Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases (NY)

Generally, in New York State, personal injury cases have a three (3) year statute of limitations. However, the statute of limitations in personal injury cases frequently deviates from this standard. Relying on the general three (3) year time frame is risky. In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases depends on who […]

Potholes & their Contribution to Auto Accidents on LI

The recent winter weather and snowplows have left the roads in disrepair. If you have been driving on Long Island lately, you may have noticed the increased number of potholes, which are so numerous they seem unavoidable. Potholes can damage tires, rendering your vehicle undrivable in the middle of the Long Island Expressway or sending […]

Slip & Falls on Snow and Ice

slip and falls on snow and ice, long island NY

Slip & Falls on Snow and Ice With the temperatures and the recent snow fall, Long Island is experiencing persistent icy, snowy, wet conditions. These conditions dramatically increase the risk of slip and falls. Slip and falls can be dangerous, and at times, fatal. If you have experienced an injury after a slip and fall, […]

Motor Vehicle Accidents After the Snow

Snow and ice are the culprit of countless personal injury cases on Long Island. Inclement weather conditions cause a spike in motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls. Many Long Islanders are still required to drive to work in and after snowstorms. Our nurses, doctors, police officers, fire fighters, EMT, highway employees, and those in […]

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 to do if you are in an Accident During the Quarantine

It feels like the world is at a standstill. In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and “flatten the curve,” unprecedented preventive measures have been implemented.  In New York State, 100% of the non-essential workforce is suspended and ordered to stay home. As of this writing, New York is on pause until May […]

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 […]