What We Can Learn from Tiger Woods’ Car Accident

On Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at approximately 7:00 a.m. PT, golf legend, Tiger Woods, was involved in a one car motor vehicle crash in Rancho Palos Verdes, California. The eleven-time PGA Player of the Year was seriously injured, suffering multiple fractures to both his legs. Although he was found conscious at the scene, Los Angeles […]

Who is at Fault in a Rear-End Accident?

A rear-end accident occurs when the front end of one vehicle collides with the backside of the vehicle in front of it. Rear end accidents vary in severity, from fender benders to high-speed, high-impact car wrecks. Given the rear vehicle strikes the lead vehicle, it would appear that the rear driver caused the accident, and […]

Gaps in Treatment Due to COVID- 19

What if you were unable to seek medical treatment because of the pandemic In New York State, if you are injured in an accident, you ordinarily have three (3) years to start a lawsuit. [Sidebar: there are certain types of personal injury cases that have critically short filing requirements- some as little as 90 days! […]

What If a Person Passes Away Before Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

When a family member passes away, in addition to mourning, relatives are frequently left with the responsibility of handling their loved one’s affairs. In the case where he or she sustained personal injuries before their passing, the family may have to add litigation to those responsibilities. Whether your family member passed away as a result […]

Determining Fault in a Pedestrian Auto Accident

Although Long Island has fewer pedestrians than urban areas, such as NYC, pedestrian accidents are common. We have fewer crosswalks and areas designated for pedestrian crossing, leaving walkers to cross in the middle of roadways. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents frequently cause catastrophic injuries, as the pedestrian lacks the protection of a vehicle or helmet. Therefore, even […]

Emergency Room Examinations After a Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents frequently elicit the necessity for an emergency room visit. Emergency rooms (ER) provide immediate and initial care for injuries and trauma. ER personnel are firstly concerned with diagnosing life-threatening injuries. Thereafter, emergency room personnel are intent in diagnosing injuries that require urgent surgery or immediate care. Regardless of the severity of your […]

Serious Injuries After a Motor Vehicle Accident

An injury sustained as the result of an accident can range from mild (little to no injuries), to severe (fractured bones or a catastrophic injuries). Regardless of the extent, any injury is unfortunate and painful. As such, a person injured as a result of another’s negligence may be eligible to compensation for their injuries. If […]

Steps to Take After Being Hit by a Drunk Driver

More than a million drivers are arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, which is only a fraction to the 111 million American adults that self-report their drunk driving habits each year. Dealing with a car accident is rather demanding, particularly if you suffer any injuries. Unfortunately, from a legal perspective, handling […]

NYS Begins Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

As of December 14, 2019, the Green Light Law has taken effect, which allows any individual to apply for a NYS driver’s license, regardless of immigration status. The bill, signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo, removed the citizenship and social security number requirements for application for a NYS driver’s license. Instead, undocumented immigrants will be permitted […]

Presumptive ADR: New Guidelines that Promote Settlement in Personal Injury Cases

There is a new statewide initiative that could help personal injury cases to settle faster, reducing the time and money spent litigating. Recently, New York implemented new procedures, referring personal injury cases to proceed to alternative dispute resolution (ADR), such as mediation or arbitration. The court system will direct all personal injury cases to participate […]