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Expenses Covered By No-Fault Automobile Accidents

What is a “No-Fault” State? There can be many different expenses covered by no-fault automobile accidents. New York is one of a number of states that is considered a “No-Fault” state.  This means that after a motor vehicle accident, an injured person’s own insurance company pays for medical treatment.  They will also cover other out-of-pocket […]

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Determining Child Custody

Determining Child Custody.  In custody actions, there are several factors the Court uses to determine how the parties will have custody of their children. Today we will examine the age of the children and the parties’ living situations. Finally, we review the need to provide continuity and stability as determining factors.  Age of the Children:  […]

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Operating During a Pandemic Lock-Down

How a Personal Injury Department Not Only Survived but Flourished During the Pandemic “Lock-Down” Practically without warning, New York State closed the Courts and told law offices to close their doors – deeming most of law firms’ work as “non-essential”. With that blow to the ego, law firms and lawyers complied. Then the questions and […]

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What is a Contingency Fee?

When you are faced with a problem where you may need legal representation, the first thing that enters your mind may be “how am I going to afford this?”  The answer typically depends upon what type of legal issue you have.  With respect to personal injury cases—car accidents, slip and falls, dog bites, etc.—you enter […]

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When Might Domestic Violence Charges Get Dismissed?

When police respond to a domestic dispute, their primary goal is to deescalate the situation as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, that sometimes means making an arrest without conducting a thorough investigation first. As such, prosecutors often make charging decisions without all of the evidence. If you’re facing domestic violence-related charges but you think the court […]

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5 Reasons to Hire an Attorney If You’re Charged with DWI on Labor Day

With all the associated festivities, holiday weekends virtually always see an increase in drunk driving-related wrecks. Unfortunately, Labor Day is no exception. This year, the National Safety Council estimates nearly 400 traffic fatalities will occur over Labor Day Weekend. They expect almost 40 percent of them will be attributed to impaired motorists. As such, you […]

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What You Should Know About Sobriety Checkpoints in New York

In most cases, law enforcement personnel cannot stop motorists to check for impairment unless they have reason to believe that the suspects are, indeed, intoxicated. That means motorists who aren’t exhibiting any signs of drunk driving shouldn’t have to worry about facing DWI charges—unless, of course, they live in a state that allows sobriety checkpoints. […]

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How Do New York Courts Interpret Contracts?

Contract disputes are one of the most common issues that corporate litigators handle. These issues arise so often, in fact, that virtually every organization can expect to find themselves facing one at some point. Thankfully, there are measures you can take when drafting and reviewing contractual agreements to protect your company should some kind of […]

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3 FAQs About Coparenting During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every aspect of American life. From grocery shopping to going to school to Coparenting. While it hasn’t been easy on anyone, those with a joint custody arrangement are facing more hurdles than most. Since every family’s situation is unique, there’s no standard approach for handling parenting plans as long […]

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