Eric Edward Rothstein’s Answers

Eric Edward Rothstein

New York Criminal Defense Attorney.

Contributor Level 20
  1. My car got caught on fire on Stewart Ave and burned to the ground. No one knows the cause of the fire. What should I do?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. Jason Todd Studinski
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Marc R. Thompson
    5. Martin W. Judnich
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    Make a claim on your insurance policy if it's covered. Don't tell your carrier that you need money fast as they may lowball you or suspect arson.

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  2. Should I get an attorney in New York or New Jersey

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Craig A. Post
    2. Jeffrey Mark Adams
    3. Eric Edward Rothstein
    4. Mitchell Jan Birzon
    5. Brian Curtis Pascale
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    9 lawyer answers

    Unless the other driver lives in New York any lawsuit will be in New Jersey. If you can find someone admitted in both states as I am that would be good.

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  3. Do I have a case?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. David Ian Schoen
    2. Craig A. Post
    3. Christian K. Lassen II
    4. Eric Edward Rothstein
    5. Michael J Palumbo
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    You would have to prove that the hotel either created the dangerous condition or had actual or constructive notice of it. As for damages, I don't think a sprained ankle warrants the time and costs that goes into the lawsuit.

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  4. NYC, No-Fault, whiplash, painful, MRI reports herniations; now at risk for future health issues, what is fair solution

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Craig A. Post
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Michael Evan Greenspan
    4. Anthony A. Ferrante
    5. Jeffrey Mark Adams
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    Consult with a personal injury attorney. There is a difference between getting no-fault coverage and being able to recover for pain and suffering. To get pain and suffering you need to show you suffered "serious injury" as defined in the Insurance Law.

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  5. My mother's death took place in my aunt's building. Would my aunt considered next of kin in NYC?

    Answered 5 months ago.

    1. Eric Edward Rothstein
    2. David Ian Schoen
    3. Craig A. Post
    4. Patrick X Amoresano
    5. David J. McCormick
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    Estates, Powers & Trusts Law section 4-1.1 sets out next of kin for purposes of inheritence. What is your issue?

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  6. When does the license suspension start?does it start on the day sentenced or when I plead guilty?

    Answered 8 months ago.

    1. Jonathan Brian Manley
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Christopher Irvin Simser
    4. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    5. Michael J Palumbo
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    At sentencing.

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  7. Thursday I was arrested at a traffic stop and charged with A-DWI in Yorkville, NY. I blew .20 at the police station.

    Answered 9 months ago.

    1. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Ronald J Brandmayr Jr
    4. Christopher Irvin Simser
    5. Michael J Palumbo
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    A .20 is very high. I would be careful about broadcasting that you called in a favor... someone can get in real trouble. You should hire a criminal defense lawyer. I can't imagine a judge would let you plead guilty to a crime without a lawyer.

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  8. Can the police really help me with my DWI case, or are they just trying to get me to help them?

    Answered 10 months ago.

    1. Peter McGrath
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Michael C. Wild
    4. Michael J Palumbo
    5. Howard A. Schwartz
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    Don't do anything without a criminal defense lawyer.

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  9. How do I fight comparative negligence law in auto accident small claims court?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Anthony A. Ferrante
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Yefim Rubinov
    4. Jayson Lutzky
    5. Christian K. Lassen II
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    Under NY law, the car that stuck you in the rear is presumed negligent and will have to give a non-negligent explanation for why the accident took place. The most often given is the car in front made a short or sudden stop. Judges usually reject that defense. Another popular (and more successful) one is that the lead car suddenly changed lanes directly in front of the car causing it to rear-end the lead car.

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  10. I have a refusal hearing scheduled at the DMV. A paralegal has offered to represent me for free. Is this ok?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. James Kevin Hayslett
    2. Eric Edward Rothstein
    3. Steven Marc Raiser
    4. Benjamin J Lieberman
    5. Joseph A Lo Piccolo
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    No. Only a lawyer duly admitted to practice law in the State of New York can represent you. The paralegal would actually be committing a crime - the unlicensed practice of law.

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