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What is the Difference Between Negligence and Negligence Per Se?

Posted in Personal Injury on February 11, 2022

Most cases involving personal injury in New York City are based on negligence or negligence per se. These are both legal theories that hold a party financially responsible for damages caused by the party’s conduct. The main difference is whether the party is presumed negligent or the injured victim needs to prove negligence. What is… read more

What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or the Bar Association?

Posted in Personal Injury on February 2, 2022

In the field of law, there are several different opinions regarding the history of the term “bar.” However, lawyers can’t seem to agree on its roots. The common consensus is that the term was a reference to the furniture that divided courtrooms in medieval Europe. That layout continues to exist in today’s courtrooms. However, instead… read more

Christmas Tree Fires: How Common Are They?

Posted in Personal Injury on November 17, 2021

You’ve carefully positioned, adorned, and lit your tree. Now, it’s sitting beautifully in the corner of your living room. The centerpiece of your holiday decor. But is your focal point also a fire hazard? Of course, you’ve heard the stories. You know that Christmas tree fires are a homeowner’s worst nightmare. And yet, these festive… read more

How Much Does an NYC Personal Injury Lawyer Cost?

Posted in Personal Injury on November 9, 2021

Have you been involved in an NYC accident resulting from someone else’s negligence? If so, you may be able to pursue compensation for your medical bills and related losses by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. Additionally, because New York is a no-fault state, if you’re harmed in a car accident, you can seek compensation… read more

What Are the Highest Paid Lawyers?

Posted in Personal Injury on October 27, 2021

It’s a popular assumption that all those who work in the legal profession are wealthy. This is somewhat of a misconception. True, many lawyers are high-earners, but others struggle to make a decent living. No one should pursue a career as an attorney solely because they wish to earn a lot of money. That said,… read more

What to Wear to Court in New York City

Posted in Personal Injury on October 20, 2021

Many courtrooms in New York have a sign on the door outlining clothing items that you cannot wear inside. But New York’s courts do not have a dress code published online. As a result, you might risk contempt of court if you guess about a court’s dress code incorrectly. With this problem in mind, here… read more

What Happens if I Don’t Show Up for Jury Duty in New York City?

Posted in Personal Injury on July 22, 2021

NOTE: Our law firm does not provide legal advice on jury duty-related matters. This article is for informational purposes only. Information found in the article does not constitute as formal legal advice and does not create an attorney/client relationship. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, we represent injury victims. If you were injured… 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 in NYC

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