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What Is a Catastrophic Injury?

A catastrophic injury is a life-changing condition that often occurs in car, truck and motorcycle accidents. Survivors of near-fatal auto wrecks and other serious accidents typically require extensive, lifelong and costly medical treatments and procedures. As a result, settlements in catastrophic injury cases are usually higher than for non-catastrophic personal injury matters. Some examples of… Read More »

Driving Distracted: More Measures to Save Lives

As a dedicated personal injury law firm, we work hard to help clients and families injured by the carelessness and negligence of others. Distracted driving is a leading factor behind many serious motor vehicle and pedestrian accidents in New York City. This year in New York, legislative changes are being enacted to increase driver attention… Read More »

How Can Money Compensate for the Death of a Loved One?

It goes without saying that no amount of monetary award can compensate for the loss of a loved one. However, money is the only thing our legal system can provide. It is hoped that money helps survivors to move forward with their lives after the devastation of an unexpected death due to the negligence of… Read More »

Can I Sue if a Pharmacy Gives Me the Wrong Drug?

Medical malpractice law applies to all health care providers, including pharmacies. Individuals who suffer injury due to medication errors made by doctors or pharmacies may have grounds to file a lawsuit, typically based on if a provider failed to exercise a reasonable standard of care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, adverse… Read More »

Determining Whether You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had negatively affected their health. New asthma diagnoses spiked as did other types of lung and respiratory… Read More »

Determining if You Qualify for 9/11 Funds or Healthcare

Many people who lived, worked, or attended school in the vicinity of the World Trade Center in the year following the attacks of September 11th knew, back in 2001 or 2002, that the dust, fumes, smoke and stress had affected their health negatively. New asthma diagnoses spiked as did other types of lung and respiratory… Read More »

September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Updates — Calculating Compensation Amounts

As of October 2012, approximately 14,000 potential claimants have registered through the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund’s website. Of those, fewer than 700 claimants submitted eligibility forms, many of which lacked essential information when submitted. A small number of individuals have been informed of their eligibility for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund (VCF),… Read More »

Why Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer, and What will it Cost You?

When you suffer a personal injury due to the actions of someone else, you might hold out hope that the responsible party would be willing to compensate you. While is the right thing to do, it rarely happens in such a straightforward manner. People who cause accidents often refuse to acknowledge the damage they have… Read More »

The Zadroga Act: What It Is, and How It Can Help You

Since January 2011, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010 has offered compensation to first responders and residents of New York City who have developed chronic illnesses after being exposed to hazardous materials. Thanks to tireless advocates, individuals who developed one of 50 types of cancer due to their exposure to toxins… Read More »

Should You Call A Personal Injury Lawyer Regarding an Incident of Assault?

When most people think of assault and battery, they think of cases tried in criminal courts. However, if you are the victim of a crime, criminal charges will do nothing to make up for your lost wages, pay your medical bills and compensate you for pain and suffering. In this type of situation, you may… Read More »