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  • Son in car accident and has whiplash, back pain and headache. Is it worth getting a personal injury lawyer? Next steps?

    I gave permission for my son to drive my car. He is not listed as a driver on the insurance policy but lives with me. My son and the car before him was at a full stop. A car hit my son from the back which caused him to hit the car in front of him...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Yes it is worth getting a personal injury attorney and i strongly urge you to do so immediately. There is no cost to your son as we (personal injury attorneys) work on a contingent basis, so there is no reason not to be represented. More importantly, a personal injury attorney can protect your sons rights, and file necessary paperwork which is time sensitive. Hopefully, your son is ok, but if the pain in his neck, back and head persists, a personal injury attorney can help guide him and potentially obtain a monetary recovery for him in addition to the No Fault benefits to which he is entitled. Often times, it takes, days weeks or months for an injury to the neck, back or head to fully manifest. The sooner you contact an attorney the better to represent him and to protect his rights. Good luck.

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  • Personal liability for an unlicensed driver having a fatal or bad accident while driving my car

    if a friend of mine borrows my car and has a bad or fatal accident and I am not aware that he is an unlicensed driver, how does my insurance company view their part in covering the medical bills caused by this accident. I was not in the car at th...

    Gregory’s Answer

    As the owner of the car, you are just as responsible for any damages or injuries caused by the negligent operation of your car as the driver.

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  • Can I sue the hospital or doctor

    I gave birth 2 1/2 months ago the doc put epidural in incorrectly and since then I've been having numbness and pain in legs and forearms due to it during the birth I complained of not feeling it work being that I had one previously the doc though...

    Gregory’s Answer

    You may have a potential claim against the anesthesiologist or others for causing you injury during the placement of the epidural. I suggest you contact a local medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible to discuss the matter in detail and review your records. In NY, in order to bring a claim expert support is required so you want someone experienced with malpractice claims. If the hospital is a state or municipal/county hospital there may be very short time requirements so I urge you to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Good luck.

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  • Can I sue my friend for damages/ health related bills and lost wages ?

    I am barely able to walk due to injuries to my knee and back that occurred when my drunk friend insisted she could drive after an evening out and drove into oncoming traffic ending up smashed head on into a telephone pole. I have been instructed t...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Not only can you sue your friend, if someone else owned the car you can bring a claim against them too as they would be just as responsible as your friend under NY law. Any claim you bring will be for your pain, suffering and any economic loss (lost earnings, medical bills, etc.) you incur as a result of the incident. More imminently, you need to file a claim for No Fault benefits with her insurance company within 30 days of the accident to insure that your medical bills are paid and so that you can get the treatment you require. The No Fault insurance is the primary source of insurance for anyone injured in a car accident. If your friend won't provide you with the insurance information, you will be able to obtain it from the police report once it becomes available. If there is no insurance, and you or someone you live with owns a car, you could obtain benefits from that insurance company. I urge you to contact an attorney immediately to assist you in the process and help you obtain maximum recovery for your injuries. Good luck.

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  • When will I get a price range

    I was recently in a car accident long story short tomorrow I go for surgery. When will I be looking more at the money?

    Gregory’s Answer

    The "range" could be anywhere from 0 to a lot, depending on any number of factors. Most importantly, how did the accident happen; what type of injuries did you sustain; and, what type of insurance do you and the other party involved have. As for time frame, generally if the accident just happened and are still early in your treatment, it is to early to discuss a "range" as no one knows how you will recover from the surgery, or if you will need additional treatment. I suggest you contact an attorney directly to discuss your case in greater detail. Good luck.

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  • Do I have a case for malpractice or neglect on the part of the hospital and staff

    my mother is in the hospital after breaking her hip had an operation on said hip.Started her physical therapy next day 4days in doing fine .We didn't get to hospital on sun due to snowstorm get a hysterical phone call at night saying a nurse hurt ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    I'm sorry to hear about what happened to your mother. No one should have to go through that. That said, some additional information would be helpful. How did she break her hip initially? Did she fall? If so, how? Where? How old is she? Was she in a nursing home before the hip surgery? Where did she have the surgery performed? What type of surgery was it? Was she advised of the risk of infection, and were any steps take to prevent it? There are many other questions that would need to be answered before one could decide whether or not a viable case exists. I suggest you contact an attorney directly to discuss. Good luck and I wish her well.

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  • Can I be held responsible for public damage if I wasn't even in the car at the time of the accident?

    Husband DWI crashed my car on NYE and took down a utility pole. Today I received a bill in my name from the local electric company for close to $17k for the damaged pole. Is it true that even though I was not in the car and he was also listed as ...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Yes you are you responsible for the damage to the pole if the accident happened in NY. Vehicle and Traffic Law § 388 specifically states that "every owner of a vehicle used or operated in this state shall be
    liable and responsible for death or injuries to person or property resulting from negligence in the use or operation of such vehicle." While a lack of "permissive use" can be a defense to an owners liability, there is a presumption that one operating the vehicle, especially your husband, husband had your permission to use the vehicle.

    Whether you have to pay out of pocket is another issue. If you have property damage coverage in your insurance policy, and the insurance company has not disclaimed coverage, you could submit the bill to them. But ultimately, the electric company could bring a claim for property damage against both you and your husband for the damages caused by the incident.

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  • On wednesday night, my father got hit by a vehicle and passed away due to head trauma. How do approach a law suit?

    My father passed away due to the impact of the accident. The driver was TLC cab driver who has a suspended license. I would like to sue him, his insurance as well as the company he works for. Please can anyone guide me or help me in this situation.

    Gregory’s Answer

    I'm sorry for your loss. To proceed with a claim against the owner and operator of the taxi, there needs to be a representative of your fathers estate. Only the representative has the capacity to sue on behalf of the estate. If your father had a will, the person that he appointed as Executor would have the authority to sue. If he did not, then you or someone else would have to be appointed The Administrator of his Estate by the Surrogates Court. It is a fairly simple process but you should contact an attorney to assist you, and then to proceed with a lawsuit against any negligent parties. Make sure the attorney you contact is experienced in handling motor vehicle and wrongful death cases. Good luck and, again, I'm sorry for your loss.

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  • I was rear-ended but my passenger wants to sue me ....

    Hi, I was driving home from work on Tuesday with a colleague and was rear-ended. I've suffered quite bad neck injuries and a leg fracture. I would like to speak to a lawyer further about this as the accident is complex and i'm slightly concerned a...

    Gregory’s Answer

    If you were hit in the rear, there is a presumption that the other car was at fault for the collision and you would be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and any economic loss you suffer as a result of the accident. You would be able to bring a claim against both the owner and operator of the other vehicle. More pressing, you need to file for No Fault benefits to pay for your medical treatment and any bills incurred as a result of the injuries you sustained in the accident. You may also be entitled to additional benefits.

    With respect to your colleague, I understand your concern that someone said they may sue you, but from the information you provided I wouldn't be concerned. If she was injured from the collision, she may bring a claim against you, but your insurance company will provide an attorney to defend you but if you were hit in the rear, the case would likely be dismissed unless there are other circumstances not mentioned.

    Most important, I suggest you contact and speak to a lawyer who handles personal injury matters as soon as you can help you obtain fair compensation, protect your rights and discuss your concerns about your colleagues statements.

    Good luck and I wish you a quick recovery.

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  • I need advice about a car accident.

    The accident happened with a new city registered vehicle at Brooklyn. My young daughter was injured in the accident and she was taken to hospital for further treatment. I have incurred costs because of negligence of the driver and I want to get co...

    Gregory’s Answer

    Hopefully your daughter is ok, but some additional details would be helpful. For example, you could potentially bring a claim for your daughters injuries, pain, suffering and economic loss against the responsible (negligent) parties. I suggest you contact a personal injury lawyer directly to discuss the matter and provide additional details. Good luck.

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