New York City Personal Injury Blog

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

I Can’t Work; Can I File For Unemployment Even Though Litigation Is Pending?

Most employees who suffer workplace accidents can seek workers’ compensation benefits but cannot take their claim to court. If a third party (someone outside the company) caused the accident, the worker is free to sue the third party in court for personal injury (a slip and fall accident, for example).  Nevertheless, lawsuits take time to… read more

What Should an Employee Do After a Workplace Accident?

Despite our best intentions, injuries happen every day. Workplace injuries are especially common and can negatively impact your finances and personal life. In fact, in 2020, approximately 3.2 million people were injured at work, and the cost of these injuries and related illnesses ranged from $176 billion to $352 billion.  If you or a loved… 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

Can You Sue Your Employer in NYC If You Were Exposed to COVID-19 at Work?

COVID-19 had far-reaching impacts on many individuals. In addition to going through COVID, some individuals have had to deal with the symptoms of “Long COVID.” The result is a significant health issue that can have life-altering consequences. Some individuals had the choice of working from home or using unemployment benefits to stay at home during… read more

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

The U.S. Congress recently enacted the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2021, which allows certain individuals to sue to recover damages for contaminated water at the Camp. Importantly, the Act prevents the U.S. government from asserting specific immunity in response to lawsuits filed under its terms.  Read on to learn more about Camp Lejeune, the… read more

7 of the Most Common Work-Related Injuries in NYC

With constant construction and growth occurring in the city, New York City experiences its fair share of workplace accidents. Workplace injuries may trigger workers’ compensation claims and/or claims against negligent third parties, such as property owners and contractors.  Here are the seven most common work-related causes of injury in NYC: 1. Slips, Trips, and Falls… read more

How Much Money Can a Passenger in a Car Accident in NYC Receive?

Passengers in a car accident in NYC can absolutely recover damages for their injuries. You will most likely have to start with insurance claims but can then pursue a lawsuit against the at-fault party if necessary. What amount of money can you receive from a car accident? There is technically no limit under New York… 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

What Should You Do if You Are Hit While Driving Someone Else’s Car in New York City?

Sometimes we borrow someone’s car because our vehicle is not available. But what happens if you are in an accident while driving someone else’s car in New York City? Do you know what to do to protect yourself and your right to recover compensation for damages? Report the Car Accident To the Police First things… read more