Posts by Scott Richman

Is Your New York Car Accident Case Eligible For a Lawsuit?

Despite the fact that many residents in NYC do not drive at all, there are nevertheless nearly 300,000 car, truck, and motorcycle accidents within the city limits every single year.  New York is a no-fault car accident state. That means not every car accident is eligible for a lawsuit.  Instead, in most accidents, your insurance…

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What Can Go Wrong With an NYC Pedestrian Accident Case?

When a 3000 pound car slams into a pedestrian you may think it’s something of a “no-brainer” for the pedestrian to win their personal injury case. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.  While the driver is almost always at-fault, insurance companies work extremely hard to shift the liability back onto the pedestrian. When…

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Recovering Personal Injury Compensation After a Severe Fire in NYC

Burn injuries are almost always catastrophic. Did you know that you can recover compensation from burn injuries just like you can any other personal injury? Our law firm has helped many clients do just that. Here’s what you need to know about recovering compensation for a burn accident.  Types of Burn Accidents There are several…

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How Does a New York Medical Malpractice Case Work?

We trust our doctors to heal us and protect us when we are ill or injured. Getting surgery or certain treatments from a doctor is an enormous act of trust, as is seeking a diagnosis. While no doctor is right 100% of the time, the law requires them to adhere to a “reasonable standard of…

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What is New York’s Serious Injury Threshold for Personal Injury Cases?

New York is one of thirteen “no-fault” accident states. This means all drivers are required to carry a car insurance policy with at least $50,000 in no-fault insurance. When most drivers get into an accident, their own policy handles their expenses. That includes property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and incidental expenses arising from the…

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What to Do When Your New York Landlord Isn’t Making Repairs

About a year ago one of our clients was locked into a lease in a building that had seemed okay when they moved in, but which was in violation of many health and safety standards. Over the course of their tenancy, they discovered cockroach infestations, dead mice in the walls, and other dangerous scenarios. The…

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How to Protect Your Intellectual Property in New York

One of the biggest assets of a modern business is the Intellectual Property (IP) it produces. IP covers copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets which you own. IP infringement generates a great deal of commercial litigation. While it may be comforting you can always take someone who violates your IP rights to court, the truth…

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What You Need to Know About New York’s Unpaid Wage Law

Recently the governor signed Senate Bill S2766C into law. This bill amends the labor law and the general business law to amend existing wage theft laws, and only applies to the construction industry. Still, it’s an excellent prompt to go over what New York’s stance on wage theft is, and what you as a business…

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How to Prevent Slip-and-Fall Lawsuits

As both a personal injury law firm and a business law firm we’re in a unique position: we have helped slip and fall victims recover a massive amount of money for their cases and we try to help businesses protect themselves against lawsuits. Ultimately preventing accidents is best for everyone involved. Slip and falls are…

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