New York Legal Blog

Why Hit-And-Run Drivers Flee the Scene

A hit-and-run lawyer can help if you were involved in an accident where the driver fled the scene.

In New York, a hit-and-run accident is viewed as leaving an accident scene in which you were involved without reporting it; and there are a wide range of reasons this oc...

Can I Sue for Slipping and Falling in a Store?

Can I sue for slipping and falling in a store? If you’ve fallen and injured yourself because of an unsafe condition at a store, then you may have cause for bringing a legal claim. As public places that encourage people to come in and shop and spend money, stores have a r...

Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Car Accident?

If you were severely injured in a vehicle crash, you may be wondering, can you sue for pain and suffering after a car accident? Compensation for pain and suffering will be part of your legal claim. It’s often a large portion of the damages accident victims ask for in their laws...

How Much Do Construction Accident Lawsuit Settlements Pay Out?

If you or a family member has been severely injured in a worksite accident, you may wonder how much do construction accident lawsuit settlements pay out? The value of a case varies, based on the facts. The more serious the injury, the greater the long-term impact, the higher the ...

Who Can You Sue if You Fall in a Parking Lot?

If you’re lying in a hospital bed after a severe slip and fall accident, you may think about who can you sue if you fall in a parking lot? It would probably be the parking lot owner. There may be other parties responsible, too, depending on the facts of your case. Who can be s...

If You Get COVID at Work Can You Get Workers’ Comp?

New York was the world’s focus due to the coronavirus, and if you contracted it, you might wonder whether if you get COVID at work, can you get workers’ comp? Workers’ compensation benefits can cover those who become ill because of a disease or infection they contracted at ...

How Much Money Can a Passenger Get in a Car Accident?

How much money can a passenger get in a car accident in New York? There is no simple answer to that question. How much you might get depends on your injuries. Some people get thousands while others may get millions. How badly you were hurt, as well as the negligence involved, gen...

What Happens After I Reach MMI Under New York Law?

When you’ve been injured on the job and can’t work, your medical expenses and a portion of your weekly wages are typically paid through workers’ compensation. But at some point, your doctor will examine you and decide that you have reached maximum medical imp...

Does Workers’ Comp Count as Income?

Does workers’ comp count as income for your taxes? The money you get as workers’ compensation benefits is, generally, not income that can be taxed under federal, state, and local income tax codes. However, tax codes change, so you should contact our office, an accountant, or ...