Steven Palermo

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Many people wonder why a lawsuit takes so long to resolve. There are various reasons for this, including court congestion and overworked and understaffed law firms. But, one of the biggest reasons is perhaps the immense amount of work that goes into completing the necessary steps to conclude a case. The Initial Steps Prior to starting a lawsuit, there should be a thorough investigation of the facts. This will include gathering all information from…
Home Christmas Safety Tips What is Christmas without the conventional tree, the mistletoe, the decorations and the bubble glass? Herein, however, lies so much risk that to fully be safe, you would need to practice extra caution when decorating. On a study done by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 1700 injuries reported in over 100 hospitals were Christmas related. Of the 1700, 500 were related to decorations, falling while decorating, electrical…
Potholes Potholes are ALL across Long Island. Therefore, drivers need to be constantly looking out for them. Not only do potholes damage tires, but they can cause cars to swerve or momentarily lose control. The best thing to do is to try to avoid them at all cost. If you can safely maneuver around a pothole it is in your best interest to do so. Additionally, regardless of whether or not you are able to…
Very Large Crowds If you are planning on visiting a major retailer like Walmart or Target at the time that it opens for Black Friday, chances are you will be joined by a large horde of people. Although it is unlikely, people have been injured due to stampeding. If you find yourself in a moving crowd, do everything you can to keep your balance and have your feet planted on the ground. Your safety is…
Failing to Complete the Proper Paperwork for Your Insurance In the state of New York, you can get your medical bills and lost wages paid for if a car accident, whether or not it is your fault. What you may not know is that if you do not complete a no fault application within 30 days of the accident, the insurance companies do not need to pay for those bills. The application, known as…
This Sunday we will be once again turning our clocks forward for daylight savings. While many look forward to the extra hour of sleep, for many of us on Long Island, daylight savings means driving home from work with the sun already setting. This along with other changing weather conditions can cause driving in the fall dangerous. No one wants to be in a car accident, especially if it could be prevented. Daylight Savings…
Evaluate After Recovery Last, ask the carrier to not evaluate your bodily injury claim prior to completing your treatment. You are being compensated for your pain and suffering. Negotiating prior to your full recovery will probably lead to an offer that is less than what it would be if the adjuster had all of your medical records through the conclusion of your case. Once everything is received by the adjuster and reviewed, the adjuster may…
Oktoberfest – Malvern, NY Nothing says October like Oktoberfest. If you live in Nassau, you might want to go to Crossroads Farm’s very own annual Oktoberfest celebration. Featuring local brews only from Long Island along with great wines, the event will be hosted on October 13th from 1pm – 6pm. In addition to the typical beer and bratwurst you’d find at any Oktoberfest, this event will be fun for the whole family and have a…
To reduce the amount of needless litigation arising from motor vehicle accidents, New York State enacted a law that requires that you sustain a serious injury before you qualify to bring a lawsuit for your damages not covered by no-fault. The law has become known as the threshold law. It can be found in the Insurance Law of the State of New York under Section 5102(d). It lists eight types of injuries that qualify under…
Patchogue’s Influence Patchogue has become a trend for Long Island towns due to the success of Levy’s plan. Since then, many other townships such as Bay Shore and Farmingdale have followed this trend to allow developers to create projects for them to boost local business and create lively towns. This adaptation is a progression for Long Island’s changing economy. Director of Vision Long Island, a smart growth planning advocate group, Eric Alexander commented that 60…