I recently tripped on wet stairs and sustained injuries. I will need to start physical therapy. I have consulted various personal injury attorneys. The fee structure for them seems to be the same: 1/3. I would not have a problem paying 1/3 if the ...
the lawyer is assuming the risk that it may be 2 hours or 100 hours or that you may lose the case entirely in which case he would get no fee. Would you rather pay the lawyer an hourly rate with no guaranty of outcome? Insurance company will not make a legitimate offer to you without an attorney. Also you will have no clue as to what a legitimate offer is. Hire a lawyer.See question
My husband was attacked by 3 individuals and one of them is the super of our building leaving him with 2 broken bones. by the time the police arrived 2 of them had gotten away when the police finally got there one of the officers instructed my hus...
You could always bring a civil action for assault against any one of the three assailants but, unless any of them have assets, you would essentially be chasing nothing. Your husband may have a claim against the landlord for negligence if the Super was acting in the course of his employment during the incident. And that claim would be covered by the landlord's insurance. The case is very fact specific so you really need to have a consultation with an personal injury attorney to go through all the facts.See question
I was struck by a car while the car was turning left and hit me while I was walking on a pedestrian xing. I suffered from significant injuries including fractured arm and leg, and I underwent hours of surgery and was hospitalized a number of weeks...
If you or a member of your household owned a motor vehicle at the time and you had SUM (Supplemental Underinsured Motorist ) coverage you could bring a claim against your own insurance company for additional compensation. Speak to your attorney about SUMSee question
My mother used to live in public housing. The door in her lobby used to slam very hard and on August 8, 2014 while I was visiting her, that door slammed on my finger and fractured it. I had to have stitches in my finger. The door has since been ...
You will need to petition the Court to allow you to file a late Notice of Claim, which is supposed to be served on the NYCHA within 90 days of the accident. You must file a lawsuit within 1 year and 90 days of the date of accident. Tough case. You will need to prove that the door was dangerous ( probably with an expert enginneer ) and that NYCHA was on notice of the dangerous condition of the door.See question
I was driving without speeding and i see this guy running and i try to stop but it was too close and hit the guy. But when i saw that person he wasn't injured that much but he did take a ambulance.
Notify your insurance company about the accident. if you get an an attorney's letter or get served with papers,, forward to the insurance company which will provide a lawyer for your defense.See question
My grandma fell in the hospital while using the restroom in the step down icu and broke her hip
if your grandmother was a fall risk then you could certainly argue that the hospital was on notice that she might fall and had a duty to assist her in the bathroom. Get a consultation with a personal injury attorney to thoroughly vet the facts.See question
Two weeks ago I was dropping my daughter off at school & fell- I tripped from the walkway on to the stoop, requiring stitches on my face. At first, I thought it was just a freak thing where I somehow tripped, but when I brought her to school the ...
You will need to file a Notice of Claim within 90 days of the date of accident with the appropriate municipal agency. I would encourage you to meet with an attorney and file the Notice of Claim to protect your rights going forward. If the sidewalk cracks are significant and caused your fall, you likely have a case.See question
I was on Southbound Hutch a few weeks back. The car in front of me stopped and I stopped too but the car behind me hit me and forced me to hit car ahead of me...There was a chain reaction involving around 10 cars. Since that accident I have lower ...
All personal injury attorneys work under a contingency fee retainer which means they only earn a fee if they are able to recover money for you. Sounds like you have a claim, at minimum against the driver immediately behind you. The problem is that your injuries might not be considered "serious" as the term is defined under New York's insurance law, which is required to bring a claim for pain and suffering arising from a car accident. You have a soft tissue injury which may or may not be claimable, depending on what your MRI shows,the amount of treatment you have, your recovery etc. However, it is certainl worth pursuing and you should get yourself a consultation with a PI attorney.See question
He had a rod put in right leg and screws in left We hired a workmans compensation lawyer but do we a disability lawyer Im confused isnt the same thing .He will be going for major therepy for maybe month but no work for 3 to 4 months
I would think your workers comp attorney could handle the application to social security for disability. If you have not already, you should consult with a personal injury attorney to make sure you don't also have a case for bodily injury. If your son was working for a sub contractor on a construction site, he would likely have a claim against the owner of the property and the general contractor under New York's Labor Law.See question
My accident happened in NJ, I am from NY, driver who fell asleep at the wheel who hit me from behind is from NJ with NJ insurance
NY doesn't have personal jurisdiction over the New Jersey defendant so you will need to bring the lawsuit in NJ. You could always hire a NY attorney( if you knew somebody) who could correspond with the insurance company in an attempt to settle out of court but he/she would have to send it to NJ counsel if the case needed to be litigated.See question