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Importance of Preserving Evidence Following Your Motor Vehicle Accident

Preserving 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 loss of […]

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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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When Are Punitive Damages Recoverable in New York?

If you were seriously hurt because someone failed to act with reasonable care—or intentionally caused you harm—you may be entitled to monetary damages. By bringing a personal injury claim, it might be possible to recover compensation for lost income, healthcare bills, pain and suffering, and other compensatory damages. Depending on the circumstances, it might also […]

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How Might a DWI Defense Attorney Challenge Field Sobriety Test Results?

If you’re facing DWI charges, it’s natural to fret about the outcome of your case—and the repercussions it could have on various aspects of your life. Fortunately, a conviction isn’t necessarily imminent. With the right defense strategy, it may be possible to secure lesser charges with reduced penalties—or to get the case dropped altogether. DWI […]

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DWI and the Fourth of July

As we celebrate our Independence, we attend parties and picnics which have plenty of food and, of course, plenty of alcohol. Historically the 4th of July is one of the deadliest holidays of the year for DWI crashes. Law enforcement is well aware of this statistic and increases their patrols and intensifies their scrutiny for […]

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Is Drinking & Driving a Felony in New York?

Driving while intoxicated is a serious offense in the state of New York. That doesn’t mean, however, that it always results in felony charges. In fact, most drunk driving-related offenses are considered traffic infections or misdemeanors, unless aggravating factors apply. Let’s take a look at the different offenses and the kinds of scenarios that could […]

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