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

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 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 30 2019
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Someone is Suing Me for Personal Injury – What Do I Do?

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 […]

  • Posted on: Jan 15 2019
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Can I Sue if I Slip and Fall in an Icy Parking Lot?

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 […]

  • Posted on: Dec 31 2018
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What is a Bad Faith Claim?

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”? […]

  • Posted on: Dec 15 2018
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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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