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5 Things to Know Before Filing a NY Personal Injury Lawsuit

5 Things to Know Before Filing a NY Personal Injury Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit. Before you take any legal action, it’s important to understand the basics of personal injury law in New York. In this article, we’ll discuss five things that you should know before filing a personal…Read the article
Types of Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim

Types of Evidence in a Personal Injury Claim

| Personal Injury
Proof is critical in injury claims for two basic reasons. First, victims must establish negligence, or a lack of care, by a preponderance of the evidence, or more likely than not. Second, there is usually a direct link between the amount of evidence victims present and the amount of damages jurors award. Generally, the evidence…Read the article
How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

How to Choose a Personal Injury Lawyer

| Personal Injury
If you or a loved one was hurt in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have a lot of choices in terms of legal representation. New York has more lawyers than any other state in the Union. Effective and aggressive representation is not really an option in these situations. The auto insurance or property…Read the article
6 Avoidable Reasons for Lost Personal Injury Cases

6 Avoidable Reasons for Lost Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
Even if you have a valid personal injury case, there are many forces that can work against you and prevent your case from succeeding. By understanding the process and what steps you need to take, you can help to ensure that your case has the best possible chance of winning. Here are six avoidable reasons…Read the article
How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

How Damages Are Assessed in Personal Injury Cases

| Personal Injury
If you have been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Personal injury law was created to protect you from injury due to another person’s actions or inactions, and there’s a specific method detailing how damages are assessed in personal injury cases. The first step you should take after an…Read the article
Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

Health Problems at Tampa’s Gopher Resources Lead Smelter

| Environmental Litigation
Two Florida Congressmen sent a letter to Acting Assistant Attorney General Jean Williams, asking the Department of Justice to investigate working conditions at Tampa’s Gopher Resources lead smelter. “No American worker should be forced to work in a facility as mentally, physically, and emotionally toxic as Gopher Resource has been described. Employees of the plant…Read the article
Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

| Personal Injury
This question affects many personal injury cases, as over two-thirds of New Yorkers regularly use social media platforms. As outlined below, Facebook posts and other social media posts and likes could have either a positive or negative impact on your claim for damages. So, if you were hurt in an accident, think before you hit…Read the article
Coronavirus: Can You Still File Personal Injury Claims?

Coronavirus: Can You Still File Personal Injury Claims?

| Coronavirus
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans to let some PAUSE restrictions expire in mid-May, but he will extend others. Does that mean the COVID-19 crisis is almost over, and how does this development affect your potential or active personal injury claim? Coronavirus is more widespread in New York than anyplace else, including China. According to…Read the article
Cronología de una demanda por daños

Cronología de una demanda por daños

| Personal Injury
La gran mayoría de las reclamaciones por daños no llegan al tribunal. De hecho, más del 95% de estos asuntos se resuelven fuera del tribunal. Algunos casos se transigen rápido, pero en su mayor parte, el proceso de transacción toma tiempo. Al igual que con otras negociaciones, es importante no llevar estos procesos de manera…Read the article
Timeline of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Timeline of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

| Personal Injury
The Personal Injury Timeline Most accident claims do not go to court. In fact, over 95 percent of these matters settle out of court. A few cases settle very quickly. But for the most part, the settlement process takes time. As with any other negotiations, it’s important to not resolve the claim too early. If…Read the article