Anyone who manages their chronic pain through the use of prescription medication has likely noticed the swift changes enacted at their local pharmacies. Once requiring only a name and birthdate to be picked up, several prescription drugs have now literally been put under lock and key. From needing a physical script and no longer being…

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….

Driving While Intoxicated Without Actually Driving Most people are shocked to find out that they can get arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (“DWI”) even though they never actually drive their vehicle. If you are legally intoxicated, get into the driver’s seat of your vehicle and PUT THE KEY IN THE IGNITION, then you run the…

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…

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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