A recent study has highlighted something that we've known for quite some time - distracted driving accidents are on the rise. More worrisome, however, is the fact that the increase in accidents (a three decade high) involves auto-pedestrian accidents - accidents where a pedestrian is struck by a car. In Saratoga Springs, Albany and the Capital District, distracted driving accidents continue to be a real threat.
There are a few significant factors that help determine how long an accident case will take in New York. Keep in mind, however, that anyone promising you "quick dollars" is not only misleading, but is likely doing you a disservice. Occasionally accident cases can be resolved in six months or less. More often, however, it is in the client's best interest to allow the process to play out a bit longer. This can be a tough pill to swallow, particularly following an accident, but it can be beneficial. Generally, three key questions come into play when considering how long it may take to resolve a lawsuit following an accident.
New York legislature votes to outlaw revenge porn by creating the new crime of unlawful dissemination or publication of an intimate image and a private right of action for damages in a lawsuit.
Tips to avoid getting sued after a holiday party.
Is there an obligation on the owner to maintain a property in a reasonably safe condition? - Real Life Stories: Dangerous Property
Winter brings another opportunity to ensure that property is free from dangerous conditions that could cause an accident.
Is an insurance company entitled to assert a lien against a recovery that you obtain? – New York Injury Law Show: Episode 6
Recognizing and understanding liens can be a critical part of a personal injury lawsuit or claim.
In this article we use a case example to illustrate how an injury lawsuit typically works in New York.
Is my employment discrimination or sexual harassment claim public? - New York Employment Law Show Episode 3
Today, we’re going to talk about an interesting topic, which is what will people think, and what would their reaction be if you decide to pursue a claim arising out of your employment? This is mostly addressing people who have experienced some type of discrimination or sexual harassment in a work place. One of the concerns that we see very frequently is the concern about "what a legal claim is going to mean for me in the long term? What are people going to think? How is this going to reflect upon me and how is this going to hurt or limit my prospects moving forward in the future?"
Somewhere in Mexico there is a man walking. He is walking for reasons that we don't know. Maybe he wants a better life for his family; maybe he is looking for work; maybe his reasons are nefarious. But either way, he is walking, with many others, towards the United States – Mexico border. He ...
Today we’re going to talk about how employment lawyers get paid. If you think you have an employment law problem, one of the questions you are probably asking is “how can I afford to handle this?" "I have just lost my job, my family may be in dire financial circumstances, or frankly, it may just be very expensive for me to pursue this. So, how does this work?”
The midterm elections on are on November 6. Know your employment rights.
Today, we're going to talk about fees and how it is that you can have an attorney represent you in an injury case and how that attorney can be paid and what that means for you.
The purpose of this show is to bring you information about employment law and employment questions that you might have in the state of New York. Our goal here is to give you some education to help you thru what’s probably a difficult time and to answer some questions that you might have. The first question, that we’re going to deal with today, is the question of when it is that you should reach out to an attorney, and if you decided to hire an attorney, how you can find a good one.
How do I know if I need an injury lawyer following an accident in New York - New York Injury Law Show Episode 1
This first episode will talk about what it is that you should reach out to an attorney to handle the injury, and how to find a good one.
Victims of domestic violence are protected by New York State law in employment and in voting.
Several years ago, I was in court for a conference (unlike what you see on television, much of what happens in court happens in a judge's chambers, between the judge and the attorneys). It was scheduled to start at 9am. I'm the type of person who tends to show up at 8:45 for a 9am conference, s...
What are the employment law implications of a breast cancer diagnosis?
When I meet someone for the first time, and they ask what I do, as you might imagine I'm met with a number of responses. There's the borderline offensive: “Ugh, I hate all lawyers” (yes, this happened at an event last week). There's the immediate glossing over of the eyes, followed by: “Do you k...
What are some of the considerations when suing a public school in a personal injury or employment lawsuit in New York?
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant because employees disagreed with her political beliefs and defense of the Trump administration's controversial policies. Is this discrimination within the meaning of the law?
May is Bike Safety Month. We're talking about what your rights are if you are injured in an accident with a motor vehicle while riding your bike.
Settlement agreements can have hidden pitfalls. It's important to be aware of them before you sign.
The seizure of allegedly privileged documents from President Trump's personal attorney has left people wondering about the application of the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege. We review what that is under New York civil law.
Equal Pay Day is the day in 2018 a woman must work to in order to earn the same amount that a male counterpart earned in 2017. Today, we're taking a look at the Equal Pay Act and a recent case that is a women for women under the Act.