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As a Long Island car accident lawyer, I have represented hundreds of car accident victims and seen a wide array of injuries, but there are certain injuries that I see over and over again. Some of these injuries entitle you to financial compensation while other less severe injuries will not. Here is a list of the most common types of injuries and an explanation of which will and won’t entitle you to receive financial compensation.…
It’s a fact of life that if you live in Suffolk County, New York you are going to need to drive a car. Mass transit is nearly impossible to use, so our roads are always crowded, especially at rush hour. On top of that, we have many eighteen-wheelers and box trucks traveling through our county every day. Therefore, safely sharing the roads with big rigs is a must. As a Long Island truck accident lawyer
If you’ve suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence and are pursuing a personal injury claim, you may eventually find yourself in a court of law for a trial. For many, this will be a new experience, therefore, it’s important to understand that there are certain formalities that you are expected to follow when you’re in a courtroom. Additionally, there are some things that you can do to help you shine throughout your day…
If you get injured in a car accident, you may find yourself in the unenviable position of needing compensation from a billion-dollar insurance company. While it’s nice to know that the party responsible for paying for your losses has the resources to do so, getting them to do it is a much different story. Most insurance companies employ numerous strategies to make recovering compensation nearly impossible. Understanding Goliath How do you find success in…
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a very dangerous gas that can be lethal if not detected. Even scarier is the fact that it is colorless, odorless and tasteless. This harmful gas is found in fumes produced any time you burn fuel. Therefore, the gas can be emitted from things like cars, trucks, lanterns, small engines, stoves, grills and furnaces. Every year, over 400 people die from Carbon Monoxide exposure and over 20,000 are taken to the…
One of the most common questions I hear from prospective clients is, “What is my case worth?” Unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question. The most important thing to understand is that as an accident victim, you are being compensated for a number of factors, some of which are unknown or uncertain at the beginning of a case. Factors that Affect the Value of Your Case 1. Liability The first consideration in formulating…
You’ve hired a personal injury attorney to help you cover economic losses for you injury. He’s guided you through the process and mentions using an alternate dispute resolution rather than going to court. What exactly does this mean? What are the benefits of going this route? Alternate Dispute Resolution refers to a growing trend in litigation whereby adversaries opt to have their disputes resolved by an independent party as opposed to the court system. It…
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…