How Does the Burden of Proof Work in an NYC Personal Injury Case?

By Scott Richman | June 30, 2022 | Comments Off on How Does the Burden of Proof Work in an NYC Personal Injury Case?

The “burden of proof” refers to the person in any legal case who is responsible for proving that the facts of that case are true. In a civil case, the “burden of proof” is generally on the plaintiff. The plaintiff must demonstrate the following are true: The defendant had a duty of care to the…

Will a Signed Waiver Block Your NYC Personal Injury Claim?

By Scott Richman | June 23, 2022 | Comments Off on Will a Signed Waiver Block Your NYC Personal Injury Claim?

There are many activities you can take part in at various NYC businesses that will require you to sign a liability waiver.  You often find them in activity businesses such as rock climbing or trampoline jumping. You might find them at tattoo and piercing parlors, at day camps, or even at standard gyms. Even ultra-exclusive…

Resources for Personal Injury Clients in NYC

By Scott Richman | May 30, 2022 | Comments Off on Resources for Personal Injury Clients in NYC

Suffering from a catastrophic injury is a major life disruption. It can take 18 to 24 months for your case to resolve. If you can’t work, you’ll need to find ways to meet your needs in the meantime. Some of your needs will be met by existing insurance policies. For example, if you have health…

Are New York Medical Malpractice Cases Easy to Win?

By Scott Richman | May 20, 2022 | Comments Off on Are New York Medical Malpractice Cases Easy to Win?

New York sees hundreds of medical malpractice cases every year. It’s not uncommon for New Yorkers to receive substandard care from doctors, nurses, hospitals, and other medical facilities. If a medical provider has failed in their duty of care towards you, then you can bring a personal injury case against them just like you could…

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

By Scott Richman | April 29, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

What Can Go Wrong With an NYC Pedestrian Accident Case?

By Scott Richman | April 19, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

Recovering Personal Injury Compensation After a Severe Fire in NYC

By Scott Richman | March 12, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

How Does a New York Medical Malpractice Case Work?

By Scott Richman | March 3, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By Scott Richman | February 18, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…

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

By Scott Richman | February 7, 2022 | Comments Off on 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…