Personal Injury

New York City Personal Injury Settlements: Myths vs. Reality

For many decades now, Americans have complained about the problems with the United States legal system. Specifically, people are often concerned about the process used for civil personal injury lawsuits and the resulting awards.  When a case is particularly noteworthy, the average person might be surprised by a seemingly hefty sum of money that was… read more

Understanding Assumption of Risk

A simple fender bender involving two vehicles is often considered a simple personal injury case. However, it can quickly turn into a complex legal matter. Disputes related to causation can lead to a bitter fight. In some personal injury cases, the defendant may assert the defense of assumption of risk. Depending on the facts of… read more

What Does Bar Stand for in the Bar Exam or Bar Association?

The word “bar” in bar exam or bar association refers to the community of lawyers admitted to practice law. It derives from the physical rail or bar that divides the gallery from the part of the courtroom where the lawyers, parties, judge, and jury sit. Thus, lawyers must literally “pass the bar” to enter a… read more

9 Things You Should Know About a Free Consultation with an NYC Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you been injured in a New York City accident? Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to file a claim or lawsuit to recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses. Perhaps you were injured in a slip and fall accident at the grocery store. You could justify seeking compensation by showing… read more

3 Elements of Standing to Sue

Filing an insurance claim or lawsuit after a negligent party may help you recover compensation for your medical bills and other losses. However, a number of factors can influence whether or not you have standing to sue in a given situation. In many instances, those who consider filing lawsuits are not sure whether they have… read more

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