Although there may be less traffic on the roads during the COVID-19 crisis, car accidents still occur every day. While any collision is challenging, the process for handling wrecks in the midst of a global pandemic is particularly complex.
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The Covid 19 virus pandemic lock down (or "stay in place" at home) has impacted all aspects of life. This includes the legal system. Except for essential functions such as criminal proceedings or the need to obtain a protective order from a court, the courts are shutdown to visitors. That means no civil cases (i.e.
In the year 2020, use of social media services to communicate with friends and families has replaced letter writing and telephone calls as a primary vehicle of staying connected. Use of the social media services is not without its drawbacks. False identity representation in dating services and as a means to steal is rampant. Social media users also don’t always realize the impact postings can have on their employment when employers use sophisticated background checks that reveal public postings by an applicant. However, there is another problem that few appreciate other than
Millions of Americans will pack up their cars this weekend and through the New Year to travel to loved ones' homes to celebrate the holidays.
The State of New York prohibits all drivers from using any handheld cell phone or face a traffic violation with up to a $150 fine. On top of that fine, there are surcharges based on where you were issued the ticket which can run $88 or $93.
Rear-end or head-on car accidents often cause spinal injuries. Our personal injury lawyer, Ira Maurer, explains the parts of the spine, testing, and spinal cord injury types in part one of our spine injury educational video series.
Shoulder injuries are often caused by auto accidents and workplace or construction accidents. Damage to the shoulder joint, tendons, rotator cuff, and other shoulder injuries such as fractures and broken bones can permanently impact the functionality of your shoulder and may leave you with chronic pain. Our personal injury lawyer, Ira Maurer, explains more about shoulder injuries in the educational video below.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) range from mild to severe and are often caused by auto accidents. Treatment for a TBI is costly and typically involves physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and psychology or psychiatry services.
Car accidents often lead to mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injuries. It’s essential to identify the signs and symptoms immediately so you or your family member can seek medical attention. Our Fishkill lawyer, Ira Maurer, explains the various TBI symptoms, severity, and pursuing a personal injury claim in the educational video below.
The State of New York requires drivers carry a minimum amount of liability insurance for bodily injuries and property damage in the event of an auto accident, which is $25,000 for any one injury claim and $50,000 for all the injury claims involved. You must also carry “SUM coverage,” which is supplemental uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. Learn more about liability and insurance coverage from our Fishkill personal injury lawyer, Ira Maurer, in the educational video below.