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Most Dangerous Highways in New York

New York is home to some of the busiest highways in the country, and with heavy traffic comes a higher risk of accidents. In this blog, we’ll explore the most dangerous highways in New York, the types of injuries typically sustained on these roads, and how a personal injury lawyer can help those hurt in…
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How to Get a Police Report | Personal Injury 101

Police reports are incredibly valuable pieces of evidence to those who seek compensation for damages sustained in an accident caused by negligence. Victims of an accident must know how to obtain a police report, as they can provide an uniquely unbiased account of what occurred during an accident, which is often used to help courts…
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Differences Between “Lawyer” and “Attorney”

When it comes to legal matters, the terms “lawyer” and “attorney” are often used interchangeably. However, there is a subtle difference between the two, and it’s important to understand the distinction. Differences Between Lawyers and Attorneys Here are the following ways in which ‘lawyers’ and ‘attorneys’ can be considered different: Differences in Definition: A lawyer…
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Distracted Driving Lawyers: Lawsuits & Compensation

Distracted driving has become a major problem on our roads, with drivers increasingly using their smartphones and other electronic devices while behind the wheel. This behavior not only puts the distracted driver at risk, but it also endangers the lives of other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. If you or a loved one has been involved…
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Pure Comparative Negligence in New York

Comparative negligence is a legal principle that is used to determine the degree of responsibility for an accident or injury. Pure comparative negligence is a specific type of comparative negligence that assigns a percentage of fault to each party involved in an accident. In this blog, we will take a closer look at what pure…
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SSI vs. SSDI: What’s the Difference?

Social Security has two different programs for Social Security Disability benefits: supplemental security income (SSI) and social security disability insurance (SSDI, also known as SSD). While both require that the person applying is medically disabled, they have different non-medical qualifications for approval. This article will cover the main differences between SSI and SSDI, including benefits…
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Camp Lejeune Water Lawsuits in NY for Military Victims

The drinking water at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina was found to have been heavily contaminated with toxic chemicals between August 1953 and December 1987, poisoning military members who were stationed there. On July 17, 2022, The Senate passed the Honoring Our Pact Act. The legislation allows military victims who served for at least thirty…
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Differences Between Mass Tort & Class Action Lawsuits

Although  mass tort and class action lawsuits are similar, they have important differences. Both types of cases involve many different plaintiffs suing against the same defendants. However, the way each case is treated, and the role of victims in each scenario are very different. The Difference Between Mass Torts & Class Action Lawsuits Victims are…
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PTSD After Car Accidents: Lawsuits & Settlements

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the US. While most injured victims seek compensation for physical injuries, those diagnosed with PTSD after an accident may be eligible for settlements that cover related psychological damages as well. Read on to learn if you qualify to file a PTSD-related…
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