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Friday, March 24, 2017

Prepared to Win Your Personal Injury Case? Here’s How to Do It!

{1:30 minutes to read} Preparation is 99% of winning a personal injury case.

I’m often asked how many of my personal injury cases wind up being tried in court. Even considering that most cases settle before trial, my answer is that I prepare all of them for trial. In my experience, I’ve found I can obtain the highest dollar recoveries for my personal injury clients when their cases have been thoroughly prepared, as if they were going to be tried in front of a judge and jury.


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Dog Bites Can Be Devastating. Is the Law on Your Side?

{2:30 minutes to read} Dog bites often cause the most severe physical and emotional injuries. When a seemingly friendly dog unexpectedly bites someone, deep tissue injuries and infection can occur. Treatment for these injuries often includes many surgeries and a slow, painful, recovery. Dog bites can leave disfiguring scars on parts of the body that are visible when the person is in public, such as on their face, arms, or legs, and are a permanent reminder of the animal’s attack.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

New Cases of Legionnaires Disease in New York--Are You At Risk?

{1:40 minutes to read] This month, the New York City Department of Health confirmed that there were two cases of Legionnaire’s Disease at the New York City Housing Authority's Rangel Houses in Manhattan. It also confirmed that there were two other cases in the past 12 months, linked to a building on Sedgwick Avenue, in the Bronx. Although the Health Department said these were isolated cases, it also noted that steps were being taken to prevent more people from becoming infected.

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Vision Zero Revised for Better Crosswalk Protection

{2.40 minutes to read] As my previous blog explained, one of New York City’s Vision Zero’s objectives has been to reduce traffic injuries to cyclists. Pedestrian safety is another major goal. Mayor DeBlasio has just signed a law to strengthen pedestrians’ right-of-way in crosswalks. This change in the law should significantly reduce pedestrian injuries and deaths on New York City roads.

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Friday, October 21, 2016

New CMS Rule Eliminates Nursing Homes’ Unfair Legal Advantage


In September, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a new rule which prohibits  nursing homes and long-term care facilities from forcing patients and their families into private arbitration. This rule goes into effect in November 2016.

 


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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Glossary of Terms (Part 2): Know the Basics!

In my last article, we discussed terms used in personal injury cases. We continue with the additional terms below. Consider this your pocket guide!

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Friday, September 16, 2016

The Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Glossary of Terms (Part 1): Know the Basics!

{2:10 minutes to read} When an individual is injured and believes that someone else is responsible, they often seek an attorney's advice on what to do. This article is an introduction to terms and concepts that apply to personal injury cases. It is intended to help people better understand the discussions that may take place with an attorney so that they can decide how to move forward.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

Crash, Not Accident: How to Survive the Subliminal Name-Game

{2:40 minutes to read) Until recently, insurance companies, as well as industrial and manufacturing companies have been unchallenged in their long-term, effort to replace the word “crash” with the word “accident.”

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

NYC Cyclists: Be Clear-eyed About Vision Zero!

{2:40 minutes to read) Summer’s here. Riding a Citi Bike? Get a helmet!

Biking can be a great way to see the New York City sights and to get around town. In 2013, New York City rolled out the Citi Bike Program. It features thousands of bikes for public use, in hundreds of stations—available 24/7—all across New York City.


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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cellar Doors: A Hidden New York City Sidewalk Hazard

{3:20 minutes to read} Sidewalk Cellar doors can be hazardous to your well-being!  

You probably have seen lots of these on New York City sidewalks and may have even worried that they could collapse, if you stepped on them. A more realistic risk is that you could trip over an open cellar door and fall.  

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Monday, June 13, 2016

Involved in a Lawsuit? Here are 3 Tips for Testifying (Part 3)

{2:00 minutes to read} In my last article <link once published>, I shared a few tips to consider when preparing for a deposition. In this article I share the final tip below.  

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