Loans To Personal Injury Clients Most personal injury cases take somewhere between two to four years to get to the trial stage. During the pendency of the case, some clients become desperate and ask, “Can you advance me some money?” As much as I’d like to help, the New York Rules of Professional Conduct prohibits attorneys from making loans…

Attorney’s Fee on a Personal Injury Case in Queens All personal injury attorneys love to tell their clients, “There  is no fee unless we recover money for you.”  Well, as of February 19, 2014, that may change because a new law has gone into effect for lawyers in Queens, Brooklyn and Long Island stating that…

Raymond Felton’s Gun Case Back in 2008, New York Giants wide receiver, Plaxico Burress, got arrested on felony possession of a weapon charges after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh.  Earlier this week, New York Knicks point guard, Raymond Felton, was arrested on similar charges for allegedly possessing a handgun and threatening his wife with…

What is No Fault? Every automobile insurance policy issued in the State of New York contains “personal injury protection” coverage. This “PIP” portion of the policy is commonly referred to as “no-fault” because it provides for payment of medical bills, lost wages and other accident-related expenses no matter who is at fault for the accident….

DO I NEED A LAWYER? People charged with misdemeanor offenses (e.g., shoplifting, assault, trespass, possession of marijuana, DWI) often ask me, “Do I really need a lawyer for this type of case?” I always ask in return, “If your tooth was killing you, would you go to the garage, grab a wrench and yank it…

How Do I Get An Order of Protection If I Was The One Who Was Arrested? The short and not so-sweet answer is you probably CANNOT obtain an order of protection if you were the one who was arrested. Even if there’s a documented history of abuse, the other person landed the proverbial first punch…

If I’m Injured on the Job, Can I Sue? In typical lawyer fashion, the answer to this oft-asked question is yes and no. The law of the State of New York sets forth that an employee cannot sue his/her employer for an injury that occurred while working. Those types of cases are governed by the…

NEW DWI LEGISLATION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 15, 2010 Things just got tougher for those convicted of Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in the State of New York.  As of August 15, 2010, anyone who pleads guilty to, or is found guilty of, DWI must have an ignition interlock device installed in any and all vehicles registered under…

Not Every Queens Slip and Fall Injury Is Entitled To a Claim Not everyone who slips/trips and falls is entitled to a claim. If you cannot prove that the person or entity responsible for the premises created the dangerous condition or knew, and/or should’ve known, about the dangerous condition, then you will lose no matter…

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