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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

What Monetary Recovery Is Allowed in a Personal Injury Claim?


Yes, getting hurt in an accident can be extremely painful. Yes, it can upturn life as you know it and, yes, it can be extremely costly on a number of levels. The monetary impacts of being injured in a car accident can far and away exceed any initial expectations or preconceptions you may have.


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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

What Is a Release?


The road to a settlement in your personal injury claim can be long and sometimes frustrating as you wait for that much-needed compensation for the harm you have suffered. If you have been presented with a release, congratulations! It would appear that the end is in sight! Do not, however, be too quick to sign this document as it has important consequences and can have serious restrictions on your legal rights. Let us take a closer look at what a release is and what it means for you to sign a release.


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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?


Have you been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of someone else? If so, you are likely thinking about whether or not you have a personal injury claim to pursue. Through a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for the losses you have incurred due to the accident. This can include the cost of medical care, the future cost of medical care, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Many accident victims come to rely on this monetary compensation to deal with the financial fallouts of the accident and work to rebuild their lives. But, how do you know if you have a


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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

What Should I Bring with Me for My First Meeting with a Personal Injury Lawyer?


If you have scheduled the first meeting with a personal injury attorney, you have taken a significant step towards protecting your legal rights to compensation. You have also taken a big step towards lightening the weighty load that is often carried by injury victims after an accident. Although it may be stressful to think about meeting with a lawyer, remember that the lawyer is there to help relieve you of much of the pressure you may be under, not add to it.


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Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Is It Possible to Sue a County, City, or Government for Injuries?


If you have been harmed by the negligence of another, the law provides you a way to recover for your losses through bringing a personal injury claim. This is true whether you were injured in a car accident, slip and fall, or other accident types. While you may know this is true when it comes to a private party’s negligence causing the accident, what about when a government entity is responsible for causing the accident? Let us discuss whether or not you can sue a county, city, or government for injuries.


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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

What Is a Contingency Fee?


After an accident, the financial pressure can hit in a big way. On top of your injuries and the entire overwhelming experience, you may be confronted with some financial realities that are staggering. As you get the medical care you need, you watch the medical bills quickly pile up. You may have missed work and your otherwise steady stream of income has been impacted. The prospect of hiring an attorney when you are already faced with so many financial difficulties may seem like an insurmountable burden.


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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hurt Your Knee in an Accident? Get the Medical Care You Need!


 Being injured in an accident can throw your life through a loop like few other things. It can be both overwhelming and exhausting trying to wrap your head around all that has happened and all that lays ahead. The focus throughout, however, should be your health and recovery. These priorities need and deserve ample attention even when you feel like you have no energy to attend yet another doctor’s appointment. Getting immediate medical care after an accident as well as receiving consistent follow-up medical care can be critical to most effectively recovering from your injuries.


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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Potential Problems with Social Media and Your Personal Injury Case


Facebook, Instagram, and many other social media platforms have become seemingly inseparably ingrained into our everyday lives. Posting life updates and checking in on others has become second nature. We use these platforms to connect and it has, for the most part, served us well in recent years, especially with restrictions on our abilities to interact in person. When it comes to your personal injury case, however, social media can cause irreparable harm. Here, we will discuss what complications can arise when you use social media while going through the


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Monday, November 23, 2020

What Is Negligence?


Have you heard the term “negligence?” While you may have heard it in more casual conversation, you may not be aware of its legal definition. You see, negligence in the legal context has its own specific meaning. It has its own specific set of elements. In most, but not all, personal injury actions, the plaintiff, the person bringing the claim, is pursuing compensation from the defendant under a theory of negligence. Let us explore more on what that actually means.


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Saturday, October 31, 2020

Suing Multiple Parties for Personal Injury


Q: Can many parties be at fault in a personal injury case?

Skilled Bronx personal injury attorneys are not only lawyers, they are also detectives.

How do I know if I have a good personal injury case?

When potential clients inquire about whether they have a personal injury case, the attorney listens to the client’s explanation of what happened, reviews available police reports, witness statements, medical records, and often conducts their own investigation.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Suing New York City Agencies for Personal Injury


Q: Are there special rules for accidents involving government vehicles?

As Bronx personal injury attorneys know, the extremely heavy amount of traffic on New York City streets – cars, trucks, buses, bicycles, and a steady stream of pedestrians— leads to frequent accidents.

And accidents, which result in serious personal injury and/or death, often lead to lawsuits.

Recently, a New York woman was reportedly injured when the hydraulic arm of a garbage truck extended to grab a nearby garbage can but accidentally hooked the arm of the bench and “yanked it out of the ground as it pulled the can back in”.


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