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Top 3 Myths about Personal Injury Cases

  • Posted on: Nov 28 2018
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Do you believe you have a personal injury case? If so, you may assume you have this case because you believe one or more of the different myths out there about personal injury lawsuits. There are many misconceptions about these lawsuits, which is why it’s important that you know what’s true and what’s simply a myth or misinformation. Here are three of these myths that many people believe, but simply aren’t true. Myth 1: You’ll Walk Away with a Lot […]


Do I Have a Wrongful Death Case?

  • Posted on: Nov 15 2018
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Do you believe that a loved one has died due to another person’s actions or negligence? If so, you may have a wrongful death case. However, before you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you’ll want to make certain that you have a strong case. Talking to an attorney who specializes in these cases is necessary before you go to court, but before you do that, it’s a good idea to know if you even have a case. Here are some […]


Held & Hines, LLP Wins Appeal On Defective Staircase Case

In the matter of Rakovsky vs. Rob-Lee Corp., the Appellate Division, Second Department ruled in favor of Held & Hines’ Client and found the following: DECISION & ORDER In an action to recover damages for personal injuries, the plaintiff appeals from an order of the Supreme Court, Nassau County (John M. Galasso, J.), dated March 14, 2016. The order, insofar as appealed from, granted that branch of the motion of the defendants Rob-Lee Corp., Bill Elliot, and William E. Rosenblatt […]


Social Media and Personal Injury – What Not to Do

  • Posted on: Oct 31 2018
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When you’re dealing with anything major in your life, you may be tempted to post about it on social media. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media sites keep us connected and allow us to share what’s going on in our lives. But while you’re sharing with friends and family, you may also be sharing with many other people, and that’s not always a good idea. This is especially true if you’re in the middle of a personal injury case. […]


Are You Responsible if Someone is Hurt at Your House?

  • Posted on: Oct 18 2018
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If someone gets hurt at your house, your business, or any other property you own, you can be legally responsible for their injury. However, it’s not quite as simple as that. Someone may get hurt in an accident at your home yet not be your fault. Premises liability does not mean you are legally responsible for every single thing that happens in your home. That’s why it’s very important for you to know what your legal responsibilities are. Who Got […]


Held & Hines’ Wins Another Appeal vs. Country-Wide Insurance Company

HELD & HINES’ WINS ANOTHER APPEAL STOPPING COUNTRY-WIDE INSURANCE FROM DELAYING THE TRIAL OF A 95 YEAR OLD AMPUTEE.   Frances Melia, respondent, v Bishwanan Jagmohan, appellant. (Index No. 708307/15) Motion by the appellant to stay the trial on the issue of damages in the above-entitled action pending hearing and determination of an appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County, dated July 30, 2018. Upon the papers filed in support of the motion and the papers filed […]


What Should I Do Following a Hit and Run?

  • Posted on: Sep 25 2018
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Hit and run accidents are, unfortunately, more common than you might think. When you’re hit by another vehicle and the driver simply drives away, it can be frustrating. You may feel like nothing can be done, so you don’t even bother to call the police if you can still drive your car. However, that’s not the best idea. Here are some of the things you should do after a hit and run so you have a better chance of getting […]


Can I Sue the City of New York if I’m Injured While Walking Near Road Construction?

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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If you were injured while walking near road construction, you may need to sue to receive the compensation you’re owed. But who do you sue? Your first inclination is likely the construction crew, but you may also want to consider suing the city of New York. Suing a city for personal injury isn’t as simple as suing a business or person, but it can be done. The process is, however, longer and more complex. Make a Notice of Claim Before […]


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 […]


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