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Do I Need An Attorney An Accident Case?

After an accident, people often wonder whether they need an attorney for an accident case.  There are no hard and fast rules, but there are some guidelines. There’s no point in making “mountains out of molehills,” but sometimes what injuries don’t heal as quickly as expected, resulting in lost earnings and stress on the family, and by the time that happens deadlines have expired.  When in doubt, it’s always a good idea to speak to a trusted personal injury lawyer who can advise you about whether or not you have a case. If you have been seriously injured in any type of accident, (a traffic accident, “slip and fall,” work accident, animal [...]

Do I Have a No-Fault Case?

“No-fault laws” have been in effect throughout most of the United States since the 1970’s, so most people are aware of these laws, but there are many misconceptions about how they operate.  The purpose of “no-fault” legislation was to reduce the number of lawsuits for personal injuries arising from traffic accidents, but it has actually resulted in an increase in litigation. It’s ironic that personal injury attorneys are now sometimes called no-fault lawyers and people injured in traffic accidents ask, “Do I have a no-fault case?” Let me set the record straight! Prior to no-fault laws, personal injury cases for traffic accidents were like all other types of personal injury cases. If [...]

How to Avoid Scams When Seeking an Accident Attorney

Billboards, pop-up ads, Facebook feeds - everywhere you look, there are lawyers offering “No Fee Unless We Win,” and claims that they can collect “Billions of Dollars.”  They call you at the hospital, they want to come to your house, they offer to give you money, they send you to “their doctor.” With this cacophony, it’s useful to know how to avoid scams when seeking an accident attorney.  When seeking a reputable accident attorney, the first place to look is at the venerable firms in your area that have been serving the community for generations.  These prestigious firms that are sustained and grown mostly by referrals are usually the most trustworthy. Scammers and [...]

How to Choose the Best Malpractice Attorney

Medical Malpractice cases can only be handled properly by attorneys with specific experience in this area of the law.   This is usually a personal injury attorney who has devoted a substantial portion of their practice to medical malpractice cases for many years.  Medical malpractice cases always require litigation, they can’t be settled quickly like many car accident and slip and fall cases are.   When a medical malpractice attorney accepts a case, they know that they are agreeing to a substantial amount of work over several years and also to a substantial investment in capital to prosecute the case.  A qualified Queens Medical Malpractice attorney is always happy to explain their ability and [...]

Is An Employer Liable For Employee Car Accidents?

An employer is generally responsible for the harm their employee does to others.  This is limited to harm that is accidental and “within the scope of employment.”  So if, for example, the pizza delivery person, en-route to a delivery, knocks over a pedestrian.  The pizza place is liable, as well as their employee, because it was “within the course of his employment” to be delivering pizza.  This is called “vicarious liability,” and the best way to know if it applies to a specific situation is to consult with an Brooklyn Car Accident Attorney. If the employee decided to abscond with the pizza and head for Canada, the pizza shop would not be [...]

Keeping Your No-Fault Benefits after a Traffic Accident

How to Keep Your No-Fault Benefits Open If you’ve been injured in a traffic accident, your medical bills are usually paid by your car insurance.  This benefit is commonly referred to as a “no-fault” benefit, as you are entitled to this coverage regardless of how the accident happened.  This covers drivers, passengers and pedestrians that are involved in traffic accidents unless the accident happened while the person was working.  It’s important to note that health insurance will not cover medical bills from traffic accidents, the no-fault benefits are primary. If you are eligible (the accident didn’t happen while you were working,) no-fault will pay the bills for any ambulance and emergency room [...]

Drivers & Passengers: Keeping Safe in Rideshares

How Safe Are Rideshares? Companies such as Lyft, Uber, Juno and Via provide many of us with viable ways to get around New York City. It is also a source of income for many individuals. While appreciating the convenience these apps provide, it is important that both drivers and passengers take adequate precautions to ensure that trips are safe. Here are five tips we suggest you follow. Avoid Illegal Street hails NYC’s Taxi & Limousine Commission prohibits drivers of rideshare companies from picking up passengers that try to hail a ride. Only yellow and green cabs are allowed to pick up street hails. Besides risking hefty fines issued by NYC or TLC [...]