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I Was Bitten by a Dog – Can I Sue?

  • Posted on: Aug 30 2018
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If you’ve been bitten by a dog, the first thing you likely focus on is cleaning the wound and getting it bandaged up. If it’s a fairly minor bite, that may be the end of it. However, if it’s more serious, especially if you had to go to the emergency room for care, your next through should be on whether or not you want to pursue legal action against the dog’s owner. Can You Sue? Yes, in New York you […]


I Fell in an Office – Do I Have a Case?

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2018
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If you’ve slipped, tripped, or fallen in an office, there is a chance you can file a slip and fall lawsuit. These cases are fairly common, but a number of them are thrown out in court because the plaintiff didn’t have the evidence necessary to prove their case. This also isn’t the type of case where every fall in an office should result in an automatic lawsuit. Sometimes, an accident is truly an accident. Other times, however, the office owner […]


What Information Do You Need to Collect After a Car Accident

  • Posted on: Jul 17 2018
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If you’ve been in a car accident, you likely have a personal injury case against the driver who was deemed to be at-fault in the accident. However, even if you know the person caused the accident, you may lose your case if you don’t collect the right information after the event. While being in a car accident can leave you in shock and upset, it’s important you make certain to gather the following pieces of information. The Other Driver’s Information […]


What Counts as a Personal Injury in New York?

  • Posted on: Jul 1 2018
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If you’ve been injured in New York, you may wonder if you have a personal injury case. The law doesn’t always define “personal injury” the same way. Each state has its own definition of what counts as a personal injury. Before you have your day in court, you want to make certain that your case meets New York’s definition.17 The Basic Definition In any court of law, a personal injury is defined as suffering physical harm due to someone’s intentional […]


Steps to Take When Considering a Wrongful Death Claim

  • Posted on: Jun 29 2018
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A wrongful death claim is usually filed by family members of a deceased person whose death may have been caused by the unjust actions of another. If your loved one has recently died as a result of reckless behavior, negligence or intentional harm, or if a hazardous/poisonous product on the market has directly contributed to your relative’s death, you may be considering filing a wrongful death claim. Acts that directly lead to the death of a person may all be […]


How to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2018
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A personal injury lawyer represents clients who have been injured through the negligence or wrongful conduct of others. These types of lawyers often work under a contingency fee, meaning that they collect an attorney fee only if they successfully recover money for their clients. Thanks to this, hiring a personal injury attorney is not just for the wealthy; anyone can do it. Often, many people will not take responsibility for their actions, and insurance companies profit from under-compensating15 injury victims. […]


What is the Value of a Personal Injury Settlement?

  • Posted on: May 15 2018
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A settlement is usually made at the end of a successful personal injury case. But how much could the settlement be? Read on to find out. When a skilled attorney has successfully argued out your case and it’s time for the legally responsible party to make monetary payments to the injured person, one wonders what would be the worth of this settlement. Parties may negotiate a settlement and the damages that will be awarded. Alternatively, a judge or a jury […]


Held & Hines Wins Another Appeal Against Boies Schiller & Extell Development

Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I. L.P. Annotate this Case Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I. L.P. 2018 NY Slip Op 03430 Decided on May 10, 2018 Appellate Division, First Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided on May 10, 2018 Richter, J.P., Manzanet-Daniels, Webber, Oing, Moulton, JJ. 6502 114073/09 [*1]Kelly Coffey, Plaintiff-Respondent, v CRP/Extell Parcel I. L.P., et […]


Held & Hines Wins Another Appeal On Mechanic’s Lien and Attorney’s Fees

Wang Jia v Kang Annotate this Case Wang Jia v Kang 2018 NY Slip Op 03317 Decided on May 8, 2018 Appellate Division, First Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided on May 8, 2018 Sweeny, J.P., Renwick, Mazzarelli, Gesmer, Singh, JJ. 104059/11 6477 6476 [*1]Wang Jia, Plaintiff-Appellant, v Edward Kang also known as Chih Shien Kang, […]


All You Need to Know about Personal Injury Case

  • Posted on: May 1 2018
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Legally speaking, personal injury refers to harm to one’s mind, emotions or physical body. Read on to learn more about the personal injury law. A personal injury case is when one person is physically, emotionally or mentally injured, and there is a party (parties) which may be legally responsible for the harm. Through civil court proceedings, the personal injury case intends to find others at fault. Besides the dispute being settled through a court judgment, the personal injury case may […]


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