Personal Injury

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

Suing for Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress

Suing for emotional distress is possible in most US states, including New York. Two types of infliction of emotional distress claims are possible: Intentional infliction of emotional distress; and Negligent infliction of emotional distress. Among these two claims, negligent infliction of emotional distress is the most controversial. Until a few years ago, most states did… read more

What is a Lien on a Personal Injury Case?

A lien in a personal injury case refers to a subrogation claim. A subrogation claim or lien in a personal injury case is a third-party’s legal right to your settlement proceeds or jury verdict because of money they are owed. Subrogation claims may be filed by health care providers and some insurance providers. Liens may… read more

How to Approach a Free Consultation with a NYC Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, hurt at work, or even bitten by the neighbor’s dog, you may be considering filing a lawsuit to recover damages and have your medical bills covered.  You have many options for legal representation in New York City, and many NYC personal injury lawyers will offer a free… read more

How to Choose A Personal Injury Attorney in NYC

If you’ve been injured in an accident in New York, NY due to the wrongful actions of another person, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Accident victims could recover money for economic losses such as medical expenses, past and future lost wages, property damage, and lost earning capacity. Having an experienced New… read more

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