New York is the #3 state with the most pothole complaints. Every year, American drivers pay an average cost of $300 each to fix pothole-caused car damage. Poor road conditions account for at least some portion of annual car accidents. Some say the number is as high...
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How Does Shared Fault Work in a New York Personal Injury Case?
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Feb 22, 2023 | Personal Injury
New York uses the "pure comparative fault" system to evaluate responsibility in accident cases. This rule applies to all personal injury cases, not just car accidents. For example, in a slip and fall case, the defendant might argue you bear a percentage of fault for...
3 Reasons Why It’s Better to Settle Your NYC Personal Injury Case
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Feb 20, 2023 | Personal Injury
Some of our clients are surprised to learn we push to settle personal injury cases rather than litigate them. So do most lawyers. 95% of personal injury cases settle out of court. Here is why you don't want to go to trial, despite the big, flashy, headline-making...
Hochul Vetoes Wrongful Death Bill
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Feb 6, 2023 | Wrongful Death
A recent attempt to overhaul New York wrongful death laws failed when Governor Kathy Hochul refused to sign the bill. NY State Senate Bill S74A, known as the Grieving Families Act, would have allowed bereaved loved ones to seek emotional loss damages in wrongful death...
What is a Lien on a New York Personal Injury Case?
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Jan 30, 2023 | Personal Injury
A lien is a right to claim a portion of your personal injury settlement. It may be awarded to a third party with a valid interest in your case. Liens are a normal part of most personal injury cases. Who can file a lien against your case? Hospitals and other medical...
Recovering Compensation as a Pedestrian in New York City
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Jan 20, 2023 | Car Accidents
Every year, roughly 15,000 pedestrians get injured by motor vehicles in New York City. Another 3,000 die. Knowing the nuts and bolts of who pays for accidents is essential if you are a pedestrian, especially in our no-fault state. Much will depend on whether you meet...
Can You Sue a Teledoctor for Malpractice in New York?
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Jan 13, 2023 | Medical Malpractice
Telehealth exploded during the pandemic, and the trend isn't slowing down. The CDC reports that 37% of adults use telemedicine. Here in New York, the trend is likely to continue, as patients may now use Medicaid coverage to access telehealth services. While studies...
When is it Possible to Recieve Punitive Damages for Personal Injury Cases?
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Jan 6, 2023 | Personal Injury
Punitive damages can significantly increase the value of your personal injury claim, but courts don't often award them. There is no cap on punitive damages, and the award amount is often substantial. You won't see them when a case settles because a jury or a judge...
Winter Driving Safety Tips
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Dec 28, 2022 | Blog
We just saw a major blizzard here in New York, so we thought it might be good to take a moment to review safety tips for driving in icy, snowy weather. We're here to help if you get into a car accident regardless of what inclement weather conditions are like. However,...
What is a Serious Injury in New York?
by Arye, Lustig & Sassower | Dec 20, 2022 | Car Accidents
New York's serious injury threshold applies to collisions with motor vehicles and trucks that result in personal injury. New York is a no-fault state, which means for the most part, most people aren't able to sue for accidents. Supposedly, this keeps car insurance...
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