Personal Injury

How Many Years Is Law School?

Becoming a lawyer is a serious commitment that requires a lot of time and dedication. Whether you want to help people who have been in car accidents or become a criminal defense lawyer, you’ll have to take the bar exam at some point.  In New York, you’ll typically need a Juris Doctor (JD) before you… read more

Personal Injury: Filing a Lawsuit Against a City for Negligence

Suing a person or a corporation is one matter. Suing the government is another; any compensation you receive will ultimately come out of the pockets of the taxpayers. If you are a taxpayer in the jurisdiction, your compensation will come partly out of your own pocket since your taxes help fund the government. Sovereign immunity… read more

Demand Letter Response Time in New York

If you were recently hurt in a car accident, construction accident, or slip and fall, you might be wondering when you can expect your settlement money. You have bills to pay and have probably missed work, causing further financial strain on you and your family. After your lawyer files a demand letter with the relevant… read more

What’s the Difference Between Bodily Injury and Personal Injury?

Personal injury includes any harm caused by an accident, including emotional and physical injuries. Bodily injury refers specifically to physical injuries sustained in an accident. Even though liability insurance is for bodily injury and property damage, you could recover compensation for emotional damages caused by an accident.  Bodily Injury vs. Personal Injury  Bodily injury includes… read more

What Is an Ambulance Chaser?

When you get injured in an accident, you’re already dealing with a lot. You’re in pain, dealing with doctors, trying to figure out how you’ll pay for everything, and potentially facing weeks or months of recovery time. So what do you do when someone shows up at your bedside promising thousands of dollars in compensation… read more

The Process of Receiving a Settlement Check in the State of New York

If you were injured in a car accident, construction accident, or another type of accident, you may have suffered significant losses from medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and more. While going to trial may be an option, you may be anxious to collect a settlement check to help compensate you for these losses.  If… read more

How Long Does It Take to Get an NYC Personal Injury Settlement Check?

If you’ve recently settled your personal injury case, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to get your money. Bills could be piling up, or you may be putting off medical treatment or surgery until you get your check.  Each case is different, but in all cases, the final personal injury check amount is… read more

What Should I Do with My Settlement Money?

Have you recently received a sizable settlement payment following a car accident or another personal injury incident? A sudden inflow of cash might feel like a godsend, but it might just be another stressor. Either way, you may not be sure what to do with the money. But there are a few options beyond just… read more

The Role of a Litigation Lawyer in Handling Civil Lawsuits in New York

Litigation lawyers play an integral role in handling civil lawsuits in New York. These individuals are familiar with court procedures and rules that govern lawsuits. Realistically speaking, civil lawsuits could not proceed without these attorneys. Read this blog post to learn more about what a litigation lawyer does and how an attorney might be able… read more

Who Are the Plaintiffs and Defendants in Personal Injury Cases?

Most personal injury cases in New York settle without filing a lawsuit. However, some cases cannot settle without court intervention. If your injury lawyer files a lawsuit, it helps to understand the parties involved and the role of each. Who is the Plaintiff in a Personal Injury Lawsuit? The plaintiff is the injured party. For… read more