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  • Construction Accidents

    New York City to Pay $36 Million Settlement to Injured Construction Worker

    By Michael Barasch

    A construction worker paralyzed after being struck by a falling utility pole on a New York City Department of Environmental Protection project site will receive a record-setting $36 million payment in settlement of a lawsuit that charged the DEP with failing to maintain a safe workplace. The plaintiff, 39-year-old Ricardo Tavares, was working at the […]

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  • Personal Injury

    What Are “Pain and Suffering” Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

    By Michael Barasch

    Personal injury damages are divided into “special” damages, or economic damages, and “general” damages, such as “pain and suffering.” Special damages, because they are purely economic, are reasonably easy to calculate. The victim of an accident required medical care, for which there are receipts; the victim missed work, for which there is a basis to […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    NYC Pays $1.5 Million Injury Settlement to Man Struck in Traffic

    By Michael Barasch

    The New York Daily News recently reported that the city paid a $1.5 million settlement to a pedestrian who had been struck by a vehicle after a traffic signal allegedly changed too soon. At the time of the 2008 accident, the plaintiff, Joseph Mare, had been a senior at C.W. Post and a promising baseball […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Common Misconceptions About Personal Injury Law

    By Michael Barasch

    If you suffer injury in an accident, after receiving medical attention, you may want to file a personal injury lawsuit. However, what you may have seen on TV and in the movies or heard from friends and family may not be the best advice to follow. Accident and injury law cases can range from simple […]

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  • Personal Injury

    Medical Malpractice and New York Public Hospitals

    By Michael Barasch

    New York City has the largest municipal public health care system in the country, with 11 city hospitals offering more than 7,000 beds and serving 1.4 million New Yorkers every year. According to the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HCC), which operates the system, in 2011 the New York hospitals handled over 1.1 […]

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  • Auto Accidents

    Is an Auto Dashboard Camera Craze Coming?

    By Michael Barasch

    When a meteor exploded over a Russian town in February, the heavenly body became an international superstar (no pun intended) thanks to a myriad of Internet videos, mostly posted by motorists whose dashboard cameras captured the event. Once we all got the stars out of our eyes, some observant Americans started asking a question: What […]

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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

    When to Call Your Personal Injury Lawyer

    By Michael Barasch

    Although you may wish to avoid getting a lawyer involved in your personal injury claim, it can be necessary. There are several situations when it is in your best interest to obtain a lawyer to protect your rights: The insurance company for the other party refuses to settle your claim The settlement offer extended by […]

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