Personal Injury

Are You Legally Required to Tell Someone if You Have an STD Like Herpes?

Herpes and other STDs can have a significant impact on your life. However, they can also impact the lives of your sexual partners. If you have an STD, you may wonder whether you’re required to let someone know about your condition. You don’t need to tell everyone about your STD. However, New York law requires… read more

What is Considered a “Reasonable Person” When it Comes to Negligence?

Most personal injury cases are based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence is used in car accident cases, premises liability, medical malpractice, and other personal injury cases.  Negligence is the failure to use the care that a “reasonable person” would use under the same or similar circumstances. If your conduct or omission results in… read more

Herniated Disc C4/C5 and C5/C6 Injuries

Neck injuries can be extremely painful. In some cases, the pain and loss of motion can interfere with work and daily activities. Herniated discs between the C4/C5 and C5/C6 vertebrae are possible neck injuries resulting in pain and loss of motion. Vertebrae and Intervertebral Discs The bones that make up your spinal column are called… read more

Can You Sue for Bad Plastic Surgery Results? What You Need to Know

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 18.1 million cosmetic procedures were performed in 2019 in the U.S., inclusive of surgical procedures and cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures. With a total price tag of $16.7 billion, cosmetic surgery clients expect satisfactory results.  What Are the Most Popular Cosmetic Surgery Procedures? Judging from the ever-growing popularity of… read more

Risperdal Dangerous Side Effects

Risperdal, or Risperidone as it is also known, is an atypical antipsychotic drug that is used to treat a number of mood disorders including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and in some cases, autism. The drug was developed and is distributed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals—a Johnson and Johnson company—and has made the company billions. What is less well… read more

Links in the Chain of Causation

Most personal injury cases in New York are based on negligence claims. Examples of injury cases involving negligence claims include cases involving motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice, birth injuries, slips & falls, and nursing home abuse. Recovering compensation for a personal injury requires that you prove another party caused your injury and damages. Proving negligence… read more

Is There a Difference Between Lawyer and Attorney?

One question many people ask is whether or not there is a difference between a lawyer and an attorney. While the question is simple, the answer is a bit more complex. At the surface level, meaning the way the two terms are used interchangeably, the answer is no, there is no difference between a lawyer… read more

What Do I Need to Wear to Court?

Regardless of your role in a personal injury lawsuit, what you wear to court is important. The jurors’ first impressions of you can help or hurt your case. While we want to believe that the evidence always prevails, it is difficult for jurors to entirely dismiss their first impressions of a party or witness in… read more

Blunt Force Head Trauma—Cause and Effect

Blunt force head trauma refers to physical injuries caused by non-penetrating blows from dull objects or surfaces. When blunt force trauma occurs, the surface of the injured organ remains intact, although there may be invisible internal damage. When we think of blunt force trauma, we tend to think of damage inflicted by another person wielding… read more

What Happens if I Skip Jury Duty?

Though many people might not like it, jury duty is one of the most important civic duties a citizen of the United States has. A robust judiciary literally could not function without juries made up of ordinary citizens.  Both criminal and civil courts rely on juries. Every case from felony murder all the way to… read more