September 2019

Establishing Liability in Device Distraction Claims

Posted on September 26, 2019 in
Every day, distracted drivers cause thousands of serious injury crashes. Most people agree that using a cell phone while driving, along with other forms of distracted driving, is dangerous. Yet most drivers also admit that they regularly, or at least occasionally, multitask while driving. Behind an office desk, multitasking is usually a good thing. But when behind the wheel of a car, multitasking is a bad thing, because safe driving requires concentration. New York personal injury attorneys have several legal options when it comes to obtaining compensation in these...
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7 Ways A New York Personal Injury Attorney Can Help You Win Your Case

Posted on September 23, 2019 in
In 2016, there were 56 fatal occupational injuries by exposure or event in New York City. In 2017, there were 87. Thirty-one of which were contributed to slips, falls, and trips.  From great food and shopping to museums and colorful people, New York City has a lot to offer. But there are also hazards everywhere. This is especially true if you aren't paying attention. When you're injured, it's often not just the doctor's bills you have to deal with. Serious injuries can also take years to heal.  That's why hiring...
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Top Five Things to Look For in a Personal Injury Lawyer

Posted on September 6, 2019 in
Every year, car accidents kill or seriously injure millions of Americans. Especially in places like New York City, these victims have a number of options in terms of legal representation. Sometimes, there are so many choices that it is difficult to choose an attorney. The stakes are high. While substantial compensation is available, insurance companies do not simply give away this money. In fact, these companies have large groups of lawyers who are committed to minimum compensation for victims. So, to level the playing field, you need a very...
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What Is Third-Party Liability and Why Does It Matter?

Posted on September 3, 2019 in
Nationwide, about one driver in eight has no auto insurance at all. This problem may be even worse in New York. The Empire State also has one of the lowest auto insurance minimum requirements in the country. So, many drivers are either uninsured or dangerously underinsured. If the wreck caused catastrophic injuries, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) may not have enough insurance coverage to provide fair compensation. Fortunately, New York also has very broad vicarious liability (third-party liability) rules. These doctrines give victim/plaintiffs an additional source of recovery in these...
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