New York City Personal Injury Blog

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 in the State of New York

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 to Do If You Were Hurt on the Job in NYC

Injuries that happen in the workplace can be severe, if not catastrophic. This is especially true for accidents that take place in industries like construction.  If you have been hurt while working, it is normal to feel confused and overwhelmed. Because of this, it is critical to consult with an experienced worksite injury attorney. With… read more

What Happens if YOU Are Sued After Causing a Collision in Manhattan?

If you are involved in a car accident in Manhattan, even if you are not at fault, you may be sued. In this blog post, we will discuss what happens if you are sued and what steps you can take to protect yourself.  If you are sued after causing a collision in Manhattan, try to… read more

What You Need to Prove a New York Wrongful Death Claim

Nothing can take away the pain of losing a loved one. But it’s normal to want justice, especially when it was someone else’s fault.  A wrongful death claim is a way for loved ones to hold the negligent party accountable and deter them from engaging in similar conduct in the future. It can help a… read more

How to Find Out If Someone Has Car Insurance in New York City

New York requires all vehicle owners to carry auto insurance. Your minimum coverage must include personal injury protection (PIP), bodily injury liability (BIL), and property damage liability. When you get into a car accident, PIP pays your reasonable and necessary medical bills under New York’s no-fault insurance system. But if you suffer a serious injury,… 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

What Is Lane Splitting?

For many people, commuting on a bicycle or motorcycle (rather than a standard car) is a no-brainer. It’s cheaper, healthier, and arguably more fun as well. Because bikes and motorcycles are much smaller than other vehicles on the road, it’s easier for riders to maneuver in and out of traffic. This works out great for… 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, and many NYC personal injury lawyers will offer a free consultation… read more

Can I Sue if I Fall on a Sidewalk in New York City?

Were you recently injured in a fall on a NYC sidewalk? If someone else caused you to fall, then you might be able to sue to collect compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Accidents involving slips, trips, and falls on New York’s city sidewalks are a common cause of injuries…. read more