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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, you will be able to ask great questions. Future Medical Costs For most car accidents, first-party “no-fault” benefits will cover $50,000 in medical bills, lost earnings and out-of-pocket expenses.  This fund will usually be sufficient to cover current medical costs, but some types of injuries can cause problems [...]

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' compensation or eligible to collect under Labor Law.  A thorough investigation by an experienced NYC Construction Accident Attorney could also reveal third-parties that can be sued for compensation. A Brooklyn personal injury attorney that specializes in construction accidents can assist you with every aspect of your construction [...]

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 worker’s compensation representative handle the worker’s compensation claim. For a car accident, the workers compensation claim for the first-party benefits will not impact your ability to sue the parties responsible for causing the accident.  For example, if you are hit in the rear by an “ACME Truck” [...]

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 back safety legislation. Why You Might Need a Truck Accident Lawyer in NYC It’s also not surprising that truck accidents are the leading cause of catastrophic injuries or fatalities from vehicle accidents.  These cases are often multi-faceted, including worker’s compensation, interstate or international litigants and large amounts [...]

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 suffered was caused by somebody else, it never hurts to have a consultation with a personal injury lawyer to find out if you might be entitled to compensation. Traffic Accidents When you are a driver, passenger or pedestrian that is injured in a car accident, you can [...]

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 types of civil claims including car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, assaults, medical malpractice, construction accidents, discrimination, nursing home abuse and neglect and many other types of civil claims. The contingency fee attorney is taking a financial risk with these cases, and will only [...]

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 period expires, but it most instances the claims would be barred.  If a case is against a government entity, there are often “notice of claim” requirements that can be as short as ninety days! That’s why it’s important to speak an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as [...]