Each type of traffic accident has it’s own laws, regulations, and timetables.  Medical bills, lost earnings and out-pocket-expenses are paid by “no-fault” insurance in most cases, but if you are working at the time, it’s usually covered by worker’s compensationMotorcycle accidents are an exception to “no-fault.”  If the accident involves the City of New York, a “Notice of Claim” must be filed within 90 days of the accident.  Hit and run accidents often involve an “uninsured motorists claim.”  There is more than one way to get your property damage paid, depending on the circumstances.



Medical Malpractice occurs when a practitioner fails to use the appropriate practices, and their mistake causes serious harm to the patient.  There are many types of medical malpractice including “failure to diagnose” a condition, misdiagnosis, negligence impacting pregnancy and childbirth, surgical mistakes and mistakes in prescribing or administering medication.  There are sub-specialties including pediatric malpractice, dental malpractice, and birth injuries.   These cases are complicated and always require an attorney.



The rights of citizens have evolved since the founding of our country.  Back then only white men had rights.  The campaign to achieve equal rights for women, minorities, and persons with disabilities has made great progress, but there is more work to do.  Today, civil rights actions are based primarily on violations of the First, Fourth and Eighth Amendments of the United States Constitution.  They are bolstered by Statutes such as  Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Act of 1972, The New York State Civil Rights Law, The New York State Human Rights Law and The New York City Human Rights Law.



Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises safe.  When injuries are caused by such things as uneven sidewalks, snow and ice, falling objects, insufficient security, inadequate lighting, unsecured mats and rugs and falling objects, property owners are liable for paying damages to victims.  When an adult “slips and falls” on a property, they must prove that they were “invitees” and had a right to be there, but when children are injured on property that has an “attractive nuisance,” such as a swimming pool with no fence, the owner can be found liable as well.



As an attorney and a mom, Senior Partner Alyce B. Wittenstein brings her compassion and knowledge of children’s issues to help families get the compensation they deserve when children are hurt.  Injured children need treatment for their physical injuries, and an understanding of the trauma they’ve endured.  Children are more likely than adults to be struck by vehicles while walking and riding their bikes.  Parents should know that the Federal Government and New York State have recently strengthened laws that protect children in school from all forms of bullying, so parents can take action against schools that fail to comply.  Property owners have a higher duty of care to children.



It doesn’t matter how big or small the item is, or how much you paid for it: if it injured you, you may be eligible to file suit. Items may be as small as a cigarette lighter or as large as a car, the fact remains that these products came with unreasonable risks and resulted in a loss on your part. Similarly, a bouncy ball need not have been particularly expensive for it to cause the need for expensive surgery if your child has the misfortune of swallowing one.


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New York Worker’s Compensation provides many benefits for workers but severely limits situations where an employee can sue their employer.   There are exceptions that apply specifically to construction work, especially work at high elevations and work with explosives and other inherently dangerous devices.  There is sometimes a sub-contractor or other third party that can be sued for a construction accident.   There are other types of dangerous jobs that can lead to injuries and claims such as working in refineries, mining and chemical plants.


Understanding New York’s No-Fault Law

New York is one of the twelve states in the country with no-fault motor vehicle accident laws. The other no-fault states are Florida, Kansas, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Kentucky, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, North Dakota, Utah and Pennsylvania. It’s called no-fault because your [...]

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