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Filing Bankruptcy? Do Not Commit These Costly Mistakes

On April 23, 2020, in Bankruptcy, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ

Planning to file bankruptcy? It may seem easy but there are a few things you need to know before deciding to file bankruptcy. Beware of committing some costly mistakes or you will pay heavily for them, afterwards.

Our bankruptcy attorneys in New York have listed these mistakes for you.

  1. Lying About your Assets

Leaving out assets or income purposely can lead to the dismissal of your case. You can also be banned from filing on those debts ever again. As a result, a bankruptcy trustee will have access to check all your financial records and your deception will come under the scanner. Also, don’t try to hide any of the creditors because credit card companies have records with them.

  • Giving Assets or Payments to Family Members

Giving away money or assets to family members, to get it back later, is not allowed when filing bankruptcy, especially just before filing bankruptcy. All of your assets should be listed completely and if you still owe any money for them, they must be listed as a liability.

  • Taking a New Debt

Taking a new debt before filing bankruptcy could lead to you being responsible for it.

  • Failing to File Income Tax Returns

If you have failed to file income tax returns, you are affecting your chances of filing bankruptcy.

  • Waiting Until the Last Minute

If you keep on postponing or keep on ignoring your financial situation, it will deepen your trouble. Disregarding letters, phone calls, and court documents are the ways to make the situation worse for yourself.

Our bankruptcy attorneys in Long Island will help you handle things correctly. Call and seek assistance today!

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1 Dead In Car Crash on Taconic State Parkway

On April 16, 2020, in Motor Vehicle Accident, by John A. Weber IV, ESQ

New York has witnessed a large number of motor vehicle accidents over the years and another one has recently occurred at East Fishkill.  With one fatality and minor injuries to other victims, the accident took place at the Taconic State Parkway.

It is yet to be seen if the surviving victims will be pursuing litigation or whether they are hiring auto accident attorneys.

What Happened Exactly?

On Tuesday, one of the drivers lost his life in a three-car crash on the Taconic State Parkway in East Fishkill. State police said that the collision occurred at the intersection of Carpenter road and the parkway.

It was discovered in the initial investigation that William T. Faint, 62, of Yorktown, was driving east on Carpenter Road in his 2006 Ford Taurus. He tried to cross the parkway but failed to yield the right of way to two cars travelling south.

A 2016 GMC Sierra, driven by Alam B. Kinghan, 60, of Croton-on-Hudson, and a 2010 Toyota Matrix, driven by Rachel A. Rosales, 60, of New York, simultaneously struck Faint’s car.

According to police, Faint’s car spun around before striking a utility pole, where it came to rest. Faint succumbed to the injuries and was declared dead after life-saving measures were administered but were unsuccessful.

Kinghan and his passenger, Richard W. Smith, were not injured. Rosales and her passenger, Mary S. Nessinger, both sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Vassar Medical Center by EmStar.

The Bottom Line:

The injured parties will face a lot of issues after this accident. While we can’t bring back those individuals who have lost their lives in the accident, the ones who have suffered physical, as well as financial damage, can get compensation. If you have suffered from an accident and are suffering due to another person’s negligence, it’s time to contact an auto accident attorney in the Bronx to pursue compensation.

Contact us now!

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Slip and fall injuries can happen in public, as well as, private locales. These accidents are the second leading cause of accidental deaths in New York. The occurrence of slip and fall accidents can be a result of various factors, like wet floors or icy sidewalks.

Slip and fall accident attorneys in Queens know that these accidents are more prevalent in certain industries and in certain conditions.

These accidents often result in severe injuries that may remove your source of income for some time and become a significant financial burden on your family. At these times, you need the support and guidance of slip and fall accident legal help in Queens. It is always more beneficial to hire a slip and fall accident lawyer than struggling alone to get compensation for an injury. There are many pitfalls that could derail a Slip and Fall or Trip and Fall accident.  A highly competent slip and fall accident lawyer can bring a number of benefits to the table. All these benefits are capable of making your lawsuit strong enough to win.

Here are some of the ways they help:

  • Elements of an Action

Veteran lawyers are familiar with the aforementioned pitfalls and time constraints that are paramount in these types of accidents. They are well-versed with the specific paperwork and legal formalities, which a layman may find difficult to understand and manage. By hiring a slip and fall accident lawyer in Queens, you are simply choosing the best chances of obtaining a favourable verdict or settlement. Only an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer can frame a well-thought-out strategy, after analysing all the related aspects of your case.

  • Free Consultation

Slip and fall accident attorneys in Queens offer free consultations and they help the victim or their family better understanding the case and the relevant strengths and weaknesses. During the initial consultation, you can learn about the knowledge and experience level of the lawyer and decide your next step. Having an in-person discussion with the lawyer enhances your chances of winning the lawsuit.

  • Notices of Claim or Statutes of Limitations

If you are not being represented by an attorney, you may not be aware of a filing deadline for a Notice of Claim or a Statute of Limitation that applies to your case.  Failure to meet either will be fatal to your case. 

  • Piece of Mind

When one has to deal with devastating conditions like being in the hospital due to injuries, you cannot manage everything on your own. This is when you would require a lawyer who can handle all the legal intricacies, protect your interests and file a lawsuit for you. By hiring a lawyer, you can stay emotionally strong and need not struggle alone.

  • Lawyers can help you Understand the Valuate Your Case

Understanding how much a case is worth takes experience.  Having an understanding early on can help shape the litigation strategy and set realistic expectations.   

Slip and fall accident lawsuits in Queens can be built on a strong foundation with the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC.  We are always here to assist you with experienced legal guidance and support, while you get through your recovery. Don’t go at it alone, allow us to help you with our legal services. Contact us without delay in cases of slip and fall accidents.

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Construction site accidents occur on a daily basis in New York. This is often due to unsafe working conditions and the failure of the property owners and general contractors to follow applicable Industrial Codes. If you are a business owner or an employer, you are likely to come under scrutiny if an accident occurs at your construction site.

With the pressure of deadlines looming, it is difficult to put safety over profit. But personal injury lawyers in Queens are not sympathetic to business owners and general contractors that fail to follow safety protocol. This article is dedicated to discussing how to prevent construction site accidents and create a safe working environment.

  1. Follow All Applicable Industrial Codes

The most important element to a safe worksite is compliance with all of the industrial codes that apply to the type of work being performed. 

  • Get the Latest Personal Protective Equipment For Your Workers

Workers need to be well-equipped with the latest protective gear in order to safe from work zone dangers. These items include the latest work boots, helmets, gloves, eye protection, and other equipment that can prevent major damage to the workers body.

  • Keep The Workplace Clean

Keeping the floor dry, removing debris, and ensuring that hanging items are secured properly will reduce the number of construction site accidents that occur due to slips, trips, and falls. Motivate all the members of your organization to keep the workplace as clean as possible.  Again, strict adherence to number 1 on this list will cure almost all of these issues.

  • Maintain Equipment And Tools

Performing regular and routine maintenance and inspection of equipment and machinery is necessary to ensure that workers don’t get hurt while using them.

  • Recognition Of The Hazards

Potential hazards should be monitored closely, and preventative measures should be taken to give workers a safe working environment. Through this risk assessment, workers can be presented with the appropriate safety information.  The idea behind this item is that experienced and skilled professionals should be utilized wherever and whenever possible; even if the expense to do so is greater.

Personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn, NY can always be contacted if you have suffered a personal injury as an employee. At the Law Firm of Vaughn, Weber & Prakope, PLLC, we will guide you and help you get out of the difficult situation with fair compensation. 

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