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MTA Accident Injures Several People
It seems like everyday we see terrible MTA bus accidents that involve serious life changing injuries. At least ten people were injured in New York City when an MTA bus smashed into an overpass as it jumped the curb. You can read the ABC New York, channel 7 story here.
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Long Island DWI Crash
A motor vehicle accident in Kings Park seriously injured a passenger and resulted in a DWI charge for the driver. The passenger was taken to the hospital by helicopter. The driver’s arraignment will take place in Central Islip’s First District Court today. DWI’s remain a very serious problem on Long Island.
The passenger injured in the accident will be permitted to file a No Fault insurance claim through the insurance of the vehicle he was riding inside. This passenger may also be able to recover compensation for his injuries in a personal injury lawsuit. Compensation for such an accident will require litigation. In motor vehicle accident cases, it is also necessary to explore umbrella insurance coverage because often times the policy limits for the vehicle are insufficient to make the victim whole again. Asset searches should be explored in the event that all insurance coverage options are lacking. Although the well being of the victim is always the primary concern, it is important to know your rights if you are unfortunate enough to be the victim of a DWI or DUI related accident.
To get a fuller perspective, this story is available on Newsday.com authored by Lisa Irizarry, and News 12 Long Island. The epidemic of DWI and DUI incidents on Long Island does not seem to be subsiding and injuries and fatalities are still a concern. Personal injury and wrongful death actions are regularly commenced in Nassau and Suffolk County Courts because Long Island roads are still filled with drivers who have had too much to drink before getting behind the wheel. Hopefully, this will change in the near future; but for now, knowing your rights are the best we can settle for.
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If you are arrested for a DWI or injured in a DWI related crash, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 to speak to an attorney who can help you today!
Wrongful Evictions in New York
A wrongful eviction action is defined by Black’s Law Dictionary as “a lawsuit brought by a former tenant or possessor of real property against one who has put the plaintiff out of possession, alleging that the eviction was illegal.”
A wrongful eviction action can result in the plaintiff/former occupant being restored into possession of the subject premises. It is worth noting that when the subject premises has been re-let, the court will balance the equities between the plaintiff/former occupant vs. the rights of the new resident of the subject premises. Wrongful evictions can be litigated in every county in New York State.
Another possible outcome of a wrongful eviction action is that the plaintiff/former occupant can be awarded punitive damages. Often times, wrongful evictions result in economic loss such as hotel costs for the former occupant, or the loss of personal belongings that were discarded by the defendant. In New York, treble damages may be awarded in wrongful eviction actions.
For the eviction to have been a wrongful eviction or illegal, the underlying basis or the case procedure must have an identifiable defect. Often times, Rent Stabilization Procedures are not properly followed or tenant payments are not properly credited to the tenants account. Self-Help adds a layer of complication but almost always fits into the category of wrongful eviction, especially in residential units. Self-Help language in leases will be reviewed by courts when a self-help eviction issue is raised in the court.
Understanding the landlord tenant dynamic and how wrongful evictions play a roll in that dynamic can present a dilemma if you do not seek the advice of an attorney. These complex issues are often not presented properly and the cases are often dismissed.
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If you have been wrongfully evicted, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 to speak to an attorney today!
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DWI Issues and Long Island
DWI – Driving While Intoxicated aka Drinking and Driving. Drinking and Driving is a problem that has plagued Long Island. Nassau County and Suffolk County have a major problem with drunk drivers on their roads. There was an informative article in the New York Times on July 24, 2015 written by Kirk Semple, that caught my eye. Drinking and Driving has an impact on all Long Islanders. It is worth taking a minute to read this New York Times article if you have time.
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If you or a loved one have been arrested for DWI or DUI or have been in an accident where drugs or alcohol have contributed, please call the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC at 516-858-2620 to speak to an attorney who can help you today!