Personal Injury

10 Common Types of Disabilities

A significant percentage of people in the United States are living with a disability, including in New York. Navigating life with a disability brings unique challenges and requires immense resilience. Fortunately, there are several programs that provide disability benefits, including medical care and disability income.  The two federal disability programs are Social Security Disability Insurance… read more

Allstate: Worst Insurance Company for Consumers

Many people have had poor interactions with insurance companies when they’ve tried to settle an insurance claim. However, the American Association for Justice (AAJ) has ranked Allstate as one of the worst insurers in the country.  Allstate is one of the largest insurance providers in the United States. It has millions of customers, including drivers,… read more

What Is the Average Settlement for a Personal Injury Case?

Personal injury includes harm to your body, emotions, and mental state. New York tort laws give you a cause of action to seek damages when another person causes you injury through negligence or intentional torts. Negotiating settlements is the most common resolution to a personal injury claim. The amounts of personal injury settlements depend on… read more

Step-by-Step Guide For Filing a Personal Injury Claim in NYC

Most people never expect to file a personal injury claim. These types of accidents are unexpected, though often life-changing. It’s hard to know when you should file a personal injury claim and how to do it. Many people don’t know their rights after getting injured, whether in a car accident, a slip and fall, or… read more

What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a legal right to compensation arising from an injury to a person. Typically, this injury is caused by misconduct such as negligence or intentional misconduct.  In some cases, however, the victim of the injury does not need to prove misconduct to win. In other cases, the party responsible for the… read more

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