When you hire or consult with an attorney, you have the benefit of the “attorney-client privilege.” Part of the attorney-client privilege is that your confidential communications with your attorney must be kept secret. While there are exceptions to this rule, generally, it applies to communications that relate to your representation. Client confidentiality facilitates the relationship…

            The evidence shows that New York State’s STOP-DWI efforts reduce the number of alcohol and drug related fatalities. STOP-DWI stands for “Special Traffic Options Program for Driving While Impaired.  The program was designed to lessen the fatalities and prevent drunk and impaired driving as a public priority. During the major holidays, Nassau and Suffolk…

What do you do if you’ve been injured in an accident and your physician is prescribing surgery? If your physician is recommending surgery after an accident and you are trying to decide your best course of action, read this first. While the advice below is commonsensical, it may assist in making a logical decision, rather…

In New York, Long Island is the most dangerous place to drive. The number of car accidents our residents are involved in and the severity of each accident is the highest in all of New York State. In both Suffolk and Nassau Counties, motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury related death. In…

When your child is involved in an automobile accident, whether it is serious or not, can easily be one of the scariest experiences as a parent. Your parental instincts kick in and you want to ensure that they are safe and have them examined immediately by the best physicians. You want them to heal as…

What if I am in a Motor vehicle Accident with a Government Vehicle?             Special and unique laws and procedures apply to lawsuits for injuries caused by an auto accident involving a governmental vehicle. There are specific rules that apply to suing the state government and separate rules that apply to suing the local governments….

The Fourth of July is well known for its explosive celebration of fireworks displays. However, despite that in New York State most fireworks are illegal, the chance of being able to spectate is high. Are Fireworks Legal in New York State? Not all fireworks are illegal in New York State. Sparkling devices, or ground-based, handheld…

Long Island Rules and Restrictions Memorial Day Weekend 2020 is approaching. As a tribute to those who have served our country, we customarily celebrate with barbecues, friends and family. However, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the practiced festivities must be different this year.  What is the Law? The warmer weather combined with months of…

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