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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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What to Expect in an NYC Car Crash Case

Posted on August 27, 2019 in
If you were hurt in a car wreck, your case will probably settle out of court. Agreed settlements resolve about 95 percent of the injury cases in New York. Such settlements give the parties much more control over the outcome. Additionally, these arrangements shorten the length of the case, so victims get the compensation they need faster than normal. However, your claim may not settle right away. In fact, it probably will not settle right away. Negotiations cannot begin in earnest until medical treatment is at least substantially complete....
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What You Need to Know About Bicycle Accidents

Posted on August 22, 2019 in
Bicycles are a good way to get around in places like Manhattan. Riders get a nice bit of exercise as they go to and from their destinations. Additionally, bicycles are easy to operate, basically free to maintain, and easy to park. Unfortunately, bicycles are also very dangerous, especially in busy areas like Manhattan. Bicyclist and pedestrian fatalities have increased 32 percent since 2008.  These victims deserve compensation for their injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and...
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Five Dos and Don’ts After a New York Car Crash

Posted on August 20, 2019 in
Most criminal investigators agree that the first 48 hours after a serious crime, like a murder, is the most critical period. If the case is unsolved after that point, there is about a 50 percent chance it will never be solved at all.  A claim for damages is much the same. Victims can do a lot to help, or hurt, their claims by the things they do and say, or do not do and say, in the moments after a crash. Indeed, if this period does not go smoothly,...
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5 Crucial Qualities to Look For in an Auto Accident Lawyer

Posted on August 20, 2019 in
According to the New York City Police Department, 18,233 motor vehicle accidents occurred citywide in July 2019 alone. There are currently 182,296 lawyers who are licensed to practice in the state of New York, according to the American Bar Association. With so many lawyers to choose from, it can be hard to figure out which one to call after you have an auto accident. But it doesn't have to be that hard. Continue reading to find out what to look for in a car accident lawyer. 5 Crucial Qualities...
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