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Top 10 Factors That Determine How Much to Expect From a Car Accident Settlement

Posted in Car Accidents on August 3, 2021

Many individuals wonder how much they will receive for their injury claim after a car accident. Many factors impact how much a car accident claim is worth. Unfortunately, some of those factors are not within the accident victim’s control. We look at 10 factors that can influence your car accident settlement below. Factors That Could… read more

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Historically, there was a difference between the terms attorney and lawyer, but that difference is no longer applicable.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

The 15 Safest Cars For 2021

Posted in Car Accidents on June 30, 2021

Thousands of people are injured each year in motor vehicle crashes in New York. Additionally, around 1,000 people have died each year in traffic accidents statewide since 2010. However, New York saw a slight decline in the number of traffic deaths in 2018 and 2019. Individuals purchasing new vehicles are often concerned with the vehicle’s… read more

How Safe Are Motor Scooters in New York City?

Posted in Car Accidents on June 29, 2021

Riding a motor scooter in New York City can be dangerous and may result in catastrophic injuries. As with a motorcycle accident, a motor scooter does not provide the rider with any protection from a collision with a vehicle or other object. Even though a rider may wear a motorcycle helmet and other protective gear,… read more

What Are the Odds of Dying in a Car Crash in New York?

Posted in Car Accidents on June 28, 2021

According to Injury Facts from the National Safety Council, your odds of dying in a car crash is 1 in 107. Pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists have lower odds of dying in car crashes. Yet, they still have a higher risk of dying in crashes than railway passengers or airline passengers. According to the New York… 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

Are Car Accident Reports Public Record in New York?

Posted in Car Accidents on June 21, 2021

New York car accident reports are made available to the public after a brief holding period of up to 60-days. According to the New York Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), it keeps records of car accident reports from police officers and motorists for four years from the car crash date. Individuals and parties can order… read more