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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. That’s why we’re going to outline how courts determine whether a property owner is legally liable when somebody gets hurt. It’s always a good idea to call us at 718-261-8114 if you’ve had any kind of accident for a specific answer regarding the facts of your particular [...]

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 to work in months. So you’re wondering, “Should I hire a personal injury attorney?” Were You Injured As a Result of Negligence? The best way to find out if you should hire a personal injury lawyer NYC is to make an appointment for a free consultation. Queens, [...]

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 all kinds of promises, but how do you know which claims to believe? This article will show you how to spot “the red flags” that can reveal that your attorney is not being honest and transparent. The “Therapy Place” Guy Some unscrupulous lawyers collude with unethical medical practitioners [...]

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 to all rights.  We should be grateful to live in a country that allows us the freedom to practice the religion of our choice. Regarding religion, the First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”   [...]

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. DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT: The New York State legislature has made it simpler and easier for employees to sue their employers. The Human Rights Law will no longer require workers to show that discrimination or harassment was “severe and pervasive.” The new law will only require employees to prove they were treated worse than others. Employers will no longer be able [...]

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 visitors to construction sites can also bring claims if they are injured as a result of negligence.  Wittenstein & Wittenstein are the most reputable NYC construction accident attorneys with sixty years of combined experience at the firm. When Safety Laws Are Ignored There are many [...]

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 pretty unlikely that any high quality medical practice would employ somebody like this, isn’t it?  What’s even worse is to sign a retainer with their lawyer, who you’ve never even met.  Clearly the wrong, so let’s talk about the right way to find a Bronx [...]