New York law allows the survivors of a loved one killed as a result of negligence to file what’s commonly known as a “wrongful death” lawsuit.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed this week in Florida alleges facts and negligence likely never seen before in any courthouse.
The family of 85-year old Gloria Serge sued the Spanish Lakes Fairways retirement community in Fort Pierce, Florida, where the woman drowned after being dragged into a lake by a 10-foot alligator. The [...]
HURT IN AN ACCIDENT? USE YOUR CELL PHONE TO TAKE PHOTOS AT THE SCENE!
A personal injury auto accident or slip-and-fall incident can be confusing and traumatic. But if you are not at fault for the accident, your claim or lawsuit for money damages and compensation for your injuries needs to be supported by evidence. And in many cases, the strongest and most effective evidence of all are photographs and video.
Unlike police reports and witness statements, photos and videos [...]
Effective January 1, 2024, New York State has increased the minimum weekly benefit rate for workers’ compensation benefits.
As of the new year (2024), the minimum weekly benefit increased to $275 per week, a hike from the minimum weekly benefit that has been $150 per week since 2013. If an injured worker’s regular wages are less than the minimum weekly benefit ($275), they will receive their full, regular wages.
The new legislation, signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul on [...]
For many New Yorkers, especially those who live in rural areas, finding and getting to a notary public can be challenging. That hardship added to the difficulty of submitting documents to New York courts for matters involving divorce, child custody and personal injury lawsuits. But a pending change in the law will soon ease that burden.
On January 1, 2024, a bill recently passed by the New York State Legislature and signed by Governor Kathy Hochul will become law, permitting New [...]
If every New Yorker wrote a list of their least favorite things, “phone calls from telemarketers” would no doubt be near the top of the list. Now, there’s a better and faster way to end those annoying calls.
Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation designed to limit unwanted telemarketing calls by giving consumers the option to be added to a company’s “Do Not Call” list at the very beginning of the phone call. The new law took effect on March [...]