Is Workers Compensation the Exclusive Remedy for Construction Accidents?


If you are wondering, “Is Workers Compensation the exclusive remedy for constructions accidents,?” the answer is that sometimes there are additional ways to collect compensation.


  • Grave Injuries – Applies to catastrophic injuries sustained in an accident.  This provision has been interpreted very narrowly by the New York Courts, denying a lawsuit to a worker that […]
2019-01-22T20:15:40+00:00By |0 Comments

Can I Sue The City If I Fall on the Sidewalk

Yes, you can sue the city if you fall on the sidewalk.  The City must have "actual notice" of the defect in the sidewalk, and a claim must be filed with 90 days of the occurrence. It is only worthwhile to sue the City for a fall on the sidewalk is you have sustained a very serious injury.  This is because litigation against the City is expensive, and the investment is not merited unless there are enough "damages" to collect. 

2019-01-22T17:17:10+00:00By |0 Comments

What Should I Expect From My Attorney?

This woman speaks out "loud and clear" about what she expects from an attorney.  The "me too" movement has empowered women to let their wishes be known and to refuse to tolerate disrespectful and inappropriate behavior.  Back in "the day," expectations for the personality of a professional were very low.  Doctors could lord over patients, telling them what to do, not answering questions - just telling them to do what they are told.  People would put up with this, and comment that he "doesn't have a great bedside manner."  Well, that's unacceptable now for any type of professional.

2019-01-22T16:15:14+00:00By |0 Comments

Are There Special Laws That Protect Children?

How the Law Protects Children

The law takes into account the immaturity and fragility of children and creates laws that have a higher level of protection than those that apply to adults.  Not everybody knows this.  I was outraged when a mother brought in her son that was hit by a car on his way to school.  He was being taken to school by an […]

2019-01-16T22:22:20+00:00By |0 Comments

What’s an Ambulance Chaser?


You should avoid at all costs becoming the victim of ambulance chasing.  Ambulance chasing is illegal in the United States and most of the World. In England is also called “barratry,” an offense committed by people who are “overly officious in instigating or encouraging prosecution of groundless litigation” or who bring “repeated or persistent acts of litigation” for the purposes of […]

2019-01-22T16:16:16+00:00By |0 Comments

How Common Are Construction Accidents in NYC?

Despite New York’s passage of more stringent construction worker safety laws, lack of employer compliance still leads to an alarming amount of avoidable accidents.  The NYC Department of Buildings reports that last August, a worker was seriously injured when a piece of plywood was used to conceal a hole, instead of repairing it.  This happened 56 floors above the ground, and the worker is lucky to be alive. Sadly, this is happening all the time as employers fail to implement safety protocols.  Construction safety in New York City can only be improved with both laws and enforcement.

2018-12-20T20:24:57+00:00By |0 Comments

Did I Experience Disability Discrimination at Work?

Disability discrimination occurs throughout various sectors. Despite the passage of the American Disability Act in 1990, disability discrimination at work still persists. Continue reading to learn how to tell if you've been discriminated against due to your disability.

2018-10-30T15:37:26+00:00By |0 Comments

Why are Stretch Limos ‘unsafe’?

After the tragic limousine accident on October 7th, resulting in the death of 20 people in upstate New York, the safety of stretch limos have come to the forefront. This is especially so, following the limousine accident 3 years prior where 4 women, including a bride-to-be, died. So what is it about stretch limousines that render them a potential safety hazard?

Here are some safety concerns pertaining to […]

2018-10-16T17:27:44+00:00By |0 Comments

How Much Should I Sue For?

ttorneys always sue for much more than they are likely to settle for, as they want to keep the stakes high with the threat of a potential jury verdict.  So the answer to the question, "How much should I sue for?" is "some ridiculous arbitrary amount that is much more than your case is actually worth."  That's why people hit the ceiling when they are served with a summons and complaint after a fender bender and see that they are being sued for $50,000,000! 

2019-01-22T16:16:53+00:00By |0 Comments

What If I think I’m OK After an Accident, and Realize Later That I’m Injured?

Personal Injury Attorneys call this type of scenario "delayed injuries."  It happens all the time.  Right after the shock of an accident, and the police come to the scene and you tell them you're fine, but then you go home and realize that everything is hurting.  Of course, it is always better for an injury lawsuit if you notice your injuries right away, but it's not too late to seek medical treatment for "delayed injuries" at any time after the accident when you realize you were hurt.

2019-01-22T17:18:05+00:00By |0 Comments

How Can I Make the Most Money as a Ride-Hailing Driver?

Yellow taxi drivers are suffering from competition from ride-hailing apps, and joining there ranks in droves.  Drivers for ride-hailing services don't have to pay a fleet on a weekly or daily basis to rent a cab, but they do have to lay out substantial amounts of money to lease, clean and insure late model vehicles. 

2019-01-22T17:18:19+00:00By |0 Comments

What is a Wrongful Death Lawyer?

A wrongful death lawyer is a personal injury lawyer that has the expertise to handle cases where injuries are fatal.  It must be shown that that carelessness and reckless caused the fatality.  These cases are complicated and deadlines can be short.  If somebody you care about was lost due to negligence, you should consult with a New York wrongful death lawyer as soon as possible.

2019-01-22T17:21:27+00:00By |0 Comments

Can an Inmate Sue for Abuse and Neglect?

Yes, inmates are entitled to rights while in prison which can be asserted as claims for compensation.  A New York inmate abuse and neglect attorney can be hired to represent you.  If you have been a victim of abuse by prison staff or other prisoners, it's worth investigating whether you have a claim.  If you have been denied proper medical care, disability accommodation, mental health treatment, you may have a compensatable claim.  You assert these rights, you will need the help of a New York inmate abuse and neglect attorney.

2018-08-18T14:22:42+00:00By |0 Comments

When Can You Sue for Sports Injuries?

If you suspect that your sports injury may have been caused by negligence or recklessness, a free consultation with a sports injuries lawyer will help you sort this out.  At Sports Injuries Lawyer, Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we've been helping injured people for more than 60 years.  Please don't hesitate to call if you think you might have a claim.

2019-01-22T17:21:55+00:00By |0 Comments

Are You Looking for a Motorcycle Crash Lawyer?

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If you’ve had a motorcycle accident, you need a motorcycle crash lawyer that knows motorcycle accident law inside and out.   Injuries are often severe and deaths are all too common, plus the laws are different for motorcycles than other types of motor vehicles.  Adding to the challenges, there is the perception that motorcyclists are […]

2019-01-22T17:22:06+00:00By |0 Comments

What Can I Do When My Child is Being Bullied at School?

There are strong Federal Laws and even stronger New York Laws that require schools to monitor for and eliminate bullying.  It is well-established that bullying can cause depression, anxiety and eating disorders - it can even lead to suicide.  If you know or suspect that your child is being bullied at school, the first step is to speak to the parents of the likely bully and the school.  If nothing is being done to eliminate the bullying, you may need an experienced Child Injury Attorney to help you.  See our blog article on bullying at school and call us for FREE CONSULTATION.

2019-01-22T17:22:17+00:00By |0 Comments

What Can I Do If My Attorney Dropped My Case?

If your attorney dropped your case without thoroughly explaining the reasons, you should call another attorney to look into it.  There might be very good reasons why your case cannot continue, but sometimes an attorney drops a case because he discovers that he does not have the expertise or resources necessary to handle the case, and never should have taken it in the first place.

2019-01-22T17:22:25+00:00By |0 Comments

When Should You Call an Employment Attorney?

Wondering whether you should call an Employment Attorney?  There are many different types of employment issues, and therefore different types of employment attorneys.  Here are some of the areas of practice for an Employment Attorney: Employment Discrimination Unequal Pay Failure to Hire Discriminatory Termination Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Employee Benefits Worker's Compensation Workplace Safety

2019-01-22T17:22:36+00:00By |0 Comments

When Should I Call a Medical Malpractice Attorney?

Wondering whether you should call a NYC Medical Malpractice Attorney? If you suspect that a doctor’s mistake has caused you or a loved one harm, you should investigate whether there is a medical malpractice case.  There are many different types of cases that a NYC Medical Malpractice Attorney can handle, for example:

  1. Birth Injuries

  2. Failure to Diagnose

  3. Medical Mistakes

  4. Dental Malpractice

A New […]

2019-01-22T17:22:45+00:00By |0 Comments

What Should I Do If I Find My Parked Car Damaged?

Leaving a scene after causing damage to someone’s property without providing any kind of information is considered a hit and run.  Unfortunately, in New York it is not usually the case that someone will leave a note after damaging your car. If you find that your parked car is damaged, you have a choice whether or not to report it to your insurance company

2019-01-22T17:22:54+00:00By |0 Comments

When to Call a Car Crash Lawyer?

You should call a car crash lawyer if you are injured in an accident.  It might not be clear how serious your injuries are right after an accident, but an experienced car crash attorney can advise you about steps to take to preserve your rights.  For example, a car crash lawyer is likely to suggest that you take the ambulance to the hospital to be checked out - you could be in a state of shock and the injuries might be worse than you think.  A car crash attorney will also suggest that you file for "no-fault benefits" so your medical bills will be paid, because a car crash lawyer knows that the deadlines are short.  A car crash attorney will also recommend how to best handle your property damage claim, should there be damage to a vehicle.  

2018-07-25T14:20:17+00:00By |0 Comments

What I Should I Do Immediately After a Car Accident?



Queens Car Accident Lawyer, Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been helping victims of car accidents for over 60 years.  We know that even though more than six million car accidents happen each year, it still comes as a shock when it happens to you. It is an […]

2018-07-21T14:16:20+00:00By |0 Comments

Why is my Personal Injury Case Taking SO LONG?


Your personal injury attorney should fully explain why your case is taking so long.  There are many legitimate reasons why a personal injury case takes the time it takes, but if your attorney cannot explain why your case is still pending, you might want to consider changing lawyers.  Some law firms sign up more cases than they can handle, and it is […]

2019-01-22T17:23:35+00:00By |0 Comments

Why Can’t I Get a Personal Injury Lawyer to Take My Case?

Most personal injury cases are handled with a contingency fee.  This means that the personal injury lawyer is laying out the money to prosecute the case, only getting paid when there is a settlement or a verdict.  Some types of personal injury cases require a very large investment in time and money, so these cases need to be a "slam dunk" on both liability and damages before an attorney will be willing to make an investment. 

2019-01-22T17:23:59+00:00By |0 Comments

What Should I Do If I Have a Bicycle Accident


If you are wondering, “What should I do if I have a bicycle accident,?” you should call a bicycle accident attorney for advice for your particular circumstances.  Bicycle Accidents are complex.  Insurance coverage for bicyclists is tricky.


Your no-fault benefits should be paid by the car that hit you.  If that vehicle was uninsured, and you have […]

2018-07-19T13:33:08+00:00By |0 Comments

Can I Sue My Boss For Asking Me Out on a Date?

Can I sue my boss for asking me out on a date? Maybe! Is he does it repeatedly and doesn't take no for answer. If your work conditions change after you've turned him down - if you are passed over for promotions or overtime. If you believe you are a victim of sexual harassment, call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation at 718-261-8114

2018-07-19T12:29:25+00:00By |0 Comments

What is No-Fault Insurance?

No-Fault Insurance is the commonly used term for NY's mandatory coverage for traffic accidents that covers medical bills, lost earning and out-pocket-expenses. They are filing deadlines and other requirements that must be met. If you've had a traffic accident, call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a FREE CONSULTATION - NO WIN, NO FEE - we'll take care of everything for you so you can concentrate on your health. Call 718-261-8114 for an appointment.

2018-07-19T13:37:16+00:00By |0 Comments

What Should I Do After a Car Accident?

If you are wondering “what should I do after a car accident,?” here are some simple steps: Check the medical condition for yourself and all occupants of the vehicle. Call 911. Use your phone to take a photo of the other driver’s identification, insurance information and phone number. Get the names and numbers for witnesses, if any. Take pictures of the scene and both vehicles. Take the ambulance to the hospital with all occupants. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114.  It’s a good idea to keep your lawyer’s card in your wallet in case you have an accident.

2018-07-19T12:28:11+00:00By |0 Comments

Are Women Attorneys Better for Personal Injury Cases?


If you are wondering, “Are women attorneys better for personal injury cases,?” the answer is yes.  Most women (and men) feel more comfortable discussing their injuries and health concerns with women, who tend to listen more carefully and be more empathetic.  Woman are also better negotiators because they are not as belligerent.  Women tend to be more patient […]

2019-01-22T17:24:48+00:00By |0 Comments

What is an Accident Attorney?



what is an accident lawyer

If you are wondering “What is an accident attorney,?” the answer is not so simple as there are many titles used for lawyers handling accident cases.  An accident attorney is a type of personal injury lawyer, representing people that claim to […]

2018-07-20T23:17:54+00:00By |0 Comments

Can I Sue In New York If I’m Not a Citizen?

Wittenstein & Wittenstein can represent you even if you are not a citizen. Non-citizens in The United States have the same rights as citizens to sue for negligence in the courts. There is no reporting requirement for attorneys or insurance companies for immigration status. So don't be afraid to assert your rights because of your immigration status, call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation if you've been a victim of any type of negligence. Call 718-261-8114.

2019-01-22T17:25:04+00:00By |0 Comments

What Is Negligence?

If you are wondering, "What is Negligence,?" you should know that it is when somebody caused harm accidentally, by not being careful enough, not taking proper precautions or by breaking rules and regulations.   If you are a victim of negligence in New York City (Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn) Nassau County, Long Island or Westchester, you need experienced personal injury attorneys to bring a claim on your behalf. Call Wittenstein and Wittenstein, Esqs., a firm serving the community for more than 60 years, to help you assert your rights. Call 718-261-8114 for an appointment for a FREE CONSULTATION.

2019-01-22T17:25:16+00:00By |0 Comments

What Are The Time Limits for Filing a Lawsuit in New York?

If you are wondering about the time limits for filing a lawsuit in New York, the best thing to do is immediately consult an attorney. Some time limits are very short, and waiting can jeopardize your claim. If you are injured in a Hit and Run accident in New York, it must be reported to the police within 24 hours! For more information, please call Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we've been handling personal injury cases for more than 60 years. Call us at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.

2019-01-22T17:25:24+00:00By |0 Comments

What Should I Do If My Child is Injured?

If you are wondering, "What should I do if my child is injured," the first thing is to figure out what insurance applies so that they can get medical care. Then it is worth investigating whether somebody's carelessness caused the injury. There are specific types of claims specific to children, where adults should have to take extra care. For more information, please call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.

2019-01-22T17:25:33+00:00By |0 Comments

What are Contingency Fees?

If you are wondering "What are Contingency Fees", you should know that they are an arrangement with an attorney so that you don't have to pay any money upfront. The attorney invests time and resources in your case and gets paid when you accept a settlement or a verdict is rendered. This is why an attorney must make a decision about accepting your case based on the strength of the claim. For more information, call Wittenstein & Wittenstein 718-261-8114.

2019-01-22T17:25:38+00:00By |0 Comments

Do I Need to Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you are asking "Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney," you should know that there are many factors to consider, such as the severity of the injuries, whether or not there is a dispute over liability and how much insurance coverage is available. You can call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free, no-obligation consultation to help you decide. Please call 718-261-8114 to make an appointment.

2019-01-22T17:25:47+00:00By |87 Comments

Should I File a Lawsuit?

If you are asking "Should I File a Lawsuit" in NY, there are many factors to consider. Litigation is lengthy and expensive, so you must consider whether your case is strong enough. There will be work to do for both yourself and your attorney. If you are considering filing a lawsuit, call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation at 718-261-8114.

2019-01-22T17:25:58+00:00By |0 Comments

Do I Have a Case?

Queens NYC Personal Injury Attorney explains how to know if you should make a case for a particular set of facts. There are many factors in the decision and the best thing to do is to speak to a Personal Injury Attorney for advice.

2019-01-22T17:26:03+00:00By |0 Comments

How Do I Get My Medical Bills Paid?

Top Queens NYC Personal Injury Attorney explains how medical bills get paid for different types of accidents, including traffic accidents and accidents on the job. The best way to find out for sure is to speak to an attorney who can apply the law to the specific facts of your situation. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a FREE CONSULTATION at 718-261-8114.

2019-01-22T17:26:16+00:00By |0 Comments