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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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The Importance of Preserving Evidence Following Your Motor Vehicle Accident

The preservation of evidence is imperative to any claim resulting from a motor vehicle accident.  Courts have defined spoliation as the destruction or significant alteration of evidence, or the failure to preserve for another’s use as evidence in pending or reasonably foreseeable litigation. Intentional and accidental destruction can cause a spoliation issue.  Non-intentional or negligent […]

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE – THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE UNITED STATES TODAY!

Recent studies have indicated that somewhere between 250,000 and 440,000 Americans die each year as a result of medical malpractice. While almost all medical care providers work hard to avoid making mistakes in the treatment of their patients, it is simply a fact of life that physicians are human as well, and do sometimes make mistakes […]

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How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action Following a Car Accident?

Serious car accident injuries can derail every aspect of a person’s life. Not only do they cause physical limitations—some of which may be permanent—but they can also drain you emotionally and devastate you financially. While recovering monetary damages won’t restore your health or erase the trauma you’re facing, it could at least help you put […]

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Can I Sue a Nursing Home for Coronavirus-Related Damages?

Just because the elderly are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19 doesn’t mean all nursing home residents will inevitably contract the virus. Facilities that follow all recommended guidelines for containing existing cases and preventing new ones can protect their residents and staff amid the outbreak. But what if your loved one’s nursing home waited too […]

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