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How Medical Malpractice Cases Differ from Standard Personal Injury

  • Posted on: Jun 30 2019
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If a medical professional has committed medical negligence or malpractice and has caused you harm, you likely want to pursue a medical malpractice case against the professional. This type of lawsuit is a special type of personal injury claim, but it’s not the same as a slip and fall or other personal injuries. These cases do differ, and it’s important that you and your attorney understand these differences and how they will affect your case. Medical Malpractice Defined Medical malpractice […]


Dean Pillarella, Employee at Held & Hines, LLP, Published in the New York Law Journal On Civil Rights Reform

Dean Pillarella, employee at Held & Hines, LLP, is now a published author. His Article on Civil Rights Reform and the 13th Amendment is now published in the New York Law Journal. The members of the firm are so proud of his accomplishment. See link below. https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2019/06/17/a-call-for-the-revitalization-of-thirteenth-amendment-jurisprudence-as-a-means-of-civil-rights-reform/


Can I Sue for Personal Injury on Behalf of My Child?

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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If your child has been injured, the first thing you want to do is make certain they’re okay. You want to focus on your little one being as comfortable as possible while they recover. Once you know they’re going to be okay, though, you may start to think about receiving compensation for their injury. As long as your child is under age 18, they are legally unable to sue for personal injury, but that doesn’t mean the responsible party will […]


What Does New York Consider a Serious Injury?

  • Posted on: May 31 2019
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One of the key points of a personal injury case is showing that you have sustained serious injury and will be unable to work for a period of time while you recover. In some cases, it even involves showing that you will never be able to work again. But what constitutes a “serious injury” in the state of New York? It’s vital that you understand the legal definition of this term before you get to court. You Cannot Perform Basic […]


I Lost My Case – What Do I Need to Do to Win the Appeal?

  • Posted on: May 15 2019
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If you’ve lost a personal injury case, you may have resigned yourself to paying out of pocket for all of your medical costs and other expenses. However, you always have the option to appeal the case. If you’re going to appeal, though, you need to approach the case differently. You’ve lost the case once, you don’t want to lose the appeal. That means coming up with a different strategy or approaching things from a new angle. Here are a few […]


Is There Anything I Can Do in a Hit and Run Accident?

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2019
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If you’ve been in a hit and run car accident, you may feel like there’s nothing you can do. Your car is damaged, you may have injuries that require medical attention, or your passengers may be hurt. But without the other party’s insurance information or even their name, what can you do? Being in a hit and run can be very depressing once you realize you may not be able to receive the compensation you’re due. Fortunately, there are some […]


A Trespasser Was Injured on My Property – Do I Have to Pay?

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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If someone is trespassing on your property, they’re breaking the law. The bad news is that they may have been in your home, your business, or your other property with malicious intent. The good news is that premises liability laws normally do not apply to trespassers. These people are on your land illegally, and as such, they are usually not allowed to exercise their right to a safe environment. However, that said, there have been a few rare cases in […]


Personal Injury Cases in the Age of Social Media

  • Posted on: Mar 26 2019
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When you slip and fall at a business or at someone’s home, your first inclination might be to start posting pictures of the bruises or of your hospital room. In today’s age of social media, it’s only natural that some people immediately grab their smartphone and start posting away. But when you have a personal injury case, it’s very important that you hold off on doing anything on social media related to your injuries. Your Posts Can Come Back to […]


How Can I Help My Elderly Parents with a Personal Injury Case?

  • Posted on: Mar 1 2019
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Engaging in a personal injury case isn’t always easy, even when you are familiar with how these cases work. You may have a fairly open and shut case, thanks to witnesses and evidence, but the whole process can be stressful and tiring. If you’re an elderly person, it can be even worse. When one of your parents or another elderly relative needs to file a personal injury case, they may heavily rely on you to help with the paperwork, court […]


Should I Appeal a Personal Injury Case?

  • Posted on: Feb 15 2019
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Dealing with a personal injury case in stressful in a number of different ways. Besides going to court and handling all of the legal matters, you may also be dealing with pain, doctor appointments, and the stress of meeting your financial obligations while being unable to work. Then, on top of all of this, the judge or jury may find that you aren’t entitled to anything. What do you do if you lose your personal injury case? Should you try […]


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