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What Damages Can Be Collected for Car Accidents?

We hear all the time about multi-million settlements and verdicts for people that are injured in car accidents, but there’s not a great deal of information on what claims contributed to these very large amounts of compensation. It would be naive to think that anybody really collects millions of dollars after a fender bender causes a sore neck that heals quickly. No attorney is that much of a magician! That’s why it’s important to understand what damages can be collected for car accidents before you hire a personal injury attorney in NYC. Economic Damages Economic damages are calculable sums for reimbursement of money lost due to the negligence, recklessness or intentional acts of others. The first [...]

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 medical bills, lost wages and some out of pocket expenses are paid regardless of how the accident happened. What many people don’t know is that the law was passed to decrease personal injury claims, so it limits lawsuits against the at fault parties to cases where there is a “serious permanent injury.” This law is complicated and failing to properly meet the requirements can cause your case to be delayed or even dismissed. That’s why [...]

How To Get Your Insurance Company To Pay Your Covid Business Interruption Claim

You've paid your insurance diligently for years, trusting that your insurance company would pay out on your claim should the need arise. Then Covid arrives and with lockdowns that close your business, but you're still on the hook for the rent, contracts with suppliers and many other expenses. You purchased business interruption insurance for just such a scenario, but now they're trying to worm their way out of paying out on your claim. It takes experience to go up against insurance companies that love to accept premiums, but don't like to pay out on claims. That's why it's good to know that a New York covid business interruption attorney can help you get the insurance company [...]

Why You Need The Best Pedestrian Accident Attorney

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) close to 6,000 pedestrians are killed by traffic accidents every year. That’s close to a death every ninety minutes! Pedestrians are much more likely to be killed or suffer catastrophic injuries from a crash, with over 135,000 treated yearly in emergency rooms. Pedestrian accidents are the number one cause of death for children under the age of fourteen, and the number two killer of seniors. In response, NYC has developed a “Vision Zero” plan to eliminate preventable crashes through enforcement, engineering and education. The best car accident lawyers in Queens have worked with the city to share their knowledge of how to prevent more accidents in [...]

Child Victims Act – Sue Dr. Robert Hadden

Since the New York State legislature passed The Child Victims Act in January, 2019 victims of child abuse have been successfully bringing claims for abuse that occurred when they children. The Act extended long expired statute of limitations, allowing victims one year to sue their abusers for acts that were committed decades ago. The deadline for filing claims under the original act was August 14th, 2020, but the NY Legislature voted last Spring to extend until August 14th, 2021. This means that victims Dr. Robert Hadden has only 226 days left to file an action against him for sexual exploitation and abuse carried out while providing medical treatments. If you were abused by Dr. Robert Hadden, [...]

How I Learned To Love Being An Ambulance Chaser

When my dad took me to play tennis and ice skate - when we took our yearly Winter trips to visit relatives in Florida - when we shopped at Saks and Bloomingdales - all I ever heard was how my dad’s law practice paid for all of it. What was he doing to make money for all these nice things? I didn’t really know, but sometimes people would chuckle and say he’s an ambulance chaser. I didn’t really like the sound of this and wished that my dad was something cool like an actor or a civil rights leader. It’s been a long road, but I’ve come to understand the value of the business he built [...]

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