People admitted to a hospital are not expected to be — and usually are not — experts in hospital policies and practices. This is no surprise. Why would they be ? No one studies up for a hospital admission. Therefore, a reasonable but often mistaken assumption of patients when admitted to a hospital is that […]Read More
TIPS TO HELP YOU THROUGH YOUR HOSPITAL STAY – PART II
In an earlier blog post, we talked about effectively communicating with your medical providers in the hospital. In this post, we offer more tips to help you through your hospital stay. The Emergency Room – You may be surprised and a bit put off if you end up in the emergency room waiting area, on […]Read More
MEDIATION – ANOTHER WAY OUR PERSONAL INJURY CLIENTS CAN RECOVER FOR THEIR INJURIES
As we have indicated in earlier posts, there are different ways to secure a favorable recovery for our clients’ personal injuries. One way is mediation. We have enjoyed good results with it in the right case. What is mediation and how does it work Mediation is an informal process to settle a case using a […]Read More
GETTING VACCINATED FOR COVID 19 BEFORE A PERSONAL INJURY JURY TRIAL – WHY WE RECOMMEND IT TO OUR CLIENTS
Our clients’ personal injury cases now are coming up for jury trials in this COVID 19 era. Some clients have not been vaccinated for COVID 19. As their lawyer in their upcoming jury trial, we discuss below why we recommend that clients get vaccinated if medically possible before the trial, and the choice this presents […]Read More
HOW ARBITRATION CAN HELP YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE IN UPSTATE NEW YORK DURING THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC
Not surprisingly, COVID 19 has significantly impacted many personal injury court cases. It is harder to get trial dates. When we start a trial, COVID 19 protocols make that trial harder and longer. Vaccination issues can further complicate a trial (Spoiler Alert — stand by for my next article as to how vaccination status might […]Read More
Remote Videoconferencing Depositions in New York State – The New Normal with COVID 19
In March 2020, COVID 19 shut down the court system and most personal injury cases, along with the rest of New York State. Since then, we have started moving our personal injury cases forward. However, one of the challenges has been how to take depositions during the COVID 19 pandemic. We discuss here how we […]Read More
What Do You Need to Know About a Deposition in a New York Personal Injury Case?
When our clients suffer injury because of a car accident or medical or other negligence, they are plunged into a world they’ve only seen on TV. Words that they usually hear from famous actors in suits walking through dramatic courtroom sets become commonplace. Clients tell us it is often easy to get swept up in […]Read More
What does it feel like to get hurt in a New York car accident and bring a legal claim?
The day when our clients’ lives change forever by car accident starts out like any other day. The clients are doing what they always do – driving to work, going to the grocery store, returning from a trip, or taking their kids to school. Nothing tells them that they are spending the last hours of […]Read More
Who Are The Different Insurance Adjusters That Will Call You After A New York Car Accident?
It is bad enough getting hurt in a car accident from a negligent driver. If you are lucky enough to come home from the hospital and take phone calls, you will find some new best friends – adjusters from insurance companies covering different losses from your car accident. Knowing why these adjusters are calling, […]Read More
How Do Lawyers Get Paid in New York Personal Injury Cases?
You may have suffered injury in a car accident or worksite accident. Now you can’t work. The medical bills are piling up. You are thinking about calling a personal injury lawyer. But you don’t know anything about the legal system – such as how lawyers get paid in personal injury cases. You need to learn […]Read More