Tag Archives: Stavros E. Sitinas Esq

How Does The Emergency Doctrine Work In Negligence Cases?

{Time to read: 3:25 mins} The emergency doctrine is a defense that, if allowed by a judge, may be asserted in a personal injury negligence case to absolve a negligent driver of all civil liability. The defense may be used if it … Continue reading

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What New Yorkers Need to Know About No-Fault Insurance Law

{2:13 minutes to read} New York State has a no-fault insurance law regime in place that applies to all people who are injured in motor vehicle accidents. What it means is this: Regardless of which driver is at fault in … Continue reading

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Mediation: A Cost Effective Alternative to Trial

In representing personal injury clients, I always prepare each case with the intention that they will eventually be tried in front of a jury. However, there are reasons that this is not always the best option for my clients. Jury … Continue reading

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Injured at Work… Who Can You Sue?

What happens if you’re injured on the job due to negligence? In New York State, if you are injured due to the negligence of your employer, you are not allowed to sue. Your only remedy is Worker’s Compensation. Worker’s Compensation … Continue reading

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Preparing for Winter: How to Avoid Being Sued – Part 1

With winter just around the corner, landowners and homeowners have to be careful about how they handle potentially hazardous sidewalk conditions. A property owner will not be held liable for accidents occurring on his or her property as a result … Continue reading

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The Element of Damages Most Feared by the Defense? Economic Damages

Economic damages include all damages other than those awarded for pain and suffering and emotional distress. These include lost: Wages Bonuses Overtime pay Expected raises Benefits and pension Note: Union members typically enjoy generous benefit packages, all of which can … Continue reading

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Battle of Medical Experts: Who’s Telling the Truth?

In a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff asks to receive fair and reasonable compensation for the injuries inflicted upon him or her due to the negligence of the defendant. During the course of litigation: The plaintiff testifies as to what … Continue reading

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Can Your Family Collect for Wrongful Death?

Many people would be surprised to learn that in New York, family members are not entitled to monetary damages for the emotional loss they experience when a family member is killed through wrongful death. Instead, their damages are limited to … Continue reading

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All Dogs in New York Get “One Free Bite”

People get attacked by dogs often, and these attacks can be quite serious. It is always a good idea to be careful around animals you are unfamiliar with. But sometimes even the most cautious person can be the victim of … Continue reading

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