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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 aggressively litigate the case to get top dollar. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced truck accident lawyer in NYC that has the skills and expertise to get you the most money possible to help you get a new lease on life. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has [...]
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 of the major areas of law school study, called “torts” is about civil liability for injurious conduct. A negligence lawyer is an attorney that specializes in collecting money for people that have been injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of others. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is [...]
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 attorney as soon as possible after any accident or incident that causes serious permanent injuries. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You don’t have to pay until we win. What Is A Catastrophic Injury? 42 USC § 3796b defines a catastrophic injury as one [...]
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 you’ll need documents and experts to back you up in order to prove that what you’re claiming is true. An experienced car Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx and Brooklyn traffic accident attorney can guide you through the process. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein at 718-261-8114 for a [...]
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 the case is dismissed or dropped the attorney collects nothing. This arrangement means that personal injury attorneys in NYC need to be very choosy about the cases they sign up so the chance that they’ll push you into pursuing a frivolous case is pretty slim. That’s why it’s always a good idea to call a Queens, [...]
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 earnings drain bank accounts. When tragedy strikes, it’s important to know that there are resources at your disposal that can greatly improve your physical and economic prospects. An experienced Queens, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island and Brooklyn catastrophic attorney knows how to turn your lemon of a situation into lemonade by helping you collect the large amount [...]
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 care don’t meet all of the necessary requirements for a successful medical malpractice case due to the costs of litigation being more than what’s likely to be collected. The best Queens medical malpractice attorneys will handle your case on a contingency fee, so you don’t have to [...]