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Staten Island New York Personal Injury Lawyer > Articles posted by statenislandesq

HOW TO COLLECT EVIDENCE AFTER A CAR ACCIDENT

It only takes a moment for your life to change when you are involved in a car accident. If you are lucky, you won’t suffer any catastrophic injuries, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t need time to heal and money to repair your vehicle. If you end up missing time at work due to your injury and suffer financial losses, you may want to file a lawsuit. Dealing with the legal system can be challenging. It’s best to get the advice of a personal injury expert to help with your case. One of the most important aspects of a successful personal injury lawsuit...

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WERE YOU DRIVING WHILE INTOXICATED? HERE’S SOME HELPFUL ADVICE

What do you need to know if you've becoming involved in a DUI case? We explain the 4 most common tips. Driving Under The Influence (DUI) charges are some of the most common road crimes that are charged against drivers across America. Especially if you are in a state where there are already strict laws against alcohol consumption, it can be a sticky situation. In other parts of the world, laws are even more extreme, especially where alcohol is not recognized as a legal substance. When facing DUI charges there are a lot of variables at play. The most important of...

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HOW TO PROPERLY FIGHT TRUCKING ACCIDENT LAWSUITS

Considering how lawsuits from trucking accidents can cost you millions of dollars, you must take it seriously. Take the proper measures to protect your company ahead of time. Due to the nature of the work, you may not be able to avoid accidents, but you can reduce the cost of them. EVIDENCE MATTERS Your lawyer can fight a trucking accident lawsuit with proper evidence. They can use a variety of sources to show evidence to the courts. Keep in mind, you must build the case immediately because most of the evidence available will vanish after several weeks. You must take action immediately...

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TOP 5 QUESTIONS ABOUT FILING A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM ANSWERED

If you or a loved one has been in an accident and has the right to claim compensation, it’s likely a sensitive and difficult time. You might be undergoing treatment, focusing on recovery, or even mourning the loss of a family member. You may also have many questions about how to file a claim, get the maximum possible compensation, or even find a lawyer you can trust to handle your case. Here, we cover five of the most frequently asked questions when filing a personal injury claim. 1. HOW SHOULD I GO ABOUT FINDING A LAWYER TO HANDLE A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM? The...

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HOW CAR ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP RIDESHARE DRIVERS

Ridesharing is a transportation service that allows passengers to use an app to book a driver immediately through their smartphones. Many transportation companies use this method, but the most prominent are Uber and Lyft. Both drivers and passengers admit that, while it’s convenient, accidents can still happen. Drivers can sustain injuries as well and will need the assistance of car accident lawyers in several ways.   WHEN ANOTHER DRIVER IS AT FAULT  Passengers aren’t the only ones who’ll need help during an accident. The driver of the ridesharing service can also be hurt. They could be a responsible driver and were only involved in a...

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DUI CONVICTIONS ARE MORE SEVERE THAN MOST PEOPLE THINK

Drunk driving has been an inflammatory issue for decades. Many people have lost their lives in DUI-related driving accidents, but there seem to be few that fully understand the consequences of a DUI conviction. There are about 10,000 DUI-related deaths yearly in the United States. This suggests that there is still a significant number of people who aren’t aware of the long-term effects of a DUI conviction. If more people were aware of how much trouble a DUI conviction would get them into, perhaps they would think twice before driving while intoxicated. CRIMINALITY  The immediate legal effect arising from a DUI conviction is that the...

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Can I File A Suit If My Loved One Has Died From An SUV Rollover Accident?

When you have had a loved one who has died from an SUV rollover accident, you may be entitled to file a wrongful death claim against the manufacturer of the SUV. Thousands of individuals have died as a result of using an SUV vehicle. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the SUV has a rollover rate of between 20 percent to 25 percent. This figure compares with the rollover rate for a passenger vehicle, which has a rollover rate of 10 percent. No person should have to experience the loss of a loved one due to the defective design...

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Differences Between Comparative Negligence and Contributory Negligence

The fundamental difference between the legal concepts of comparative and contributory negligence is that comparative negligence seeks to compensate the injured party at least for some part of his or her injuries, while contributory negligence is a total bar to any damage award to the plaintiff. In both instances, the plaintiff's negligence must be proved by the defendant. The difference boils down to how the plaintiff's ultimate recovery (if any) is impacted by the plaintiff's own negligence. A further difference is that contributory negligence originated in common law, while comparative negligence is a statutory creation in jurisdictions that abolished the...

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Does ‘Alleviation’ Alleviate Insurance Carrier Fears?

Carriers, providers, and legal practitioners, alike, hoped the court would provide clarity on a carrier’s obligations once a policy becomes exhausted, but the recent decision did not squarely address that issue. Thus, albeit not articulated, the Second Department makes clear that proof of policy exhaustion, alone, is insufficient to dismiss a personal injury protection (PIP) lawsuit. That is, it is still necessary to scrutinize the timeliness and propriety of a denial. The logical conclusion is that a claim will be awarded if the denial or defense is not sustained regardless of policy exhaustion. Pursuant to New York state no-fault law, an automobile...

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Lawmakers Seek to Compensate Emotional Loss Through Overhaul of Wrongful Death Statute

Lawmakers in New York are seeking to expand the state’s wrongful death statute to allow compensation for things like grief or loss of love and companionship in this year’s legislative session. The state’s current laws only allow individuals to seek compensation based on the amount of potential income lost from the death of a loved one, which can often place limits on litigation. “Essentially, our legal system values the life of wealthy individuals more than a child or a senior, or a person with a disability," State Sen. Brad Hoylman said. By Dan M. Clark [Law] ...

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