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MTA accidents result in Personal Injuries

(Image from ABC7NY.com) 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 […]


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Long Island DWI Crash

  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 […]


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DWI on Long Island

(Image from nytimes.com) 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, […]


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Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

Car Accident Injuries An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the aforementioned site.  The ruling in this case points to the fact that a driver having […]


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Important Decision for Automobile Accident Cases

Motor Vehicle Accident Decision In an important motor vehicle accident decision in January of 2014, the Appellate Division affirmed a summary judgment for the defendant in Lee v. D. Daniels Contr., Ltd., 2014 NY Slip Op 00487.  This case centered around an interesting question, to wit, Does a parties conduct in furnishing the conditions for […]


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Picking a Jury in a Personal Injury Case

Jury Selection for Personal Injury Trial The jury selection process in Personal Injury cases is very important.  Questioning the potential jurors is a process known as “Voir Dire.”  This may be the single most important process in the whole trial.  Selecting the jurors who will give you the best chance to win your case is […]


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Evaluating a Personal Injury Case

Evaluating a Personal Injury Case There are several factors that need to be considered in determining what the value of a Personal Injury case is.  Multiple attorneys can have varying opinions with regards to the same case.  That is because some attorneys will lend more weight to certain factors that other attorneys decline to.  At […]


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Serious Injury Threshold in New York’s No Fault Insurance Law

Serious Injury Threshold A Short Introduction to the Serious Injury Threshold in New York’s No Fault Insurance Law New York enacted its no-fault insurance law to ensure that people involved in car accidents would receive compensation within a reasonable time. Prior to the no-fault insurance law, courts were overwhelmed with vehicle injury claims. As a […]


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Deposition Preparation

Deposition Preparation Depositions are part of the discovery process, which takes place during the pretrial portion of a lawsuit. Discovery occurs after the case has been filed and officially begun with the court, but before the trial. The purpose of the discovery process is to expose all the facts the parties will be relying on […]


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