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Witnesses You Might Call in Personal Injury Cases

  • Posted on: Oct 30 2019
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If you’re involved in a personal injury case, you may want to call on a number of witnesses to help make your point. These witnesses may be able to provide the support you need to win and receive the compensation you deserve. If you’re the defendant in an injury case, a witness may be able to convince the judge that you truly weren’t at fault. Either way, knowing which witnesses to call is very important. Here are some of the […]


What Reasonable Care Is Expected of a Homeowner?

  • Posted on: Oct 15 2019
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As a homeowner, you have a duty to provide a safe environment for those who visit your home and your land. If someone is injured on your property and can prove that you were in breach of this duty, you may have to pay out a large amount of compensation. However, it’s important that you understand that you do not owe everyone the same duty of care. Depending on the person and their reason for being on your property, you […]


What Damages Can You Seek from an Auto Injury?

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2019
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Some people believe that when they live in a no-fault state such as New York, there is no way to seek damages in an auto injury. While it is true that your car insurance company is the first place you must turn to for compensation, it doesn’t mean that you can’t pursue a claim against the at-fault driver’s insurance company or even sue them for certain damages. It all depends on the damages you’re seeking and what your injuries are. […]


Held & Hines’ Wins Big Victory in Court Allowing Womens Prisoners’ Rights Class-Action Lawsuit To Move Forward

Held & Hines, LLP won a another big decision today regarding woman prisoner’s rights in NYC jails. Held & Hines, LLP filed a class-action lawsuit against NYC and Health and Hospital Corp. for failing to protect women who are incarcerated in their prisons. The AMA guidelines and preferred and ethical practice is for female prisoners to have female chaperone/escort or a female physician when seeking medical treatment in the prison system. The Health and Hospital Corp. has a policy that […]


Protecting Yourself from a Dog Bite Case

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2019
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If your dog bites someone, no matter where it is or the circumstances surrounding the bite, you could be facing a personal injury lawsuit. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re going to have to pay out a large sum of money, but even if you win the case, you may still have a number of fees to cover, plus you may have had to take time off of work or arrange for childcare during the trial. That’s why it’s always […]


What to Look for in a Personal Injury Attorney

  • Posted on: Aug 28 2019
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If you’ve been in an accident and are dealing with a personal injury case, you need to make certain you have the right attorney on your side. Personal injury cases can be very complicated, and without someone who is experienced and knowledgeable in this area of the law, you may not walk away with the compensation you’re due. But how do you know which personal injury attorneys are the best? Here are a few things to look for when talking […]


The First Few Things to Do After a Personal Injury

  • Posted on: Aug 15 2019
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Being the victim in a personal injury accident can be frightening. You’re often in pain and may be scared that you have permanently injured yourself. There may be blood, and you may be fairly certain that you have a broken bone. On the other hand, you may not feel injured right away, but you may have hit your head and be concerned that you have injuries that won’t show up for weeks or months later. If you’ve experienced a personal […]


What Does “No-Fault” Mean in Terms of Car Injury Compensation?

  • Posted on: Jul 29 2019
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If you’ve been in a car accident in New York or know someone who has, you may have heard the term “no-fault.” People say that New York is a “no-fault” state, but what does that really mean? If you’re in a car accident and someone was very clearly the one who caused it, can you do anything about it? What Is “No-Fault”? In a no-fault state, the first place you turn to for compensation is your insurance company. This means […]



I Fell in a Shared Parking Lot – Who Is Responsible?

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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If you slip and fall in someone’s office, house, or other workspace, you know exactly who to sue. But what if you slip and fall in a shared parking lot? Which business is at-fault? It’s not always clear, especially if the businesses using that shared parking lot don’t actually own the property themselves. It may take a little bit of research to determine who has the legal responsibilities of taking care of the parking lot and covering your medical bills. […]


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