6-11-24-trial-300x169   1. Establishing the Elements Of A Slip-And-Fall Claim

Slip-and-fall accidents can occur under a wide range of very different circumstances.

However, most successful slip-and-fall claims center on similar sets of elements. These elements relate to the facts and circumstances of your accident and help establish whether a property owner or other party should be found liable for your losses.

6-4-24-slip-fall-300x200Slip-and-fall accidents can have life-altering repercussions. However, litigating and winning a lawsuit could prove difficult.

Here are 10 tips to improve your chances of success:

  1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment

5-28-24-Drowsy-Driving-300x200In many ways, the effects of driving while fatigued mirror the effects of driving under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. According to some studies, sleep-deprived motorists have slower reaction times than those who are drunk. Similar effects have been reported concerning “lateral control,” or the ability to stay within the boundaries of a single lane.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that drowsy driving, and drowsy drivers, are responsible for the following:

  1. An estimated 91,000 police-reported collisions annually;

5-21-24-Rental-Car-300x185A rental car accident can spell an early and unfortunate end to a family holiday or business trip.

However, if you’ve been injured, a collision can have consequences far beyond the costs of lost bookings and cancellation fees. Although you might be able to obtain some relief from a rental car company’s insurance provider or your no-fault policy, obtaining anything resembling reasonable compensation isn’t always easy—even if the accident wasn’t your fault.

Here’s what you can do to protect your rights before filing a personal injury lawsuit:

5-14-24-Rideshare-300x200Although many Uber and Lyft drivers go to great lengths to keep their passengers safe, accidents still happen—often leaving survivors in pain, and under unexpectedly heavy financial pressure.

After a serious accident, you should protect your right to recovery by taking the following steps:

  1. Call 9-1-1

5-7-24-Pedestrian-Accident-300x200Pedestrian accidents can leave survivors grappling with intense physical pain and overwhelming financial strain. Although you could be entitled to significant compensation for your injuries, securing a fair settlement isn’t always straightforward.

You should protect your rights to recovery by taking the following steps:

  1. Make a Doctor’s Appointment, and Keep Close Tabs on Your Symptoms

5-1-24-Insurance-Claim-300x250Every car insurance company has its own rules determining how, where, and when drivers should submit accident claims. However, most agencies have similar expectations that might make filing a claim seem easy, but could risk your right to a fair recovery.

The Importance Of Filing An Insurance Claim

New York is a no-fault insurance state.

4-23-24-Head-On-Collision-300x300Head-on collisions almost always pose a very real risk of injury or death.

For survivors, the costs of recovery can be enormous. If you have been injured in a front-impact crash that was not your fault, you may be entitled to significant compensation.

You should protect your rights by taking the following steps:

4-16-24-Car-Accident-Compensation-300x200Car accidents can have consequences that extend far beyond the inconvenience of filing an insurance claim or taking time away from work. For many survivors, moving past a collision is anything but straightforward—it can be time-consuming, and is often reliant on decisions and negotiations that seem to prioritize corporate profits over their well-being.

The Limitations Of No-Fault Insurance

New York’s no-fault insurance system can, in most cases, guarantee the repayment of certain accident-related expenses. However, these benefits are subject to stringent limitations, which are determined both by the details of your policy and by statutory caps defined by the state legislature. Assistance is not unconditional, and it may well come to an abrupt end before injuries heal and emotional trauma subsides.

4-9-24-Wrongful-Death-Lawsuit-300x200Few fatal car accidents can be anticipated, but many have causes that can and should be attributed to somebody other than the victim. Wrongful death lawsuits give New York families an opportunity to both reclaim their financial independence and to ensure that a wrongdoer is held accountable for a loved one’s death.

Understanding Wrongful Death Claims

In New York, a wrongful death is defined as any death caused by a “wrongful act, neglect or default.”

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