Personal Injury

What’s the Difference Between Criminal and Civil Court?

Posted on May 16, 2019 in
Some people may remember the 1990s O.J. Simpson murder case. The erstwhile football standout was arrested and charged with a very brutal double murder. One of the victims was his estranged wife, Nicole Brown Simpson. After a very long trial, a jury declared that Simpson was not guilty. A few years later, another California jury heard basically the same evidence and concluded that Simpson killed his ex-wife and her companion. That civil court jury ordered Simpson to pay $25 million in wrongful death damages. How could two different juries...
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New York Pedestrian Accidents: A Primer

Posted on April 4, 2019 in
Most pedestrian accidents occur outside of marked crosswalks. This context is the background for both the serious injuries and insurance company defenses in these claims. When a 4,000-plus pound car strikes a 200-plus pound pedestrian, the results are often tragic, especially if the vehicle is traveling fast. So, the damages in these claims are often quite high. These damages include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering. Additional punitive damages may be available as well, in some cases.   Injuries...
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Economic, Non-Economic, and Punitive Damages

Posted on February 26, 2019 in
A serious car accident can cause difficulties for the victims. Your car may be totaled. You may have serious injuries that require extensive medical treatment. You may be forced to miss weeks or even months of work. You may be unable to care for your kids or perform daily tasks. You may have to miss out on the hobbies you once loved. Your relationship with your spouse and other family members may suffer. When you think of damages, you may think of medical bills and property damage, but there...
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The Dangers of Skitching in Manhattan

Posted on December 30, 2018 in
What is Skitching? Skitching is the dangerous practice of hitching a ride by holding onto a bus, car, truck or taxicab while rollerblading, bicycling or skateboarding. Skitching is also sometimes referred to as bumper jumping, bumper hitching or jogging. Regardless of what you call it, the practice can lead to taxi accidents, bicycle accidents and car accidents on Manhattan’s busy streets. Why do People Engage in Skitching in Manhattan? The most likely reason for skitching is simply the excitement and adrenaline rush. But it is very hard for other...
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