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The Most Common Defense Arguments in Personal Injury Cases

As a plaintiff in a personal injury case, you must prove four elements of your claim to succeed: Duty of careBreach of dutyCausationDamagesThe most common defenses presented by insurance companies or defense lawyers in personal injury cases attempt to argue that one or more of those elements is not able to be proven in your […]

The Dangers of New York City Garbage and Sanitation Trucks

Garbage and sanitation trucks are much larger and heavier than the average vehicle on the road, so it’s no surprise that a motor vehicle crash involving a garbage truck can be serious. The average mid-sized sedan weighs less than 3,500 pounds, and many vehicles are smaller. Even an empty garbage truck is about ten times […]

What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for filing a personal injury case is typically three years. Generally speaking, that means that a person injured through someone else’s negligence has three years from the date of his or her injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, there are exceptions and special requirements that can […]

2017 NYC Construction Accident Report

According to the New York City Department of Buildings, there were 645 reported construction accidents in the five boroughs in 2017. More than 60% of those accidents took place in Manhattan. NYC Construction Accident Injuries and Fatalities The 645 reported construction accidents resulted in 666 injuries and 12 fatalities. Although the number of construction site […]

School Bus Accidents are More Dangerous for Those Outside the Vehicle

The mere mention of a school bus accident can send chills down the spine of any parent, teacher, grandparent, or other adult with cherished children in his or her life. No one wants to think about putting children onto a bus for safe transport to school, only to have them involved in a serious crash. […]

The Top 5 Reasons for Boating Accidents

Boating is a popular recreational pastime in New York and other areas of the country with easy access to open water. Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Coast Guard, recreational boating results in thousands of accidents and injuries each year. In 2017, there were 4,291 recreational boating accidents around the United States, resulting in 658 deaths and […]

Liability for NYC Sidewalk Injuries

At this time of year, “sidewalk injury” probably brings to mind slip and fall accidents on sidewalks that haven’t been cleared of snow and ice. While ice and snow make sidewalk travel hazardous, they’re far from the only risks facing pedestrians on city sidewalks. Some other common sidewalk injuries include: All of these types of sidewalk injuries […]

Do I Need to Hire a Medical Expert for My Personal Injury Case?

The old notion “you have to spend money to make money” doesn’t seem fair when you are dealing with an injury caused by another party’s negligence. However, there are a few reasons why hiring a medical expert to provide an opinion about your injury is sometimes necessary and can help you win your case. Why? […]

How Will My Previous Injury to the Same Body Part Impact My Personal Injury Case?

You were just involved in an accident due to someone else’s negligence and are now injured. While preparing to make a demand for compensation against the negligent party, you begin worrying about how evidence of a previous injury to the same body part might negatively impact your claim. You wonder: Is it still possible to […]

How Much Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

If you have been injured in an accident and are now involved in a personal injury case, you may wonder how you will be able to afford a personal injury lawyer. Fortunately, personal injury lawyers are paid on a contingency fee basis. In New York State, the standard contingency retainer fee is one-third of the amount that […]