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

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 […]

  • Posted on: Jul 29 2019
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I Fell in a Shared Parking Lot – Who Is Responsible?

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. […]

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2019
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How Medical Malpractice Cases Differ from Standard Personal Injury

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 […]

  • Posted on: Jun 30 2019
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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?

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 […]

  • Posted on: Jun 15 2019
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What Does New York Consider a Serious Injury?

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 […]

  • Posted on: May 31 2019
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I Lost My Case – What Do I Need to Do to Win the Appeal?

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 […]

  • Posted on: May 15 2019
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Is There Anything I Can Do in a Hit and Run Accident?

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 […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2019
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A Trespasser Was Injured on My Property – Do I Have to Pay?

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 […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2019
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