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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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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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What Did GM Know, and When Did They Know It?

If someone on the street sells you a dangerous product that ends up killing you, he or she would likely face prosecution and even jail time. Yet big businesses always seem to get off with a slap on the wrist … Continue reading

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Hell On Wheels: The Tracy Morgan Accident & Dangers Posed By Sleep-Deprived Truck Drivers

The recent tragic accident which severely injured comedian Tracy Morgan and killed his friend James McNair has already resulted in the bringing of a major lawsuit. The defendant, Walmart, is being sued for the conduct of its driver, Kevin Roper, … Continue reading

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Misconceptions About Frivolous Lawsuits And The McDonald’s “Hot Coffee” Case

Most Americans have become familiar with the McDonald’s “hot coffee” case which caused a national stir 20 years ago. The results of the case caused many to call for tort reform to crack down on all the “frivolous” lawsuits being … Continue reading

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