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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 [...]

Why Is Every Lawyer Rejecting My Case?

You had a car accident and you’ve called every Queens car accident attorney, every Brooklyn car accident attorney and every attorney in Manhattan, The Bronx and Staten Island and they’ve all told you to get lost.  You don’t understand - you were injured, and it wasn’t your fault, so you’re wondering, “Why is every lawyer rejecting my case.?”  Accident attorneys work on a contingency fee, meaning that they only get paid if they are successful. They don’t want cases that are likely losers, so it’s important to understand what might make your case a loser. Do You Have A Serious Injury? New York is a “no-fault” state.  This means that vehicle owners [...]

Why Do I Need to Sign HIPPA’s After a Truck Accident?

Truck accidents are no less than a nightmare! Insurance companies take advantage of your distress, by calling you up right after the accident, trying to get you to settle for much less than the case is worth.  Shortly after a truck accident, you may have very little pain, so you go home from the scene of the accident, hoping it’s nothing serious.  When the pain doesn’t go away, you seek medical treatment and legal assistance.  Accident attorneys in Queens and truck accident attorneys in NYC will ask you to sign many forms if they accept your case.  Some of these forms are called HIPPAS, and you might be wondering why you have to [...]

Brooklyn Has the Most Accidents in New York City

Insurance companies are cracking down on “rate jumpers,” raising awareness about where accidents in the City are more common.  According to Nerd Wallet, Kings County (Brooklyn) has the highest rates in New York City overall, with an average annual car insurance rate of $3,550.47.  The next highest insurance and accident rates are The Bronx, Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan.  That’s why is so important for New Yorker’s to know both how to avoid accidents and what to do if they happen. How to Avoid Accidents in New York City Any experienced NYC Construction Accident Attorney knows that most injuries to people adjacent to construction sites could have been avoided.  People are curious [...]

What To Expect From a Personal Injury Attorney

Everybody knows that personal injury attorneys collect money for accident victims.  Beyond that, it’s not always so clear how much they charge and what services they can be expected to provide.  Most personal injury attorneys take cases on contingency, meaning that you don’t pay anything until the case is settled or tried, and then only if the attorney is successful, but there are variations and loopholes that you should be aware of that are not always in the client’s best interest.  Here’s what to expect from a reputable Brooklyn personal injury attorney or Queens Accident attorney that is practicing ethically and properly. Free Consultation Virtually all personal injury attorneys offer a free [...]

Vaccination Laws Upheld Despite Religious Objections

In the United States, the First Amendment of the Constitution protects our right to practice the religion of our choice.  The State and City of New York have passed laws that offer increased protection from interference with religious practice and discrimination based on religion.  Just like the right to move your fist ends at the tip of another person’s nose, the government will limit the right to a religious practice that they believe endangers the community as a whole.  Justice Denise Hartman upheld the law abolishing religious exemptions to vaccinations, referring to a US Supreme Court decision from 1944, “The right to practice religion does not include liberty to expose the community [...]