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April 24, 2015
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It is possible to have the court decide who was to blame for a car accident (liability) before trial.  Whoever files the motion for summary judgment before trial asking the court to decide the liability issue before trial has the burden of demonstrating negligent conduct.  Then the other party must... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
February 01, 2015
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Under the New York No-Fault law, a car accident injury victim has several different ways that they can satisfy the law's requirement of having sustained a "serious injury". If none apply, there is the catch all 90/180 day rule.  What exactly is that rule? The injury victim must have a medically-... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
December 22, 2014
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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... Read More
Category: Damages
December 12, 2014
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When a vehicle rear ends another stopped or stopping vehicle, the law permits the inference that the vehicle that struck the other vehicle in the rear was negligent.  However, the courts will not grant a motion for pre-trial determination of liability in this circumstance if the defendant can... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
September 15, 2014
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As previously discussed on this blog, when you are bringing a lawsuit to recover damages for a slip and fall that happens after a snow storm, it's necessary to be familiar with applicable laws and regulations that govern how much time a property owner has after the end of a storm to make the... Read More
August 10, 2014
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In New York, patients generally have 2 1/2 yrs. from the date of malpractice to commence a lawsuit.  There are several exceptions to this rule.  For example, if a surgeon leaves something in a patient during a surgical procedure, the statute of limitations is measured from when the patient knew or... Read More
June 25, 2014
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Though winter hasn't officially started, signs of its impending arrival are all around us. Many areas of our state have already seen snow, the days are shorter and the long nights are much cooler. In addition to snowflakes, colder temperatures and the cheery holiday season, this time of year brings... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
June 25, 2014
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Thousands of legal cases arose after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York City, with many accusing airlines and city agencies of faulty and unsafe operations. Ten years later, the lawsuits have been consolidated into four "master cases," and several have ended in settlements.... Read More
Category: Wrongful Death
June 25, 2014
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Approximately 28 percent of individuals injured in auto accidents, including those in New York, suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year. And, many more individuals all across the country experience mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI). Also known as concussions, MTBIs can lead to memory... Read More
Category: Injury Lawyer
June 25, 2014
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New Yorkers hoping for a mild winter may not realize that warmer winter weather brings with it an increase in certain motor vehicle accidents. For instance, collisions with deer on the nation's highways have gone up significantly as a result of milder winter temperatures. According to State Farm... Read More
Category: Car Accidents
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