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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

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. […]

  • Posted on: Oct 31 2018
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Are You Responsible if Someone is Hurt at Your House?

If someone gets hurt at your house, your business, or any other property you own, you can be legally responsible for their injury. However, it’s not quite as simple as that. Someone may get hurt in an accident at your home yet not be your fault. Premises liability does not mean you are legally responsible for every single thing that happens in your home. That’s why it’s very important for you to know what your legal responsibilities are. Who Got […]

  • Posted on: Oct 18 2018
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Held & Hines’ Wins Another Appeal vs. Country-Wide Insurance Company

HELD & HINES’ WINS ANOTHER APPEAL STOPPING COUNTRY-WIDE INSURANCE FROM DELAYING THE TRIAL OF A 95 YEAR OLD AMPUTEE.   Frances Melia, respondent, v Bishwanan Jagmohan, appellant. (Index No. 708307/15) Motion by the appellant to stay the trial on the issue of damages in the above-entitled action pending hearing and determination of an appeal from an order of the Supreme Court, Queens County, dated July 30, 2018. Upon the papers filed in support of the motion and the papers filed […]


What Should I Do Following a Hit and Run?

Hit and run accidents are, unfortunately, more common than you might think. When you’re hit by another vehicle and the driver simply drives away, it can be frustrating. You may feel like nothing can be done, so you don’t even bother to call the police if you can still drive your car. However, that’s not the best idea. Here are some of the things you should do after a hit and run so you have a better chance of getting […]

  • Posted on: Sep 25 2018
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Can I Sue the City of New York if I’m Injured While Walking Near Road Construction?

If you were injured while walking near road construction, you may need to sue to receive the compensation you’re owed. But who do you sue? Your first inclination is likely the construction crew, but you may also want to consider suing the city of New York. Suing a city for personal injury isn’t as simple as suing a business or person, but it can be done. The process is, however, longer and more complex. Make a Notice of Claim Before […]

  • Posted on: Sep 15 2018
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Held & Hines Wins Another Appeal Against Boies Schiller & Extell Development

Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I. L.P. Annotate this Case Coffey v CRP/Extell Parcel I. L.P. 2018 NY Slip Op 03430 Decided on May 10, 2018 Appellate Division, First Department Published by New York State Law Reporting Bureau pursuant to Judiciary Law § 431. This opinion is uncorrected and subject to revision before publication in the Official Reports. Decided on May 10, 2018 Richter, J.P., Manzanet-Daniels, Webber, Oing, Moulton, JJ. 6502 114073/09 [*1]Kelly Coffey, Plaintiff-Respondent, v CRP/Extell Parcel I. L.P., et […]


Social Media Oversharing During New York Lawsuits

Social media is a great way to stay in touch and share information about our days. However, saying too much has been known to get some people into trouble. If you’re not smart about what you’re posting on social, you may find that it comes back to bite you. This is particularly true in personal injury cases. Most people aren’t aware of how their social media might influence a personal injury case. Let’s take a look at how poor social […]

  • Posted on: Apr 30 2018
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Preventing Swimming Pool Accidents & Personal Injury Lawsuits

With summer on its way, it’s time for some warm-weather fun. However, backyard pools can cause accidents that lead to personal injury lawsuits if you’re not careful. From slips and falls to drowning accidents, not having a monitored pool can cause serious injuries to family, friends, and guests. To help you avoid an accident or injury this summer, here are some of the biggest causes of swimming pool accidents – and what you can do to prevent them. 1. Have […]

  • Posted on: Apr 15 2018
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Held & Hines’ LLP Expands Into Larger Manhattan Office

On January 1, 2017, just three (3) years after opening their first Manhattan Office, the Law Firm of Held & Hines, LLP has expanded once again moving into a larger Manhattan office space. The new law office, with over 7000 square feet, is conveniently located at 370 Lexington Avenue (corner of 41st Street), Suite 800, New York, New York, just one (1) block from Grand Central Station. With triple the size, the latest technology, great staff and multiple conference rooms, […]


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