Personal Injury

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

How to Write a Settlement Demand Letter

Attorneys use settlement demand letters to begin the negotiation process in personal injury cases.  An attorney uses settlement demand letters in all types of personal injury cases, including: Car accidents Product liability claims Medical malpractice Slip and fall accidents (premises liability claims) Construction accidents Motorcycle accidents Wrongful death claims Writing an effective settlement demand letter… read more

Basic Manhattan Personal Injury Settlement Breakdown: How Much Goes in My Pocket?

One of the most common personal injury questions we receive is, “How much is my personal injury claim worth?” However, most people actually want to know how much money they will put in their pocket from a personal injury settlement.  Several factors impact how much money you can receive from a personal injury settlement. Continue… read more

Top 6 Telltale Signs You Hired a Bad Lawyer and How To Avoid it in the Future

One of the major factors affecting the actual value of your personal injury claim is the quality of your lawyer. However, despite your best efforts, you might have hired a bad lawyer. Although there is such a thing as legal malpractice, your lawyer’s performance does not have to sink to the level of legal malpractice… read more