Personal Injury

Evidentiary Standards and Burdens of Proof in New York

When another person or party causes you harm or injury, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. However, under New York’s personal injury laws, you have the burden of proving the legal elements required for a personal injury claim.  The rules and laws regarding evidentiary standards and burdens of proof can be… read more

My Attorney Screwed Up My Case…What Are My Rights?

Hiring a personal injury attorney to handle your accident claim can be a difficult decision. First, you may not be sure whether you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Second, you might have trouble finding the right personal injury lawyer to handle your case.  Most people who decide to hire an accident attorney interview… read more

Can Bed Bugs Cause Mental Health Issues?

There are studies and research that indicate a bed bug infestation can cause mental health problems. In some studies, bed bug infestation was strongly associated with sleep disturbances and anxiety. Other studies indicate that bed bug infestation is linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), avoidance behaviors, flashbacks, hypervigilance, and other psychological effects. Most individuals focus… read more

What Is Res Ipsa Loquitur?

Personal injury law contains hundreds of Latin phrases that are not used in everyday conversation. However, these Latin phrases can have a significant impact on the outcome of your personal injury claim. One of those phrases is res ipsa loquitur.  Proving Negligence in Personal Injury Cases Under New York personal injury laws, most cases require… read more

What to Do When You Become Unexpectedly Disabled

Approximately one in four adults have a disability that impacts their daily lives. That equals roughly 64 million people in the United States. About one in seven people have the most common disability type, which is mobility.  Six common disability types include: Mobility Cognition Hearing Vision Independent living Self-care There are many ways a person… read more

7 Types of Emergencies to Prepare For

Emergencies occur without warning. They are sudden and unexpected, which makes them more dangerous. If you are not prepared, an emergency can cause much more damage and harm. Many people do not realize that numerous types of emergencies can happen to them. Unfortunately, emergencies are much more common than any of us realize.  Even though… read more

4 Reasons Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Will Not Take Your Case

It can be frustrating to contact a personal injury lawyer about a claim only to find out that the attorney cannot help you with your slip and fall claim or motorcycle accident. However, there may be a good reason why a personal injury lawyer will not take your case.  Four common reasons an attorney will… read more

NYC Firefighter Dies From Cancer Linked to 9/11 Attacks, Ground Zero Exposure

Another brave firefighter dies of cancer linked to the 9/11 attacks and Ground Zero exposure. Sadly, he is not the first person to die this year from cancer that was related to Ground Zero exposure. He may not be the last first responder to pass away this year from 9/11 cancer. The Hackensack Fire Department… read more

What Is Article 16 in a Personal Injury Case?

Most personal injury lawsuits typically involve two parties. The party who was injured is the plaintiff in the lawsuit, and the party who caused the injury is the defendant. The plaintiff seeks compensation for injuries and damages from the defendant.  However, some personal injury cases involve multiple parties. Several parties might be responsible for causing… read more

What Are the Causes and Effects of Brain-stem Injuries?

Accidents cause a variety of injuries. Spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are common accident injuries. Injuries to either of these vital areas can result in permanent impairments and disabilities. Brain stem injuries can interrupt the automatic functions of our body that are essential for survival. Individuals who sustain brain stem injuries in an accident… read more