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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. […]


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 […]


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