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Should I call my insurance company or a lawyer first after a car accident in New York?

While it is important to communicate any accident information to your insurance company, there are some important …

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How Do I Know If I Have A Dental Malpractice Case In New York?

All medical professionals have a duty of care to their patients. “Duty of care” is a legal term …

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How Should I Prepare For Divorce In New York?

No one falls in love and gets married, thinking about how their relationship will end. But when divorce becomes a …

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Can A Homeowners Association Or Condominium Benefit By Foreclosing On A Unit To Collect Delinquent Common Charges In New York?

Many people live in shared communities. The benefits of such community living result in a shared responsibility …

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How Can I Protect My Life Savings If I Need Long-Term Care In New York?

It’s no secret that long-term care is costly. The cost of a nursing home, assisted living facility or …

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What are reasons for the IRS auditing my taxes in New York State, and what happens next?

Nobody wants to find themselves facing a tax audit. If you’ve received a letter from the Internal Revenue …

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Can I sue for a New York construction accident if I am not in a union?

The short answer is: Yes.A Common Misconception Because of the prevalence and importance of unions, it is easy to …

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How is the value of a business assessed in a New York divorce?

An ownership interest in a business is similar to any other asset in a divorce. However, dividing business …

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I Was Injured On Someone’s Property. Do I Have The Right To Sue In New York?

In New York, an owner or possessor of a building or land – premises - has a duty to use reasonable care …

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What Is My Case Worth After A Car Accident In New York?

The short answer is: It depends. Understandably, you want to know how much compensation you stand to receive if …

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How Can I Defend Against A Sex Offense Allegation In New York?

Being accused of a sex crime can destroy your life. Even false allegations can threaten a person’s …

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Does A Police Officer Have The Right To Search My Car For Drugs In New York?

In general, police violate your constitutional rights if they search your car without a valid reason or your …

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What Should I Do After Getting Hit By A Truck In New York?

Crashes involving large commercial trucks take a tremendous toll each year as a fully loaded semi truck can weigh …

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How Do I Know If I’m Entitled To Overtime Pay In New York?

If you are a nonexempt employee covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and New York Labor Law (NYLL), …

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How Do I Know If I Have A Wrongful Death Case In New York?

Losing a loved one is a devastating experience. When someone else’s negligence causes their death, the loss …

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How is liability determined in a construction accident in New York?

While construction is a notably risk-prone industry, New York has several laws in place to help protect injured …

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I’ve been in a car accident in New York. Do I need a lawyer?

This is a really common question. Most people have never been hurt in a car accident. Nobody wants to be in one, …

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Can I Be Arrested For Marijuana Possession In New York?

New Yorkers age 21 and older can now legally possess up to 3 ounces of cannabis and up to 24 grams of concentrated …

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Will The State Take My Home If I Need Medicaid To Pay For My Care In New York?

Not if you have done asset preservation planning. The state never “takes” your home. However, …

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What is the best way to select a New York medical malpractice attorney?

Every medical malpractice lawyer has his or her own style, but certain traits are necessary if you want a fair …

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How Do I Determine Who Is The Best Criminal Defense Attorney In New York?

If you or a loved one has been arrested, accused or charged with a crime or placed under police investigation, it …

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What are the most common covered medical conditions eligible for compensation under the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund in New York?

The most common conditions are over 68 covered cancers and many respiratory and digestive disorders.Financial Help …

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Are New York residents who are not first responders eligible for compensation from the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund?

Yes! In addition to first responders, all downtown Manhattan workers, residents and students are eligible for the …

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Who pays my medical bills if I am injured in an accident in New York?

Many people often wonder who is responsible for medical bills if you are injured an accident in New York. …

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How can I sue the city or state of New York?

The concept of "sovereign immunity" prevents the city and state of New York from being sued UNLESS they …

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What can a worker expect if he or she is injured in a construction accident in New York?

It’s no secret that construction is a hazardous industry to work in. While some job sites have greater risks …

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What is the difference between institutional sexual abuse vs. private sexual abuse in New York?

Few offenses are as disturbing and injurious as childhood sexual abuse.  In the state of New York, childhood …

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Does a property owner need to know about a dangerous condition to be responsible for an injury in New York?

Negligence can come in many forms. You may think of negligence as incompetence or an unwillingness to perform …

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How will New York courts handle a person’s finances during a divorce?

Typically, when I do a consultation with a client, I first explain what happens to your finances when you get …

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What are the warning signs of nursing home abuse in New York?

Placing a loved one in a nursing home is one of the most difficult decisions a family can make.  When the …

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Who can recover damages after someone dies due to a negligence-created accident or medical malpractice in New York, and how much can be recovered?

The answer to these questions is complicated. Family members of the person killed as the result of an accident or …

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How do I get sole custody in New York?

Dealing with divorce is a long, stressful life event, especially if children are involved. Child custody is …

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How bad do my injuries have to be to sue after a car accident in New York?

When it comes to auto accidents, the threshold for bringing a case is very specific. You may only bring a case if …

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How Long Do I Have To Sue After A New York Car Or Truck Accident?

The statute of limitations to file a lawsuit after a motor vehicle accident varies. In New York, the statute of …

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How Do I Find The Best New York White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer If I Am Facing Federal Charges?

Answered by Robert TsiglerFirst, let’s discuss why you need the best lawyer if you are suspected of …

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Who is responsible for a slip/trip or fall accident on a sidewalk in New York?

After a slip or fall accident, there are usually two parties you could hold responsible for a premise liability …

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How Can A New York Divorce Impact My Business?

When a couple enters divorce proceedings, the division of marital property is often a central focus. When a …

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In A Wrongful Death Case, What Compensation Is Available, And Other Legal Issues, After A Fatal Accident In New York?

Losing a loved one due to a sudden or unexpected accident can be unspeakably tragic. Your grief may be …

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What Should You Do If You Get A Grand Jury Subpoena in New York?

A grand jury subpoena is used by prosecuting offices to obtain testimony or documents during the investigation of …

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“Am I entitled to overtime pay when I’m paid a salary in New York?”

Am I Entitled to Overtime Pay in New York?An employer covered by Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and …

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Can I sue for Wrongful Termination in New York?

Can I sue for Wrongful Termination in New York?In most cases, a New York based employer can terminate you for any …

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Who receives the money in a New York wrongful death lawsuit?

If someone you love was killed in an accident, it may feel like your life has been changed forever. Your family …

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Should I Sue My Employer After An Injury In New York?

Can I Sue My Employer After An Injury In New York?After a workplace injury, most employees are limited to …

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Are noncompete or nonsolicit agreements enforceable in New York?

New York's highest court has held that an employer can enforce noncompete agreements only where it can …

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When can I sue my employer for breach of contract in New York?

Most employment relationships are what the law calls “At Will.” This means you as an employee can be …

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What should I do if I am hit by a delivery vehicle in New York City?

With the uptick in people ordering online, delivery vehicles are everywhere, often rushing and moving very fast. …

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How to choose the best lawyer to handle a traumatic brain injury case in New York?

At tbihelpline.com, we would like to share a few simple “do’s and don’ts” to apply when …

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When hiring a traumatic brain injury lawyer in New York, should you ask the lawyer about his results in prior TBI cases he has handled?

Yes. This is one of the most important questions you can ask. These are some of the case results for attorney Andy …

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I have heard about settlements in New York Workers' Compensation known as a Schedule Loss of Use and a Section 32. Can you explain I only injured my arm?

There are many different types of settlements. As your attorney, it would be my job to review the needs …

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Do I need an Employment Lawyer in New York?

Most people think to consult a lawyer when something goes wrong; however, lawyers can play an important role in …

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If I am unable to return to work after my New York State work related injury, can I apply for Social Security Disability?

Yes. Workers' compensation and Social Security cases work well together. The injured worker can receive …

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