What to Say And do After an Auto Accident Can Impact Your Financial Rights

Steps to Take After Car Accident

Already been in a crash? The following is a general outline of the best steps to take after a car accident in New York. 1. Keep Calm and Stay Safe Car crashes happen suddenly, often without any warning. Victims report that time seems to move differently in those moments. For some, time “slows down,” everything […]

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Distracted Driving Leads to Car Accidents

Car Accidents and Distracted Driving

Car accidents are always upsetting, but when we learn that the person at fault was using their cell phone, or was engaging in other voluntary distractions, the accident is particularly frustrating. Even worse, if the victim is left with serious injuries or loses their life, the driver’s choice to indulge in distractions is made all […]

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Most Truck Accidents Happen Because of Trucker Negligence

Why Truck Accidents Happen

Large trucking accidents are more common in New York than many people realize, and that’s a concern because these accidents typically involve extremely serious injuries. Many are fatal. Unfortunately, most truck accidents in our state are the result of negligence by either the truck driver, the trucking company, or the vehicle manufacturer (or some combination […]

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Understanding Punitive Damages in a Personal Injury Claim

Understanding Punitive Damages

When A Defendant’s Negligence Is Extreme, New York Courts Might Choose To Punish Them By Awarding A Special (Sometimes Substantial) Monetary Award To The Victim When it comes to civil lawsuits for personal injuries, the courts in New York usually aren’t too interested in punishing anyone. Punishment is typically reserved for criminal cases. Instead, the […]

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