Medical Coverage for Injuries from a Motor Vehicle Accident

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, your treatment and related expenses will usually be covered under an auto insurance policy. All auto insurance policies in New York State include “Personal Injury Protection” (also known as PIP or No-Fault Insurance). Fortunately, those who are injured in a motor vehicle accident do not need […]

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 […]

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 […]

Frequently asked questions about accidents at our initial consultations

Who pays for the damage to my vehicle? Although everyone is required to have car insurance, it is not always a requirement to carry collision insurance.  If you have collision insurance on your vehicle, you may submit a claim through your own insurance to pay for the damage to your vehicle.  You will have to […]

How to Take Pictures of Your Vehicle After an Accident

Photographic evidence may assist you in proving your injuries, how the accident occurred, the severity of the impact, and who is at fault. Frequently, parties will disagree over the facts of an accident. Photos that support your recollection are more powerful than a he-said-she-said argument. Being involved in a car accident is a traumatic experience, […]

Motor Vehicle Accidents and Types of Broken Bones

Broken bones are one of the most common injuries caused by a motor vehicle accident. Broken bones may range from minor stress fractures to serious or even life-threatening fractures. [Sidebar: A fractured bone is the same as a broken bone. It is a misconception to associate a fracture with only a “hairline break” or a […]

Injured on Another’s Property: Premises Liability Basics

If you’re injured while on another person’s property, and your injures are caused by the landowner’s negligence, you may be able to sue for your injuries.  Property owners are legally responsible for the safety of their property, ensuring that it is free from hazardous defects and unsafe conditions. Property owners include private/residential properties, public properties, […]