New York City Personal Injury Blog

How Tailgating Causes Accidents and How to Stop It

You know tailgating when you see it, and the other driver’s eyes in your rearview mirrors. Following closely behind another car, tailgating increases the risk of a rear-end collision. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end collisions are the most common kind of car accident. Studies have shown that driver attributes influence… read more

Can I File a Dental Malpractice Claim?

Dental care is essential to whole health. Proper dental care generally involves effective brushing and flossing and routine cleanings. Most dentists perform comprehensive evaluations, including X-rays, periodically. There are times when dental care is necessary for serious conditions. Procedures like tooth extractions, cavity fillings, root canals, or oral surgeries are sophisticated. When sophisticated requirements exist,… read more

Secrets & Strategies of GEICO Claims Adjusters: Uncovered

If you have seen any advertisements in the past decade, you are probably aware of GEICO’s numerous ad campaigns. They have one of the biggest advertising budgets of any U.S. corporation. Their name stands for “Government Employees Insurance Company,” and they are currently the second-largest auto insurance provider in the United States.  They boast over… read more

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


Have you or a member of your family been injured and/or passed away as a result of a malfunctioning Penumbra Jet 7 Xtra Flex? Many people in New York and across the nation utilize this catheter have received the news of its recall and have experienced the devastating dangers, as well. You are not alone, and… read more

All About Back and Neck Injuries From Rear-end Collisions

There are many different types of motor vehicle accidents. Traffic accidents can cause catastrophic injuries and fatalities, including head-on accidents, side-impact crashes, and rear-end collisions. However, a rear-end crash has a high chance of causing neck and back injuries.  How Do Rear-End Collisions Cause Neck and Back Injuries? Rear-end collisions are the most common type… read more

What Does a “Salvage Title” Mean in New York?

If a vehicle has undergone severe damage, the salvage vehicle law in New York requires that the Department of Motor Vehicles inspect the vehicle before a new certificate of title can be issued. If your vehicle was damaged in a car accident, it is essential that you understand the process for a salvage title. If… read more

What Exactly Can a Process Server Do To Serve Papers?

When an individual decides to take legal action against another party – like filing a personal injury lawsuit for damages after a car accident – they are required to serve notice of the lawsuit to the defendant. Often this is arranged by their lawyer and carried out by a process server.  A process server is… read more

What is the Difference Between Express and Implied Consent?

When it comes to medical procedures, many doctors, in an attempt to protect themselves from medical malpractice lawsuits, will make sure they receive express consent before operating on you. Express consent often means that a patient has signed waivers or other documentation clearly giving the doctor authority to perform a surgery or operation. While express… read more

What Happens When You are at Fault for a Car Accident?

When you are at fault for a car accident in New York, you could be financially liable for the damages caused by the accident. What does that mean? It means that an accident victim can sue you for financial damages and non-economic damages. However, you can fight back. If you feel that you did not… read more