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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

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Historically, there was a difference between the terms attorney and lawyer, but that difference is no longer applicable.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

What Classifies as a Catastrophic Injury?

Posted in Personal Injury on June 27, 2021

Injuries that result in long-term, life-altering consequences fall into the category of catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury may be a life-threatening injury or an injury that results in extensive functional deficits. Catastrophic injuries may or may not result in death or permanent disabilities. Catastrophic injuries often require surgical treatment and extensive medical intervention. These injuries… read more

5 Things You Need to Know About Going to The Emergency Room After an Accident

Posted in Personal Injury on June 16, 2021

New York City emergency rooms are usually very busy. Each year, millions of people visit emergency rooms for injuries and illnesses. Accidental injuries are one of the most common reasons people go to the emergency room. Accidental injuries may result from a variety of situations, such as: Slip and fall accidents Motor vehicle accidents Bicycle… read more

What New Yorkers Need to Know About “Res Ipsa Loquitur”

Posted in Personal Injury on April 7, 2021

If you have been injured in an accident in New York, you may file a personal injury claim against the party who caused your injury. In most cases, you must prove the elements of negligence to win your personal injury case. Negligence is the basis for most personal injury claims, including car accidents, medical malpractice,… read more

4 Reasons a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case

Posted in Personal Injury on March 17, 2021

Following a car accident, pedestrian accident, or other accident in which you were injured in New York City, you may wish to hire a lawyer to file a lawsuit. It is always recommended that you do so, since hiring a lawyer can make the difference in whether or not your case succeeds. However, there are… read more

Helpful Guide On Slip and Fall Accidents

Posted in Personal Injury,Premises Liability,Slip and Fall Accidents on February 24, 2014

Staying on Your Feet To help Prevent Slip and Fall Injuries One of the biggest causes of serious injury and death is a slip and fall accident. According to the National Safety Council, almost 9 million slip and fall accidents resulted in emergency room visits in 2011. There were over 25,000 deaths in 2009 which… read more