Injured by a Motor Vehicle While Riding a Bicycle

Although riding a bicycle should be an enjoyable experience, if a collision occurs between a bicyclist and a motor vehicle, it can rapidly become a tragic or fatal event. While the structure of a motor vehicle is designed to guard individuals when in a collision, a bicyclist lacks similar protection. The difference in size between […]

The Benefits of Stand-up MRI: From a Personal Injury Perspective

            After accidents that require any form of hospital care, physicians will perform diagnostic tests in order to identify the main source of your pain and to define the extent of your injuries. In order to do so, healthcare providers frequently utilize Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans (MRI) to view the structures inside your body without […]

What to do After a Fatal Accident

With car crashes on the rise each year it is important to realize that motor vehicle accidents, to any degree, require elaborate care. Fatal accident lawsuits are involved and can be complicated for loved ones to handle. By definition, a fatal car crash involves a person who dies within 30 days of a crash on […]

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, […]

Sealing Criminal Records in NY

Sealing Criminal Records in New York Until recently, New York State did not have a procedure for sealing criminal records. Previously, New York State did issue qualified individuals Certificates of Relief from Disabilities, which assisted those with a criminal history in receiving professional licensing. Now, eligible individuals will be permitted to apply to seal their […]

Does What Defendants Wear to Court Have an Impact on Their Case?

This blog discusses proper dress code for a defendant to wear during pre-trial criminal court appearances (read: not for trial, testifying as a witness, serving jury duty, etc.). From experience, it absolutely matters what you wear to court. All of our clients are advised to dress properly, as we have witnessed it make a favorable […]

Are Fireworks Legal in New York? What you need to know this 4th of July

  In New York State, the only fireworks that are legally permitted to be set off without a permit or license are Sparkling Devices (aka “sparklers). Sparkling devices are defined by NYS as “ground-based or handheld devices that produce a shower of colored sparks and or a colored flame, audible crackling or whistling noise and […]