- Car Accident
- Medical Malpractice
- Personal Injury
- Real Estate
The average car has about 30,000 parts, and fortunately, most of the time, they work together properly so we can travel safely. However, like any machine, cars don’t always operate as they should.
The idea behind no-fault insurance is simple: To keep court dockets from being overwhelmed by a large number of automobile accident cases, PIP requires each party involved to file a claim with its insurance company first.
Personal injuries are very common and can include harm caused by car accidents, slip-and-falls, defective products, medical malpractice, workplace accidents, dog bites, and much more. If your injuries were minor, it might be enough to file a claim with the wrongful party’s insurance company and accept their payment.
When many of us hear the word “malpractice,” we think of medical doctors who, through negligence or improper actions, have caused injury to patients. However, that is only one group of healthcare practitioners.
Some words can be used interchangeably and mean the same thing, such as hot dog and frankfurter. The language used in law, however, is very precise. Two terms that sometimes confuse the public are bodily injury and personal injury. Under New York law, they are related but different.
The months and weeks leading to a baby’s birth are often filled with joyful anticipation. However, sometimes the unexpected happens, such as a car accident. Injuries to the mother and unborn child can range from seemingly minor to the most serious, including those resulting in death.
A DWI conviction can impact your life in many ways and for a long time, even after you’ve paid off all the fines and fees, served any jail time sentenced, completed any mandated alcohol education classes, and fulfilled the requirements of any additional legal penalties you received.
But there are plenty of indirect consequences of a DWI conviction, such as affecting your ability to work if your job requirements include driving. One such consequence is an increase to your auto insurance premiums.
In New York and all other states, it is illegal to consume alcohol while operating a vehicle or to drive while intoxicated (DWI). To enforce this law and others, most states, New York included, also have open container laws that limit when and where it is legal for opened bottles of alcohol to exist in public spaces—cars included.