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Month: July 2021

What Happens if I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty?

Posted in Personal Injury on July 22, 2021

Juries perform a valuable service in our judicial system. They are the triers of fact. Jurors hear evidence and decide which party prevails in a civil or criminal case. Jury duty is not voluntary. If you receive a jury summons, you must appear for jury duty unless you are excused from service. Failing to appear… read more

An Honest Evaluation of a Slip and Fall Case

Posted in Slip and Fall Accidents on July 20, 2021

One of the most important conversations you will have with your injury lawyer after you slip and fall will relate to the value of your case. This evaluation will account for many factors, including some that are outside your control. But setting expectations early in a case can benefit you and your lawyer. By evaluating… read more

What’s Causing Neck & Lower Back Pain after a Car Accident?

Posted in Car Accidents on July 6, 2021

Neck and lower back pain are common after a car accident. During a car accident, strain is placed on the neck and back, which can cause a variety of injuries. Blunt force trauma may also cause injuries to these areas. Car accident injuries that could cause pain in the lower back or neck include, but… read more

What Is The Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney

Posted in Personal Injury on July 2, 2021

Historically, there was a difference between the terms attorney and lawyer, but that difference is no longer applicable. The terms “lawyer” and “attorney” are interchangeable in New York. Today, both terms are used to refer to a professional who is authorized to practice law. However, the term lawyer once referred to a person who had… read more