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Category: Car Accidents

August 31, 2013
Admissibility Of Immigration Status In New York Personal Injury Trials

By Michael H. Joseph

In a recent case, our White Plains car accident lawyer, Michael Joseph obtained a jury verdict of $750,000 for an undocumented immigrant in Westchester Supreme Court. By knowledge of the recent developments in the law in New York concerning the admissibility of immigration status, our Westchester car accident attorney successfully obtained an order precluding the defendants from even asking the injured Plaintiff what his immigration status was. Our White Plains personal injury lawyers frequently represent undocumented immigrants in car and truck accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice and slip and falls, civil rights violations, among others. With Westchester’s large illegal immigrant… Read More

March 11, 2013
New York Rules Of The Road Impose Liability On Negligent Drivers

By Michael H. Joseph

New York’s rules of the road are powerful weapons that set firm standards for cars, trucks, motorcycles and buses that operate on New York’s roads. Our New York car accident attorneys have represented thousands of people who sustain serious personal injuries in car accidents. Our White Plains car accident attorneys have extensive experience in analyzing the rules of the road. In car accidents where motorists collide at intersections or while changing lanes the careless driver often blames the driver who was simply driving straight and minding their own business. New York Courts recognize that a driver who has the right… Read More

October 16, 2012
New York Car Accidents And Biomechanical Experts

By Michael H. Joseph

Our White Plains car accident lawyers are seeing more and more slimy and underhanded techniques being used by insurance companies to try and cheat injured car accident victims in New York out of their rightful awards. The latest of these tactics involves using crooked experts including both defense doctors and supposed biomechanical engineers to offer opinions that the mechanics of the accident are incapable of causing the type of traumatic injuries which the car or truck accident victim sustained. Other hack engineers or quack doctors have tried to testify that pictures of car accident damage or repair bills show such… Read More

September 1, 2012
New York’s Serious Injury Law And The 90 Out Of 180 Day Rule

By Michael H. Joseph

New York car accident lawyer Michael Joseph had another impressive win in the Queens Supreme Court on the serious injury law issue. Nowadays many less experienced and less savvy personal injury lawyers are avoiding car accident cases where there is no fracture. However, out New York City and Westchester personal injury lawyers are continuing to win these cases. New York’s law will not let anyone injured in a car accident or hit by a car to recover any money for pain and suffering unless they have suffered a serious injury as defined by New York law. The definition of serious… Read More

February 27, 2012
Unlicensed Motorists Hurt In New York Car Accidents

By Michael H. Joseph

Often people who are injured in car accidents and who don’t have licenses or have suspended licenses are afraid to bring a lawsuit for their accident. They often think that their license issues prevent them from suing. The first step should always be a free consultation with an experienced New York car accident lawyer. Our New York and Westchester car accident lawyers have successfully handled numerous cases for people injured in car accidents with either suspended licenses or no license at all. The law in New York, is that the license issue can be considered by a jury but is… Read More

September 14, 2011
Wrongful Death From Car And Truck Accidents In New York

By Michael H. Joseph

According to the National Transportation Safety Administration, there were 37,261 deaths resulting from car and truck accidents In 2008. In New York, unfortunately our car accident lawyers often receive calls from devastated people who have lost family members in a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident. The shock from the accident and human loss is compounded by New York’s terrible laws, stringent time limitations and procedural hurdles to get compensation for their loss. While no amount of money could ever replace a loved one, New York’s laws add insult to injury. Within thirty days of the accident, the next… Read More

July 27, 2011
New York Car Accidents With Out Of State Motorists

By Michael H. Joseph

With New York’s major interstate highways and close proximity to other states, our New York car accident lawyers often deal with cases involving New York motorists who get hurt by out of state motorists. From our White Plains office, our White Plains car accident lawyers see numerous accidents involving drivers along I-287 from either New Jersey or Connecticut. These accidents occur all along the interstate in the towns of Port Chester, Rye, White Plains, Elmsford, Tarrytown, Greenburgh and Harrison. New York drivers often fear being unable to sue the out of state motorist, because they don’t live in New York.… Read More

July 2, 2011
Car Accidents With Work Vans

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York car and truck accident lawyers have handled numerous cases involving personal injuries from a car or truck accident with a work van. Often the drivers of the vans are working off the books and the owner has a business and they try to claim that the driver was not working for them at the time of the accident. The owners of the work vans often do this to prevent their commercial liability police from being used or to insulate their corporate or business assets. Our New York accident lawyers have seen this scenario many times in the… Read More

February 16, 2011
New York Pedestrian Car Accidents

By Michael H. Joseph

As a New York car accident lawyer, I have handled hundreds of car accidents for pedestrians hit by trucks and cars. In New York City, especially Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens, there is often heavy pedestrian traffic. There is also an increasing amount of pedestrian traffic in the Westchester cities including White Plains, Yonkers, New Rochelle, Ossining and Port Chester. The most common question that New York lawyers who handle car accident cases hear is ” I just got hit by a car, who is going to pay my medical bills” . The answer is that in New York, where… Read More

January 26, 2011
Justice For Car Accident Victim In Westchester New York

By Michael H. Joseph

Our New York car accident lawyers won a major decision earlier this year, in the Westchester Supreme Court. Our Westchester personal injury lawyers won summary judgement on the issue of serious injury which means that the Westchester Supreme Court agreed that we established that the car accident victim’s injuries were serious as a matter of law. This decision was a milestone because the New York Courts and many lawyers seem to be under the impression that only defendants are entitled to summary judgment on the serious injury issue. Typically defendants always move for summary judgment and try to get car… Read More

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