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Auto Accidents Involving An Uninsured Driver – What To Do

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Car insurance is mandatory for drivers in all states except New Hampshire, yet some drivers manage to dodge the expenses and are on the road uninsured. If you are in an auto collision involving an uninsured driver, the process for claiming damages is much more complex and generally takes longer. Uninsured vs. Underinsured Uninsured drivers … Read more

How to Sue for a Wrongful Death

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When a loved one dies due to the negligence, recklessness, or deliberate behavior of another, the surviving family members may be entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit.  This type of lawsuit will allow the family to collect monetary damages for their loved one. Wrongful Death Causes Most claims involve accidents. However, they can be … Read more

Neurological Injuries Related to Car Accidents

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Brain injuries refer to damage to the brain caused by an external physical force such as a car accident. Brain injuries sustained in a car accident often go unnoticed by victims, as symptoms may not appear for weeks. Common brain injuries include concussions, contusions, blood clots, hemorrhaging and edema. Concussion A concussion is a traumatic … Read more

Types of Police Misconduct

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Unfortunately, police misconduct occurs more than you would think. In fact, 84% of police officers have stated that they have witnessed a fellow officer using more force than was necessary. There are many types of police misconduct, in addition to the excess use of physical force. Police misconduct refers to any illegal or inappropriate action … Read more

What To Do If Your First Amendment Rights Have Been Violated

What Are My First Amendment Rights? Knowing your rights is key in any civil rights case. The First Amendment states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, … Read more

Filing a Pedestrian Accident Lawsuit in NYC

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Pedestrian-related auto accidents are unfortunate, but not uncommon. In 2017, over 5,900 people died as a result of a pedestrian accident and many more were injured. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 137,000 pedestrians received medical treatment for auto accident-related injuries in the same year. There are many aspects to … Read more

Questions to ask when selecting a Medical Malpractice lawyer

gavelMedical malpractice cases are often complicated and hard to prove. Most doctors and nurses do their best to provide their patients with quality care, mistakes can still happen. In some cases, those mistakes can have life-altering consequences for their patient. Finding the right attorney is essential to the success of your case. Here are five questions to ask when selecting a medical malpractice lawyer.

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A Bicycle Accident Claim for Personal Injury Cases

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Getting into a bicycle accident can be horrendous. Not knowing what just happened. How did it happen? If you are injured and if you are – what do you do next? Can I file a bicycle accident claim? The following steps will help you in your personal journey and recovery. What to do after the … Read more

Cost of Taking Your Personal Injury Case to Court

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Cost is a huge factor for anyone deciding whether or not to pursue a personal injury claim. In fact, cost alone is why many people decide not to pursue a claim. In the state of New York, the cost of a simple case is usually a minimum of $15,000 accounting for lawyers, court time, and … Read more

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