Fishkill Injury Attorney Serving Myers Corner, Beacon, Lagrangeville and Nearby Areas of Hudson Valley
When you have been involved in a significant car accident, you are likely to be in shock and unable to think clearly. Yet, this is the time when you need to make good decisions. I highly recommend that people keep an accident checklist in their glove compartments to ensure that they take care of every thing that is important. The checklist should include:
1. Call the police immediately;
2. Avoid getting into arguments with the drivers of other vehicles involved in the accident;
No one wants to spend a penny more than they have to on insurance. Insurance companies know this and you can find television commercials from insurance companies that appeal to our desire not to pay more than necessary to insure our vehicles. When it comes to motor vehicle insurance, the old saying "penny wise, pound foolish" could not be more true.
With all of the electronic distractions within motor vehicles these days, it is important, now more than ever, to drive defensively. Larger vehicles carrying heavy loads cannot stop within the same distance as a smaller vehicle. If you are aware that there is a truck or bus being driven behind you, your operation of your vehicle should reflect that fact. At a minimum, you should keep at least one car length between you and the vehicle in front of you for every 10 m.p.h.
Every week, I field questions from potential clients regarding whether or not they have a personal injury claim stemming from a motor vehicle accident that can be pursued in the Courts. The answer can be found in the history of state No-Fault laws. The New York No-Fault law was passed in 1974 by the New York state legislature in an effort to deal with a crisis in the courts. There were too many car accident claims and not enough courts and judges. The effect of that situation was the creation of a log jam that prevented cases from getting a jury trial. The No-Fault law
Proving liability, or legal fault, for your accident or injury is a crucial part of obtaining the justice and compensation that you deserve. Attorney Ira M.
Generally, under the New York Workers’ Compensation Law, injured workers are barred from suing their employers to obtain personal injury damages. This law has its exceptions, such as claims by employees of interstate railroads covered by the Federal Employers Liability Act and maritime workers covered by the Jones Act. In addition, under the New York General Municipal Law § 205-e, a police officer can also commence a lawsuit to recover personal injury damages for injuries sustained in the line of duty "as a result of any negle