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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 […]


How Do I Defend Myself from Losing an Auto Accident Case?

  • Posted on: Feb 1 2019
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Getting involved in an auto accident is stressful. If you’re being attacked and told you were the at-fault driver when you know you weren’t, it can be even worse. Some auto accidents are very open and close—it’s clear who was in the wrong. Others, however, aren’t, and that’s when a motor vehicle accident attorney is a necessity. However, even with the best attorney, there are still ways you can lose your case. You may not even realize what you’ve done […]


Will My Animal Attack Claim be Taken Serious if it’s Against an Animal Other than a Dog?

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2019
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While most court cases concerning animal bites revolve around a dog biting someone, they aren’t the only type of animal that can injure you. The state of New York recognizes that a number of animals may cause harm. Everything from cats to goats can be considered a domestic animal. If one of these animals attacks you, the same laws apply. If someone is keeping a wild animal as a pet, you can also legally sue them. In fact, it’s often […]


Someone is Suing Me for Personal Injury – What Do I Do?

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2019
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No one wants to be handed paperwork and told that they’re being sued for personal injury. These types of cases often come after an auto accident, although there are many other cases that fall under personal injury. If you’re being sued for damages from this type of case, what do you do? The first thing is to keep as calm as possible. After that, there are a few other things you need to keep in mind. Find any Information You […]


Can I Sue if I Slip and Fall in an Icy Parking Lot?

  • Posted on: Dec 31 2018
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If you slip and fall on the ice in a parking lot, you might wonder if you have a slip and fall claim. Just as with any other type of slip and fall case, there are several different important factors involved in the outcome. It’s not enough to slip, fall, and be injured. In fact, even if you’re seriously injured, you can still lose a slip and fall case. If you slip and fall on an icy parking lot, here […]


What is a Bad Faith Claim?

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018
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If you’ve ever filed a claim with your insurance company, you expected they would honor that claim. To do otherwise would seem illegal, and it is. If you make a claim and the company you’re working with refuse to honor the contract you have with them, you have the foundation for a bad faith claim. Your insurance company has a duty to work with you fairly and honestly. When they do not, you should take action. What Constitutes “Bad Faith”? […]


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. […]


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