s going to require a large amount of investigation and legal expertise to figure out who’s responsible for medical bills, lost earnings and other expenses. DoorDash, […]

2020-03-31T19:30:11+00:00By |0 Comments

Should I Hire A NYC Grubhub Accident Lawyer?

NYC Grubhub Accident Lawyers

New York City has become the epicenter of the Covid 19 Pandemic, making going to the grocery store a terrifying prospect. The streets are quiet except for the blaring of ambulance sirens. Food delivery workers are out on the front lines, delivering breakfast, lunch, and dinner to New Yorkers sheltering at home. Grubhub is one of the most popular food […]

2020-03-29T18:33:00+00:00By |0 Comments

WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I’M INJURED IN A BICYCLE ACCIDENT DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC?

The NYPD is reporting that bicycle accidents are up close to 50% this March. This is because more people are using bikes to get around now that public transportation is so unsafe. There’s no reason to stop biking. In addition to being good exercise, it’s also a social distancing method of transportation. But if you’re going to be riding in NYC during this crisis, you […]

2020-03-24T16:03:02+00:00By |0 Comments

Do I Have The Right NYC Coronavirus Personal Injury Lawyer?

Coronavirus restrictions have shut down physical access to most attorney’s offices,  but that doesn’t have to mean your case is sitting idle in a file cabinet. It does mean it’s important to choose a firm that is prepared to handle both existing and new cases efficiently no matter how long this crisis lasts. Smart attorneys with offices that are paperless, cloud based and equipped with […]

2020-03-23T16:46:31+00:00By |0 Comments

NEW YORK CORONAVIRUS INJURY LAWYER

The Coronavirus pandemic has changed life as we know it in New York. We’re worried about our health, and the health of our friends and neighbors, doing everything we can to avoid spreading the disease. Some people with sick relatives may be wondering about their legal options if they or a family member contracts the disease. It’s important to know that it’s possible to collect […]

2020-03-18T21:09:27+00:00By |0 Comments

COVID 19 CRISIS ANNOUNCEMENT

We are hoping that you and your family are well and managing this crisis smoothly. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do to help you. Our office is located on the first floor of a townhouse that is accessible without social contact, so we’re planning to remain fully operational throughout this crisis. Don’t hesitate to call on us if […]

2020-03-18T21:02:51+00:00By |0 Comments

Your Rights During The Coronavirus Pandemic

I have been saddened to hear so many stories about Asians and Asian-Americans being treated badly during this current health crisis. This is riding on the heels of nasty rhetoric from the Trump administration regarding immigrants and refugees. It’s important to know that Federal, New York State and New York City law prohibits discrimination in employment, housing and public accomodations. New York City laws are […]

2020-03-15T13:21:34+00:00By |0 Comments

What’s The Hype About Stacey Abrams?

We might just be seeing Stacey Abrams on the ticket for the 2020 Presidential election. The former Democratic Leader of the Georgia House of Representatives, and 2018 Democratic Party contender for Governor of Georgia, is being courted by several of the Democratic Presidential candidates as a running mate. This savvy Yale graduate was the first black woman to become the gubernatorial nominee for a major […]

2020-03-09T19:45:53+00:00By |0 Comments

My Time With Ruth

I’m eternally grateful that I had the opportunity to study Constitutional Law with Ruth Bader Ginsburg during the Summer of 1996. She remains a great inspiration to me, inspiring me to share some of her contributions with you today. She’s a groundbreaking lawyer, women’s rights activist and Supreme Court Justice that’s changed the World.

Early Life and Career

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born […]

2020-03-13T18:35:18+00:00By |0 Comments

4 Ways to Find an Excellent Personal Injury Lawyer in NYC

You probably know that looking at billboards and listening to commercials is not the best way to find a personal injury lawyer in NYC. There are so many choices and you’re under so much stress due to the trauma of having an accident and concerns about your health due to your injuries. New York City is a big place, so you may want to narrow […]

2020-03-03T11:31:23+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Settle A Car Accident Case

Only the tiniest percentage of traffic accident cases go to trial. That’s because it’s usually pretty clear how an accident happened, and if it’s not a compromise is used as a basis for settlement. It’s rare that a car accident is so complex that it requires the testimony of an accident reconstruction expert. If you’ve been seriously injured, information about the value for damages can […]

2020-02-27T12:48:02+00:00By |0 Comments

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) and Low Impact Collisions

Don’t believe the insurance companies when they say that it’s impossible to sustain serious injuries in a low impact collision. The reality is that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can be sustained any time there is force to the head. Brain trauma occurs in car accidents when the head is either propelled into the steering wheel, windshield or other hard objects in the vehicle. When a […]

2020-01-28T11:08:02+00:00By |0 Comments

Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Bus Boycott

Martin Luther King Day was signed into law as a federal holiday in 1983, but was not established in all 50 states until 2000. The holiday celebrates the contributions of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., known for his contribution to ending segregation in the United States, and the tactics of civil disobedience that were used to achieve this goal. The Montgomery […]

2020-01-24T21:11:39+00:00By |0 Comments

What Are High Crimes and Misdemeanors

High crimes and misdemeanors is the Constitutional standard the Congress must use to decide whether or not to impeach and remove a sitting President. It’s always been difficult to understand Constitutional law because it’s written in old-fashioned language and is often intentionally vague. That’s why my teaching assistant review sessions, for the late great civil rights lawyer Haywood Burns, attracted hundreds of students and packed […]

2020-01-23T20:38:00+00:00By |0 Comments

What’s Your Personal Injury Claim IQ?

Everybody’s a “know-it-all” when it comes to personal injury claims. Even people that are lucky enough to never have an accident claim to know everything. Everybody has a friend that slipped on a banana peel and collected a million dollars or an uncle that drove his car into a tree and retired on the proceeds on his personal injury settlement. The reality is that nobody […]

2020-01-23T12:31:26+00:00By |0 Comments

Premises Liability – When Can You Sue?

If you’ve been seriously injured on somebody else’s property, you might be wondering if you should sue. You are considering making a premises liability claim, but you don’t want to be a greedy nasty person. On the other hand, you’ve lost time from work and can’t enjoy the same physical activities as before the accident, so it’s natural to consider whether you’re entitled to compensation. […]

2020-01-08T21:48:25+00:00By |0 Comments

Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

It’s opening night at your best friend’s new restaurant and excitement fills the air. The place looks gorgeous and the food is amazing. Everything’s just wonderful until you slip on the stairs down to the restroom, breaking your leg in two places. You don’t want to be a jerk and sue your friend, but now you’re in rehab after two surgeries, and haven’t been able […]

2019-12-31T12:26:05+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Spot The Red Flags When Seeking A High Quality Personal Injury Attorney

There’s no place to hide from attorney advertising.  You can’t miss them when you’re driving down a billboard lined highway, and again when you get home on your computer. You might even see attorney representatives at the scene of your accident or at the hospital, encouraging you to go to their “therapy place.” Queens, Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn car accident attorneys make […]

2019-12-21T10:18:49+00:00By |0 Comments

Religious Freedom

The founders of the United States and the drafters of our Constitutional considered freedom of religion to be of great importance.  That’s why the First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits infringement on the right to worship as you choose. We’re all aware that freedom of speech does not include the right to panic people by falsely screaming “Fire” in a crowded theater, and similar limits apply […]

2019-12-18T14:37:22+00:00By |0 Comments

Four New Laws in New York

Here are four new laws that were passed in New York that will be taking effect next year. Some of them are the result of years of effort to reform the draconian laws that preceded them, and some of them are just baby steps towards a larger goal.  You can judge for yourself.

  1. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT: The New York State legislature has made it […]
2019-12-18T14:29:25+00:00By |0 Comments

NYC CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYER

If you’re injured on a construction site, there are can be many overlapping claims that can be brought on your behalf.  If you’re working on the site, your employer should have a worker’s compensation policy in effect to cover you, and there are avenues to pursue if they don’t.  There are potentially claims under Labor Law and other laws that specifically address injured construction workers. Pedestrians and […]

2020-01-15T15:38:40+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Choose an Attorney

There are right ways and wrong ways to do just about anything.  If you’ve been seriously injured and lost time from work, making the right choice can be the difference between just getting by and living well, for the rest of your life.  The wrong way is to accept a card from a “therapy place” from a seedy looking person haunting the scene of your accident.  It’s […]

2020-01-15T15:40:34+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Is Every Lawyer Rejecting My Case?

You had a car accident and you’ve called every Queens car accident attorney, every Brooklyn car accident attorney and every attorney in Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island and they’ve all told you to get lost.  You don’t understand – you were injured, and it wasn’t your fault, so you’re wondering, “Why is every lawyer rejecting my case.?”  Accident attorneys work on a contingency […]

2020-01-15T15:41:07+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Do I Need to Sign HIPPA’s After a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents are no less than a nightmare! Insurance companies take advantage of your distress, by calling you up right after the accident, trying to get you to settle for much less than the case is worth.  Shortly after a truck accident, you may have very little pain, so you go home from the scene of the accident, hoping it’s nothing serious.  When the pain doesn’t […]

2020-01-15T15:41:29+00:00By |0 Comments

Brooklyn Has the Most Accidents in New York City

Insurance companies are cracking down on “rate jumpers,” raising awareness about where accidents in the City are more common.  According to Nerd Wallet, Kings County (Brooklyn) has the highest rates in New York City overall, with an average annual car insurance rate of $3,550.47.  The next highest insurance and accident rates are The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.  That’s why is so important […]

2020-01-15T15:42:14+00:00By |0 Comments

What To Expect From a Personal Injury Attorney

Everybody knows that personal injury attorneys collect money for accident victims.  Beyond that, it’s not always so clear how much they charge and what services they can be expected to provide.  Most personal injury attorneys take cases on contingency, meaning that you don’t pay anything until the case is settled or tried, and then only if the attorney is successful, but there are variations and […]

2020-01-15T15:42:43+00:00By |0 Comments

Vaccination Laws Upheld Despite Religious Objections

In the United States, the First Amendment of the Constitution protects our right to practice the religion of our choice.  The State and City of New York have passed laws that offer increased protection from interference with religious practice and discrimination based on religion.  Just like the right to move your fist ends at the tip of another person’s nose, the government will limit the […]

2019-11-19T14:28:07+00:00By |0 Comments

How to Find the Best Kew Gardens Accident Attorney

If you’ve recently been involved in an accident, beware of the swarms of vultures trying to prey on your misfortune.  Reputable Kew Gardens accident attorneys don’t hang around emergency rooms, giving out out cards for “therapy places,” they don’t keep calling you after you tell them to stop and they definitely don’t offer you thousands of dollars in cash to retain their services.  Would you […]

2019-08-30T16:44:46+00:00By |0 Comments

How To Choose the Right Glendale NY Accident Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you might be bombarded with attorneys chasing your case.  The therapy place is demanding that you treat five days a week, and insisting that you hire “their” attorney – they might even encourage you to retain an attorney by signing papers with them, without even meeting the attorney.  If this doesn’t sound like the best way to hire […]

2019-09-05T18:36:26+00:00By |0 Comments

Who Needs an Accident Attorney?

We’ve all heard our share of jokes about ambulance chasers, those sleazy guys in cheap suits trying to take advantage of people that have been injured.  As with every profession, there are those few embarrassments that act like these stereotypes, but if you’ve had an accident and you’ve been seriously injured, DIY representation is probably not your best choice.  A reputable Rego Park accident attorney […]

2019-08-29T16:15:58+00:00By |0 Comments

The Great Mystery of Liability Claims and Policy Limits

There is a great deal of confusion about the different types of liability claims and the insurance coverage that applies. People wonder why there was full medical coverage for their friend’s accident, while they are paying out of pocket for their doctor’s bills.  People wonder why they can only collect $25,000 as compensation on their liability claim, even though they have catastrophic injuries, while somebody […]

2020-01-15T15:44:39+00:00By |0 Comments

What Damages can be Recovered for Personal Injury Claims?

Most people know that they can collect money for “pain and suffering” from parties that accidentally or intentionally harm them, but wonder if there are other types of compensation that can be collected.  This will help you get the big picture about the structure of personal injury claims, so that when you consult with your Brooklyn car accident attorney or NYC Construction accident attorney, […]

2020-01-15T15:46:09+00:00By |0 Comments

Should You Hire A Construction Accident Attorney?

If you’ve been seriously injured on a construction site, you need an attorney that is familiar with this type of complex litigation.  If you are injured while working on a construction site, you may be told that you are limited to collecting workers compensation benefits.  In most cases this is true, but it is worthwhile to investigate whether or not you meet exceptions to workers’ […]

2020-01-15T15:46:38+00:00By |0 Comments

Injured In A Work-Related Car Accident? Here’s What You Need to Know!

When you are injured in a work-related car accident, you are not eligible for no-fault benefits under the car’s policy.  Instead, you must apply for worker’s compensation benefits to cover medical bills and reimbursement for time lost from work.  Accidents attorneys in Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx know that the best way to do this is to have an attorney or licensed […]

2020-01-15T15:47:06+00:00By |0 Comments

Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Truck Accidents

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, most truck accidents fatalities are to persons in passenger vehicles in collisions with 18-wheelers, big rigs, tractor trailers and other large commercial vehicles.  Despite increasing safety regulations, truck accidents have increased substantially since the 1990’s.  This could be due to downturns in the economy that are causing drivers to work longer hours or from recent legislation that rolls […]

2019-06-15T19:00:10+00:00By |0 Comments

What is a Personal Injury Case?

A personal injury case is a claim or lawsuit for damages caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional actions of another person or organization.  Most people are familiar with the typical cases for traffic accidents and slip and falls, but there are many other types of cases that a personal injury attorney in NYC can help you with.  If you suspect that the harm you’ve […]

2019-06-15T18:37:20+00:00By |0 Comments

Contingency Fee Lawyer – No Fee Unless We Win

New York law allows attorneys to retain clients on a contingency fee retainer for many types of cases. The law specifies the fees that can be charged for different types of contingency cases, and how the disbursements, liens and other financial aspects of a contingency fee retainer must be handled. This arrangement allows people that cannot afford a lawyer to have access to representation for many […]

2019-06-12T20:35:33+00:00By |0 Comments

Is it Too Late to Start an Accident Case?

Statutes of Limitations in New York

Time limits for bringing lawsuits are called “Statutes of Limitations.”  They specify the time period for starting a lawsuit. They are intended to allow a reasonable amount of time to start actions.  Once this time period expires, a lawsuit can usually not be filed. There are some exceptions that will allow cases to be filed after the time […]

2019-05-16T19:19:09+00:00By |0 Comments

I Signed a Liability Waiver, Can I Still Sue?

Most Liability Waivers are Not Enforceable in New York

Companies are increasingly requiring waivers for participating in many events and recreational activities.  They are intended to protect businesses from lawsuits, and act as psychological deterrents as people often assume that they cannot sue for their injuries because they signed a waiver.  If you’ve been seriously injured, an experienced New York personal injury lawyer might be able […]

2019-05-14T20:55:02+00:00By |0 Comments
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