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STATEN ISLAND PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

STATEN ISLAND

PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

From St. George to Tottenville, Staten Islanders have been trusting Wittenstein & Wittenstein to handle their personal injury cases for generations.  Staten Island Personal Injury Attorneys know Staten Islanders and can help them in their time of need.  Whether it’s a car accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall, discrimination or police brutality, Staten Island Personal Injury Attorneys, Wittenstein & Wittenstein will be at your side throughout the entire case.  We take cases that other attorneys turn down, and we take on cases they drop.  Why not call us first?

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5 Ways to Make More Money Driving for Uber

UBER DRIVER LAWYER 1. LOG IN TO THE PASSENGER APP The passenger app will show you where all the Ubers are - if there is too much competition where you are, you can drive to another location. 2. LOG OUT AND BACK IN FOR INCREASE SURGE FARE Surge fares are calculated based on driver availability.  At a likely time for a surge (such as closing time for bars in your area) first log out (to reduce availability) and then back in to catch a large surge. 3. PROVIDE WATER AND SNACKS FOR PASSENGERS Now that the Uber app allows passengers to tip, it's even [...]

Child Injury Lawyer | Laws That Protect Children

WHY THERE ARE LAWS THAT PROTECT CHILDREN We don't leave babies alone in the house because they are not able to take care of themselves at all.  As children grow and mature, they begin to display greater levels of ability and can be rewarded with greater independence.  Laws take this into account and have different protections and expectations for children of different ages.  A child injury lawyer is aware of these laws and how to apply them. EXAMPLES OF CHILD PROTECTIVE LAWS CAR SEATS A statute is a law that is passed by a legislature.  It's written down and needs to be followed precisely.  An example of a [...]

Do I Need a Pediatric Malpractice Attorney?

Pediatric Malpractice Attorneys specialize is handling cases for children that are victims of medical malpractice.  It is a sub-specialty for the types of medical treatment that children receive, and the types of problems that tend to occur.  Of course, just like with medical treatment, a generalist malpractice attorney can handle many of these cases, but it is usually better to go with a lawyer that is more knowledgeable about this particular area.  A really good malpractice lawyer will know everything about the medical procedures for the case, almost as much as a doctor! Did you know that it could be malpractice for some orthopedists to treat children with broken bones?  [...]

Psychological Injuries Lawsuits

Some psychological injuries are so severe that they can be as disabling as serious physical injuries.  When a careless or reckless act caused intense trauma, special arrangements must be made when pursuing a lawsuit.  This concept originated with “collaborative divorce,” where a psychologist becomes part of the team so that settlement discussions can stay on track.  With lawsuits that involved extremely traumatic events, this formula can also be applied, and a lawsuit for psychological injuries can be brought. Of course, any accident is traumatic.  Fearing for your life when you are hit by a car or slipping on water and breaking your leg are “traumatic events,”, but these accidents do [...]

The Psychological Impact of Bullying

Gone are the days when bullying was considered a “rite of passage” and parents whose children have been bullied are told things like “teach them to stand up for themselves” and that “boys will boys.”  We know now that bullying has serious has a serious lifelong impact on a child, and that it has been linked to the current rash of school shootings. While laws on the books are being strengthened, the enforcement of those laws is lagging behind.  It’s time to hold schools accountable for the harm due to the psychological impact of bullying o their students. According to National Voices for Equality, Education and Enlightenment (NVEEE)“Every 7 [...]

THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX AND IT’S IMPACT ON CHILDREN

Prison conditions in the United States have the lowest standards compared to other highly developed countries, and the neglect and abuse in the for-profit prisons is worst of all.  Most alarming is the situation at Juvenile Detention Centers, where children as young as twelve years old are held.  Thankfully, there are inmate abuse and neglect attorneys bringing cases for these children throughout the country. In 2013, The Huffington Post , in the article “Prisoners for Profit”:reported: In 2001, an 18-year-old committed to a Texas boot camp operated by one of Slattery’s previous companies, Correctional Services Corp., came down with pneumonia and pleaded to see a doctor as he struggled to breathe. [...]

10 Defensive Driving Tips

These 10 defensive driving tips will help you avoid accidents.  We are all taught these 10 defensive driving tips when we take driver's education classes, but as the years go by, it's easy to forget! 1. DON'T EXPECT OTHER DRIVERS TO FOLLOW THE RULES OF THE ROAD Just because you stop at stop signs and don't go through red lights, other drivers may not be so careful.  They might even be drunk, texting, sleepy or distracted.  When you are at an intersection, even if you have the right of way, check carefully to see if any cars are coming.  Make sure to look carefully for pedestrians that might be [...]

When Should I Call a Civil Rights Attorney?

I get calls all the time with people asking me to represent them for violations of their Civil Rights.  Their neighbors are blasting loud music.  They have been fired from their job.  Their co-op is trying to evict them because their children are noisy.  Their neighbor is yelling racial epithets at them.  There is so much misunderstanding about what a Civil Rights Attorney can and can't do for them, that I want to take some time to explain. Lawsuits are expensive, and a Civil Rights Attorney will handle your case on a contingency retainer, but it must be an "actionable" case under the law where is it possible to collect [...]

WHAT IS A CIVIL RIGHTS LAWYER?

A Civil Rights Lawyer can bring an action on your behalf for violations of Civil Rights guaranteed under New York City, New York State and Federal Law.  There are several common types of civil rights actions: Employment Discrimination: - An employer cannot treat you differently because you are a member of a "protected class" and must reasonably accommodate disabilities.  In the United States most workers are "employees at will," which means that they can be terminated without cause, but they cannot be terminated because of their race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, etc.  They can be fired for talking too much, not dressing well, or having blue eyes. Sexual [...]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU CALL A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEY

DON'T HESITATE TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND CALL When somebody dies or is in terrible shape after a medical procedure, the family wants to do something to help.  It is an excellent idea to call a medical malpractice lawyer whenever you suspect something might have been done wrong.  An experienced attorney will be able to ask the right questions and give you some idea about the viability of the case right away.  Unfortunately, some cases just can't be made, due to lack of evidence or lack of damages, but this doesn't mean there wasn't a mistake or harm done.  Medical malpractice cases are extremely expensive to bring due to [...]