New NYS Law for Supplemental Spousal Liability Coverage

Supplemental Spousal Liability Coverage NY

Effective August 1, 2023, in New York State, supplemental spousal liability coverage will now be a part of standard auto insurance coverage. What is spousal liability coverage? Supplemental spousal liability coverage provides protection for injuries caused by a spouse in a motor vehicle accident. Without this coverage, an injured spouse would not be able to […]

Update on the Grieving Families Act

There is renewed hope for family members of wrongful death victims in New York State. Previously, Governor Kathy Hochul vetoed the proposed legislation that would permit family members of wrongful death victims to be compensated for their emotional anguish. Based upon the Governor’s veto, amendments have been made, narrowing the proposed legislation in an effort […]

How the Strength of your Initial Lawsuit Papers Affects the Outcome of your Case:

Frequently, there is ample negotiating prior to filing a lawsuit. Cases can be settled without judicial intervention. In other cases, it is more effective to file a lawsuit as the first move. In any event, the lawsuit must be filed before the Statute of Limitations expires, even if the other side offered a settlement. In […]

Stages of a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury cases in Suffolk and Nassau Counties, like other types of cases, have a general outline and procedure that must be followed. Below is a summary of how most personal injury cases flow from the start of the case through trial. Each case is unique and there can be other factors that change its progression; […]

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 […]