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  • Personal Injury

    State Court of Appeals Rules Plaintiffs Not Required to Give Medical Reports in Lead-Based Paint Case

    By Michael Barasch

    In the case of Hamilton v. Miller this summer, the New York Court of Appeals ruled that plaintiffs in the case did not have to produce medical reports that established causation for their conditions prior to medical exams by the defendants. This case centered on injuries suffered from the plaintiffs’ exposure to lead-based paint as […]

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  • Products Liability

    Toxic Toys

    By Michael Barasch

    Each year, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recalls millions of dangerous consumer products. Many of these recalled products were intended for children. The CPSC’s website publishes a continual updated list of recalled products. Consumers can also subscribe to email newsletters to receive news releases and recall information. In 2012, four million Bumbo Baby […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Bicyclists Have Special Reason to Take Care on the Roads

    By Michael Barasch

    Bicycles are subject to the rules of the road, just like cars. However navigating a bicycle on a busy city street takes extra care. The hum of city life means that cars will appear from blind spots, pedestrians talking on cell phones will pop out from behind SUVs and other cyclists may not see you […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    The Dangers of Texting and Driving

    By Michael Barasch

    Everyone, it seems, is plugged into a cell phone or tablet, texting, talking and surfing the web. Yet when misused, the convenience of ubiquitous communication quickly can become a menace, particularly if a driver decides to use a handheld device to talk or text while driving. Statistics on all distracted driving accidents are suspected to […]

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  • Workplace Injury

    Reasons to Make a Workers Compensation Claim

    By Michael Barasch

    Workers compensation claims aren’t always about firefighters injured on-the-job or a construction worker maimed by a collapsing trench. The accidents and injuries that can fuel a workers compensation claim can be much less dramatic. However what sort of injuries might qualify? Does an injury have to be dramatic and obvious? The five most common injuries […]

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  • Personal Injury

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Personal Injury

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

    By Michael Barasch

    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 […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    What You Need to Do To Protect Yourself After an Auto Accident

    By Michael Barasch

    The best time to prepare for an accident is before it ever happens. Even if you drive defensively and follow all safety laws, many drivers choose not to do so. If possible, obtain orange emergency cones and keep them in your trunk in the event of an accident. You should also ensure that your emergency […]

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  • Dog Bites

    If You Are Hurt By a Dog, Steps to Take Before Calling Your Lawyer

    By Michael Barasch

    Dogs sometimes bite. They bite because they’re scared, they’re being protective or they’re just plain nervous. If someone’s dog bites you, it doesn’t matter why you were bitten. What matters is that you get necessary medical attention and compensation for your injuries and expenses. However before you call your attorney, there are a few things […]

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